Hello Book Bats! Here’s my November TBR! 📚📚📚
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“You are being watched. All your pathways have already been seen.”
Huge thank you to Bridie from Outlet Publishing for sending me a free copy of Lost Frequencies in exchange for an honest review! Lost Frequencies is a Sci-fi fantasy novel by Caitlin Lynagh, out 19 Nov, 2019.
I’m very excited to read this as I haven’t read a proper sci-fi for a couple of years now!
Lost Frequencies (314 pages) synopsis (words by Outlet Publishing):
During a salvage hunt in the desolate wastelands of Planet Iyeeka, a strange naked woman is discovered inside a metal machine. No one has lived in the area for decades.
Ten wise Iyeekens are drawn to the woman through their dreams and eventually follow her, along with the three who found her, through their war-torn land in search of truth. They believe she is the key to saving their dying planet. She has knowledge even she doesn’t understand. Yet. Who are these aliens she so vividly remembers? What is the significance of this planet Earth and its inhabitants? And why is her knowledge essential in saving their world?
I was luckly enough to have 3 different titles sent to me for review this month. This time its Forever and a Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton. Huge thank you this time to Hailey from Kaye Publicity for sending me not only FAAD, but the entire Dru Jasper series as well! 😄
Forver and a Doomsday is the latest in the Dru Jasper series (4 books), though all can be read as a stand-alone. I’m halfway through It Happened One Doomsday (Book 1) and I am loving the dynamic between Dru and Greyson so far and am excited to see how they develop throughout the series!
Forever and a Doomsday (288 pages) synopsis (words by PYR):
When insidious spirits from beyond the grave try to get their clutches on the apocalypse scroll, Dru Jasper and her misfit friends are the only hope for stopping doomsday. Crystal shop owner and up-and-coming sorceress Dru Jasper is the unwilling guardian of the apocalypse scroll, an ancient instrument of destruction held in check by the last of seven wax seals. If the forces of darkness manage to break the final seal, the world will come to a fiery end. It’s up to Dru to keep the scroll safe. No pressure or anything. When a chilling cohort of soul-devouring wraiths breaks free of the netherworld to get their ghostly fingers on the scroll, it’s up to Dru and her friends to stop them. These freakishly evil spirits can kill with just a touch.
To fight them, Dru needs a rare crystal older than the Earth itself. Her only hope of finding it is to race to a meteorite crater deep in the desert, with the wraiths right on her tail. But as her friends lose their magical powers to the life-draining evil of the wraiths, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. The only chance to stop doomsday is for Dru to descend into the depths of the netherworld. There, she must unearth the secrets of a lost city and overcome a long-lost enemy from her past. Can she find a way to save her friends and safeguard the scroll forever–before the wraiths break the seventh seal and bring on doomsday?
Kaye Publicity also sent me The Last Road by K. V. Johanson in exchange for a free review on Instagram. I’ll be reading this next month as I’m already reading so much fantasy this month. I’ve included the synopsis below just in case this beautiful cover has peaked your interest!
The Last Road (518 pages) synopsis (words by PYR):
When even the gods are dying, the hope of the world may lie in its most feared enemies. A new god proclaimed as the All-Holy has arisen in the west and leads an army eastward, devouring the gods and goddesses of the lands between, forcibly converting their folk and binding their souls to himself. The very fabric of the world appears threatened by forces beyond the understanding of scholars and wizards alike. Even the great city of Marakand, where the roads of east and west converge, seems powerless to resist the All-Holy, though the devils Moth and Yeh-Lin and the assassin Ahjvar, undead consort of the god of distant Nabban, have come to stand with it. That may avail Marakand little, for the shapeshifting Blackdog, once a champion of the gods, follows obediently at the All-Holy’s heel and Lakkariss, the sword of the cold hells, is in his master’s hand.
The next two books in my November TBR are Moroda and Palom by L.L. McNeil! The World of Linaria is the self-published epic fantasy series, with Book 1 Moroda shortlisted for the Best Indie Book Awards 2017 in Fantasy!
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Lauren on two occasions, both at MCM London Comic Con, which is where I purchased her novels. She is an absolute sweetheart and the passion she has for this world and her characters was clear to me even after a short conversation with her, so I just had to pick up this series! I have around 100 pages left of Book 1 and will probably jump straight into Palom right after. I think Kohl is my favourite character so far and at this point in the story he has so much mystery about him. He’s also an Arillian, a race of winged people that can control storm which is freaking cool! I also have a soft spot for Amarah, the airship pilot on the run, though she would probably punch me for showing her any kind of affection! 😂
Moroda (426 pages) synopsis (words by L.L. McNeil:
Linaria is a world where dragons are revered as gods, where airships rule the skies, and where war is stirring.
For Moroda, a former Goldstone, her life of luxury ends following her father’s sudden death. When her city is destroyed by a dragon, she and her sister ally with a sky pirate and narrowly escape the carnage—only to find a vigilante from an exiled race has left a trail of destruction everywhere his growing army has travelled. With compulsion at his fingertips, he strengthens his hold over Linaria’s people by stealing the power of dragons. It’s only a matter of time before Moroda, too, is forced to submit.
With war nipping at her heels and danger lurking in her companions and adversaries, Moroda must quickly learn about herself, her world, and the dragons so intent on reducing it all to ash.
My final read for November is Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, but I’m sure none of you have heard of her! 😂 All jokes aside, Ninth House is the dark fantasy adult debut by # 1 NYT Bestselling Author of the GrishaVerse trilogy and Six of Crows duology. I would also say NH was a pretty strong horror contender, I’m 150 pages in so far and I’m already pretty spooked, ghosts are no friend to anyone in this book.
Ninth House (458 pages) synopsis (words by Gollancz):
Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?
Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.
The Harry Potter readalong continues! I have 1 chapter left of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and plan to start listening to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows right after!
So that’s it for my November TBR! There are a few comics I plan to read this month but due to the large amount of books I received for review this month I’m not sure if I’ll have time for comic books.
What are you reading this month? Are there any books I’ve mentioned that you might pick up? Let me know in a comment!
Until next time,