Hello lovelies! How are you? I hope your new year’s resolution isn’t to stop buying books, cause if it is January’s going to test you. There are so many exciting new boks coming out this month, I couldn’t even fit all the ones I’m interested in one post. But here’s the highlights!
Slayer by Kiersten White – January 8th
It’s a Buffy spin-off, written by the queen of anti-heroines. Do I need to say more? Didn’t think so.
The Wicked King by Holly Black – January 8th
The Cruel Prince has the kind of ending that leaves you longing for more, so I think we’re all grateful the sequel’s finally being released this month. If you haven’t read the first book, but you like anti-heroines, cruel fairies, political scheming or wild plot-twists – you should get on this bandwagon.
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – January 10th
If you somehow didn’t know this: The Bear and the Nightingale is my favorite book of all time. I’m honestly a little sad this is the last book I’ll get to read about Vasya. But I’m also incredibly excited to see how her adventure ends.
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee – January 15th
Dragon Pearl is a middle grade space opera about a girl who’s a fox spirit and dreams about leaving her dust-ridden planet. I don’t know if I’m more excited about the fox magic or the fact that it’s a middle grade space opera!
I’ve looked for books set in Kashmir for years and only found a handful, so I was thrilled to discovered this one. It’s follows a young who’s search for the truth behind her mother’s death bring her to a Himalayan mountain village in a troubled region of Kashmir.
Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal – January 15th
Unmarriagable is a Pride and Prejudiced retelling rom modern-day Pakistan, and if I’m not mistaken it’s all set over the course of a few days as the family attends a lavish wedding celebration. Doesn’t that sound magical?
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – January 15th
I adore Paris, the found family trope and Roshani Chokshi’s writing, so I know I’ll love The Gilded Wolves. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this cast of characters – I almost feel like I already know them.
Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye – January 22nd
Circle of Shadows is a new YA fantasy novel from the author of The Crown’s Game, which I loved. It follows two magically gifted warriors who infiltrate a camp of mysterious soldiers. I think it sounds intriguing.
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – January 29th
I know this is everyone’s most anticipated book of the year, because it’s about everyone’s favorite Grishaverse character, Nikolai, and I’m excited about that too. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t even more excited to be reunited with the waffle witch queen of my heart ❤️
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan – January 29th
This is a YA contemporary about a 17 year old gay Muslim girl, who’s sent to Bangladesh after her parents catch her kissing her girlfriend. I’m always here for diverse contemporary, especially ones set outside the US.