- Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
- The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
- The Singing Sword by Jack Whyte
- The Courtesan’s Lover by Gabrielle Kimm
- Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
- Beyonders: Seeds of Rebellion by Brandon Mull
To be fair, I’ve already read and scheduled my review for The Singing Sword because I took it with me to read on the plane. So I’m not as far behind on buying, reading and reviewing as it seems like.
I picked up Prince of Thorns because Savindi from The Streetlight Reader has been raving about Prince of Thorns for a while now, so I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Grave Mercy both appealed to me when I read the blurb on Amazon a while back and because it was the talk of the YA blogosphere for a fair bit of time. We’ll see if it’s worth the hype.
I picked up Beyonders: Seeds of Rebellion by Brandon Mull because although I absolutely hated Fablehaven, I enjoyed the first book in his new Beyonders series. Also, I needed a new book at the airport in case I finished The Singing Sword on the way back. The Courtesan’s Lover had both an intriguing blurb and was on sale, so I picked that up as well at the bookstore. The Ghost Brigades is the second part of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War series. I figure that since the first book was so funny I cried from laughing at some parts that if nothing else, the second book will be an entertaining read. Knowing John Scalzi, though, I’m pretty sure it will be far more than that.
So what books are you guys reading this month? See any books here that you loved/hated/need to read?