Happy 2018! In honour of the new year I’m going to be changing my TBRs up a little bit, but if you don’t really care feel free to scroll down to the actual books.
Usually I read 8 books a month, and have 8 books on my TBR, each with a little description next to it. However this year I will be having 6 books in depth and then another 4 as ‘might also read’, which won’t have descriptions. The idea is that I will have a bit more flexibility in my reading, without giving you guys a ton to read, and hopefully avoid repeating myself too much.
Now, let’s give this new format a go, shall we?
The Austere Academy and The Ersatz Elevator (Books #5 and #6 in A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket
I always pair the ASOUE together just because they’re so short, and as a series full of spoilers, so as per, with this series, I’ll try to keep it brief. Last January/February I read the first four in honour of the new Netflix series, and I’m going to be doing the same this year. The Austere Academy follows the unfortunate lives of the Baudelaire orphans as they give boarding school a whirl, where they are eventually, undoubtably followed by the fiendish Count Olaf, intent of stealing their fortune. Then it turns out the the new fashion is to adopt orphans, and they find themselves at their new home in the fashion-conscious quarter of town, with brand new adoptive parents. What could possibly go wrong?
Everless by Sara Holland
This was the book in the December FairyLoot Box (hopefully I’ll pull together and unboxing soon), and as usual is of the YA fantasy variety. I’d seen the cover around the bookish community, but it turned out that I never came across the synopsis, which sounds amazing. Everless is a grand estate in a fantasy world in which time is a commodity. You can literally buy and sell time, which has created an enormous divide between the poor and the rich. Our protagonist goes to work at this estate, for the rich family, of which there are a number of undoubtable hot sons. I’m sure the plot is a bit more than a romance, but that is what’s draws me in.
Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles #1) by Jay Kristoff
Consider this a sneak peak of my upcoming Christmas Book Haul, because I got this as a christmas gift. Nevernight is the first book in a new fantasy series, that follows Mia, who can’t escape being the daughter of the leader of a failed rebellion. Eventually she finds herself apprenticed to an assassin’s guild, where she embarks on a path of revenge. I already have the second, so I hope that I enjoy this one, though I am definitely in the mood for some fresh fantasy reads, so it should be a good one. I really enjoyed Illuminae, which was co-authored by Jay Kristoff, so it will be interesting to see what his writing style is like solo.
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare
New year, more shadowhunters! In case I haven’t mentioned it before I am re-reading the whole series, in order, so I’ll be ready from Queen of Air and Darkness, the final book in The Dark Artifices, later this year. The Infernal Devices follows the Shadowhunters of the London Institute during the reign of Queen Victoria. After certain events in the previous book, there is a dastardly plan being put together that could ruin the Shadowhunters as we know them. Also, we get to find out just what Will was doing at Magnus’ place at the very end of Clockwork Angel.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorn
And for a bit of light relief, I’m hoping to read The Hating Game, which, I believe is inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. In this contemporary romance, between two people who both work as assistants to the co-CEOs of the company. I’m guessing this is going to be a hate-to-love sort of developing relationship, which is one of my favourite tropes to read about. I think this will be a pretty quick read, because I usually speed though romances, like this one but also nice and lighthearted. So long as there’s chemistry between the two protagonists I’m sure I’ll enjoy myself immensely.
Might also read: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Sanders (•Hint*Hint), Real Murders by Charlaine Harris, A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
Have you read any of these books, and what did you think? If not, what are you planning on reading this month? Let me know, down in the comments!
Thanks for reading!