Continuing on with the TBR prompts, this week’s #sixforsunday is asking me to predict which books will be a 5* read – this is really hard because it’s asking me to make an unreasonable demand of a book before I’ve picked it up. I usually go into a book with the view it will be a 4* read, that way I’m not putting it on a pedestal but not putting a downer on it either – I hope I’m not setting myself up for a fall with these!
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Honestly the Night Circus was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, every page was a wonder and every turn and reveal blew me away. Also the writing style was totally me, the words really felt lyrical and thoughtful, I’m therefore hoping that same style has been passed to The Starless Sea and I love it as much as the Night Circus.
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
Skyward was one of my runaway favourites of 2018 and it was one of the last that I read that year so it only just made it into my top 10! Great characters, fantastic space battles, a really cinematic feel and a great mythology, I’m annoyed at myself that I’ve not read Starsight yet, but I’m hoping to rectify that soon!
Queen of Ruin by Tracy Banghart
Another continuation from a book one that I loved, Grace and Fury also made it into my top 10 of 2018, it was a little tropey but I do love it when they are done well and this certainly did just that. I think I may well read Grace and Fury again before picking this one up, it’s a short read and I think I’ll get more enjoyment from picking straight up given that there was a huge cliffhanger and the impact will still be there when I go into Queen of Ruin.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
I have to my shame never read a V.E. Schwab book, I see so many people raving about her writing and I knew I had to make a start. I decided on Vicious as I felt it was different from a lot of what I have been reading lately and I have now read a LOT of YA fantasy, I’m hoping that this will be the breath of fresh air that I need as I’ve heard amazing things about it! (I also have Vengeful just in case I need to dive straight back in!)
Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman
This is one that I’m on the fence about as The Devouring Gray was a 4 star read for me, however, this one has a different tone to it and early buzz has me excited, especially after the way book 1 ended. I’m hoping that by returning to established characters and a built world I can just totally immerse myself this time.
The Binding by Bridget Collins
My mum loves it so that’s good enough for me! Although in seriousness this is another book that I have heard nothing but praise for, and the premise sounds phenomenal – not to mention I manged to grab one of the beautiful hardback editions for just £5 at YALC!
Are there any on this list that are 5* reads for you?