Looking back at my June TBR list, I didn’t do too badly, read 3 of the 4 on my initial list and went off piste a bit to re-read Good Omens and a lot of fanfiction! I’m taking part in a couple of Blog Blasts this month so will definitely get those books read in July but there are a few others I want to throw into the mix as well.
Magic is poison. Secrets are power. Death is . . . complicated.
Outlaw wizard Corcoran Gray has enough problems. He’s friendless, penniless and on the run from the tyrannical Mages’ Guild – and with the search for his imprisoned grandfather looking hopeless, his situation can’t get much worse.
So when a fugitive drops into his lap – literally – and gets them both arrested, it’s the last straw – until Gray realises that runaway slave Brix could be the key to his grandfather’s release. All he has to do is break out of prison, break into an ancient underground temple and avoid killing himself with his own magic in the process.
I’ve had a review copy of this gorgeous looking book for a while now but I’ve been saving it for July as I’m taking part in Blog Blast for it later in the month. looking forward to finally getting stuck in.
Gervon Wynter has returned to Rotherweird and has not only taken over the town but is busy destroying the countrysiders’ life too.
Can our small band of heroes find a way to outwit a genius whose master plan is five centuries in the making?
My second Blog Blast book for the month, the third and final instalment of the Rotherweird trilogy. I’ve enjoyed the previous two books so have high hopes for this one.
All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.
Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.
I’m actually reading this at the moment and loving it so far.
Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways.
Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.
This was on my June list as well, and was the one I didn’t get to! I really do want to read it though so its going on the July list too.
Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.
My bookgroups choice for the month, I actually know very little about this book so it will be interesting to see if I enjoy it or not.