To Be Read: November 2020

I will be honest with all of you and say that I have hardly read anything in October. For that reason I have only chosen four books to be read next month, which is possibly a little too hopeful but lets see how I get on.

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

This has been on my to be read for quite some time, possibly before A Sorcery of Thorns, however, I read that one first. I really enjoyed A Sorcery of Thorns so I’m looking forward to checking out more of Margaret’s work. 

I have heard a lot of great things about An Enchantment of Ravens, mostly about its beautiful cover. Which I don’t think anyone can deny is stunning. But the title is what really sold it for me. I’m a sucker for a good title and this one has definitely piqued my interest. 

Goodreads synopsis: “Every enchantment has a price.

With a flick of her paintbrush, Isobel creates stunning portraits for a dangerous set of clients: the fair folk. These immortal creatures cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and they trade valuable enchantments for Isobel’s paintings. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—Isobel makes a deadly mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes, a weakness that could cost him his throne, and even his life.

Furious, Rook spirits Isobel away to his kingdom to stand trial for her crime. But something is seriously amiss in his world, and they are attacked from every side. With Isobel and Rook depending upon each other for survival, their alliance blossoms into trust, perhaps even love . . . a forbidden emotion that would violate the fair folks’ ruthless laws, rendering both their lives forfeit. What force could Isobel’s paintings conjure that is powerful enough to defy the ancient malice of the fairy courts?

Isobel and Rook journey along a knife-edge in a lush world where beauty masks corruption and the cost of survival might be more frightening than death itself.” 

Vortex Visions (Vortex Chronicles #1) by Elise Kova

I mentioned this book in my last post about which Kindle Unlimited titles I will be reading over the next months and honestly I really need more Elise Kova in my life (I have spoken with her in the past about the Air Awakens series and she is so lovely). 

The last book in this series was recently released, which is why I have waited to start this series. I’m highly anticipating that I will devour this entire series just like I did with Air Awakens

Goodreads synopsis: “A desperate princess, a magical traveller, and a watch that binds them together with the fate of a dying world.

Vi Solaris is the heir to an Empire she’s barely seen. Her parents sacrificed a life with her to quell a rebellion and secure peace with a political alliance. Now, three years past when her wardship should’ve ended, Vi will do anything to be reunited with her family.

The Empire is faltering beneath the burden of political infighting and a deadly plague. Yet, Vi can’t help but wonder if her inability to control her magic is the true reason her parents haven’t brought her home. Suspicion becomes reality when she unleashes powers she’s not supposed to have.

Powers that might well cost her the throne.

As Vi fights to get her magic under control, a mysterious stranger appears from across the world. He holds the keys to unlocking her full potential, but the knowledge has an unspeakable price — some truths, once seen, cannot be ignored.

All eyes are on her and Vi must make the hardest choice of her life: Play by the rules and claim her throne. Or, break them and save the world.” 

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

I have spoken about this series many a time, not all good things, but mostly good things. I think it is about time I finish it so I can give my opinion on the series as a whole. 

This book is very short, just 194 pages on a Kindle, so I’m intrigued to know how everything will be resolved in such a short book. Keep an eye out for when my November Wrap-Up post goes up next month to see what I thought about it. 

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?” 

The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave 

I would be lying if I said that the cover isn’t the only reason I brought this book. Well actually the title sounds interesting also, but just look at it. It’s probably one of my favourite covers, I included it in one of my last The Best Of: YA Book Covers post. 

I have never read anything by Kiran, however, I am quite excited to do so. The story sounds interesting and it had a lot of great reviews. 

Let me know if you have read any of her books! 

Goodreads synopsis: “They say the thirst of blood is like a madness – they must sate it. Even with their own kin.

On the eve of her divining, the day she’ll discover her fate, seventeen-year-old Lil and her twin sister Kizzy are captured and enslaved by the cruel Boyar Valcar, taken far away from their beloved traveller community.

Forced to work in the harsh and unwelcoming castle kitchens, Lil is comforted when she meets Mira, a fellow slave who she feels drawn to in a way she doesn’t understand. But she also learns about the Dragon, a mysterious and terrifying figure of myth and legend who takes girls as gifts.

They may not have had their divining day, but the girls will still discover their fate…” 



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