As a self-professed bookworm, visiting my favorite bookseller at BargainBooks Walmer Park, has become a delightful treat. This time, I was there to pick up a birthday gift for my dad, but let’s be honest, I couldn’t resist treating myself to some captivating reads too. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the enchanting worlds and heartwarming journeys that await me!
“Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros
The first book that caught my eye was “Fourth Wing” by the talented Rebecca Yarros. This enthralling tale invites readers into an elite world of dragon riders, set in a thrilling war college adventure. We follow twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail, who was destined for a quiet life among books and history. However, fate takes an unexpected turn when she is ordered to join the ranks of dragon rider candidates. The catch? Dragons don’t bond with “fragile” humans, and they certainly don’t hesitate to incinerate them. As Violet faces deadly challenges and the war outside intensifies, she begins to uncover secrets that could change everything. With romance, suspense, and a richly woven fantasy world, “Fourth Wing” promises to be an exhilarating read.
“King of Pride” by Ana Haung
Next up is “King of Pride” by Ana Haung, a captivating forbidden romance that explores the complexities of love and temptation. Billionaire Kai Young is a man of control and order, while Isabella is the epitome of chaos with her purple hair and humorous quips. As they navigate their differences, their undeniable attraction draws them closer, challenging their very cores. Set in a world of contrasts and unexpected connections, “King of Pride” promises to be a page-turning journey through love and self-discovery.
“The Shadow Cabinet” by Juno Dawson
For fans of irresistible fantasy, “The Shadow Cabinet” by Juno Dawson is a must-read. This sequel follows a group of childhood friends and witches who must make difficult choices to protect their coven and their world. With amnesia complicating matters, Ciara must navigate a web of secrets and alliances as she assumes her twin sister Niamh’s identity. Meanwhile, across the continent, Leonie Jackman embarks on a dangerous quest involving dark powers and a conspiracy connected to the British government. Dawson’s vivid storytelling, complex characters, and exploration of sisterhood make this a fantasy adventure not to be missed.
“The Song of the Marked” and “A Twist of the Blade” by S.M Gaither
If you’re a fan of mercenary adventures and meddling gods, “Shadows and Crowns Book 1 & 2” will be right up your alley. The story follows Casia Greythorne, a mercenary with a mission and a pressing need for coin to support her mentor. When she’s tasked with investigating a mysterious plague, she joins forces with the infuriating Captain Elander. Their journey leads them to face ancient evils and powerful deities threatening their empire’s survival. With echoes of beloved fantasy favorites and the promise of thrilling twists, this series has all the makings of an unforgettable ride.
“The Collected Regrets of Clover” by Mikki Brammer
Lastly, “The Collected Regrets of Clover” by Mikki Brammer tugs at the heartstrings with its unique premise. Clover Brooks is a death doula, deeply connected to those at the end of their lives. But in dedicating herself to others, she has forgotten how to live her own life fully. When a feisty old woman’s final wishes lead her on a cross-country journey, Clover finds herself navigating romance, friendship, and the pursuit of happiness. Brammer’s poignant exploration of life, death, and the beauty of living will undoubtedly resonate with readers looking for a heartwarming and inspiring story.
And there you have it, my fellow bookworms – a glimpse into my latest book haul, overflowing with captivating adventures and heartwarming journeys. With dragons, witches, mercenaries, and soul-searching protagonists, these reads promise to transport me to enchanting realms and immerse me in unforgettable stories.
Now, I need your help! I can’t decide which book to start with first. So, I’m turning to you, my lovely readers, to share your thoughts. Which one would you recommend diving into immediately? Let me know in the comments below!