Ok so many moons ago I mentioned that I wanted to do a few new posts on the blog. I spend LOTS of time looking at Amazon, Netgalley, Edelweiss and Goodreads, even blogs and other websites. I thought it would be fun to share some of the books I found. These might be books that have been out for YEARS or ones that only came out recently or not yet. I wanted something that I can share with others, maybe you read the book I newly discovered and HATED it, thats ok, tell me about it. Maybe it’s the best book you ever read and now can’t ever read another book because the hangover is that intense, well I want to hear about that too. Share with me your thoughts on the books I find.
Please note: The layout for this post might change, it’s a work in progress. 😉
5 books I recently found and added to my TBR.
I honestly want to purchase all of these. Kiss of the Spindle I actually might get from the publisher since I read the first one and good gravy that was a great book and I can’t wait to read this one. Let’s go through each one.,,
To Kill a Kingdom: I recently grabbed a mermaid story from Edelweiss and Stormi over at Books, Movies, Reviews, On My! said she recently saw a lot of mermaid retelling stories and named a few she found. Our of all of the books this one caught my eye. I wanted to be like, UGH more mermaid books but I was more like AHHH! I need that books.
Synopsis: Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?
Kiss of the Spindle: So Nancy Campbell Allens first book was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with Steampunk, clean romance and paranormal twist. This is a retelling of sleeping beauty and I am seriously IN LOVE with the synopsis. I have my fingers crossed that I will get a chance to read this one very soon. (not out yet)
Synopsis: Doctor Isla Cooper is cursed. Literally. Each night, at the stroke of midnight she falls into a death-like sleep from which she cannot be awakened for six hours. To make it worse, the curse has an expiration date—after a year, it becomes permanent. And the year is almost up.
In a desperate attempt to find Malette—the witch who cursed her—Isla blackmails her way onto Daniel Pickett’s private airship bound for the Caribbean, only to discover she’s traveling with three illegal shapeshifters and the despicable Nigel Crowe, a government official determined to hunt down and exterminate every shapeshifter in England. Isla and Daniel must work together to keep the identities of the shapeshifters hidden while coming to terms with their own hidden secrets, and their blossoming attraction to each other.
Filled with suspense, intrigue, and plenty of romance, Kiss of the Spindle is steampunk Sleeping Beauty story. It is a race against the clock as Isla and Daniel try to hunt down the elusive Malette before Isla’s death-like sleep becomes permanent.
Our Dark Stars: Lets stick with the Sleeping Beauty theme but in space….space! From some of the reviews I have seen this is a good diverse read and it’s SLEEPING BEAUTY IN SPACE!!!!! (not out yet)
Synopsis: While she sleeps, the whole universe changes.
Princess Talia Starchaser has it all. Wealth. Status. Adoring citizens. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she’s forced to publicly betray her best friend, a companion mock she’s had since birth, setting events into motion that lead to the destruction of the humans, and the princess floating through space, a remnant of a time when humans ruled over droids.
One hundred years later, half-mock captain Will Perrault and his ragtag crew discover a device floating in space. When a very human Talia emerges from its depths, Will suspects she’s the key to buying his way back into the regiment he once commanded against the last remaining rebel humans—and the ruling mock queen’s good graces.
Both Talia and Will would rather get space-tossed than trust one another, but with the queen’s forces chasing them across the galaxy and the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance, they’ll forge the unlikeliest of alliances to survive.
Half-Shell Prophecies I’m not 100% sure how I found this book but the synopsis sounds amazing and funny. I am hoping to read this one soon because a Damsel that saves her own damn self sounds fantastic.
Synopsis: FRIGHTENED MONSTERS. STOLEN TIME. AND ONE SERIOUSLY UNDERESTIMATED DAMSEL.
Katie ran from the magical world years ago. She never planned on being dragged back in by a prophesying clamshell.
The seers believe she alone can prevent an apocalypse of ruined time and broken worlds. Bran the Crow King believes she can save him from his cannibalistic grandfather.
Katie believes they’re all nuts.
One thing is for certain: she’s not waiting around for help. Operation Katie Saves her Own Damn Self is officially on.
Traitor’s Blade: I saw this on someones blog, I can’t remember at all who it was but the cover had me at hello. After reading the synopsis and being in a fantasy mood I figure I will need to get this one soon.
Synopsis: Falcio is the first Cantor of the Greatcoats. Trained in the fighting arts and the laws of Tristia, the Greatcoats are travelling Magisters upholding King’s Law. They are heroes. Or at least they were, until they stood aside while the Dukes took the kingdom, and impaled their King’s head on a spike.
Now Tristia is on the verge of collapse and the barbarians are sniffing at the borders. The Dukes bring chaos to the land, while the Greatcoats are scattered far and wide, reviled as traitors, their legendary coats in tatters.
All they have left are the promises they made to King Paelis, to carry out one final mission. But if they have any hope of fulfilling the King’s dream, the divided Greatcoats must reunite, or they will also have to stand aside as they watch their world burn…
Seriously do you see why I added these books. I am obsessed with the covers and the synopsis gives me the chills. These are ones I hope don’t stay on my TBR for long. What do you think? Have you heard of these? Read them? Tell me about it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day and Happy Reading
I’m intrigued by Kiss of a Spindle – especially since you enjoyed the first book. I’m assuming it’s a Sleeping Beauty retelling? That’s not one I’ve seen very often. To Kill a Kingdom looks interesting and all of these have gorgeous covers. Looking forward to seeing what you think!
I have To Kill A Kingdom and need to read it soon. I just requested Our Dark Stars. This both sound really good.
I am obsessed with fairytale retellings right now. These sound great 🙂 I am currently reading a Cinderella retelling by Chauncey Rogers called Happily (if you’re looking for more retellings lol).
I am a fan of retellings. I will have to look that one up. I usually like the darker twisted ones or sometimes ones that take a more modern twist! 🙂
To Kill a Kingdom has stormed the blogger world, it seems 🙂 everyone’s been talking about it lately.
I didn’t even hear about it until a friend mentioned it and it sounds really interesting. I figured I would get it when it comes out.
To Kill a Kingdom is on my wishlist as well. I spotted it on another blog recently and after reading the blurb i added it to my wishlist. I like mermaid stories and this one sounds pretty unique. What’s the mermaid story you get through Edelweiss? now I am curious. Our Dark Stars looks good, but I am not a big fan of retellings, but that cover is stunning!
I am actually currently reading it. It’s called Sea Witch by Sarah Henning. At the moment it’s interesting I am hoping to read more tonight.
I love the twist of Our Dark Stars with it in space. Sounds so interesting. 🙂
To Kill A Kingdom has been catching my eye and I kinda like how it sounds a little darker…
YES! I am all about the darker retellings. It just seems like something I would enjoy! Trying to decided if I want a hardcover or ebook! 🙂