Books

May TBR

This month I have decided to carry on with only choosing a few books that I definitely want to read in the month of May. In April I liked having the choice of picking different books and not having to keep to a strict list of books. If I am honest though, I did only read two out of four of the books I put on my TBR. But I think that’s because I wasn’t really feeling the other two books on my TBR. Again I have chosen four books that I think I am going to enjoy and hopefully manage to read them all. I am excited to start all of them because I have heard some amazing things about most of them.

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The books I plan on reading in May are-

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

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Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

After re-reading A Court of Thorns and Roses, and A Court of Mist and Fury, I am so excited to start reading this book. I was lucky enough to find it early in my local bookshop, so I have already started reading it before the beginning of May. But because the book is just shy of 700 pages I think it is going to take me a while to get it all read. I am both excited and a little scared to read this because I know its meant to be the end of Feyre’s and Rhysand’s story and I really have no idea on how its going to end.

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Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

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MAGIC IS A CON GAME.
Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage’s duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There’s just one problem: his magic is gone. As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path.  Ferius Parfax is one of the mysterious Argosi – a traveller who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She’s difficult and unpredictable, but she may be Kellen’s only hope…

I have had this book sitting on my bookshelf for a couple of months now and I have been itching to start reading it. I love books that have magic and duels, so I think I am really going to enjoy reading this. I have not read anything from the author before but I know other readers have had so many great things to say about his other fantasy series. I really hope this will be the start of an epic new fantasy series. Also the cover for this book is absolutely stunning.

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Show Stopper by Hayley Barker

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A dazzling, high-octane read filled with death-defying acrobatics, circus crowds with an appetite for disaster, and two forbidden teenage lovers trying to escape the shackles of their very different lives. Set in a near-future England where the poorest people in the land must watch their children be taken by a travelling circus – to perform at the mercy of hungry lions, sabotaged high wires and a demonic ringmaster. The ruling class visit the circus as an escape from their structured, high-achieving lives – pure entertainment with a bloodthirsty edge. Ben, the teenage son of a draconian government minister, visits the circus for the first time and falls instantly in love with Hoshiko, a young performer. They come from harshly different worlds – but must join together to escape the circus and put an end to its brutal sport.

This is another book that has been on my bookshelf for a while, and I think now is the perfect time to dive into this book. The book is released in little over a month and the reviews I have read so far have all said that its a great read, which makes me more excited to start reading it. To me it sounds a little like Hunger Games but with a different setting. So if its anything like The Hunger Games Trilogy I am sure I will enjoy reading this book.

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False Hearts by Laura Lam

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To save her twin, she must take her identity. One night Tila stumbles home, terrified and covered in blood. She’s then arrested for murder, the first by a civilian in decades. The San Francisco police suspect that the drug Verve is involved, and offer her sister Taema a chilling deal to save her sister’s life. Posing as Tila, she must infiltrate the crime syndicate running the drug to help bring it down. However, Taema’s inquiries raise dangerous questions. The sisters were raised by a cult which banned modern medicine. Yet as conjoined twins, they needed surgery to replace their failing heart, so had to escape. Now Tila discovers disturbing links between the twins’ past and their present. Once unable to keep secrets, the twins now learn the true cost of lies.

I bought the ebook of this for my kindle a couple of months back, once I started it and read a couple of chapters, I knew that I needed a physical copy of this book on my shelf. So I didn’t carry on reading the ebook, and instead decided to wait until the physical copy arrived. Now its hear I cant wait to start reading this because I also now have a copy of the second book. So if I enjoy the first book, I can jump straight into the second book without waiting.

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What do you plan on reading in May?

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2 thoughts on “May TBR”

  1. I’m hoping to read ACOWAR this upcoming month as well… especially with it being one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I also finished Spellslinger not to long ago and absolutely loved it, the main cast were amazing! So I hope you enjoy that one as much as I did. As for my personal tbr…. I never stick to one, however apart from ACOWAR I’d also like to get the Night Circus finally read… and maybe Strange the Dreamer (although I’m struggling with starting that one!)… fingers crossed though!! XD

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    1. You made me even more excited to read Spellslinger now. I think I will read it next.
      I hope you get through the struggle of Strange the Dreamer. The beginning is a little slow but it’s definitely worth it in the end. I need to read Night Circus as well.

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