I know that we are only 6 months in to the year but I pretty much have all my books chosen for 2017. I thought I would put a list together of books that I really want to read but unfortunately cannot at the moment! So as much as I would love to read these books this year and perhaps I will if I find more time then I will but for now here is a part three list of my books that I want to read in 2018! This is Part III but there will be a FOUR all together. I have also made a book Instagram account, if you want to follow it: seraphinabibliophagist
Part IIII (and the final in this Book Plans For 2018 set) will be published on July 21st. (So four weeks time!!)
Sister Red by Jackson Pearce
Published: June 2010
A quote from the book: “I am confident, I am capable, and I will not wait to be rescued by a woodsman or a hunter.”
The blurb according to Goodreads: Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls’ bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an axe and Scarlett’s only friend — but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they’ve worked for?
The Bone Queen by Alison Croggon
The blurb according to Goodreads: Cadvan of Lirigon, one of the most powerful Bards of his time, has been exiled from the School of Lirigon for a grievous crime that unleashed the power of the Bone Queen. Isolated and guilt-ridden, he is burdened by memories of his dealings with the Dark. Meanwhile, across Edil-Amarandh, a number of disturbing events suggest that the Bone Queen may not have been successfully banished, as was previously believed. The Light is under threat, but does Cadvan have the strength to face the Bone Queen again?
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
A quote from the book: “That’s the secret to performance: conviction. The right note played tentatively still misses its mark, but play boldly and no one will question you. If one believes there is truth in art – and I do – then it’s troubling how similar the skill of performing is to lying. Maybe lying is itself a kind of art. I think about that more than I should.”
The blurb according to Goodreads: Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.
Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.
Beyond The Wall by Tanya Landman
Published: April 2017
The blurb according to Goodreads: Running. Weeping. Blood on her lips. Blood in her mouth. Blood that is not her own.
After maiming her master, Cassia has no choice but to run. Beyond the river, fair to the north, stands Hadrian’s Wall – the furthest limit of the mighty Roman Empire. And beyond the wall? Freedom. With dogs on her trail and a bounty on her head, the journey seems impossible. But then Cassia meets Marcus – slick, slippery, sliver-tongued – a true and perfect son of Rome. And her only hope.
Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Published: September 2016
A quote from the book: “…this boy I had known for less than a heartbeat, was the boy of my dreams. Only my dreams were nightmares.”
The blurb according to Goodreads: Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent her life locked in Whittaker Psychiatric—but she isn’t crazy. And that’s not the worst of it. Her very first kiss proves anything but innocent…when Bale, her only love, turns violent.
Despite Snow knowing that Bale would never truly hurt her, he is taken away—dashing her last hope for any sort of future in the mental ward she calls home. With nowhere else to turn, Snow finds herself drawn to a strange new orderly who whispers secrets in the night about a mysterious past and a kingdom that’s hers for the taking—if only she can find her way past the iron gates to the Tree that has been haunting her dreams. Beyond the Tree lies Algid, a land far away from the real world, frozen by a ruthless king. And there too await the River Witch, a village boy named Kai, the charming thief Jagger, and a prophecy that Snow will save them all.
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
Published: February 2016
A quote from the book: “But people we love come and go, Caddy. That doesn’t mean we loved them any less at the time.”
The blurb according to Goodreads: Best friends Caddy and Rosie are inseparable. Their differences have brought them closer, but as she turns sixteen Caddy begins to wish she could be a bit more like Rosie – confident, funny and interesting. Then Suzanne comes into their lives: beautiful, damaged, exciting and mysterious, and things get a whole lot more complicated. As Suzanne’s past is revealed and her present begins to unravel, Caddy begins to see how much fun a little trouble can be. But the course of both friendship and recovery is rougher than either girl realises, and Caddy is about to learn that downward spirals have a momentum of their own.
Have you read any of these books? What are your book plans for 2018? What books have you been reading recently? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from you all.