May TBR

Just a handful of the books I plan on reading this May! Does anyone else have the same books on their TBR or have read them?

six of crows

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I have a confession: this moved up my TBR list because I found out earlier this year one of the leads is named Nina. I have higher hopes for this as compared to Shadow and Bone, because I never did move past the first book in that one when it became obvious Mal would be the endgame for Alina.

dreamology

  • Dreamology by Lucy Keating

My second foray into the YA contemporary genre, even if it’s kind of an out because there’s still an element of fantasy in it.

the falconer

  • The Falconer by Elizabeth May

I love summaries/blurbs that make me want to read the book based on that alone. Take The Falconer for example:

She’s a stunner.
Edinburgh, 1844. Eighteen-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, has everything a girl could dream of: brains, charm, wealth, a title—and drop-dead beauty.

She’s a liar.
But Aileana only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. she’s leading a double life: She has a rare ability to sense the sìthíchean—the faery race obsessed with slaughtering humans—and, with the aid of a mysterious mentor, has spent the year since her mother died learning how to kill them.

She’s a murderer.
Now Aileana is dedicated to slaying the fae before they take innocent lives. With her knack for inventing ingenious tools and weapons—from flying machines to detonators to lightning pistols—ruthless Aileana has one goal: Destroy the faery who destroyed her mother.

She’s a Falconer.
The last in a line of female warriors born with a gift for hunting and killing the fae, Aileana is the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity. Suddenly, her quest is a lot more complicated. She still longs to avenge her mother’s murder—but she’ll have to save the world first.

Beauty, brains, and potential kick-assery? Why yes, I’m g. I also love how her attributes are phrased – so matter-of-fact, and I’m hoping in the book Aileana is the same way. Also: Scotland.

the star-touched queen

  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

One of my anticipated 2016 reads! I’m hoping this lives up to the hype (is there hype? I’m not sure) and dazzles me.

heir of fire

  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Lord, the Throne of Glass books just keep on getting longer, which I hope is directly proportional to how it keeps on getting better. I’m reading on so I can finally understand people’s fascination with Rowan, and see if I can get on the same train

I’m also currently reading a biography of Catherine the Great, which is a pretty hefty book at almost 600 pages, but has been such fun to read so far! What are you guys planning on reading?

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