For the month of July, the good people at The Fantasy Hive have declared a month-long celebration of Women in Sci-fi/Fantasy and are encouraging anybody who wants to participate to do so! This week, I decided to give some love to authors I very much need to read. As in all TBR related matters, my actual list would go on for pages, so consider this a random selection!
If any of these catch your eye, all covers link to Goodreads!
AJ Hackwith – THE LIBRARY OF THE UNWRITTEN
What’s better than reading books? Reading books ABOUT books. So my eye was naturally caught by this tale about a librarian who works in a section of Hell that collects manuscripts never finished by their authors. When a character escapes from its book, the librarian and her assistant set out to find him and bring him back, only to stumble into a conspiracy much larger than they could have imagined.
N.K. Jemisin – THE CITY WE BECAME and SO much more
Technically, I have read one book by Jemisin, but I want to read so much more by her. I want to finish THE BROKEN EARTH trilogy, I want to read her duologies, I want to read THE CITY WE BECAME (and eventual sequels). I have a feeling I could disappear with her books for a month and come out the other side a happy reader. So yes, more Jemisin please!
Essa Hansen – NOPHEK GLOSS
Now for a debut author! Essa is releasing the first book in a new sci-fi trilogy, which had me at “found family of alien misfits.” I haven’t been reading enough sci-fi this year, so I’m excited to have a new space opera on the horizon! In this story, a young man’s planet is destroyed, leaving him the sole survivor. He falls in with a crew of aliens, and while that’s all fine and dandy, he still very much would like revenge on those who destroyed his life.
Jen Williams – THE NINTH RAIN
One day. One day I swear I will start this series about explorers/treasure hunters who accidentally find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy. I know this trilogy is much beloved by those who’ve read it, and I want to see what all the fuss is about!
Jennifer Estep – KILL THE QUEEN
And now for a pull from my Kindle Pile of Doom. I bought this book on sale a year ago, and there on my Kindle it remains. The quick pitch I’ve been given is GLADIATOR meets GAME OF THRONES. It features a lady at court who barely survives a coup that murders the queen and several members of the royal family. She falls in with a group of gladiators and begins training so that one day she can avenge her relatives and save the kingdom. Let me have it!
Happy reading everyone!