I Swear I Will Get To You...Eventually | Books On My Backlist
It happens to the best of people, you have a list of new releases that you want to read but then a year later you still haven't read them. I started my serious reading journey before lockdown last year, and I felt the need to focus on the books I missed out on over the years. As such, I didn't read a ton of new releases and am now busy reading new releases for this year. Making this post has re-ignited my want to read these books.
Without further ado, here are some releases from last year that are on my backlist.
Witches of Ash and Ruin
Witches, Celtic Gods, and murder in a small Irish town, sign me up. I rather like fantasy novels that include a murder mystery plotline. I haven't really seen many of the booktubers I follow mention this book, so I am curious to see if this is going to be an underrated gem.
Bree Matthews gets tangled up in a secret society of so-called “Legendborn” students that hunt magical creatures. Magic and secret societies, yes, please. I have seen that this book is getting an good overall reception which is promising. I didn't have a good experience with another fantasy novel that involved secret societies, so here's hoping this one is different.
Prelude for Lost Souls
First of all, this cover is very visually appealing to me for some reason. All I needed was to see was the first line of the synopsis and I was hooked. "In the town of St. Hilaire, most make their living by talking to the dead." I am here for anything that has to do with the dead (in a non-weird way). I think I have a soft spot for characters in books who can speak to the dead, especially when some kind of mystery element is involved.
The Bright and Breaking Sea
A magical seafaring novel. SEAFARING! I have said it before and I will say it again, I love pirate novels and need more of them. I don't really need to know anything else about it because I will automatically read anything that is fantasy and includes pirates. I am really hoping that this book will work for me.
Master of One
I don't particularly know why I have such a strong urge to read this book, but I do. I think it has something to do with the fact that the words 'ancient relic' appear in the synopsis. As someone who got degrees in history and museum studies, those words hit a soft spot.
From the Dark We Came
I really want to read this, but as someone who relies on libraries, I may not get the chance to or I just have to bite the bullet and buy it (not that I don't mind supporting the author but I am a post-graduate in debt so, you know, priorities). All I needed to know about this is that it involves a demisexual protagonist and has vampires. That is good enough for me.