A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke
Red, red, the lights glow red
Beware the danger up ahead…
On the frozen island of Skane, the sky speaks. Beautiful lights appear on clear nights, and their colours have meaning: Green means all is well, and the Goddess is happy. Blue means a snow storm is on the way.
And then there’s red. Red is rare. A warning.
This is a lovely book, perfect for reading whilst snuggled up when it’s cold outside. I am really excited about the second book in this series, due out soon! (See my write-up of meeting the author here)
Lancelot by Giles Kristian
The legions of Rome are a fading memory. Enemies stalk the fringes of Britain. And Uther Pendragon is dying. Into this fractured and uncertain world the boy is cast, a refugee from fire, murder and betrayal. An outsider whose only companions are a hateful hawk and memories of the lost.
An amazing re-imagining of the backstory of one of Arthurian legend’s most famous (and infamous!) characters. See my full review here.
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?
Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.
Their only communication with each other is via email – and due to the distance between them, their messages take months to transmit across space.
Really enjoyed this and glad that I wasn’t spoiled for it before reading it. Read it blind if you can!
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic. For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female.
Amani Al’Hiza is all three. She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can’t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she’s destined to wind up wed or dead.
Love this series so much – gunslingers in a desert with Arabian-inspired folklore, magical creatures and characters that worm their way into your heart. Read it now if you haven’t already!
Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor
Obadiah Demurral is a sorcerer who is seeking to control the highest power in the Universe. He will stop at nothing. The only people in his way are Raphah, Kate, Thomas and the mysterious Jacob Crane. This work takes you into a world of superstition, magic and witchcraft, where the ultimate sacrifice might even be life itself.
I have yet to read this but keep hearing about it so will probably get around to reading it at some point. It sounds just like my kind of thing with folklore, etc but I have also heard reports of the Christian allegory being very heavy-handed so am approaching with a bit of caution.
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.
Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.
Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.
This entire series has beautiful metallic covers and spines. It is also a book-lover’s dream as Irene uses the Library to travel to alternate dimensions, facing dragons and other magical creatures along the way. There are currently 4 out of 5 books published and I would definitely recommend starting this series if you haven’t already!
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