This post was written as part of the Wyrd and Wonder blog event. More info about Wyrd and Wonder can be found here. In this post I am going to be talking about 6 books coming out this summer that I am looking forward to.
I’m going to be totally honest. I originally clicked on this book on Goodreads entirely because of its cover. I’m a sucker for gold designs, what can I say.
As for the book itself, I’ve seen this described as a political intrigue fantasy starring a queen and a spy looking for vengeance. It’s also, from what I can tell, a mostly female cast and features queer relationships. So I’m pretty here for that.
2. The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant, June 2
I think I originally heard about this book on BookTube. It’s been blurbed as Les Miserables meets Six of Crows. But honestly they could have stopped after Les Mis because that’s all I needed to be interested. I love Les Mis, books set in France (especially Paris), and books with thieves as main characters and The Court of Miracles has all three of those. Probably the easiest sell ever to get me on board with a new book.
3. Or What You Will by Jo Walton, July 7
This is a book about books, which I love. It stars a figure that lives in a writer’s minds and becomes the characters that she writes. And now that the author is growing old he is trying to find a way to escape the mortality of dying with the author.
What really drew me into this book was the idea of following someone who becomes characters in books reminded me of the Bookworld in the Thursday Next series. And since I am about finished with that lovely series this sounded like it would be a nice follow up read.
4. Driftwood by Marie Brennan, July 17
One of my favorite series I read last year (really one of my all time favorites if I were to make a list) was Marie Brennan’s Memoirs of Lady Trent series. And so anything new by this author is automatically going on my tbr shelf.
This book is a book made of shreds of stories and folk tales from lots of different people of this world reminiscing on a legendary figure named Last. The remors are spreading that Last has died and now people are all telling their memories and the stories all reveal who he really was.
5. The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell, August 18
Once again, it was the cover that initially drew me in to this book. I mean that color scheme would just look so good on my bookshelf.
This book tells the story of a crumbling kingdom ruled by an evil king and the efforts of a resistance group to overthrow him. I’m really into fantasy that has royalty in it, good or bad. And maybe this stems from my love of WW2 era hisotircal fiction about occupied France but I love me a good resistance storyline.
6. Exclusive Edition of The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
So this is the first of the Witcher books and obviously those have be out a while now. But this sumer Illumicrate is releasing this incredibly pretty exclusive edition and despite the fact that I have no yet read a single Witcher book I obviously preordered myself a copy. Because, I mean, look at it. I love it. So I’m really hoping my love of the Netflix show combined with my ability to mostly always pick books I like will pay off when I read this.