GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

Sorry about going a little AWOL last week. I was just having one of those weeks where nothing seemed to get done no matter how hard I tried. I am hoping that things will be better this week and going forward this spring. Speaking of spring, it is beginning to feel a bit more like spring around here. The cherry blossoms are about to pop over on the University of Washington campus and that is always an exciting and beautiful thing to see. I might even make it over the lake to take a peak this year!

In book news, we have a cover for V. E. Schwab’s new book set in the world of the Darker Shade of Magic series! I’m very excited about this book, although I’m not a big fan of the cover. Not sure why, I think I was just expecting something more along the lines of the old covers and this feels a bit too bright and I’m not a fan of the color combo. They are also putting new covers on the old series which look like this one.

The Fragile Threads of Power By V.E. Schwab

Publication Date: October 3, 2023

Summary from Goodreads:

Once, there were four worlds, nestled like pages in a book, each pulsing with fantastical power, and connected by a single city: London. Until the magic grew too fast, and forced the worlds to seal the doors between them in a desperate gamble to protect their own. The few magicians who could still open the doors grew more rare as time passed and now, only three Antari are known in recent memory—Kell Maresh of Red London, Delilah Bard of Grey London, and Holland Vosijk, of White London.

But barely a glimpse of them have been seen in the last seven years–and a new Antari named Kosika has appeared in White London, taking the throne in Holland’s absence. The young queen is willing to feed her city with blood, including her own—but her growing religious fervor has the potential to drown them instead.

And back in Red London, King Rhy Maresh is threatened by a rising rebellion, one determined to correct the balance of power by razing the throne entirely.

Amidst this tapestry of old friends and new enemies, a girl with an unusual magical ability comes into possession of a device that could change the fate of all four worlds.

This does sound really good, even if Kell only makes a cameo appearance. I have been thinking of rereading the series, and now I have an excuse. I will probably wait till closer to the publishing date of this one though, so that the world is fresh in my mind when I pick this one up.

Are you a fan of V.E. Schwab? How excited are you for this book? Let me know in the comments.

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