To Be Read: May 2020

April has been a very slow reading month for me so I’ve decided to plan out a few books that I want to read in May. I haven’t picked up a physical book since reading The Night Country in February and honestly, that’s really bad for me. Don’t get me wrong I have been reading, but only a few nights a week on my kindle and it’s just not the same. With my university work almost complete it means I should have more time for reading and I can’t wait to make a dent in my huge to be read list. 

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


I’m very behind when it comes to this series and as someone who is a huge Sarah J. Maas fan, I definitely need to start reading this now. I’ve owned the entire series for way too long for me to not have started it yet. 

Synopsis: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.” 

Furyborn by Claire Legrand


I will admit the cover is what drew me into this book. I had not heard of Claire Legrand before buying Furyborn however I am excited to see what her writing style is like. This has been sitting on my bookshelf for about 8 months and for some reason I just have not picked it up yet. 

Synopsis: “When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.

One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire’s heart is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.”

Eve of Man by Giovanna & Tom Fletcher


Now this book has been on my to be read for a ridiculously long time, like literally since the day it came out. With the second book just being released it made me remember that I still have not read the first. Written by a member of one of my favourite bands its almost an instant like from me. I have not really heard anyone talking about Eve of Man online so I’m definitely planning to review it once I’m done. 

Synopsis:“All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past.

But at sixteen it’s time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of humanity is in her hands. She’s always accepted her fate.

Until she meets Bram.

Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom.

But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race?”

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi


I am crazily excited to read Children of Blood and Bone, everything about this book excites me; the name, the cover, the synopsis. Even though I haven’t read the first book yet I recently purchased the second as I have heard such amazing things from people online. This along with probably all of the books in this list will also be getting a review in the future so make sure you keep an eye out for future posts.

Synopsis:“They killed my mother.

They took our magic.

They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.”

I’m looking forward to tackling this list within the next month and will hopefully have time to read more books that I haven’t talked about. If you have any books that are an absolute must-read please comment them below as I would love some recommendations!

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  1. Thanks for following The Write Edge Bookshelf! I hope you find the reviews there interesting and informative. Maybe you’ll find a few new titles to add to your TBR list.

    All the best to you on your reading journey!

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