I think I speak for all readers when I say… My TBR never ever stops growing. Almost every day I come across a new book on social media or somewhere else that catches my eye. I search the title on Goodreads and my mind goes “ooooooo, i’ll read that at some point”. Then I proceed to add it to my forever expanding library of books I would love to read but haven’t got round to actually reading, yet.
The idea for this post came after seeing lots of the Down The TBR Hole posts. I thought it would be interesting to show what I’ve added rather than what I’m taking away. Here are five books I recently added to my TBR!
Everless By Sarah Holland
This is by no means a new book. Its one of my backlog reads that has been out for a while that I was late to discover. I can’t actually remember where I saw this book but after reading the synopsis on Goodreads I was really intrigued! I love that it is focused around the concept of time.
In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.
The sequel Evermore also releases soon so I am more motivated than ever to eventually get round to starting it. I absolutely love the cover design too. I admit that the cover was a huge part in it grabbing my attention. The fantasy font with the hourglass morphed into a face and a castle. Its beautiful! I really hope it lives up to my expectations.
Long May She Reign By Rhiannon Thomas
This is another older book I want to check out. Published in 2017, Long May She Reign tells the tale of Freya. A girl who was never meant to be queen and suddenly finds herself on the throne.
Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.
This sounds like my kind of book! I love reading about royals and queens. Strong female protagonists is probably my favourite trope. Not in the sense that the women themselves are strong – don’t get me wrong, strong women for the win! But strong in the sense that its based around mostly females and they are most prominent in the story, strong emotionally or not.
The Shadow Queen By C.J. Redwine
Another book about a queen, are we really surprised at this point? hell no! bahaha! This book was a recommendation to me on Goodreads after I read A Curse So Dark and Lonely, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The Shadow Queen is a retelling of Snow White!
Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.
The cover, again, it got me! Book covers nowadays really do their job well. I would be lying if I said I didn’t want books because their covers are just so aesthetically pleasing. I love the black apple with the writing etched into it, stunning!
Heartless By Marissa Meya
I saw this book on an Instagram post and I scurried over to Goodreads to check it out. I love Alice in Wonderland. My mum often tells me how me and my brother would go exploring for The White Rabbit as children. Heartless tells a story about The Red Queen as a prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favourite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.
This book sounds utterly fantastic and I am so excited to read it. Since reading my first retelling last month I think I have found a new favourite genre!
The Infernal Devices 1: Clockwork Angel
Ahhhh another series I want to start. This is quite a long one so I think I am going to hold off starting it until I’ve finished the shorter series and stand alone books on my TBR. I only recently added it because it was recommended to me by a friend, though I had seen it posted on Bookstagram quite a lot!
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…
I tried to watch the show on Netflix and couldn’t really get into it. However, I have heard the books are a lot better though so I look forward to eventually jumping into this awesome adventure by Cassandra Clare!
I hope you enjoyed reading my recent additions to my TBR! What books have you recently added? If you have read any of the books mentioned I’d love to hear your thoughts on them!Follow Dear Dominique on WordPress.com