You know, guys, I have bought too many new books lately. I mean, there are so many on my tbr, I should definitely read them first before I buy any new books, right? Right! But still there are so many books out there, that sound super fascinating and super thrilling and I. Wants.
This is why I will put them here, in this post, and hope that they will slip from my mind. Because we all know that when you put a thought that has been annoyingly dancing can-can in the back of your head to paper, it’s usally resting until you need it again. Let’s try if that works for books as well. 😁
The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz
The Cloak Society: An elite organization of supervillains graced with extraordinary powers. Ten years ago the Cloak Society was defeated by Sterling City’s superheroes, the Rangers of Justice, and vanished without a trace. But the villains have been waiting for the perfect moment to resurface. Twelve-year-old Alex Knight is a dedicated junior member of Cloak who has spent years mastering his telekinetic superpowers and preparing for the day when Cloak will rise to power again. Cloak is everything he believes in. But during his debut mission, Alex does the unthinkable: He saves the life of a Junior Ranger of Justice. Even worse – she becomes his friend. And the more time he spends with her, the more Alex wonders what, exactly, he’s been fighting for.
This sounds super cheesy somehow, but in a good way? When I wanna read more superhero books, this one will definitely be on the list. Enemies to friends is such a great trope.
A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. The wealthy dine and dance under bright orb light, while the poor toil away in darkness. Worst of all, Pong’s prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free.
Nok, the prison warden’s perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family’s good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys and canals of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear.
It sounds like a lot. It sounds like it would make you think to much and experience so much and feel so much. I mean Thai-inspired fantasy world? Distopian where the rich have light and the poor wallow in darkness? Two characters who learn that the world they live in is not what it’s cracked out to be?
And the cover is gorgeous too, just saying.
The Miraculous by Jess Redman
Eleven-year-old Wunder Ellis is a miracologist. In a journal he calls The Miraculous, he records stories of the inexplicable and the extraordinary. These miracles fill Wunder with the feeling that he is not alone, that the world is magical, that he is part of something brighter than he can imagine. But then his newborn sister dies, at only eight days old. If that can happen, then miracles don’t exist. So Wunder gets rid of The Miraculous. And he stops believing. Then Wunder meets Faye—a cape-wearing, outspoken girl with losses of her own. Together, they find an abandoned house by the cemetery and the old woman who lives there—and who might be a witch. The old woman asks for Wunder and Faye’s help. She asks them to go through graveyards and forests, to townhalls and police stations, by bike and by train. She asks them to believe. And together, they go on a journey that leads them to friendship, to healing—and to miracles.
It- it sounds like so much. It sounds like it would break my heart and break my soul and maybe put it together again. I really, really wanna read it. I don’t know how the author dealt with the traumas that are happening in the book but I hope it’s handled with care.
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures…until the day their adventures turn all too real.
They stumble upon the Dark Library and discover secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies. Father forbids them from ever entering the room again, but when Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is drawn back to the Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Victor, along with his beautiful cousin Elizabeth and friend Henry, immediately set out to find a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help them create the formula.
Determined to save Konrad, the three friends scale the highest trees in Strumwald, dive into the deepest lakes, and even make an unthinkable sacrifice in their quest for the elixir’s ingredients. And as if their task was not complicated enough, a new realm of danger—that of illicit love—threatens to end the ordeal in tragedy.
I mean, a Frankenstein retelling? What more could you possibly want? And then there is the little fact that it is written by one of my all-time favourite authors, Kenneth Oppel.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
Funnily enough, I was never a big fan of the original work of “Alice in Wonderland”. But I do love retellings of the story. And this one might just the the most interesting one. I know other books by Marissa Meyer, so I know I love her writing style. While it’s not on top of the list, I still wanna read it.
Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray
When a mysterious boy washes in with the tide, the citizens believe he’s the Enemy – the god who drowned the world – come again to cause untold chaos. Only Ellie, a fearless young inventor living in a workshop crammed with curiosities, believes he’s innocent. But the Enemy can take possession of any human body and the ruthless Inquisition are determined to destroy it forever. To save the boy, Ellie must prove who he really is – even if that means revealing her own dangerous secret.
Well, we already know that I’m on the mission to read every Middlegrade book on the planet. And this one sounds great too. Inventors, vengeful gods, inqusition? Sounds delightful. 🙂
The Door to the Lost by Jaleigh Johnson
There was no warning the day magic died in Talhaven. It happened with a giant explosion and the arrival of a skyship full of children, all with magic running through their veins and no memory of home. Rook and Drift are two of those children, and ever since that day, they’ve been on the run, magical refugees in a world that doesn’t trust magic. Because magic doesn’t die right away–it decays, twists, and poisons all that it touches. And now it’s beginning to poison people. Try as they might, Rook and Drift can’t remember anything about their lives before Talhaven. But it’s beginning to look like they’re the only ones who can save their adopted world.
Does this not sound amazing? I think it sounds intriguing and amazing. The cover is pretty cool too. I hope I won’t forget about this one but I think it’s gonna be pretty cool.
The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell
When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to the hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Soon their house is ransacked by unknown intruders, and a very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them . . . with a toilet brush. Ivy and Seb make their escape only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, a secret underground city called Lundinor where ordinary objects have amazing powers. There are belts that enable the wearer to fly, yo-yos that turn into weapons, buttons with healing properties, and other enchanted objects capable of very unusual feats. But the forces of evil are closing in fast, and when Ivy and Seb learn that their family is connected to one of the greatest uncommon treasures of all time, they must race to unearth the treasure and get to the bottom of a family secret.
Doesn’t that sound funny and marvellous? I think so. I also have Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell at home which I quite liked so I guess this one should be great too.
I think this is enough for one day. Have you read any of those books? Do you think I should get them sooner rather than later?