I’ve seen some books that are coming out this year, and I just know (or at least I think I know) that some of them will make my top 10.
1. Throne of the Fallen by Kerri Maniscalco
I absolutely loved the other books set in the same world, and I just knew this book was coming. I’m having a great feeling about this book! How pretty is this cover, by the way? I’m obsessed.
Synopsis of Throne of the Fallen
Sinner. Villain. Ruthless.
These are wicked names the Prince of Envy welcomes. They remind him what he isn’t: a saint. And when a cryptic note arrives, signaling the beginning of a deadly game, he knows he’ll be called much worse before it ends. Riddles, hexed objects, anonymous players, nothing will stand in his way. With a powerful artifact and his own future at stake, Envy is determined to win, though none of his meticulous plans prepare him for her, the frustrating artist who ignites his sin—and passion—like no other…
Talented. Darling. Liar.
The trouble with scoundrels and blackguards is that they haven’t a modicum of honor, a fact Miss Camilla Antonius learns after one desperate mistake allows notorious rake—and satire sheet legend—Lord Phillip Vexley to blackmail her. And now it seems Vexley isn’t the only scoundrel interested in securing her unique talents as a painter. To avoid Vexley’s clutches and a ruinous scandal, Camilla is forced to enter a devil’s bargain with Waverly Green’s newest arrival, enigmatic Lord Ashford ‘Syn’ Synton, little expecting his game will awaken her true nature . . .
Together, Envy and Camilla must embark on a perilous journey through the Shifting Isles—from glittering demon courts to the sultry vampire realm, and encounters with exiled Fae—while trying to avoid the most dangerous trap of all: falling in love.
2. Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett
This just seems like a great cosy read that I will really enjoy.
Synopsis of Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries
A curmudgeonly professor journeys to a small town in the far north to study faerie folklore and discovers dark fae magic, friendship, and love in the start of a heartwarming and enchanting new fantasy series.
Cambridge professor Emily Wilde is good at many things: She is the foremost expert on the study of faeries. She is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world’s first encyclopaedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people. She could never make small talk at a party–or even get invited to one. And she prefers the company of her books, her dog, Shadow, and the Fair Folk to other people.
So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hrafnsvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: her dashing and insufferably handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby, who manages to charm the townsfolk, get in the middle of Emily’s research, and utterly confound and frustrate her.
But as Emily gets closer and closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones–the most elusive of all faeries–lurking in the shadowy forest outside the town, she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: Who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want? To find the answer, she’ll have to unlock the greatest mystery of all–her own heart.
3. A Curse of Crows by Lauren Dedroog
Been wanting to read this since December of last year, but haven’t started it. I knooow it’ll be good though.
Synopsis of A Curse of Crows
Ever since she was a child, Diana prayed and offered to the gods—even Keres, the God of Malice, whom any sane mortal avoids like the plagues he might bring to their doorstep or the deals that the god is known for.
But when Diana finds herself in desperate need of help and prays to the god, she finds herself entangled in one of those very deals. Yet Keres isn’t the villain she’d been taught to avoid and the daemons she feared as a child aren’t the enemy. It’s not Hell she should be wary of, but the realm of the gods, where thorns hide beneath spoken words and vows.
While Diana learns her place in this game of thorns, she finds herself tested again and again. But everyone has their limit.
Dive into a new and original high fantasy series where Chaos thrives and the truth is buried beneath the rubbles of aeons of secrets and schemes. Yet truth is like a stubborn weed.
It always finds a way.
I’ll update this list throughout the year. But I’m pretty certain about these three!
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I just read Emily Wilde and I will be surprised if it doesn’t end up on my best list!
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Ahhh that’s so great to hear!