1. Fable by: Adrienne Young
Adrienne Young, writer of The Girl the Sea Gave Back and Sky in the Deep, brings us yet another spectacular fantasy tale that is sure to sweep us up and refuse to let go.
Fable has been abandoned for four years since her mother drowned during a horrible storm and her father left her shortly thereafter. Determined to find her father, the most powerful trader in the Narrows, she enlists the help of another young trader to make it across the unforgiving seas. Will she be able to make it to the end of her journey in a world built for men?
2. Blood & Honey by: Shelby Mahurin
Since reading Serpent & Dove earlier this year, I have been anxiously waiting for the sequel to come out. Shelby Mahurin’s writing beautifully reflected a budding romance in her first book and I cannot wait to find out what happens to Lou and Reid. I won’t spoil the synopsis here for fear of spoiling the first book, in case any readers have not read Serpent & Dove yet 😉
3. Star Daughter by: Shveta Thakrar
Shveta Thakrar’s debut YA novel features a young woman with the power of a star. HarperTeen describes this story as a mix of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust and Hindu mythology, which makes me all the more excited because I adore Stardust and I have never actually read a story about Hindu mythology, although I have been meaning to.
Born to a mortal father and mother who is a star, Sheetal must find out how to save her father’s life before it’s too late. She becomes wrapped up in a competition that names her as her family’s champion. Will she win the competition and have her family’s name become the ruling house of the heaven’s? Or will she fail her family and herself?
4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by: V.E. Schwab
I feel like all I need to do is put up a picture of this book and people will immediately gravitate toward it. The cover alone is just breathtaking and paired with Scwab’s one of a kind story-telling, this one was a no-brainer.
A young woman makes a bargain for eternal life, however, there’s a catch. Everyone she meets is destined to forget her. Addie continues this lonely existence for 300 years, until a young man in a book store remembers who she is…
5. The Bone Shard Daughter by: Andrea Stewart
A debut of epic fantasy by Andrea Stewart, this story features revolution, magic, sacrifice, and class/hierarchical themes.
Lin is the rightful heir to her father’s throne, but her father does not deem her worthy. Determined to learn bone shard magic in order to prove that she deserves her birthright, Lin must be prepared to sacrifice in order to gain what she desires most. With a revolution outside of her palace gates, will Lin be able complete her task and save her kingdom?
6. The Once and Future Witches by: Alix E. Harrow
I received an E-Galley of this book from Orbit and NetGalley and I cannot wait to read this and share my thoughts with you all. Witches are my favorite non-human character type, so this is right up my alley.
In New Salem in 1893 witches aren’t supposed to exist, let alone vote. When the Eastwood sisters join the suffrage movement, they don’t expect to be fighting for witches’ rights alongside women’s rights. When something lurking in the shadows threatens to end sisters and their movement they must band together to fight this evil.
These are just a few of my most anticipated reads for this last half of the year, I can’t wait to share my thoughts once these finally release.Follow my blog with Bloglovin