- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
I've already read it and enjoyed it. It was as good as Shadow & Bone (my review). My review will be posted soon.
I probably won't be reading the last one though. I'm staying away from last books in series because they're usually terrible. I also spoiled Ruin & Rising and the author undid something that makes you wonder what the point of reading this entire trilogy was.
- The Tempest by William Shakespeare
This is the Shakespeare play I want to read the most. I've been wanting to read it since I watched the anime, Blast of Tempest, which is based off it. The Tempest seems to have a lot of fantasy elements like Ariel the air spirit and I'm excited to see how it turns out.
I really enjoyed the first book in this trilogy - A Great and Terrible Beauty. I've read it quite a while ago though, so I'll be rereading it before I continue on with the trilogy. I recommend A Great and Terrible Beauty for those that want a good book set in the Victorian times.
- Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (Thanks to Random House Canada)
This one seems like it can be read as a stand alone. There aren't many stand alone fantasy books and I'm curious to see how this will turn out.
- The Fire Wish by Amber Lough (Thanks to Random House Canada)
This is the first book in a new fantasy series based off middle east mythology/folkore, which is different.
- Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (Thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada)
I really should have read the synopsis before requesting this one. Westerfeld's books are usually very different and interesting reads and that's way I expected this one to be good. After reading the synopsis and the reviews though, this book sounds awful. It alternates between a girl's adventures in New York and her YA novel. That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen and both stories sound boring. Also, making it about a girl who's a YA writer is such a cheap way to appeal to the audience. I probably won't be reading this one.
- Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn (Thanks to St. Martin's Press)
A lot of people seemed to have enjoyed this one and I want to read more stand alones.
- Ruslan and Lyudmila by Alexander Pushkin (Thanks to Alma Books)
This is a Russian epic fairy tale in the form of a poem. I've been trying to branch out more in what I read. I really hope the translation is decent, but otherwise this sounds like it could be a fun read.
- Sketcher by Roland Watson-Grant (Thanks to Alma Books)
This one sounds very different than what I usually read, but it could be really good for all I know. If anyone has read Sketcher, what did you think?
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Thanks to Random House UK)
I really enjoyed A Little Princess and The Secret Garden seems to be more popular than it, so I have high hopes for it.
- Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Thanks to Random House UK)
I don't know if this will be really good or really boring. I vaguely remember watching a kids TV series based off it though.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Thanks to Random House UK)
- Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott (Thanks to Random House UK)
I've already read Little Women and its sequel, but I wanted to reread them, considering it was such a long time ago.
- Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild (Thanks to The Collector’s Library)
I remember watching the 2007 film of this and liking it.
- Vicious (by Victoria Schwab) cards & bookplate (Thanks to the author)