Booklovers everywhere always have one thing in common: their ever growing to-be-read-pile. My list is always growing, although to be fair there are books on there I remove after a while. Today I was in the Dutch city of Dordrecht and found a few lovely little bookstores there and of course, found a bunch of new books I want to read. Specifically in the Young Adult fantasy genre and I couldn’t not share them with you. I hope I won’t add to your to-be-read-pile…too much.
The Burning Maze (Trials of Apollo book 3) by Rick Riordan
It’s already the third book in the series while the second book is lying here unopened, by nonetheless: I WANT THIS BOOK! When Rick Riordan started this series, I was a little hesitant, but as always, the story is amazing and never boring.
The Outcast (Summunor book4) by Taran Matharu
Outcast is the fourth book in the series, though it’s technically a prequel. This is another series that is very popular and the author was recently in the Netherlands for YALfest. I was surprised to see this in the stores already because it felt the third book in the series was only recently released. But I’m not complaining. I love it when authors release books quickly.
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
Okay, I know, technically I’m cheating here. I already own this book, but I saw a beautiful hardcover in the bookstore today, does that count? A Court of Frost and Starlight is a novella following the trilogy and compared to the trilogy, this story is (woefully) thin. This book is very high on my to-be-read-list, but so far I can’t seem to start reading it. It has happened before with big name books. I still have to read Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, even though I’ve had the book since the release day.
Game of Shadows by Erika Lewis
Unlike the other books, this book was not released in May 2018 but in 2017. I saw this (and bought it). The author is new to me, but I’m really curious. It’s a mix of fantasy and urban fantasy and while the concept is not exactly original (must rescue kidnapped mum) I like the idea of the Irish myth and legends and hidden realms.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This book has been widely praised already and in almost every bookstore I visited today (and earlier this week) it’s front and center as a big hint that you should read it. With good reason if I should believe the reviews I’ve seen so far. The blurb got my curiosity telling me to buy this book RIGHT NOW.