I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’m a pretty opinionated reader. I love books. And I don’t mean that I’m a fangirl and I love books and authors and this book world. All that applies, but I love my books with an attachment and possessiveness that might be a sign of some psychosis. Ask any of my friends, I’m pretty firm in my opinions about books, whether I love them or hate them. The book I read is not the book you read, but the book I read trumps the one you read, and that book you read keep talking about doesn’t even exist in my world. So, you can imagine how deeply I latch on to the stories I read, which is sometimes problematic when the story is incomplete. Series are the bane of my existence. I love them immensely because I get to live with the characters I love for much longer than I would with a standalone, but it’s that attachment that makes me anxious for upcoming releases. I swear, the whole time I wait for a new book, I repeatedly plead with the author, don’t fuck this up, don’t fuck this up, don’t fuck this up. At the moment, there are two upcoming releases that keep that refrain constant in my mind, and my fingers are tightly crossed as I wait to read them.
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
Hanna Donnelly is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik Malikov the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own surivival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.
My hesitation: Where are Kady and Ezra? My immediate reaction after reading this synopsis was, whaaaaat? There was so much left unsettled after Illuminae, and I need answers! Hopefully this’ll be similar to The Lunar Chronicles, in which new characters and arcs are introduced with each book in the series, but the central arc continues throughout. Though The Lunar Chronicles kept mention of the main protagonist with each new book synopsis, unlike ^^. I’ve already preordered this and I doubt I’ll wait more than a few seconds after it’s downloaded to read it, but i’m still nervous. 😁
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
My hesitation: I’m very anxious about A Court of Mist and Fury. I do not like love triangles! I don’t know for sure that this is a love triangle, but I know that it’s YA fantasy, the heroine is the lead, there are two hot dudes involved, and in A Court of Thorns and Roses, Feyre made a deal with Rhysand — sexy, mysterious, ambiguous Rhysand — to spend time in the Night Court, so I’ve done the math, and in my head that equals a love triangle. Not here for it. Though, I’ve already ordered a copy, and I should be seeing Ms. Maas this weekend, at a signing, so we’ll see how long my conviction lasts.
What about you? Do you have any books on your TBR that you’re excited and nervous about, particularly series reads? Talk to me…