Well, I definitely let this post series fall by the wayside in recent months, but I’m back with another five books published this year that I’ve added to my Goodreads TBR. There are just so many great sounding books that I keep adding an insane amount and this list certainly isn’t easy to get through. So, without further ado–
I’ve yet to decide if The Traitor Prince by C.J. Redwine is a book of new plots and ideas or a reworking of something I’ve seen a few times before. It definitely sounds exceedingly interesting thus far, detailing the story of a prince who loses his identity and must fight his way back to his crown. I’m definitely looking forward to picking this one up in the near future, but I still haven’t decided whether it’s for me or not. Which I suppose is just as well, since that’s really not something I should determine until after I’ve started. There’s a lot of potential here, though, even if it sounds super familiar to me. I think I’m getting flashbacks to The False Prince.
#PrettyBoy Must Die by Kimberly Reid is not the sort of book I would pick up ordinarily. I’ve sort of moved on from my early teen years of being absolutely in love with the teenage spy trope and while movies like Agent Cody Banks and books like Alex Rider will always hold a very special place in my heart, the teenage spy stories that I’ve encountered as an adult have never really lived up to the ones that I loved in the past. Even so, #PrettyBoy Must Die sounds like so much fun. I’m honestly just incredibly eager to get my hands on this book. I imagine it will be somewhat of a quick read (though, who knows, I could be wrong) but it’s just intriguing. A teenage spy has his cover blown as a result of a ‘friend’ in his class posting a photo of him online. I’m not sure how that one works, but I can’t wait to find out.
The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg is the sort of book that immediately has me trying to guess just how the plot will play out. I spent a good ten minutes ruminating over the possibilities the first time I came across this book. There’s definitely an exciting and adventure-filled story hidden behind the cover of this wonderful book. Where having powers condemns one to a horrible fate, a young girl lives in denial of her own developing magic. When the suppression of her powers eventually comes back to bite her, Avery is forced to run and hide. There’s a lot to find fun and interesting in this plot and I for one can’t wait to read it.
I almost didn’t add Hooper by Geoff Herbach. I’m not a huge sports fan, after all, and so I wasn’t sure if I would find this story interesting enough. But the sport is somewhat of a subplot to the young adopted boy’s life with his family and those around him. I’m not sure what this story is going to bring or whether or not I will enjoy it, but I’ve always believed it’s important to read books that appear to have a commentary on social issues. I am, admittedly, not entirely sure if this book will fit that criterion but I am intrigued enough to want to find out. Either way, it’s a curiosity of sorts.
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda is literally only on my TBR list because I love space stories. The cover definitely makes me less interested, ironically enough, and the plot described in the blurb doesn’t exactly catch my attention exceptionally well. I don’t know how I feel about the characters initially nor what my opinion is of the weird circumstances that the book’s events seem to follow. But I love books that take place in the outer portions of the universe, exploring worlds that might exist beyond our tiny little planet. And so, naturally, this one falls onto my TBR. We’ll see if I enjoy it or not!
And that’s all for now! Feel free to drop your thoughts on the books in the comments! Do you have any on your TBR? Will you be adding some? Let me know!
Happy reading, everyone!