Friday, February 28, 2014

Random Fridays: Spring 2014 Reading List
Hey'a, everyone! Time for another Random Fridays post! But first, I have an announcement: for the next three weeks, I'll be guest-hosting Random Fridays over at Awkwordly Emma. So, no Random Friday posts here. I do hope to get other posts up during that time, though, so stay tuned! And now, this week's Random Friday: Spring 2014 Reading List!

First, newly released books:

 Shadow Hand by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. (3/4) I can hardly wait for this book. We finally get to find out what happens to Leonard! Finally! And Eanrin! And Imraldera! I'm very eager to find out what happens there. And I've heard there's something about Alistair and Mouse in there as well . . . And I have theories. And I want to know if I'm right or not.

 The Seventh Door by Bryan Davis. This is actually out already, but I have no idea when it actually came out. Some sources say February 17th, but I checked Amazon a few days ago, and they didn't have it, and the author's site says March 1, so, yeah. Confusing. I actually got an ARC of it a while back, so my review will be up tomorrow, but I hope to reread it so it'll be fresh in my memory.

Dreamtreaders by Wayne Thomas Batson. I've liked the idea of a world entered through dreams ever since I read the Circle Series, and I'm sure Wayne Thomas Batson's take on it will be awesome.

And books that are already out:
A Draw of Kings by Patrick W. Carr. I'm second in line on the library hold list for this, which is a good thing, because I need to find out what happens to Errol and I know someone is going to die, but who? (No spoilers, if you've read it already.) If it's Errol . . . let's just say I won't be happy.

The Elite by Kiera Cass. I read The Selection a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Now The Elite is waiting in my to-read stack, and I just need to find time for it. I want to know what happens between Maxon and America.  (As a note, having seen all three books, The Elite definitely has my least favorite cover.)

Michael Vey: Battle of the Ampere by Richard Paul Evans. I read the first two books in this series, though I wasn't all that crazy about the second. However, it left me on enough of a cliffhanger that I want to read Battle of the Ampere so I can find out what happens.

And that is the last of the recently-released books on my spring TBR list. The final three are books that most of you have probably read already and I'm just now getting into.

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. Yeah, I probably should've read this ages ago, but I wasn't interested in it then. I mostly picked it up a while ago because I'd heard a bit about it and didn't have anything new to read at the time. Odds are, I also didn't have as much free time as I thought at that point, because it's still in my TBR pile. I do think it sounds like a cool book, though. It's just thicker than most of the other books in my stack.

The Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander. I keep hearing about this series- Ok, let me rephrase that. I keep hearing about a certain bard (he is a bard, right?) named Fflewdwyn Flam, and I'm curious to find out who he is. And from what I've heard about the series, it sounds cool.

DragonKnight by Donita K. Paul. I'm actually rereading this one, and it'll probably be the next book I read. I just reread DragonQuest on Saturday, so I want to finish up my favorite three books in the series before I move on to something else. And I haven't read it in a while so, yeah.

What's in your spring reading list? Feel free to tell me in the comments, or create a Random Fridays post of your own. Thanks for reading!
-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)
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  1. Yes, you must read The Chronicles of Prydain! They are really good books - although I haven't read all of them myself.

    Looks like a good reading list you have there!

    1. Cool. I'm looking forward to them even more now.


  2. Read the Chronicles of Prydain--Awesome books! And Fflewdwyn is epic. :) Ah, Fflewdwyn....
    A Draw of Kings is a must read.


    1. Ooh. Awesome. Sounds like I made a good choice.
      And I'm going to read it as soon as my library gets it in.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. YAY! Chronicles of Prydain! They're so good and funny! I wasn't attracted to them because of the ugly covers they had at my library (the new covers are much better), but Gillian Adams convinced me to read them. And I LOVED them! The last one...oh, I cried.

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Shadow Hand!

    1. I generally try to ignore covers, especially if the book is older. A lot of older books have lousy covers. >.<

      Thanks! And thanks for reading!

  4. To reiterate everyone else, read the Chronicles of Prydain! Right now!! : )

    1. Wow. The Chronicles of Prydain must be pretty awesome . . . And as I have the first two books out from the library sooner than expected, I'll definitely read them very soon!


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