I feel like I say this every week, but this was another difficult list to make haha – I couldn’t even come up with 5 books!
Normally this would be so easy for me because there’s so many books I want to read and don’t own. However… I’ve just not been in the mood lately to buy books, and I’ve not even been able to think of books I want. I go into bookstores and I search online, but I can’t find any books that interest me. It’s both a good and a bad thing at the moment because I’m not adding to my out of control TBR, but I’m also worried I’m missing out on some incredible books. I’m just in a really weird place right now with books haha.
Anyway… with that intro out of the way – here are some books that I would love to receive this Christmas.
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Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.
Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.
This was the easiest book to think of, mainly because it has recently been released. I was so busy with university and work that I forgot to pre-order this one, but I got a message from my sister the other day and it turns out she’s got me it for Christmas, which I’m so thankful for!
The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.
Until the taps run dry.
Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.
I’ve seen this book around quite a bit over the past few months, and I’m definitely really interested in the concept of it. It sounds like quite a realistic plot that could happen in the near future, which is very scary.
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.
Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.
She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.
I’ve been wanting this book ever since I first heard about it at the beginning of the year. But I haven’t been able to find a copy anywhere. I’ve never seen it in a bookstore and every time I check online, it’s always out of stock. It’s impossible to get it!
A single wish will spark a new dawn.
Every millennium the missing pieces of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers are hunted, for they hold the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish.
As a temple burns to the ground Yumeko escapes with its greatest treasure – the first piece of the scroll. And when fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai she knows he seeks what she has. Kage is under order to kill those who stand in his way but will he be able to complete his mission? Will this be the dawn that sees the dragon wake?
As well as this book being beautiful, it also sounds amazing. I’ve had my eye on it since I first heard about it a couple of months ago, and I was waiting until it was released to get it. I had no idea it was out last month!