To Be Read: Kindle Unlimited #1

Even though I am someone who uses Kindle Unlimited regularly I have found that I never actually plan which books I want to read. As I am trying to be more organised about which books I read every month I have decided to add a new shelf on my Goodreads for my Kindle Unlimited to be read. 

I do not have a set time that I want to read these books as I never know when I will be using the service. However, I use it often enough that I know which books I want to be reading. 

The Mortal Blade (Magelands Eternal Siege, #1) by Christopher Mitchell  

This like so many books on Kindle Unlimited drew me in because of its cover. I find with Kindle Unlimited that there are so many beautiful covers that you are often spoilt for choice. Don’t get me wrong the story does sound really good, I’m not that shallow. 

I am mostly interested in this book because it is written by a man. Which probably sounds strange as so many books are, but I’ve found that I subconsciously never pick up books that are written by men. 

Goodreads synopsis: “A city ruled by Gods, a mortal champion, a misfit girl and a disobedient dragon…

Stolen from his home, Corthie Holdfast has arrived in the City of the Eternal Siege as a new Champion.

He must fight alongside the Blades, whose lives are dedicated to the defence of the City against the hordes of monstrous Greenhides; or die at the hands of the Gods who rule.

Maddie Jackdaw, a young Blade, faces her last chance. Thrown out of every unit defending the City, either she takes on a new role, or she will be sent to the Rats, a company of misfits given the perilous tasks beyond the Great Walls.

Her new role, if she takes it, will bring her face to face with her deepest fears, for beneath the walls, in a secret and hidden lair, lies a dragon, imprisoned and waiting…”

The Princess Trials (The Princess Trials #1) by Cordelia Castel

The title of this one is what is drawing me in. I’ve found recently that I really enjoy these types of books where there’s a battle royale kind of situation going on. 

I am thinking that this is going to be a similar process to The Selection by Kiera Cass but a lot more cutthroat. Which sounds pretty good to me. 

At the moment I am really interested in book about monarchy so am looking forward to seeing what the royals are like in the world of The Princess Trials. 

Goodreads synopsis: “Thirty young women. A handsome prince. A battle to the death

Water is scarce. Deserts have taken over the land. Nuclear war has devastated humanity. Humans live in walled super cities to keep out the irradiated. The land that was formerly known as America is divided into kingdoms ruled by royal elites.

Born into the lowest Echelon of the Kingdom of Phangloria, sixteen-year-old Zea Calico faces a life of hunger, thirst, and toil. The only way out of this drudgery is revolution, and Zea is desperate to help the cause.

When the palace calls for candidates to compete to marry Prince Kevon, Zea joins the Princess Trials to search the palace for weaknesses.

The trials should be a fairytale of sumptuous meals, ballgowns, and romance, but one misplaced word causes Zea to attract the Prince’s attention. When Zea uncovers the man beneath Prince Kevon’s public facade, she is at risk of falling in love and losing sight of her mission.

But the televised beauty pageant turns deadly, and Zea must fight for survival.”

Queen of Dark and Light (Whims of Fae #6) by Nissa Leder

The last in the Whims of Fae series has been on my to be read for a while. As I was quite disappointed with the last book I am really hoping that this book will live up to the expectation that the first part of the series set. 

Goodreads synopsis: “After the events of the last battle, how will Scarlett find a way to win the war? And in the midst of all the darkness, will anyone find the key to her heart?”

Twinkle, Twinkle (The Sand Maiden #4) by L.R.W. Lee

I recently finished the third book in this series so I’m obviously going to finish the series at some point. 

This concept of this series is so interesting, but I feel like the third book really did not go anywhere. I have absolutely no idea how this series will end, but I am intrigued to find out. 

Goodreads synopsis: “Time is running out. War will be waged. What sacrifices will be required?

Ali and Kovis return home believing the god of dreams has been dealt with, but before they can breathe easy, the empress’s nightmares start coming to life, plunging the empire into chaos.

Ambien may be in hiding, but he’s far from idle and the empire is about to discover the lengths the god will go to, to conquer Wake, lengths that will pit father against daughter in an epic showdown.”

Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) by Laura Thalassa

I have heard so many people talking about this series. Finally, I have caved and am now thinking about picking it up soon. 

I have only read one book, Pestilence, by Laura Thalassa which I did enjoy but felt that the ending was rushed. With that being said I am really hoping that I will enjoy Rhapsodic much more and find myself wanting to continue with the series.

Goodreads synopsis: “Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want… at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.

For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.

If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.”


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