It’s been a hot minute since I’ve thrown some book recommendations at you, so here you go!
I stumbled upon all of these, whether just scrolling through social media, or by actual targeted ads – but I’m not complaining.
Shield & Sorrow sounds amazing and I can’t wait for more information, and to have such pretty book on my shelves.
Golden Curse sounds like a really interesting take on Rapunzel and I need more Rapunzel adaptations in my life.
And who doesn’t love a new BATB adaptation? I know I do and can honestly never seem to get enough.
Shield & Sorrow – J.E. Ridge
A Tale of Two Kings
Bellacosta and Arnsveld have been on the verge of war for half a century. Both have new kings – sweet, uncertain Silas and Archer the Warrior King – giving them an opportunity to find a peaceful solution.
When the negotiations are sabotaged, drastic measures must be taken.
Sometimes you have to steal a king to save a kingdom.
*I stumbled upon this book and its absolutely stunning cover over on Instagram. It’s gorgeous, I know very little of what it’s about, but I already know I want to read it. I will 100% be doing another post featuring this book when more information becomes available, but for the meantime, just stare at this cover with me.
Golden Curse (Fantasy and Fairytales #1) – M. Lynn
A curse. A hidden identity. A dangerous love.
Ten year old Persinette Basile was forced to flee the palace of Gaule for her life.
Now at eighteen, she must find a way to return in order to obey a curse on her family line.
The prince won’t know who she is. Not anymore. But she knows him and what he will do if he discovers her true name.
Made to fight for her life to earn her place, she vows to find a way to break the curse no matter the cost.
To. The. Death.
The words describing the tournament turn Prince Alexandre Durand’s blood to ice.
The last warrior standing will win a spot at his side.
As he’s thrust onto the throne, forbidden magic, dangerous betrayals, and a complicated love could tear his reign apart.
When the secrets begin to unravel, will Alex stay true to the laws and traditions of Gaule or will he give it all up for a woman who deceived him?
Evermore – Jessica Fisher
“How can a man be worse than a beast?”
After being trapped in the town of Du Ciel and isolated from the outside world for seven years, Belle’s life was only going to get worse. Her eighteenth birthday, which marks her eligible and places her in the next name drawing for what is called the Offering, draws near causing her father to push her to marry without love to save herself. Her long time best friend Gaston starts to act strange, and everything that could go wrong does. Since Belle is poor and the other four girls, whose names are also in the next drawing, happen to be from four out of the five most prestigious families in the town, she believes she will be picked by default. This leaves her with one of two choices: give up the last sliver of freedom she has left and marry to save herself or risk being sent to Castle Leroux where the supposed Beast lurks and an unknown fate awaits her.
But, what if the Beast was the least of her problems?
So, what do you think of these books? Are you going to check them out? Let me know if you do, or if you’ve already ready them, I’d love to hear your thoughts!