This morning I had to defrost my car. This can only mean one thing, and that is that the Starks are wrong. Winter is not coming. Winter is here.
Admittedly, it is late November. Winter is just late here in the UK.
So, with 2019 not far away now, I felt like now would be a good time to share with you some books that I am looking forward to reading in the next year. Here goes!
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
This is the third and final book in the fantastic Winternight trilogy. Having loved the previous two books in the series, The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, I am thoroughly excited to read all about Vasya’s next adventure as this spirited Russian heroine battles against the patriarchal medieval society of 14th century Russia to live a life of her own choosing, whilst also protecting her family and friends from dark forces of myth and legend.
Coming 10th January 2019 (UK)
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
The follow up to the hugely successful Children of Blood and Bone. That book seems to have taken the internet and the literary world by storm with its vividly imagined, West African inspired fantasy world, characters and magic. The first book was a real roller coaster of emotion and used its fantasy setting to cover important real-world issues. Fingers crossed this one follows in the same vein! I’m certainly looking forward to getting my hands on it.
Coming 7th March 2019 (UK)
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
The opening book of a new series set in Grishaverse. I only recently discovered Bardugo’s fantasy world through her Six of Crows duology, and have subsequently picked up
her collection of in-universe short stories: The Language of Thorns. If these are anything to go by, this will be one hell of a book and hopefully series! We will follow a character who has already made appearances in her two previous Grishaverse series, not that I have read The Shadow and Bone series yet – Nikolai Lantsov, king of Ravka.
Coming 29th January 2019
Honourable mentions go to…
The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin and The Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss, however no one knows if they will be out next year. I hope so, but don’t rush guys. Get those two books right, a lot of people love them for a reason so keep doing what you’re doing!
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