Book Twitter has been unexpectedly good to me today, so I thought I would share a few of the stand outs for anyone who had similar tastes! All the links will be to UK Amazon and if you buy from them I will get a few pennies from Amazon in thanks.
First of all, the cover for the next in Xiran Jay Zhao’s Iron Widow series is here! I am a massive fan of this book series and author and I highly recommend you read their work. This book is for people who want Science Fiction mixed with Fantasy mixed with Chinese history. Also, there are giant mechas that fight monsters and who doesn’t love that? Heavenly Tyrant isn’t coming out until August unfortunately, but that leaves you with plenty of time to read the first book in the series, Iron Widow.
But really, can we talk about how great the covers for this series are? I want posters of them!
Next up is the latest in the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh, Archangel’s Resurrection. I have been reading this series since it came out, but all the same I was astonished to realise that this is the 15th book in the series! Absolutely flabbergasting, especially since Singh has another similarly copious book series set in a Science Fiction/Futuristic world with shape changers. I don’t know how she does it, especially since the books in these series are so good. The main story of Elena Deveraux continues to progress, but this book is taking a look at some of the side characters from her last adventure. This time the story is about two ancient Archangels, Alexander and Zanaya, who have had a millennia-long off and on-again romance, now Zanaya has awoken and is possibly cursed, possibly possessed? I’ve been looking forward to this book so please excuse me if I disappear into a corner with it at some point in the near future.
But it’s not just dramatic Sci Fi and Fantasy Romances that I read, sometimes I read cosy ones too! Miss Percy’s Travel Guide (to Welsh Moors and Feral Dragons) is the sequel to Miss Percy’s Pocket Guide (to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons) and I cannot wait. The Pocket Guide was a delight, truly one of the most lovely books I have read in ages. Look it’s not going to surprise anyone that I love stories that combine dragons and Regency era settings, I wrote one after all. But the first book scooped out my heart, gave it a hug, rolled it in dairy free chocolate and sprinkles and then stuck it back in again, I can’t wait to see what the sequel does.
But maybe you want to actually hear what the story is about instead of just listening to me waffle on.
Miss Mildred Percy is a middle spinster who inherits a mysterious trunk from a distant relative. Inside that trunk is a dragon egg that soon hatches and becomes a sweet yet demanding baby dragon. In this book they are exploring the wilds of … Wales, to see if they can find more dragons and possibly a safe place for her dragon baby grow up.
These three books are all sequels to books I have massively enjoyed and I cannot wait to read the next step in the various adventures their characters are going on. Let me know if you are looking forward to them to or if I have introduced you to some books that are completely new to you!
Stay safe out there,