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TBR List 2020

 

 

There are a lot of books to be both written and read in 2020. It’s so hard to choose! But I have narrowed down a short list. I have chosen twelve books for this year, one a month, since I do have a busy lifestyle, but hope to be able to squeeze in one or two more. I will list them below so that you can read them with me if you like. I love to discuss books so don’t be shy. Visit my YouTube channel (visit a video about this post) or my facebook page to share your opinions.

 

Okay, let’s get started!

 

January read: The 3rd Planet by Mirage F and G Amaral

I have been neglecting Sci-Fi for a while as I have been focused on Paranormal Romance and Epic Fantasy and hoped this book would bring some space adventure into my life again.

Blurb: Hundreds of years from now we have spread out in space. Mankind thrives on a terraformed Mars, in orbital cities on Venus and in pioneering colonies on Jupiter’s moons under the unified banner of the Solar System.
Enclosed habitats reach the stratosphere with stacked cities. An omnipresent and benign artificial intelligence operates in integration with our nervous system. Fusion reactors provide infinite energy, and gravitational drive engines allow men to dominate their solar system. Captain Newton´s future as an officer at the Solar Armada seemed bright and predictable. Maybe a little too predictable. Everything is about to change when an unprecedented cosmic event shocks the solar worlds. A spectacle of light and energy that will shake the foundations of our civilization. A call that cannot remain unanswered. Mankind will pursue the trail of life and be forced to look into an unforgiving mirror. We will undertake a journey that will shape the future of our species across time, space and beyond. A defining moment like others our ancestors underwent, but this time we will not be alone.

 

 

February read: Bridge of Lies by Misha Herwin

A YA adventure with mystery and crime solving. I’m hoping it will bring me the same joy as when reading Harry Potter, but with a different world and twists.

Blurb: Letty Parker & Associates Detective Agency is finally in business. But before they can take on their first case, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s famous suspension bridge is blown up. Letty decides to investigate but getting hired is not as easy as she thought, especially when the Dark Ones have their own plans for her. Then there is Ma Pountney and her witches, plus the Bear and his gang of villains. Each determined to stand in Letty’s way. Nothing goes right from the very start and one by one Letty’s friends desert her.

Even in a city, crowded with folk arriving for the Balloon Festival, Letty finds herself alone – and in the greatest of danger.

 

 

 

March read: The Bronze Dragon by Eileen Mueller

A YA adventure with mystery and crime solving. I’m hoping it will bring me the same joy as when reading Harry Potter, but with a different world and twists.

Blurb: A routine hunting trip turns into a nightmare when Hans discovers a dead dragon rider, and strange beasts in the forest. Then his family goes missing. He must track the dangerous beasts to find his mother and sister, but everything goes go wrong. There’s only one hope left. A hope that could save his family and give him a new destiny. Dare Hans dream of the impossible? And what must he sacrifice to save his kin?

 

 

 

 

April read: Code of Rainbow by Weiqi Wang

This book promises an extensive fantasy adventure with magical elements, enviable gifts and dragons. I can’t wait!

Blurb: Soarame has a pair of special eyes. He can see magic elements in this world, which are supposed to be invisible. This enviable gift of his could reveal the truth of the world, but it also put him in danger.

Many animals in this world possess magic power, so they are called “magimals” – dragons as an example. Soarame fortunately got a baby magimal as his best friend, but they got into troubles together – troubles that were a lot bigger than dragons.

 

 

 

 

May read: Betrayal’s Price by Lisa Blackwood

This book is an Romantic Epic Fantasy, which is my favourite genre. I have high expectations of its world building, character building and magic system.

Blurb: Warrior-Scout Ashayna Stonemantle has no awareness of her fate until her sentient magic manipulates her into seeking out one of the enemy—Sorntar, Crown Prince of the Phoenix. If she dare trust the word of an enemy prince who is also an avian shape-shifting mage, their souls and futures are eternally linked.

When their willful magic awakens early and forces them into an unbreakable bond, Ashayna and Sorntar are accused of being corrupted by an ancient evil. To prove their innocence, they must work together to discover what happened in the past to pit bondmate against bondmate. As the search for the truth draws them closer together, Ashayna realizes she has growing feelings for Sorntar. But before she can tell him, his tainted power enslaves him. Faced with an impossible decision, Ashayna chooses to fight for Sorntar’s soul even at the risk of her own.

 

 

June read: Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle

Another YA Fantasy on my list this year. I hope this one will turn out to be full of romantic dreams and a fairytale ending.

Blurb: The day I learned of my arranged marriage to the Prince of Vires,  I decided to kill him. Nothing could compare to the horror of being sold to a man I didn’t know, forced into a consummation ceremony in front of the royal council, and becoming a prisoner in my own castle. I was wrong.
At sixteen years old, I didn’t want to be married to anyone, least of all the young but cold Prince of Vires. Despite the kingdom of Besmium’s vulnerability without our alliance, I hatched the perfect plan to stop the marriage I never asked for–I decided to kill him. But when I got what I wanted and the wedding was canceled, I realized there were worse things than being married to Prince Young. Things like my kingdom being under attack and another prince vying for my hand.
Now my only hope is the man I tried to kill. But with the enemy circling Besmium like a hawk, it may be too late. Now I’m faced with an impossible choice–my kingdom…or my heart.

 

 

 

July read: The Blue Tower by Thalia Blake

I picked this book because the blurb is open to many interpretations, but seems to imply an adventure like Game of Thrones.

Blurb: Just off the shore of the Jasper Belt is an island made of strange blue stones. Centuries ago, a great queen built a tower on that forbidding rock, and now it will keep the daughter of another great queen safe from an invading army that threatens everything she has worked so hard to build.
But some dynasties are not meant to last forever, and when the Roynet Mists rise and the clash of battle begins, one princess may lose everything she has ever loved.

 

 

 

 

 

August read: Death’s Kiss by McKenzie Hunter

A bit of kick-ass urban fantasy has never hurt anyone. I’m up for some action before going summer ends.

Blurb: It’s supposed to be a simple job. All Erin has to do is retrieve several objects that were stolen during a high stakes poker game. But nothing is ever simple when she accepts jobs from her mysterious client, who goes by the name Mephisto. She might as well be working for the devil himself. Soon, Erin is pulled into a dark world with powerful witches, shapeshifting dragons, vampires, and flame-throwing mages. To complete the job, she must do something she vowed she would never do again—use her magic. There are always consequences when Erin uses her magic—deadly consequences.

 

 

 

 

September read: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I wanted to read this book last year, but never go the chance. I really want to get to it before it becomes a series on Netflix!

Blurb: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams – but he can’t pull it off alone.

A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction – if they don’t kill each other first.

 

 

October read: Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

It’s already on my kindle, I have already read the first few chapters. Now I need to finish it.

Blurb: On the northernmost point of the Cursed Shores lies Bingtown, a bustling hub of exotic trade and home to a proud merchant nobility famed for its extraordinary vessels.

Only Bingtown liveships can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain Wild River and plunder the riches found upstream, but such vessels are made from the most precious commodity in the world – a material with the ability to become sentient – and so are extremely rare.

The fortunes of one of Bingtown’s oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia. For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy. But the fate of Vivacia – and the Vestrits – may ultimately lie in the hands of the dark and charming pirate, Kennit, who lusts after such a ship and has plans of his own . . .

 

 

November read: Playing Faith by Younglibby

Read her Novisode series the Mute Prince and fell in love with her writing. It was well described and imaginative. I want to see how that translate into this Romance Thriller.

Blurb: Shot in the hand, her entire future is literally bleeding out. In exchange for a secret, experimental procedure to regenerate her hand—and save her career—Rad agrees to impersonate Faith. But are the side effects making her time travel in her dreams? Or is that just her own crazy coming out?
Rad’s caught in a quantum entanglement of high-tech human traffickers, shadowy Spec-Int operatives, and fugitive-hunting marshals. And the suave, mysterious assassin she’s falling for seems to know her future.
Worse, he may have killed her father. Can she out-smart and out-fight her enemies? Who can she trust?

 

 

 

 

December read: The Sun God’s Heir by Elliott Baker

I don’t normally read Historic Pirate Stories, however I have enjoyed watching The Pirates of the Caribbean. Perhaps I should give it another go with this swashbuckling tale.

Blurb: 17th century high seas adventure sails the gauntlet of the Barbary coast in this seagoing thriller. Board Now 1671. Destiny is forced on René Gilbert when he awakens aboard the slave ship Albion. The future balances on the blade of a rapier. This award-winning first novel sails from France to Spain, Morocco and Egypt. A sword mistress will aid René and an ancient brother will oppose him. For a timeless hatred, blood is not the only payment. Death is but the least of life’s penalties.

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY READING 2020

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