Wyrd and Wonder: May TBR

“I wake with his name in my mouth.”

First line in Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Hi, guys. Welcome to my TBR post for May where I’m participating in Wyrd and Wonder for the first time. Wyrd and Wonder is a month-long blogging event where we celebrate all things fantasy. There are a lot of ways to participate if you’re interested. You can find more information right here or follow on Twitter @wyrdandwonder. I highly recommend following the Twitter account even if you’re not participating yourself. It’s all hosted by Lisa from Dear Geek Place, Imryl from One More and Jorie from Jorie Loves A Story.

So for the month of May, I’m only going to be reading fantasy (yay!), and I’ve picked 5 books to read. That’s like my standard number for a month so I see it as very doable. Among the books, I have one of my most anticipated releases of the year, a few sequels and I’m also starting two new series. Let’s look at them!

Chosen Ones (The Chosen Ones #1) by Veronica Roth

A decade ago near Chicago, five teenagers defeated the otherworldly enemy known as the Dark One, whose reign of terror brought widespread destruction and death. The seemingly un-extraordinary teens—Sloane, Matt, Ines, Albie, and Esther—had been brought together by a clandestine government agency because one of them was fated to be the “Chosen One,” prophesized to save the world. With the goal achieved, humankind celebrated the victors and began to mourn their lost loved ones.

Ten years later, though the champions remain celebrities, the world has moved forward and a whole, younger generation doesn’t seem to recall the days of endless fear. But Sloane remembers. It’s impossible for her to forget when the paparazzi haunt her every step just as the Dark One still haunts her dreams. Unlike everyone else, she hasn’t moved on; she’s adrift—no direction, no goals, no purpose. On the eve of the Ten Year Celebration of Peace, a new trauma hits the Chosen: the death of one of their own. And when they gather for the funeral at the enshrined site of their triumph, they discover to their horror that the Dark One’s reign never really ended.

Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5) by Brandon Sanderson

Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older–a wish she believed was granted. Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from an executioner she knows only as Darkness, court life is suffocating the free-spirited Lift, who can’t help heading to Yeddaw when she hears the relentless Darkness is there hunting people like her with budding powers. The downtrodden in Yeddaw have no champion, and Lift knows she must seize this awesome responsibility.

The Last Sun (The Tarot Sequence #1) by K. D. Edwards

Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment’s missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home.

With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam’s relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. But as they investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature connected to the secret of the massacre of Rune’s Court.

In looking for Addam, can Rune find the truth behind his family’s death and the torments of his past?

The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1) by Margaret Owen

A future chieftain.

Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime.

A fugitive prince.

When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, Fie’s ready to cut her losses—and perhaps his throat. But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns.

A too-cunning bodyguard.

Hawk warrior Tavin has always put Jas’s life before his, magically assuming the prince’s appearance and shadowing his every step. But what happens when Tavin begins to want something to call his own?

Chainbreaker (Timekeeper #2) by Tara Sim

Clock mechanic Danny Hart knows he’s being watched. But by whom, or what, remains a mystery. To make matters worse, clock towers have begun falling in India, though time hasn’t Stopped yet. He’d hoped after reuniting with his father and exploring his relationship with Colton, he’d have some time to settle into his new life. Instead, he’s asked to investigate the attacks.

After inspecting some of the fallen Indian towers, he realizes the British occupation may be sparking more than just attacks. And as Danny and Colton unravel more secrets about their past, they find themselves on a dark and dangerous path–one from which they may never return.

Those are the books I plan to read in May. I’m also going to be posting a lot about fantasy. I have quite a few posts I’m very excited to share with you. Also can’t wait to see what everyone else will be doing. May is going to be great! Happy reading.

10 thoughts on “Wyrd and Wonder: May TBR

  1. I love Chosen Ones! I read this month. I definitely think it’s Roth’s best work to date. So I hope you enjoy it! I am also very interested in reading The Merciful Crow

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    1. Oh that’s great to hear! I’ve seen some mixed reviews but I’m still very excited to read it.
      I’ve been meaning to read The Merciful Crow for so long. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it 🙂

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  2. Hallo, Hallo Line,

    Welcome to Wyrd And Wonder – we love welcoming in new members to the community as each of us loves to celebrate the joys of our discovery within Fantasy as much as we love to tuck into new areas of where Fantasy can be defined. I’ve only just posted my own TBR for the event yesterday whilst this week I am starting to visit everyone properly now that my migraine & allergies have chosen to abate! (smiles)

    I attempted to read “The Last Sun” but I honestly couldn’t get into it – whereas when it comes to Tara Sim’s series “Timekeeper” I dearly want to finish the series eventually as I LOVED the original “Timekeeper” which I was blessed to hear via audiobook on an audio blog tour. I can never remember if this one is avail via Scribd – let me check – no its not, sadly. One of these years I’ll have to grab a copy via Audible.

    I can’t wait to hear what you think about the sequel as I loved how the series started!! I wonder if you posted your thoughts on “Timekeeper”? I’ll have to take a nosy round your blog! lol

    Thrilled you’ve joined us and I hope you find new treasures of joy from this TBR!

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    1. Hi Jorie and thank you for such a sweet comment. Great to hear that you’re back and ready to celebrate fantasy 😀

      I don’t know much about The Last Sun actually but I’m excited to see if it’s something for me.
      I listened to the audio book version of Timekeeper, too. It was more for lack of other options as I’m not really an audio book person. It’s still great though! However, I’ll be reading the ebook version for Chainbreaker.

      Again, thank you for welcoming me 🙂

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