It’s the end of January and my book case has gained more books! Luckily, my bank account is still happy with me because I only bought four books. Below are the following books that have stolen my money, and who knows, I may be able to read them all this year.
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black
Publisher/Publication Date: Little Brown Books for Young Readers/January 8, 2019
Edition/Pages: Hardcover B&N Exclusive/338 pages
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Romance
Holly Black brings us the anticipated second installment from The Folk of the Air Series, The Wicked King. Picking up from where The Cruel Prince left off, we follow Jude as she navigates the politics of Faerie. Without giving too much away, a shocking revelation was made at the end of The Cruel Prince, drastically changing the political fate of the land of Faerie. It was up to Jude to figure out the next steps, and boy, did she! I really don’t want to spoil anything, but all I can say is the Holly Black has hooked us in and we won’t rest until we find out what happens next. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Jude.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Publisher/Publication Date: Harper Teen/October 16, 2018
Edition/Pages: Hardcover/320 pages
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Romance
A Very Large Expanse of Sea is a tale of a Muslim girl living in a post 9/11 world. Everyday Shirin is mocked, bullied, and stereotyped because of her race. Because of this, Shirin has built up her walls so high and thick that no one has a chance to get through. That is, until Ocean James. Ocean is the first person, in a very long time, who has genuinely shown Shirin kindness. It scares her, and she’s skeptical. I love reading about different backgrounds; to get a small inside look at what Shirin, as a Muslim, has to go through during this time. I can’t even begin to fathom what it feels like. I think Mafi will give us a great story and I am ready for the journey
Buy it here: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Publisher/Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books/September 1, 2015
Edition/Pages: Paperback/485 pages
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Romance
So, I decided a while ago that every year, I want to tackle one completed series from start to finish. For 2018, it was the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. This year, I’m choosing to read The Mortal Instruments.
While at a club in New York City, Clary Fray witnesses a murder being committed by three very out of place teenagers. If their strange tattoos and weird weapons weren’t enough, the slain body vanishes without a piece of evidence left behind.
Soon, Clary discovers that the earth is inhabited with demons and it is up to the Shadowhunters to get rid of them. Everything goes south when her mother goes missing and demons are suddenly popping into her life. With the help of Jace and his band of Shadowhunters, it is up to Clary and company to get to the bottom of everything going upside down.
Buy it here: City of Bones
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Publisher/Publication Date: Crown/November 13, 2018
Edition/Pages: Hardcover/426 pages
The life of former First Lady Michelle Obama has been transferred to pages! With a life filled with hardship, meaning and accomplishment, Michelle give us a front row seat to the experiences that have molded her and allowed her to become one of the most admired people of the 21st century. Chronicling her early days growing up in Chicago, to changing her address to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Michelle does not hold back and gives readers a stripped and bare retelling of her amazing life.
Buy it here: Becoming