Top Ten Books on my Spring To Be Read List

Thank the Goddess! It would appear that we are finally, perhaps teetering at the edge of the dark woods of Winter, staring blearily in to the grayish, cold, yet still promising, sunlight of Spring! After all the pummeling snow that the North East received this year, 30 degree days seem like a gift from Persephone herself. And to celebrate, I thought I’d join in the proverbial may pole twirling and post my list of top ten books this Spring that I’m dying to read. Click on the book covers for full synopses and to add them to your Goodreads lists…

The Wondrous and the Wicked by Page Morgan

April 14

1890s Paris, gargoyles come to life, need I say more…

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

April 28

An Ancient Rome-like setting, mythological characters, and rebel slaves…

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

April 28

Magical people living beneath NYC, (but way more promising than the Troll in Central Park), pickpockets and firebirds…

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

May 5

Spicy/Sexy retelling of Tamlin with a Beauty and the Beast style debt thrown in for good measure, plus SJMAAS!

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

May 5

Inspired by Red Riding Hood, in Hodge’s beautiful writing style, plus dark magic and haunting choices…

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

May 12

A Thousand and One Nights / Arabian tales update but with a dark twist on the King who has SECRETS, plus rumored mouth watering descriptions of food (among other things)…

Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen

May 19

The third book in the Robin Hood trilogy told from Marian’s heart-wrenching perspective; I need to know what happens next, A.C. Gaughen is a FEELS master…

Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen

June 2

A completely new take on trolls, hidden worlds beneath mountains, dreamy opera settings,  and a hunt for dark magic to break a curse…

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

June 2

A King’s best witch hunter becomes the hunted, pirates, ghosts and magic…

Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

June 23

1725 London, female spies, thieves, slums and blackmail, sort of teen female Oliver vibe, plus such an unusual historical setting…

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6 thoughts on “Top Ten Books on my Spring To Be Read List

  1. I’m looking forward to The Wrath And The Dawn and An Ember In The Ashes, too! As well as Hidden Huntress, but I have to read Stolen Songbird (Book #1 of that trilogy) before I can sink my teeth into that book.

    • Yay! The Stolen Songbird series is so good, a completely unique approach to trolls. And I am so looking forward to the different settings of Wrath and Ember! It’s exciting to find promising books by debut authors-

      • It is! Have you read Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy, or Karina Sumner-Smith’s Radiant? The worlds in both books / series are really neat, too. That’s also the reason why I want to check out Jay Kristoff’s Lotus War Trilogy (steampunk set in feudal Japan).

      • OMG, yes! Love, love the Grisha Trilogy, her writing is pure magic, and can’t wait for her new book, Six of Crows. I haven’t read Radiant or the Lotus War Trilogy, will have to add them to my list, thanks for the recs!

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