A quick peek at the books I’m prioritizing right now (plus a few new ARCs)
Full disclosure, I only got through two of my Pisces Season hopefuls. I still am planning to read everything I highlighted, but for one reason or another they all got postponed! Womp. Hopefully I’ll have a better luck this season than the last!
1. Fat Chance, Charlie Vega
by Crystal Maldonado
Publish Date: February 2, 2021
Rep in this book: Fat Rep, Latina Rep
I’m stoked to have gotten a copy of this book from my library so soon after the release date. Also, is it just me or is that cover just outstanding in every possible way? Look at the COLORS! I’m in love.
[Image Description: the cover of the book Fat Chance Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado. The image features a plus sized brown young woman with wavy brown hair and round glasses. She wears a lacy top, heart earrings and a matching necklace. Flowers bloom on a pink background behind her.]
2. A Queen of Gilded Horns (A River of Royal Blood #2)
by Amanda Joy
Publish Date: March 16, 2021
Rep in this book: Black protagonist, Queer character, Own voices
After the total ride that was A River of Royal Blood (visit my review for details, CWs and character aesthetics) I have been
patiently waiting for the sequel. Some big stuff was revealed at the end of book one and I’m excited to stay up all night finding out what happens next!
[Image Description: the cover of the book, A Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy depicting a young Black woman facing the right side of the frame. She is wielding a dagger in front of her face.]
3. The Future of Another Timeline
by Annalee Newitz
Publish Date: September 24, 2019
Rep in this book: Queer Rep
Another book where I have no idea what its about! We’re reading it in my book club, thought, and I was pumped to get my copy from the library. Also, can we please give a shout out to how libraries/library workers are total boss-champs!?
[Image Description: The cover of the book The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz. The cover is bright pink with a dark blue flower in the center. An analog clock showing the time 2:17 blooms in teh center of the flower.]
4. A Court of Silver Flames
by Sarah J. Maas
Publish date: February 16, 2021
Rep in this book: Queer side character
Alright, people. I’m doing it. I was recently asked what I want to do on my birthday and the answer is get my second vaccine shot and read this book all day. Wish me luck with both plz & ty.
[Image Description: The cover of the book A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas. The Cover is gray with an intricate orange masquerade mask. The mask appears to have intricate flames and the sun woven into it.]
5. Hurricane Summer
by Asha Bromfield
Publish date: May 4, 2020
Rep in this book: Black protagonist, Own voices, Caribbean Author
When I found out I was getting an ARC of this book I was completely delighted! I can’t wait to have it on my shelf. I mean, LOOK at it!? It’s gorgeous! This is one of the books I was/am most excited about in 2021. Thanks a lot, Wednesday Books!
[Image Description: The cover of the book Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield featuring a Black young woman with natural hair and a pink flower tucked behind one ear. Her face is tilted up toward the sky and it appears to be raining down on her.]
by Angela Mi Young Hur
Publish date: April 27, 2021
Rep in this book: Korean Protagonist, Own voices
I have a sneaking suspicion that this book is going to wreck me. I think think that’s why I’ve been putting it off. I have decided that I’m now ready and willing to be thoroughly destroyed by what, according to everyone who has read it so far, is a really spectacular piece of fiction. Here we go!
[Image Description: The cover of the book Folklorn by Angela Mi Young Hur. The cover is artistically done and features the black silhouette of a woman with blue hair. There are orange accents and a magpie taking flight at the top right.]
7. A Peculiar Combination (Electra McDonnell #1)
by Ashley Weaver
Publish date: May 11, 2021
Rep in this book: n/a
I am such a sucker for period pieces. I have really enjoyed another of Ashley Weaver’s series of cozy mysteries with Amory Ames at the helm. And while the formula for Electra McDonnell looks to be vastly different I’m anticipating a fun little jaunt into the past with it as well!
[Image Description: The cover of the book A Peculiar Combination by Ashley Weaver depicting the side view of a white woman with black hair done in a 1940’s style. The skyline of London is shown at the bottom.]
Are any of the books I listed on your TBR? Have you had a chance to read them yet? I really would love to hear your thoughts.