My book addiction is well documented and, this year, there are a few titles I can’t wait to get my hands on. Some have (just) come out in 2017, others won’t be here until 2018 is nearly knocking on our door… but here’s my top ten.
1 – A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
As this blog post is published, I should be receiving my copy of Conjuring, the much anticipated third book in Schwab’s Shades of Magic trilogy. This author came out of nowhere for me and I immediately fell in love.
The first book, A Darker Shade of Magic, introduced me to the enticing worlds of a royal magician (Kell) and a cross-dressing pirate (Lila) and the sequel, A Gathering of Shadows, ending with me whimpering in utmost terror for their fates.
In order to stay sane, I pre-ordered my copy and I am hastily finishing my current read so I can be sure I can start on Conjuring of Light as soon as the post hits my doormat today.
Due date: 21st February 2017
2 – Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb
Mere words cannot express what this book means to me. I’ve been a huge fan of Robin Hobb since first reading her Liveship Traders trilogy (I should have technically read the Assassin’s trilogy first but I didn’t because I’m a maverick, just deal) and I have shed actual. blubbering. tears. over the Realm of the Elderlings books.
The Fitz and the Fool trilogy was an installment I never expected after Fool’s Fate left me an emotional, gibbering wreck. I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed the first two books, Fool’s Assassin and Fool’s Quest and since became addicted to any snippets I can find about the last of the series [link].
I already know Assassin’s Fate will utterly destroy me, because that’s simply what Robin Hobb does. She takes my heart, she makes me love like I’ve never loved before, and then she crushes my heart into itty bitty pieces. And then, I’m pretty sure, she laughs manically. But you know what? I can’t wait to let her do it again.
Due date: 4th May 2017 Continue reading