Happy Book Birthday to the following new releases:
- Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
- The Beholder by Anna Bright
- War of the Bastards (Royal Bastards #3) by Andrew Shvarts
All three of these books should be making their way to my house some time this week. Some were preordered and others are coming in subscription boxes.
- The Beholder (this one was a preorder so I will definitely have it in hand on June 4th)
- Sorcery of Thorns (I’m not sure I’ll have this one on release day, which is why it’s second)
- War of the Bastards (this one is last because I need to read the other two books in the series first)
Description from Amazon (The Beholder)
Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match.
But after an excruciatingly public rejection, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic to visit a series of potential suitors—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.
From the gardens of England to the fjords of Norge, Selah’s quest will be the journey of a lifetime. But her stepmother’s schemes aren’t the only secrets hiding belowdecks…and the stakes of her voyage may be higher than any happy ending.
Description from Amazon (Sorcery of Thorns)
All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.
Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.
As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.
Amazon is pitching both of the above as books that fans of Caraval will love. I’m all about that!