Friday, December 5, 2014

Random Fridays: Winter 2014/2015 Reads
NaNoWriMo is over, and that means we're back to the regular schedule of posting: Random Fridays, Top Ten Tuesdays, and whatever other posts I happen to come up with. Today's Random Fridays theme is Winter 2014/2015 Reads. Since I have a lot of books I want to read in the next few months, I'm going to stick with highlighting the new releases coming out this winter (and one that releases in late fall but I know I won't actually read until winter).

1. The War of Swords by D. Barkley Briggs
It's here! Here! Already! The last book in the Legends of Karac Tor series! I guessed that it would take a lot longer for The War of Swords to come out, but it's here! And I'll finally get answers! (I'm still wondering about Cruedwyn Creed, thank you very much. And Gabe as well, but mostly Cruedwyn because I didn't read a word of him in The Ravaged Realm and I need answers.)

2. Fairest by Marissa Meyer
I want Winter. I really do. But as I have to wait for that, I will content myself with Fairest. I'm sure it'll be good- all the other Lunar Chronicles are- and it'll be interesting to read Levana's story. 

3. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Yes, yes, yes, yes. I need this book- now, preferably, but I can live until January when it actually comes out. Steelheart was awesome (is there such a thing as a non-awesome Sanderson book?), and the ending . . . I have to find out what happens, particularly with Megan.

4. Dearest by Alethea Kontis
I was more than a little worried for a while that Dearest wouldn't be released at all- but, yay, it's coming in February! I'm definitely excited to read it. Alethia Kontis's fairy tale retellings have been really good so far, and I've never seen a remake of "The Seven Swans" before.

Short list, I know, but this and the already-released books I want to read will be plenty to keep me busy. What are you hoping to read this winter? Please tell me in the comments, or feel free to make your own Random Fridays post! 

Thanks for reading!
-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)

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  1. I am also looking forward to reading Dearest. I haven't read any of the other books in the series because I haven't been able to get a copy of them but I know what they are about. I didn't know Dearest was the fairytale "The Seven Swans". Unless I have it mixed up with a different fairytale, I have seen it as a cartoon movie when I was a child. I loved it too! Very interesting. It will be interesting to see how Alethea will change the story, especially since the seven swans were the princess's brothers, and unless I am mistaken, the main character has no brothers in the series.

    1. You should definitely try to get Enchanted and Hero! And I'm thinking from some things I saw on Goodreads that the brothers will be another character's brothers? But I could be wrong.


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