Although Xmas is still far away, it’s always a good idea to start preparing your bookish presents. In this first list, I recommend you some of my favorite books. I’m sure that you have an idea of what I’m going to list if you’ve been reading my bookish reviews. However, I invite you to follow this short series from now on. I’m sure that you can find some new books that can be perfect as Xmas presents (for yourself, of course).
Let’s begin with the Grishaverse! I highly recommend the Six of Crows duology (Six of Crows [The Book Depository] and Crooked Kingdom [The Book Depository]). Leigh Bardugo has created an amazing universe plenty of mysteries, magic and perils. I love all characters of the Grishaverse! You can read my reviews on the Six of Crows here, and the one of Crooked Kingdom here. These two books are perfect as a wonderful Xmas present (for all ages!)
Following with the Grishaverse, we have to take a look at Shadow and Bone [The Book Depository], Siege and Storm [The Book Depository], and Ruin and Rising [The Book Depository]. If you read the Six of Crows duology first, you’ll find out that the Shadow and Bone trilogy is very light. So, I recommend you to read this trilogy first. However, if you do the same as I did, I’m sure that you’ll enjoy it anyway. After all the action of Six of Crows, it’s good to chill out with more romance. You can find the reviews for Shadow and Bone here, Siege and Storm here, and Ruin and Rising here. I loved the Darkling and Lantsov. Leigh Bardugo is currently working on a duology around Lantsov, which is great news!
If you’re up for wild romance, then I recommend A Court of Thorns and Roses [The Book Depository], A Court of Mist and Fury [The Book Depository], and A Court of Wings and Ruin [The Book Depository]. If you love Fae, pointed ears, badass female characters, and magic, this is for you. Not only we have romance, but we also have very hot sex scenes! This is the perfect trilogy to enjoy with a warm cup of coffee by your side. You can find ACOTAR’s review here, ACOMAF’s here, and ACOWAR here. Sara J. Maas is currently working on a spinoff, so while you enjoy the ride with these three books, you can start preparations for the next one. Ah, and just to be clear: I love Rhys.
The next book is on my to-read-pile: An Enchantment of Ravens [The Book Depository]. I’ve read fantastic reviews on it, and I’m sure I’ll end up reading it very soon. Plus: the cover is amazing. Isobel is a portrait artist with very dangerous clients that range from immortal creatures to sinister fair folk. One day, she receives her first royal patron, Rook, the autumn prince, and she makes a mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes, a weakness that seems can cost him his life. Rook is furious and wants her to stand trial for her crime. Rook and Isobel need to trust each other for their survival. Perhaps even love can arise from this relationship. But, the fair folk’s law is ruthless. What do you think will happen?
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