As the title suggests...February is killing my book budget. And it's not just because of ALL the awesome releases but because ALL THE AWESOME HARDCOVER RELEASES. *breathes in a paper bag*
SO without much further ado here is a blog post about the top five books my library needs from February's Great Book Drop! (these are in no particular order I flail over all of them equally)
1. A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab *insert excited squeal of delight here*
This is the third and final book in the Shades of Magic trilogy. If you haven't read these book you need to stop reading, put on pants, and head to your local book retailer. This is an amazing set of books...alternate universes, wonderful coats, some magic, and of course mayhem. So like Sherlock with actual magic. Oh and dashing bisexual princes, cross-dressing thieves, dashing pirates, magical competitions...AH I could go on and on :) I can't wait to read this one! (Comes out in a week!)
I know absolutely nothing about The Tempest BUT I do know this cover art is breathtaking and Jacqueline Carey could write a thesis about the growth of cumquats and I'd read it incessantly. So...if you want to read a sultry take on The Tempest told by a master storyteller grab this one too.
There really isn't much necessary for the explanation on this one. Neil Gaimain. Norse Mythology. That should do it.
Ok this one came out January 31st but I'm going to call it close enough. I've been in love with Ms. Snyder's world for years. I'd resigned myself to Yelena and Valek's three glorious books. BUT THEN in wish fulfillment only a nerd count truly appreciate Ms. Snyder picked back up one of my favorite fictional couples! So...magic, cross-dressing dictators (I'm starting to notice a theme), assassins, and poison...grab the first one Poison Study if you haven't read any of these.
Because I need a romance on this list I chose this one. I love the cover (if you haven't noticed I'm definitely a judger) and the idea! There are some names I know and love in this set as well as some lovely new authors to try. This one dropped January 30th...again close enough!
So...there you have it! A good list featuring some lovely reads! Did you get or are you looking forward to any certain books in February?
P.S. I hope you grabbed A Darker Shade of Magic by now or I'm going to have to hunt you down and force you to read it while I watch to make sure you are properly appreciating it.