My Spring TBR

Hello, everyone! Long time no chat. I do have some big news which I`m hoping to share with you in a few weeks, but until then I`m keeping quiet (totally spilt the beans on Twitter, but oh well). Some of you might have guessed it, but I don`t want to jinx anything. Just know that I`ve been gone with a good reason. Anyway, let`s get back to today`s post. Although I started the year pretty good, I've been fighting a reading slump for the last 6-7 weeks. Not only did I focus on some personal matters, but my most anticipated book of 2019 turned out to be a bit underwhelming. And now you definitely know what I`m talking about. "King of Scars" is in no way a bad book, but my expectations were ridiculously high. And when it didn`t deliver completely, it put me off reading for a while. But now I`m back with fresh forces, and highly motivated to accomplish my Goodreads target.

1. "The Gilded Wolves" by Roshani Chokshi
I`ve started reading this book in January, but then my reading slump took centre stage. I`m not going to lie, so far I have mixed feelings about the fact that it reminds me so much of "Six of Crows". And no, it`s not just because there`s a heist. The characters feel very similar to the Dregs, but I`m hoping that as the plot goes by, they`ll start feeling more like unique personalities and not just copies.

2. "Vengeful" by V.E.Schwab
Last year I finally read "Vicious" and it quickly became one of my favourite books of all-time. I loved the characters, the plot and the moral dilemmas it inflicted on me. I wanted to pick "Vengeful" soon after, but I was a bit put off by the mixed reviews.

3. "Muse Of Nightmares" by Laini Taylor
Look at me, trying to actually finish some of the series on my TBR. Who even is this person? Anyway, "Strange The Dreamer" was a weird reading experience for me. I loved the slow and lyrical prose, and Lazlo was the best, but the insta-romance got on my nerves. Still, I loved Lazlo enough to want to know what happens to him in the next instalment.

4. "Circle Of Shadows" by Evelyn Skye
The rating is not that great, and I`m a bit worried. But I want to read more new releases, and this book came in my January Fairyloot, so why not? I don`t normally go for books with lots of fighting and my expectations are pretty low, so there`s a good chance this novel might actually surprise me.

5. "The Orphanage Of Gods" by Helena Coggan
The blurb reminds me a bit of "Strange The Dreamer" because the action takes place in a world where the humans came for their gods. Still, just because there are similar elements, it does not mean that this will be an exact replica of Taylor`s novel. Nowadays I believe that it`s hard to come with new concepts in fantasy, but what matters is creating your own characters and putting your personal touch on the plot. Thank you for my TED talk.

6. "A Court Of Thorns And Roses" by Sarah J. Maas
Reading "A curse so dark and lonely" by Brigid Kemmerer made me want to pick up every Beauty and The Beast retelling out there. So why am I picking up one of the most controversial ones? To put an end to this madness. All jokes aside, it`s not ok to start a book with preconceptions (I`ll hate it). But everyone loves the sequel, so I figured I`ll give it a shot.

7. "To Kill A Kingdom" by Alexandra Christo
Since I`m in a mood for retellings, why not pick up a dark and twisted retelling of the Little Mermaid? For whatever reason, they were all the hype last year. Based on the Goodreads reviews, I`ll enjoy this book, mainly because I`m a sucker for morally grey characters. So this novel better deliver some twisted characters!

8. "A Darker Shade Of Magic" by V.E. Schwab
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I`m fighting a reading slump. And I`m apprehensive about some of the titles on this list. So I`m going to include a book I know I`ll adore. It`s by V.E. Schwab, it has magic and badass characters. What`s not to love?

This is part one of my Spring TBR. I`m actually doing a second part next week, where I`ll talk about some of the audiobooks that I want to finish this Spring. I know that a lot of people enjoy listening to fantasy audiobooks, but I`m the opposite. If it`s fantasy, I need a physical copy because, for whatever reason, I get a better grasp of the world if I read it myself. So next week we`ll delve into some contemporaries, biographies and thrillers.

Today`s post is a part of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme/feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

15 comments

  1. Oh, The Orphanage of Gods sounds like a good read!

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

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    1. I have heard mixed reviews, but I am hoping I`ll enjoy it.

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  2. Lots of my favorites on this list, especially those V.E. Schwab books. Happy reading!

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    1. She`s quickly becoming one of my favourite authors, so I`m hoping I`ll enjoy those books. Thanks!

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  3. I liked ACOTAR but I LOVED ACOMAF. Good luck with the TBR.

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    1. Everyone seems to love ACOMAF, that`s why I`ll try to power through the first book. Thanks for commenting!

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  4. To Kill a Kingdom is definitely on my must-read list this year!

    P.S. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you! I`ve heard amazing things about it, so hopefully, we`ll both enjoy reading To Kill A Kingdom.

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  5. Reading slumps suck, hope you'll beat it soon! This TBR looks pretty amazing, so hope it'll help!

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    1. Yes, reading slumps sucks. I`m still in it, but I hope it will end soon.

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  6. A Darker Shade of Magic is really good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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    1. I really want my reading slump to end, so I can properly enjoy it. I am positive I`ll love it, I just need to get back into reading.

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  7. YAY for all the BATB re-tellings. Love the classic romance, so of course, it's always fun to collect all the stories that re-imagine it. Hope you enjoy all of these - and so many thanks for the Finding Wonderland visit last week. I appreciate it. :)

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  8. Ohh great post and great list of books I hope you do enjoy reading every and each book, happy reading. Thank you so much for stopping by my TTT Post last week.

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  9. I had similar thoughts about The Orphanage Of Gods. My copy came in a book box, but I really need to get around to trying it out.

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