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#SixForSunday – 17th May 2020 – Series I can’t wait to get into

This Sunday tag is created and run by Steph over at A Little But A Lot. There are some very interesting and fun prompts coming up this autumn so check it out. Today’s topic is Series you can’t wait to get into/Series you’re dying to read.

Let’s be honest – there are tons!!! how will I choose?

Let’s dive into the list of my 6 Series you can’t wait to get into

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I say its a series I’m dying to get into and yet its been as a completed series on my shelf for about 9 months…

There is some many thing about this book that drew my interest; the female assassin was the main part but also the fandom and the queerness. I have heard some talk about a magical sassy cat which also intrigues me.

I hope this is the year when I read them all. I know once I start I’ll just binge read the whole thing.

Synopsis of book #1:

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

Graceling (Graceling Relam #1) by Kristin Cashore

This series sounds really good

Synopsis of book #1:

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po.

She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more. 

Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown

I read book 1 and loved it but I didn’t want to dig any deeper before the rest of the books come out so I can binge read it. So far book 5 is out with one more panned and has an expected publication date for 2021. Even though this is two trilogies in one, I would still want to read them all in one. And I’m doing it in audiobook format.

Synopsis of book #1:

“I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.”

“I live for you,” I say sadly.

Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.”

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

Vicious (Villains #1) by V. E. Schwab

I love V. E. Schwabs writing nd Vicious has a premise I’m very curious about. A book about the villain instead of the hero! Who doesn’t want to read that!?!

Synopsis of book #1:

A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn’t automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N. K. Jemisin

Now. I have recently gotten all three book in the trilogy from a friend (pre-covid) right. But That doesn’t mean I have started this series even though I really want to. Its a special series. Every single instalment has won the Hugo Awards which first of all is #AuthorGoals and secondly sets a really high bar and I’m kind of scared diving into it.

Synopsis of book #1:

This is the way the world ends. Again.

Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze — the world-spanning empire whose innovations have been civilization’s bedrock for a thousand years — collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a madman’s vengeance. And worst of all, across the heart of the vast continent known as the Stillness, a great red rift has been been torn into the heart of the earth, spewing ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.

Now Essun must pursue the wreckage of her family through a deadly, dying land. Without sunlight, clean water, or arable land, and with limited stockpiles of supplies, there will be war all across the Stillness: a battle royale of nations not for power or territory, but simply for the basic resources necessary to get through the long dark night. Essun does not care if the world falls apart around her. She’ll break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter.

Brandon Sanderson

Anything by Brandon Sanderson really. I’ve only read Warbreaker but none of his series and I really want to. I even know where to start and have the book ready, but have yet to pick it up. He has a lot of books out and a lot of series but I have a copy of Steelheart, Mistborn and Way of Kings. so I could pick and choose. Form all of them I feel The Final Empire Would be the most interesting to me.

Synopsis of book #1:

Where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. Criminal mastermind Kelsier teaches Allomancy, the magic of metals, to another Mistborn, urchin Vin 16. The unlikely heroine is distracted by rich Venture heir Elend. Can Kelsier’s thieving crew take on the tyrant Lord Ruler and bring back colour to their world?

What do you think?

Let me know!

9 thoughts on “#SixForSunday – 17th May 2020 – Series I can’t wait to get into

    1. Red Rising book 1 was really good, but I now read it so many years ago I need to re-read it before continuing with the series. I hope I’ll love Nevernigh as much as everyone else 🙂

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    1. I just know I’ll love Red Rising which is probably one of the reasons I don’t want to read it all before the entire series is out. I loved the first book so the rest should be fun too 🙂 I think it was you who recommended Nevernight on audiobook so Im doing the entire series on audio some time soon-ish.

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