I always write up a list of book I want to prioritise for the year. I’ve been a lot more strict with my book spending this year, but there are a few books that demand to be bought. I wouldn’t literally slay a Lion, I’d be eaten by the Lion if I tried, but there is that level of desperation that comes with waiting to get my hands on these books.
1. Save the Date by Morgan Matson: My go-to summer contemporary author. I love her books. They always have a great mix of characters and heart. Save the Date sounds like a whirlwind of fun and chaos and I cannot wait to read it.
2. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman: I’m a big fan of folk tales and an even bigger fan of re-tellings. My knowledge of East and South Asia folk tales is limited so I can’t wait to explore the magical worlds this collection will open us up to.
3. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik: I enjoyed Uprooted overall, but it didn’t blow me away. However, I love the concept of Spinning Silver. Following Miryem’s reputation as a moneylender and her ability to change silver to gold opens up a world of possibilities and intrigue.
4. Vengeful (Villains, #2) by V. E. Schwab: How can you not be excited about this book? Vicious was my introduction to Schwab’s writing and it had me hooked from the start. I can’t wait to check in with Victor and Eli and see how this cat and mouse chase escalates.
5. Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider: Pretty cover alert! One of the things I enjoy most about contemporary novels is the opportunity it has to shine a light on character growth. Invisible Ghosts is a story of letting go, and everything about this book sounds moving and hopeful.
6. Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicles, #3) by Jay Kristoff: I still need to read Godsgrave, but I’m already itching to get my hands on Darkdawn. It sounds like the finale of this trilogy will be the darkest one yet and I’m curious to see how this epic and bloody tale concludes.
Which books would you slay a Lion to get early?