Bookish Ramblings: November TBR

Its taken me almost a year but I have pretty much caught up with my tbr, I only have a handful of books on my shelf now that I haven’t read! By the time I wrap up November I may only have 5 or 6 to go!  Here’s what I’ll be reading this month 🙂

My first read this month is going to be This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada, I picked this up nearly a year ago!  I started the audio book but I hated the narration and stopped halfway through.  I knew I wanted to read the story in my own voice and I’ve forgotten enough about it now that I can start it again almost from fresh! (the fact that book 2 has just come out may well be a contributing factor)

When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta’s death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world’s leading geneticist, and humanity’s best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole’s genehacked enhancements she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine.
Only she can find and decrypt it, if she can unravel the clues he left for her. The closer she gets, the more she finds herself at risk from Cartaxus, a shadowy organization with a stranglehold on the world’s genetic tech. But it’s too late to turn back.
There are three billion lives at stake, two people who can save them, and one final secret that Cat must unlock. A secret that will change everything

Carve the Mark I picked up a few months ago, I’ve resented it a little as I had a huge blow up with Book Depository over it because they sent me a different cover to the one advertised.  I hate printed stickers on books with a vengeance and I couldn’t believe I had found a plain cover. When it arrived it had the printed sticker of doom. I could have bought the hardback cheaper from ebay I later discovered, I was livid. But enough time has passed and I can’t wait to get stuck in!

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.
Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost.
Then Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?

City of Lost Souls is the 5th book in the 6 book Shadowhunters set I got for my birthday last year. Whilst I really struggled with the first 2 books (the incest thing was not my bag)) things really picked up in book 3 and I read that and book 4 almost back to back!  I really want to get the whole set finished by my birthday in December as a whole year to read a six book series is bit poor show on my part!

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

I won Frenzy during a facebook book release party over a year ago – I forgot I had it until I was scrolling through my kindle tbr earlier. At the time I wasn’t really in a vampire frame of mind, but I’ve heard glowing things about it and having downloaded it today, it seems like a pretty quick read – so perfect for whiling away my lunch break.

After the world was ravaged by a viral apocalypse, Blackwater is one of the only colonies that remains. The survivors came together to create this safe haven. Nestled between a fierce river and a city’s flood wall, the well-being of its residents hangs on a long-established treaty with the night-walkers. Sounds simple enough, but lately, the people of Blackwater have been dying, and the humans believe the night-walkers are to blame. 
Porschia Grant starves for more than her parents’ affection. Forced to enter the rotation, she will be given extra food rations in exchange for becoming a vampire’s breakfast and dinner for a week. The rotation has an extra responsibility as well: leave the colony and enter the dangerous forest to hunt for food. A night-walker will protect the hunters from the infected that roam the woods. But with the treaty hanging in the balance and tension between the humans and vampires rising, anything could happen in the darkness.
What would you do if your only chance at survival might kill you?

The Gilded Wolves is a book that I was selected to read from Netgalley – now my tbr is clearing I can get more into Netgalley again.  If you saw my 5 things friday last week you’ll remember I was getting a bit of a Six of Crows vibe from it.  I have to go to London for training in a couple of weeks so this will be the perfect read for the 4+ hour round trip!

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.
Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive

My final book is Girls of Paper and Fire, as it’s the 2nd of the month now I think it’s safe enough to say this was my October Fairyloot book, it’s a gorgeous copy with pink sprayed edges!  It’s Asian mythology, which is something I adore – as it’s relatively new to my queue I’ll leave it to the end of the month as I want to get my tsundoku cleared first!

In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it’s Lei they’re after–the girl whose golden eyes have piqued the king’s interest.
Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit being a king’s consort. But Lei isn’t content to watch her fate consume her. Instead, she does the unthinkable–she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.

What’s on your TBR this month?  I’d love to know if you’re reading any of the same 🙂

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