Normally I make a TBR for the month, but this month, in celebration of the holiday season, I decided to make a Christmas Wish List instead (since I’ll be saving my money to give gifts, not buy books, this month)!
- Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley
- Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliot
- The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
- Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson
- A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnson
- A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby
- Broken Prince by Erin Watt
- The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I’ve also been stocking up on books for my family (because what else would I be gifting for Christmas?), so keep an eye out for not only my own Holiday Book Haul, but my stack of Gift Books!
What’s on your holiday wishlist this year?
I am a huge fan of Kate Elliott’s Cold Magic trilogy, so when I saw that she had delved into the realm of YA Fiction, there was no way I was willing to miss out on Court of Fives. As with Elliott’s other books, the plot is riddled with twists and turns, and the end result is nothing like what I was expecting on page 1, or even 10 pages earlier, to be honest. I absolutely love the depth and complexity with which Court of Fives was written, and I was surprisingly pleased by the relationship portrayed in the book as well.
Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper-class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But away from her family she can be whoever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best contenders. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between two Fives competitors–one of mixed race and the other a Patron boy–causes heads to turn. When Kal’s powerful, scheming uncle tears Jes’ family apart, she’ll have to test her new friend’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a royal clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.
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