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Hey, hey! I finished Assassin’s Apprentice and I’ve debated putting the trilogy down to get to smaller books while in summer school, but I CAN’T! I’m so in love with the characters and really need to know what happens next. If I finish just this trilogy in June I will feel super happy and accomplished because I had hoped that I would love Robin Hobb’s works for so long but that 14 book world is daunting. However, after reading the first book I’m kind of sad that I only have 13 books left lol… If you’ve read Assassin’s Apprentice and loved it (or disliked it that’s okay, too) I’d love to discuss it with you!
But okay, now for Top 5 Tuesday I thought I would discuss books I’ve already read again, but I always talk about the books I came up with. So for today, these books will be my top 5 anticipated releases with green, blue, and purple covers.
Hope you enjoy!
1. Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
I think this cover is gorgeous! Also, it’s another maritime fantasy adventure and a Little Mermaid retelling. My buzz words all over the place. All it needs now is a whole lot of swashbuckling, and I’m sure I’ll love this one.
2. The Raging Ones by Krista and Becca Ritchie
I think I just like this cover because it’s mostly purple, and purple is my favorite color. >.> However, it seems super interesting, too. It’s set in a world where everyone knows their death days and they are separated based on the length of their lives. Somehow, people start to dodge their death days and have to flee their planet as a result. It also features an M/M romance and a strong M/M/F friendship.
3. Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan
There is more red, orange, and yellow on this cover, but I had to give this one a shout out because Maura Milan is a Filipina author. And look! A WOC on the cover, too! Apparently this should feel like Throne of Glass but set in space. I’m a little hesitant when a book is pitched as “for fans of ToG” because the book never actually feels like ToG, but Ia, the main character, is a space outlaw who is caught by the imperialist nation she has been terrorizing and is forced to work for them. Seems like ToG set in space, so I’m in!
4. (Don’t) Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly Jensen
Though I am very much anticipating this anthology, I’m also terrified by it. As you probably already know, I am learning to live with my own mental health disorder. It’s a touchy subject for me still, but I’m trying to become more comfortable with it, and I think reading this anthology will show me that others really can relate.
5. Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
I can’t wait for this one! And the cover is super pretty. I was actually lucky enough to grab an ARC without the cover art at YALLWEST. It’s another YA book about women competing to become queen but with a twist. The main character is hiding that she’s a yokai (demon) that can transform into a terrifying monster. There is also a half-human, half-yokai outcast. I’m hoping this feels something like Monstress and Inuyasha combined.
What books are you looking forward to for the rest of 2018? Any of these? Are you also obsessed with Assassin’s Apprentice like me??? Let me know!