Friends, I’m terrible at getting to a specific tbr, so keep me in your thoughts?
Because today I’m sharing seven novels I’m 99.99% sure I’ll adore, either because they come highly recommended, or because I’m a fan of their authors. The aim of this post – and one that will follow it, well, one day – is to see how well I can predict what books work for me.
I’m allowing myself plenty of time to finish these seven books – my goal is to post my updates in March, as one of the books mentioned here comes out in February.
Before we get into the post I want to give a quick shout out to Caitlin, because her post (and encouragement!) was what originally made me want to write this post.
7 Books I Expect To Adore
The King of Crows (The Diviners #4)
by Libba Bray
The Diviners series is one of the most complex, intriguing series I’ve ever read, and the wait between the books has been slowly killing me. In particular, I need The King of Crows, because the cliffhanger at the end of the previous book was torture. It was the kind when something good happens to the characters… and is then promptly taken away from them. It broke my heart, because my love for the characters (and the couples!) is, essentially, endless, and their suffering felt so, idk, personal!? It was awful, y’all, and I need the happy ending I’m expecting – although with Bray WHO KNOWS if we are getting it at all!? – delivered in the final book.
The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1)
by R.F. Kuang
I’ve been getting into adult high fantasy more and more in the past year, and The Poppy War is high up on my list of “must read” fantasy novels. It comes highly recommended from some of my favorite people in the blogging world, to the extent I’m sure I too will adore it.
The Darkest Legacy (The Darkest Minds #4)
by Alexandra Bracken
I was late to The Darkest Minds fandom – like, extremely late – meaning that I read the series in 2018, and let me tell you, I enjoyed the hell out of it. The plot itself is pretty neat – although, truth to be told, the world doesn’t make much sense if you dig deeper into it – but what really sold me on the series was the cast. I adored them, both as individuals and as a team (the found family trope is so well done in this one!), and I can’t wait to read more about them all.
Call It What You Want
by Brigid Kemmerer
Brigid Kemmerer’s Letters to the Lost is one of the most emotional, gorgeous contemporary novels I’ve ever read, so obviously, I have every hope of adoring Call It What You Want as well, especially because many of my favorite bloggers rated it super-highly. Also, apparently the characters are “both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they’ve built” which is the best trope/premise/whatever, and I’m here for it.
A Madness of Sunshine
by Nalini Singh
I’ve talked about how much I adore Nalini Singh, in a big part because of her incredible Psy-Changeling series. Her world building, characters, and plot are always 1000% spot-on, so I’m excited to see her branch out from romance – not that there is anything wrong with only writing romance! – and write a book in another favorite genre of mine: mystery-thriller.
Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1)
by Brandon Sanderson
After loving the first three Mistborn books, I knew I needed to read more by Sanderson – and the time has come, friends! I asked a friend who owns and has read multiple novels by him to recommend me her favorite, and now I have (her copy of) Warbreaker sitting on my shelf, patiently waiting for me to get to it. I know nothing about this book, but I’m hoping to love it.
by Nina Varela
I’m pretty sure that if you’re in the YA book-blogging community, you have already heard about Crier’s War by Nina Varela. I sure as hell did on like, 85% of the blogs I’m following, and most – if not all – of them loved it, which sounds reasonable because it’s an f/f enemies to lovers romance, aka the best thing ever. Do I know anything else about the book? No. Do I need to? I think not.
How well can you predict which books will or won’t work for you? What books are you 1000% sure you’ll adore? Have you read any of my picks?