WISHLIST WEDNESDAY

[WISHLIST WEDNESDAY] 10 books I most recently added to my Want To Buy list

Putting Wishlists together is maybe just as much fun as buying the book themselves I think. I love discovering new books and add them to my wishlists so I can hopefully buy them in the future. I have many different Wishlists on different webshops like Bol.com, the Bookdepository, and Amazon – the shops I most often buy from.

At the moment, there are a couple of hundred books on my wishlists – I kid you not; #booknerdissues – and I like to highlight a few of them in my Wishlist Wednesday article.

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In today’s edition I’ll show you guys the 10 books that I added to my wishlist most recently. 

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♥ The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Origin #2)

The Burning Shadow (Origin, #2)When Evelyn Dasher crossed paths with Luc, she was thrown headfirst into the world of the Lux—only to discover that she was already far more involved in their world than she ever suspected. Because the Luxen aren’t the only ones with a hidden past. There’s a gap in Evie’s memory, lost months of her life and a lingering sense that something happened, something she can’t remember and nobody is willing to tell her. She needs to find out the truth about who she is—and who she was. But every answer she finds only brings up more questions. Her search for the truth brings her ever closer to Luc, the Origin at the center of it all. He’s powerful, arrogant, inhumanly beautiful, extremely dangerous…and possibly in love with her. But even as Evie falls for him, she can’t help but wonder if his attraction is to her, or to the memory of a girl who no longer exists. And all the while, a new threat looms: reports of a flu-like, fatal virus that the government insists is being spread by Luxen. A horrifying illness that changes whoever it touches, spreading panic across a country already at its breaking point.

This is the sequel to The darkest Star and the second installment in the Origin series. The Lux series spin-off so many fans have been waiting for for years. When I finished reading my arc of the Darkest Star, book 1, I was really excited to get my hands on the Burning Shadow. In the meantime, book 3 is going to be published this year already and I still haven’t read the second installment – typical haha. I guess, now I’ll just wait until book 3 is being published so I can re-read book 1 and then binge read all three books 🙂

♥ Storm Glass by Jeff Wheeler
(Harbinger #1)

Storm Glass (Harbinger #1)Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society.

Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in the clouds, not everyone treats her as one of the family.

Sera Fitzempress is a princess born into power. She yearns to meet the orphan girl she has heard so much about, but her father deems the girl unworthy of his daughter’s curiosity.

Neither girl feels that she belongs. Each seeks to break free of imposed rules. Now, as Cettie dreams of living above and as Sera is drawn to the world below, they will follow the paths of their own choosing.

But both girls will be needed for the coming storm that threatens to overturn both their worlds.

I recently came across this one and the cover was what lured me in. After reading the synopsis and some reviews I decided that I’d definitely love to give this one a go. Looks like a book that I’d love reading. 

♥ Gideon the Ninth by Tamsin Muir
(The Locked Tomb #1)

Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #1)Gideon the Ninth is the most fun you’ll ever have with a skeleton.

The Emperor needs necromancers.

The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.

Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as necromantic skeletons. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy.

Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.

Of course, some things are better left dead.

This one has been on my rader for quite a while now. I’d wanted to buy the illumicrate box that had this book inside, but wasn’t able anymore to buy it at the time and then the book was kind of forgotten for a while. I love the synopsis so much and can’t wait to read this story! 

♥ Wardens of Eternity by Courtney Allison Moulton

Wardens of EternityZiva Ellison has one memory of her parents, made the day they abandoned her on the streets of New York City when she was three years old. They left her with only a memory and a promise that she had a great and terrible destiny.

Fifteen years later, Ziva discovers that destiny includes powers that she doesn’t understand and can barely control. Her magic attracts vicious, otherworldly monsters, and eventually compatriots to help her fight them. Sayer and Nasira know the secrets Ziva doesn’t; that Ziva is descended from Egyptian royalty and in possession of ancient magic passed down from the time of the gods. They promise to teach Ziva to control her magic and to give her the family she’s always yearned for.

But trouble is brewing in the world around them; darkness is descending on Hitler’s Germany, threatening World War II. As the last heir of a revered Egyptian queen, Ziva is the only one with the power to prevent another costly global conflict. As Ziva navigates her newfound abilities and makes a connection with Anubis and other Egyptian gods, the Nazis are hunting for the ultimate weapon, and Ziva has caught their interest.

From Courtney Allison Moulton, author of the acclaimed Angelfire series, comes Wardens of Eternity, an action-packed page-turner that blends history, mythology, and magic, perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Kiersten White.

I’ve loved Courtney’s Angelfire trilogy and have been waiting for years now for her to write a new book. And now that book has arrived in January 2020 and I still haven’t bought it, yikes! I really hope I get around to buy and read it soon. I’m so in love with that cover as well! 

♥ Cown of Dragons by Nina Walker
(Bleeding Realms: Dragon Blessed #1)

Crown of Dragons (Bleeding Realms: Dragon Blessed #1)

The normal world is an illusion.

Separated from other realms by a thin layer of powerful magic, humans are protected from the fae and dragons, the ghosts and warlocks, and an unfurling evil.

Khali Elliot is a princess —of sorts. She wasn’t born royal and yet she’s destined to become queen. As a Dragon Blessed with four elements running through her blood, her future lineage has already been claimed by the Brightcaster’ throne. She will marry one of the princes. She won’t get to choose which one. She will be obedient.

Until she’s not.

Hazel Forrester sees dead people. Her life is pretty much a bad made-for-tv special where being the haunted girl isn’t a gift, but a curse. Going away to college in a small town where nobody knows her seems to be a solid plan. That is until she meets Dean Ashton, the infuriating boy with fire in his eyes and far too many questions. She will ignore him. She will act normal.

Until she can’t.

Two vastly different realms. Two vastly different girls.
But the realms are bleeding together and the girls are linked. Bound. Spelled.

And little do they know, one can’t survive without the other.

From the USA Today Bestselling and Amazon Top 100 author, comes Crown of Dragons, the first novel in the Dragon Blessed trilogy and look into the Bleeding Realms world, where high fantasy and urban fantasy are layered with forbidden romance, deadly magic, and nefarious designs.

I’ve read some of this author’s previously written work and really liked it. I fell a bit behind since then but when I saw this first book in a new fantasy series by her, I got excited right away! If it’s going to be as good as Prism, I’m in for a treat!  

♥ Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim
(Scavenge the Stars #1)

Scavenge the Stars (Scavenge the Stars, #1)When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide.

Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one…

Packed with high-stakes adventure, romance, and dueling identities, this gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo is the first novel in an epic YA fantasy duology, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo.

One of the many YA fantasy books I’ve come across over time and haven’t had the chance to buy yet. Hopefully soon haha! I think the synopsis is very promising. If you’ve read it, I’d love to hear what you thought of it!

♥ Master of Crows by Grace Draven
(Master of Crows #1)

Master of Crows (Master of Crows, #1)What would you do to win your freedom? This is the question that sets bondwoman, Martise of Asher, on a dangerous path. In exchange for her freedom, she bargains with her masters, the mage-priests of Conclave, to spy on the renegade sorcerer, Silhara of Neith. The priests want Martise to expose the sorcerer’s treachery and turn him over to Conclave justice. A risky endeavor, but one she accepts without hesitation–until she falls in love with her intended target.

Silhara of Neith, Master of Crows, is a desperate man. The god called Corruption invades his mind, seducing him with promises of limitless power if he will help it gain dominion over the world. Silhara struggles against Corruption’s influence and searches for ways to destroy the god. When Conclave sends Martise as an apprentice to help him, he knows she’s a spy. Now he fights a war on two fronts–against the god who would possess him and the apprentice who would betray him.

Mage and spy search together for a ritual that will annihilate Corruption, but in doing so, they discover secrets about each other that may damn them both. Silhara must decide if his fate, and the fate of nations, is worth the soul of the woman he has come to love, and Martise must choose continued enslavement or freedom at the cost of a man’s life. And love.

Grace is an author I really want to read more of. I’ve read part of her Wraith King series, which I really liked, as well as a fantastic novella that she published in an anthology, and I own the first book in the Fallen Empire series which I’ve yet to start. I thought I’d already added Grace’s other books to my wishlist, but apparantly not so this one was added just a couple of days ago.

♥ The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
(The Black Witch Chronicles #1)

The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles, #1)A new Black Witch will rise…her powers vast beyond imagining.

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.

When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians—is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.

As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits…if only she can find the courage to trust those she’s been taught to hate and fear.

Ever since a bookish friend of mine, Marie, started raving about this series I’ve been wanting to read it. I kind of lost sight of the books for a while there so when I saw Marie posting about the book on her insta story, I immediately put it on my wishlist so that I hopefully won’t forget it a second time around haha. I’m really curious about this series! 

♥ Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call
(The Silent Gods #1)

Master of Sorrows (The Silent Gods, #1)You have heard the story before – of a young boy, orphaned through tragic circumstances, raised by a wise old man, who comes to a fuller knowledge of his magic and uses it to fight the great evil that threatens his world.

But what if the boy hero and the malevolent, threatening taint were one and the same?

What if the boy slowly came to realize he was the reincarnation of an evil god? Would he save the world . . . or destroy it?

Among the Academy’s warrior-thieves, Annev de Breth is an outlier. Unlike his classmates who were stolen as infants from the capital city, Annev was born in the small village of Chaenbalu, was believed to be executed, and then unknowingly raised by his parents’ killers.

Seventeen years later, Annev struggles with the burdens of a forbidden magic, a forgotten heritage, and a secret deformity. When he is subsequently caught between the warring ideologies of his priestly mentor and the Academy’s masters, he must choose between forfeiting his promising future at the Academy or betraying his closest friends. Each decision leads to a deeper dilemma, until Annev finds himself pressed into a quest he does not wish to fulfil.

Will he finally embrace the doctrine of his tutors, murder a stranger, and abandon his mentor? Or will he accept the more difficult truth of who he is . . . and the darker truth of what he may become . . .

I came across this book when prowling Goodreads and the synopsis really spoke to me. I also like the fact that it’s a debut book. I love discovering new authors. Can’t wait to someday buy and read this one!

♥ Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward
(Legacy Trilogy #1)

Legacy of Ash (Legacy Trilogy, #1)Legacy of Ash is an unmissable fantasy debut–an epic tale of intrigue and revolution, soldiers and assassins, ancient magic and the eternal clash of empires.

A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.
Ruling families — once protectors of justice and democracy — now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.

Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.

Viktor Akadra is the Republic’s champion. A warrior without equal, he hides a secret that would see him burned as a heretic. Josiri Trelan is Viktor’s sworn enemy. A political prisoner, he dreams of reigniting his mother’s failed rebellion.  And yet Calenne Trelan, Josiri’s sister, seeks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the family name.

As war spreads across the Republic, these three must set aside their differences in order to save their home. Yet decades of bad blood are not easily set aside. And victory — if it comes at all — will demand a darker price than any of them could have imagined.

I came across this one, right after I found Master of Sorrows. While Master of Sorrows is a YA fantasy, this one is listed as adult fantasy. Seeing I like to switch between the two sub-genres, it was meant to be that I’d found this book I guess haha. And look at that cover?! This is definitely a cover buy worthy book!

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So, these are some of the books on my priority list at this very moment. These are the books I want to buy First and I hope to get around to buy them soon! The problem is that I have so many other book purchases coming in between because I’ve put in quite some pre-orders lately, which means I have to put a stop to the regular book buying behavior for now, lol.

In next Wishlist Wednesday’s edition I’ll show you guys my Middle Grade wishlist!

What books are at the top of your wishlist right now?

 

 

 

 

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