Friday, March 4, 2016

Random Fridays: Spring 2016 Reads

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Spring is coming! Huzzah! Admittedly, it might still feel like winter in some places . . . but that will change eventually. (Unless you live in, say, Antarctica. Or Siberia, in which case you have my sympathy.) And along with the new season comes a new crop of books to get excited about . . . though, honestly, I'm still trying to catch up on the winter reads.

Spring 2016 Reads

Isle of Stars by Wayne Thomas Batson (today!)
This book surprised me, just being released today! A long-awaited sequel to Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire, Isle of Stars was written as a (rather belated) Christmas gift for WTB's readers. (Though, all things considered, I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.) Besides just being a sequel, though, it apparently contains a lot of cameos from and references to WTB's other books, which should be really fun to look for. To top it all off, it's free on Kindle from today to the 8th! There'll also be a paperback sometime, but the eBook will do for me for now.

 Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (March 8)
 So I'm not one-hundred percent sure what to expect from this book . . . but it certainly sounds unique, if nothing else. The world sounds half Persian, half Wild West, which should be fun. And most of the reviews seem to be pretty good so far.

King's Folly by Jill Williamson (April 5) 
I don't know if this counts or not, because technically this was released in three parts over the winter . . . but I still need to read it, so I'm going to go ahead and include it. Apparently we're getting a look at Er'rets's past, and while reviewers have said it's dark, they've also said it's really good. Plus I generally enjoy Mrs. Williamson's books- those I've gotten my hands on, anyway.

Songkeeper by Gillian Bronte Adams (April 15) 
Finally! I feel like I've been waiting on this for ages, wondering what the pumpernickel was going to happen to Birdie and Ky and Amos. I admit I'm not the hugest fan of the cover, mostly because Amos does not look like that in my imagination. But, on the other hand, we appear to be headed somewhere desert-y . . . and it involves riding lions. So that sounds cool.

Samara's Peril by Jaye L. Knight (May 13) 
And another book I've been eagerly looking forward to: the next Ilyon Chronicles! I'm saving a few gift cards so I can actually buy this when it comes out instead of waiting and asking for it for my birthday or Christmas . . . I mean, don't get me wrong, Ilyon Chronicles make excellent gifts. But I'd like to get it sooner than that . . . particularly since my love for the series doubled with The King's Scrolls. I can't wait to see more of Liam and Kaden and Marcus . . . and, of course, Jace. Also, this book is up for eBook preorder today, so definitely go check that out!

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Sky (May 17) 
Like Rebel of the Sands, I don't know a ton about this book? But I do know that it's set in an alternate-19th-century Russia (which should be a novelty) and it has excellent reviews, so that's good. I'm looking forward to reading it, even if I'm not hugely excited for it.
And that's all . . . I feel like I'm missing something, but I'm not sure what. If you know of any spring releases that aren't on my list but should be, please tell me in the comments!
Thanks for reading!
-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)  

12 comments:

  1. I am definitely looking forward to The Crown's Game. (Also, I totally forgot to add the link-up widget until just now. Sorry!)

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    1. 'Tis fine. Thanks for putting it up, and also for commenting!

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  2. The crown's Game looks interesting! And I like the cover of it! :)

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    1. The cover is pretty cool. Thanks for commenting!

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  3. YES. We have basically all the same books on the spring TBR. Except... I'm not too interested in Jill's book? I KNOW, SHAME ON ME. But her writing has never really clicked with me. I might try it again, though. We'll see. xD

    The cover for Rebel Sands is my favorite ever. o.o

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    1. I can understand why, actually. I mainly love her fantasy stuff- the rest I'm not as crazy about. (Missions/Spies, I like; Replication I'm eh about; Captives I haven't read.)

      It is very pretty. *nods*

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  4. AHH I'm so excited for the Crown's Game. It seems amazing. Waiting for a book kills me, I try not to find out about upcoming books, I hate waiting.

    ~Noor

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    1. I'm starting to feel like I should be more excited for The Crown's Game than I actually am . . .
      I don't like waiting either, but I want to find out in advance so I can request them first at the library, and also for that delicious feeling of finally getting a book that you've been waiting ages for.

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  5. I am so excited for Songkeeper and Rebel Sands! I read a sample of the latter about a week ago and I couldn't put it down. It looks and sounds really cool.
    I am happy to have found your blog and can't wait to read more from you! :D

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    1. They both sound awesome, I agree- though I don't think I've gotten samples of either.
      Thank you! I'm glad you like it!

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  6. I'm VERY pleased with teh amount of fantasy on this list. :') FANTASY IS JUST THE BEST. THAT IS ALL. ahem. Well actually...not all because I also have to squee over Rebel of the Sands!! EEEEP. It's amazing. I promise. It does that blend of Western/Persian perfectly. <3 And it's super sassy which is just amazing because sassy banter wins me EVERY TIME. And The Crown's Game is AMAZING TOO. *flails*

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    1. YES IT IS. Basically 95% of what I read is fantasy or occasionally sci-fi . . . and then the rest is basically just dystopian and historical fiction. And the more I hear about Rebel of the Sands, the more I want to read it, so yay. :D

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