Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

Posted May 1, 2018 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 4 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome meme previously hosted by the lovely folks @ The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is top ten:

Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

I’m loving this topic, there are are lot of books I would slay… well, something for (not lions – they’re just too cute!) I’m kinda not into the whole actual slaying of things for the most part (heck, I’m a vegetarian!) but I do wholeheartedly approve of the sentiment behind this week’s topic!

There are many (MANY) books I would sell my left kidney for (well, maybe not literally). I have somehow managed to narrow the list down to just ten but it was tough-going there for awhile, wasn’t sure I’d make it. 😉

1. The Wicked King by Holly Black

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This is made even worse by the fact there are ARC’s out in the wild right now! I read ‘The Cruel Prince’ in January and to say this book has become an obsession of mine would be an understatement. I just need more Jude, more Cardan … more Jude and Cardan together… ARGH! I am totally champing at the bit for ‘The Wicked King’ – I need it now! *grabby hands*

2. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

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I am a huge fan of Brigid Kemmerer’s writing and I am beyond excited to see how she tackles more standard fantasy fare. Her previous books thus far been set in our own contemporary world (albeit sometimes with some paranormal/fantastical elements) so I am eager too see her take on a more typical fantasy novel.

3. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

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This is definitely a book that I would slay… my favourite pair of slippers for (yep, you heard me!) The setting just sounds really intriguing and I definitely don’t read enough middle grade books.

4. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

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I’m betting ‘King of Scars’ makes a lot of people’s lists this week. 😉 I’ve actually only read the first book in the Grisha trilogy but the rest of the books are top priority in my TBR pile. So many people rave about Nikolai that I am definitely very, very intrigued…

5. Ravensong by T.J. Klune

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I loved the first book which had a very interesting take on werewolves/shapeshifters and I’m looking forward to getting Gordo’s story (he was such an interesting character). I wish I had it in my grubby little paws (see what I did there?) 😉

6. Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand

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‘Sawkill Girls’ hasn’t actually been on my radar too long, nonetheless I wish I had it in my hands right now because the synopsis sounds so darn good …

7. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

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I loved ‘Uprooted’ (with the heat of a thousand suns!) so this latest offering from Naomi Novik definitely has my head spinning (wow, I am puntastic today!) Seriously though, I want to read this book like, yesterday!

8. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

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‘The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue’ was one of my favourite reads last year so I am desperate to read it’s follow-up. I am so excited to get a book with an ace protagonist. Felicity is also a character who takes no prisoners. Hold me the eff back!!

9. War Storm by Victora Aveyard

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I made the (dumb) decision to hold off until all the books were released thus you can imagine it has been a long wait indeed. Therefore, it would be nice if somehow this book made it’s way to me earlier…

10. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

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I nearly fell off my seat when these two amazing authors announced a collaboration. I love them both henceforth I must have it. Would kill… err slay for it! I am just so ridiculously excited and I cannot wait for it come out.


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