Planning my to be read for September has been the easiest yet. I finally feel like I’m really into reading again and I cannot wait to get started on my books for September. Honestly reading Siege and Storm last month really killed my love for reading, which was infuriating because I have heard so many good things about that series, but I finally feel like it has come back. Massive thank you to The Cruel Prince by Holly Black for that, but more on that in next weeks monthly wrap-up post.
The Wicked King (The Folk of The Air #2) by Holly Black
I LOVED The Cruel Prince, which means I am more than excited to start the next book in the series. There was so much hype built around this series which is part of the reason why I have waited so long before reading it, but trust me that hype is well placed.
The Wicked King will most likely be my first read of the month as I am too excited to see how Cardan will act as king. I know I shouldn’t like him because he’s definitely a bit of a bad guy, but I can’t help myself. I think I have a thing for fae with black hair and sharp cheekbones.
Goodreads synopsis: “You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself strong.
After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.”
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
This has been on my to be read for quite some time now purely because of how beautiful the cover is. Just like with An Enchantment of Ravens I really wanted to own this book as a physical copy however when its on offer for Kindle you can’t really deny buying it there.
This will not be my first Kindle read of the month as I will still have kindle unlimited until the 7th so I want to make sure I am getting the most out of it first. However, it will definitely be my first pick after.
Goodreads synopsis: “All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.
Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.
As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.”
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Boys #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
I really enjoyed the first book in this series however it did take a really long time for me to read it, something which is unusual for me as I am a very quick reader. However, with that being said I am looking forward to reading The Dream Thieves as I need a little more Gansey in my life.
This was also on my July to be read but I obviously never got around to reading it so I really hope I can next month. I’ve so many great things about this series and even though I enjoyed the first book I’m not completely sold on it yet.
Goodreads synopsis: “Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…”
A Kingdom of Exiles (Outcast #1) by S.B Nova
I have already attempted to read this book once and I cannot for the life of me remember why I stopped. I’m really not a quitter and can be quite stubborn with books so I definitely want to give it another go.
It has a lot of elements that I already love; fae, forbidden love and revolution so I am sure I will enjoy it. However, this is all I know about it as I haven’t really heard anyone talking about it online before. If you have checked out this series, let me know what you thought and whether it is worth reading!
Goodreads synopsis: “The brightest of stars are always born on the darkest of nights.
Serena Smith is unusual.
Growing up in a backwoods village, her life is lonely and dull. Then, on her eighteenth birthday, she’s gifted a magical heirloom only to be snatched by fae and condemned to a lifetime in chains.
Dragged to Aldar, a fae kingdom ruled by a tyrant witch, Serena discovers a forbidden love, and meets fellow outcasts, each with their own dark secrets.
As the lives of warriors, rebels, and witches clash, they find a shared destiny. For only together, and with Serena’s unique gifts, can they survive long enough to build the flames of a revolution. Only together can they go to war…”