Yep, I’m back with another rec’s post. I know I just did one, but tell social media to lay off the book ads! Beyond shining light on some books that I don’t see on mainstream radar (which I love to do!) these posts also act as a list of books I need to read immediately.
Yeah, I say that about a lot of books, but I’ve really been on an indie/self pubbed/not mainstream kick. I’ve found some of my absolute favorite books, series and authors by stumbling across ads. I highly recommend clicking on some of those links – they’ll lead to more links, but you might find some gems. Like these books I’ve listed below!
I’m planning on buying all of these – like, they’re in my cart right now. I’m just waiting to get paid on Friday lol. I have 4.5 weeks left of the Winter Rush at my job, so I’m stockpiling all the books that I’m going to binge read when I’m not longer working weekends and 9-10 hour days. Y’all, I’m so damn excited! But without further ado, make sure you check out these books and add them to your TBRs!
Seven Ways to Kill a King – Melissa Wright
She was born a princess. They made her an assassin.
One was an accident. Two a coincidence. By three, they would know. It would be harder, but I would avenge my mother’s death. These kings would pay that price.
Seven cities make up the Storm Queen’s Realm, each of their self-crowned, murderous kings are one of Princess Myrina’s marks. The treasonous curs may have banded together to share a stolen throne, but soon they will fall.
They thought her dead, killed in the massacre. They thought their rule secure, but Myrina of Stormskeep has awoken. With the help of her loyal bloodsworn, the shadow princess will have her revenge.
Between Ink and Shadows (Between Ink and Shadows #1) – Melissa Wright
She’ll win back her freedom, even if she has to steal it.
Nimona Weston has a debt to pay. Her father’s dealings with the dark society known as the Trust cost Nim her freedom. There’s one way out of the contract on her life and that’s to bide her time and pay the tithes. But when the Trust assigns Nim to a task in the king’s own castle, her freedom is not the only thing she’ll risk.
Warrick Spenser has a secret. As king’s seneschal, he should be the last soul in Inara to risk association with dark magic, but long-hidden ties to the Trust are harder to shed than simply cutting the threads. When the Trust sends a thief to his rooms, Warrick thinks he’s finally found a way to be rid of them for good. But Nimona Weston is hiding secrets of her own.
Enchanting the Elven Mage (Kingdom of Lore #1) – Alisha Klapheke
A human princess. An elven warrior. A marriage that might kill them both.
Today, Aury learned three things: One, she is the princess. Two, she might be a powerful mage. And three, a brutal mountain elf is on his way to the kingdom for their marriage.
Aury can’t escape her newly revealed royal parents quickly enough. If they think she is going to marry some vicious elven warrior mage, they have another thing coming. They claim she’s a mage too, but she has yet to prove it. She heads to the magic military order to get her rune-marked staff and learn everything she can. If she becomes the weapon they need instead of her not-if-she-can-help-it husband, they’ll send the mountain elf packing, right?
If they don’t, she will.
Filip is certain of three truths: One, he is bound to wed a stubborn mule of a princess. Two, the union will give his people the farmland they desperately need. Three, his nightmare of a bride has wild magic that will probably kill him before their wedding day.
But he will die before he gives up on winning her hand.
War is coming, and the first battle will be fought in the heart.