Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly shared “meme” has a different theme each week and is shared by many blogs. We’re aiming to come up with ten things between us each week so they won’t be in any particular order!
Hi guys, just Angelya here this week. My to-read pile has been growing a lot over the last few weeks. Sadly this isn’t even all of them! I should ban myself from the library, honestly.
Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession
From the top:
Doctor Who: The Story of Martha by Dan Abnett
For a year, while the Master ruled over the Earth, Martha Jones traveled the world telling people stories about the Doctor. She told people of how the Doctor has saved them before, and how he will save them again.
This is her story.
I can’t seem to walk past DW books at the library without taking them home with me. It’s a curse.
Adrift by Paul Griffin
Five of us went out on the water that night.
None of us came back whole, and not all of us came back.
When Stef decides it’s a beautiful night to go windsurfing, the others race out on the water to make sure she’s safe. But with no land in sight and a broken boat engine, it’s not just Stef they have to worry about. And as the hours turn into days, the prospect of rescue seems further and further away…
This YA title has the folks at Text Publishing excited.
Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened.
I’ve been meaning to get around to this series for ages, and finally found the first book in the library.
Shadows by Paula Weston
It’s almost a year since Gaby Winters was in the car crash that killed her twin brother, Jude. Her body has healed in the sunshine of Pandanus Beach, but her grief is raw and constant. It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she kills demons and other hell-spawn.
And then Rafa comes to town.
Okay so I actually already had a copy of this book, but the new covers are just so pretty I had to have one to complete my set. I got it at the launch of book four so Paula signed it for me!
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
A god has died, and it’s up to Tara, first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart.
Look, I’ll admit I completely want to read this book because of the cover. Its gorgeous!
The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other. For all her reign, she has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister—unseen by most and unspoken of by all.
The Red Queen’s grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth—drinker, gambler, seducer of women—is one who can see The Silent Sister. Tenth in line for the throne and content with his role as a minor royal, he pretends that the hideous crone is not there. But war is coming.
This series sounds epic – I’ve been meaning to get back into some high fantasy and this could be just the thing.
A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan
When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery.
Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair of mysterious heirlooms and a handful of coins, he must prove his talent to earn an apprenticeship with a guild of sorcerers.
But he soon learns the world outside the monastery is a darker place than he ever imagined, and his treasured sorcery has disturbing depths.
More epic fantasy! This one by a debut Aussie author. I can’t wait!
And since that was only eight, here are a couple of ebooks as well:
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…
Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.
I’ve been looking forward to reading this book since the start of the year, and I hope it lives up to the hype I’ve been seeing around the place!
King of Shards by Matthew Kressel
Across the ineffable expanse of the Great Deep float billions of shattered universes: the Shards. Populated with vengeful demons and tormented humans, the Shards need Earth to survive just as plants need water. Earth itself is kept alive by 36 righteous people, 36 hidden saints known as the Lamed Vav. Kill but a few of the Lamed Vav and the Earth will shatter, and all the Shards that rely upon it will die in a horrible cataclysm.
When Daniel Fisher is abducted on his wedding day by the demon king, Ashmedai, he learns he is a Lamed Vav, one of the hidden righteous upholding the world.
This one has such world-building potential, I’m really looking forward to reading it based purely on the blurb. Publishing in October.