6.6.17

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten fantasy books I recently added to my TBR, because I'm a junkie

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Yeah so like half of these I found at BEA.        



c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten


one
The Tiger's Daughter - K. Arsenault Rivera 

A Chinese-inspired fantasy saga about two nomads fighting to protect their home from a devouring empire and the dark magic of demons. Give me ALL the non-Western fantasy please.    
two
    

Reign the Earth - A.C. Gaughen 

So I haven't read her yet (I KNOW), but better late than never? There's a world full of elemental magic users, and a borderland queen who must thwart the destructive intentions of her husband. 
three
       
The Hazel Wood - Melissa Albert 

It's sort of like someone distilled me into a liquid and then turned it into ink and then wrote a book with it. Dark cult fairy tales, supernatural world, fantasy intersecting with reality. I want this book to be my best friend. (Metaphorically. Don't kill me, Sar.) 
four
       

House of Ash - Hope Cook 

I couldn't snag this one at BEA and I'm still crying about it. Guy worries he's losing his mind, and ends up in a labyrinthine house somehow connected to a Victorian girl he sees in a mirror. I mean, RIGHT!? 


five
       
An Enchantment of Ravens - Margaret Roberson 

A book about painting! Magical painting, and a girl who gets swept away to a mysterious Alder King (I'm hearing echoes of Erl King) for painting sorrow in her client's eyes. 2017 is gifting us with a murder of super creative fantasy premises. (Murder, get it? Ravens?) 

six
     
The Single and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath - Ishbelle Bee 

Talk about quirky af. There's a girl named Mirror who became some otherthing when she was locked inside a clock. A boy raised by the lord of the underworld. A lord who sort of wants to eat Mirror's soul. It's everything my twisted little fantasy-craving heart ever wanted. 
seven
     
The Bloodprint - Ausma Zehanet Khan 

Badass group of women uses the magic derived from scripture to fight misogynistic patriarchal zealots before darkness takes over the land. Girl power for the win!  
   
eight

     
Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi 

If you haven't heard of this one, you might be a brain in a vat set to the wrong reality. Zelie's mother was killed the night all magic died--but Zelie has the chance to bring it back and avenge her mother, if only she can survive the magic hidden in her land and outwit a dangerous enemy. SO MUCH WANT. (Not meeting her at BEA will be my greatest regret.) 
nine
     
Beasts Made of Night - Tochi Onyebuchi 

A Nigerian-inspired fantasy about a young sin-eater who can slay sins and take on guilt. His power may be the key to saving his home. If you're not already hooked, the author is freaking hysterical and charming and I want to be his friend. 
ten

     
Stain - A.G. Howard 

I've never disliked one of her books. This one is a high fantasy gothic fairy tale retelling of The Princess and the Pea with a heroine who can't speak, but can save the day anyway. Want want want want want. 




Your turn!  What fantasy has recently made it to your TBR? 



1 comment:

  1. OMG I didn't realize AG Howard was writing a new book - and the premise sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing CJ! <3

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