Top 5 Tuesday: books I will definitely* read in 2022

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’re talking about some books on top of my tbr pile for this year. Let’s hope I’ll be more successful actually reading them than I was last year.
Since I have not yet read the books, I’ll leave you with the blurb from Goodreads, so we can figure out what’s going on!

#1 Girl, Serpent, Thorn

There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story.

As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison.

Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming…human or demon. Princess or monster.

#2 Incendiary

I am Renata Convida.
I have lived a hundred stolen lives.
Now I live my own.

Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King’s Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata’s ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King’s Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.

Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction. The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred–or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she turned “hollow” during her time in the palace.

When Dez, the commander of her unit, is taken captive by the notorious Sangrado Prince, Renata will do anything to save the boy whose love makes her place among the Whispers bearable. But a disastrous rescue attempt means Renata must return to the palace under cover and complete Dez’s top secret mission. Can Renata convince her former captors that she remains loyal, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it.

But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the entire fate of the kingdom–and end the war that has cost her everything. 

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Top 5 Tuesday: anticipated reads for Jan-Mar 2022

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’re going to talk about some upcoming releases that I’m very excited about. To be specific, the books in this post will all come out this year at some point during January and March! Since I haven’t read any of them yet, I’ll leave you with the blurb from Goodreads. Once they are out, and I actually remember to read them, there will of course be reviews!

#1 Gallant – V.E. Schwab (coming March 1st)

Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.

Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.

Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?

#2 The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea – Axie Oh (coming February 22nd)

Deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homeland for generations. Floods sweep away entire villages, while bloody wars are waged over the few remaining resources. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curses them with death and despair. In an attempt to appease him, each year a beautiful maiden is thrown into the sea to serve as the Sea God’s bride, in the hopes that one day the “true bride” will be chosen and end the suffering.

Many believe that Shim Cheong, the most beautiful girl in the village—and the beloved of Mina’s older brother Joon—may be the legendary true bride. But on the night Cheong is to be sacrificed, Joon follows Cheong out to sea, even knowing that to interfere is a death sentence. To save her brother, Mina throws herself into the water in Cheong’s stead.

Swept away to the Spirit Realm, a magical city of lesser gods and mythical beasts, Mina seeks out the Sea God, only to find him caught in an enchanted sleep. With the help of a mysterious young man named Shin—as well as a motley crew of demons, gods and spirits—Mina sets out to wake the Sea God and bring an end to the killer storms once and for all.

But she doesn’t have much time: A human cannot live long in the land of the spirits. And there are those who would do anything to keep the Sea God from waking…

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Top 5 Tuesday: bookish resolutions for 2022

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
We’re kicking off 2022 with some bookish resolutions, that I’ll 100%, without a doubt will stick to this year. 😂

#1 Read the books on my tbr

I think every reader can relate to this: there are just too many amazing books and not enough hours in the day. So, I constantly keep adding stuff to my tbr list on Goodreads when, realistically, there is no chance of actually reading all of them. Maybe this year I can tackle some of the books already on there instead of just adding new ones?

#2 Stop hoarding new books I have no chance of getting to

This kind of ties in with the first one. I don’t just add new books to my tbr, I often get ahold of them immediately, only for them to end up sitting on my shelf collecting dust. So, I really want to try to not get more new stuff before I at least made a dent in all the novels I already have.

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Top 5 Tuesday: books of 2021

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this year’s final T5T post, we’re talking about some books I really enjoyed in 2021. I tried my best to not be repetitive, so some of the books I liked best this year are not on this list, because I already talked about them on last week’s list of authors I discovered in 2021!

#1 Sanctuary

This one came out of nowhere, I knew nothing about this book and I was *so* surprised. The worldbuilding fascinated me, the story was gripping. I can wholeheartedly recommend this novel!

#2 The Dying of the Light

This year I finished reading the first run of Skulduggery Pleasant novels. The entire series was really good with The Dying of the Light concluding the story. Since I tremendously enjoyed the journey, we need to include it here!

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Top 5 Tuesday: new authors of 2021

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
I discovered some amazing authors this year, so let’s talk about them today!

#1 Michael J. Sullivan

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sullivan’s books so much. Honestly, that might have been the best reading recommendation I ever got. I binge-read two of his series this year, so you can tell I’m serious. By far my favorite discovery of 2021.

#2 V.E. Schwab

V.E. Schwab is pretty famous but up until this year, I hadn’t read any of her stuff. I couldn’t put The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue down, so I’d call it a success!

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Top 5 Tuesday: covers of 2021

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’re going to talk about some of the most stunning book covers of 2021!

#1 Little Thieves

I went through my to-read list on Goodreads and looked for books that came out this year (since I didn’t read many new releases this year). Little Thieves is definitely one that stood out. Look at those colors!

#2 The Witch’s Heart

I’m always down for a good book about witches, so when I saw this one popping up in other people’s T5T posts I immediately added it to my tbr pile. The is so pretty!

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