January Book Recommendations

Welcome to the Book Recommendations club! I've gathered some fantastic reads for November from some great authors, who I'm sure wouldn't mind you checking out their book pages!

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Cloaked Shadows by Melissa Hawkes

The journey starts here...


Ikena Ralliday is plagued with nightmares of her father's brutal death at the hands of a monstrous Sinturi, those abominations which feast on humans to survive. They snatch children from their beds, infect animals with their darkness and serve one purpose only - to overrun Nevera and destroy the magical Cloaks.


When Ikena - a human - discovers that she herself is a magical, she should obey the law and report to the Cloak army. But that would mean never again seeing her home and all those she loves again. She can hide her magic away, but it's becoming impossible to control. Besides, no matter how much she resists, Ikena is drawn more and more into the heart of the endless war between the Cloaks and the Sinturi.

It seems her fate is tied to that of Nevera's and danger is always lurking.


Click here to view Cloaked Shadows on Amazon.


All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

The thrilling sequel to instant New York Times bestseller All the Stars and Teeth, called captivating by Tomi Adeyemi, Vicious and alluring by Hafsah Faizal, and phenomenal by Adrienne Young.


Through blood and sacrifice, Amora Montara has conquered a rebellion and taken her rightful place as queen of Visidia. Now, with the islands in turmoil and the people questioning her authority, Amora cannot allow anyone to see her weaknesses.


No one can know about the curse in her bloodline. No one can know that she s lost her magic. No one can know the truth about the boy who holds the missing half of her soul.


To save herself and Visidia, Amora embarks on a desperate quest for a mythical artifact that could fix everything but it comes at a terrible cost. As she tries to balance her loyalty to her people, her crew, and the desires of her heart, Amora will soon discover that the power to rule might destroy her.


Click here to view All the Tides of Fate on Amazon.


To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all.


With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most - a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.


The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavoury hobby - it's his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she's more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good.


But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind's greatest enemy?


Click here to view To Kill a Kingdom on Amazon.


Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

Beautiful Broken Things is a moving story of friendship from debut author Sara Barnard, shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and selected as part of Zoella's Book Club.


Best friends Caddy and Rosie are inseparable. Their differences have brought them closer, but as she turns sixteen Caddy begins to wish she could be a bit more like Rosie – confident, funny and interesting.


Then Suzanne comes into their lives: beautiful, damaged, exciting and mysterious, and things get a whole lot more complicated. As Suzanne's past is revealed and her present begins to unravel, Caddy begins to see how much fun a little trouble can be. But the course of both friendship and recovery is rougher than either girl realizes, and Caddy is about to learn that downward spirals have a momentum of their own.


Click here to view Beautiful Broken Things on Amazon.


A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

The bestselling novel and major film about love, loss and hope from the twice Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness.


Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don't quite seem to be working. But tonight is different.


Tonight, when he wakes, there's a visitor at his window. It’s ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.


Patrick Ness takes the final idea of the late, award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd and weaves an extraordinary and heartbreaking tale of mischief, healing and above all, the courage it takes to survive.


Click here to view A Monster Calls on Amazon.


The Beast Warrior by Nahoko Uehashi

The thrilling conclusion to the sweeping fantasy adventure that began with The Beast Player


Ten years have passed since the events of The Beast Player.


Elin and Ialu are married, with a young son, living a quiet, peaceful life when one day Elin is called upon to investigate a matter of great urgency: the fearsome Toda are dying and nobody knows why.


As Elin investigates, she uncovers a deadly plot and a brewing invasion. Can she protect her homeland without allowing her beloved beasts to be used as weapons of war, or will she have to compromise her principles to save her family?


Click here to view The Beast Warrior on Amazon.


Broken Souls by Toni Miranda Jones

Would you disrupt the balance of the universe to avenge your family? Colette doesn’t have time for high school games. She doesn’t have time for her best friend’s schoolyard crush on her. She doesn’t have time for her brother’s overprotective behavior. And she certainly doesn’t have time for the new guy in her class, no matter how hypnotizing his eyes might be.


Three months ago, Colette Belrose was murdered.Colette relives the fire every day. She can still feel the ropes that tore into her wrists as she fought to get free. She can still taste the smoke that infected her lungs and choked her. She can still smell her flesh burning as the flames consumed her. Worst of all, she can still hear the sound of her parents screams as they burned alive beside her.


Three months ago, Colette Belrose was brought back to life.Thought only to be a myth, Furies are reborn to protect the innocent from the same fate that they once suffered. They only have one rule: they must not hunt the ones who killed them no matter the circumstance. Cursed with an insatiable thirst for vengeance and a blinding disregard for rules, Colette will find the man who killed her parents even if it kills her. Again.


Click here to view Broken Souls on Amazon.


The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.


But when the three Eastwood sisters join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote - and perhaps not even to live - the sisters must delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.


There's no such thing as witches. But there will be.


Click here to view The Once and Future Witches on Amazon.


Phoenix Flame by Sara Holland

After saving the inn at Havenfall from the wicked Silver Prince, Maddie thought all her problems were over. The Silver Prince has been banished, her uncle the beloved Innkeeper is slowly recovering from a mysterious coma, and there are still a few weeks of summer left to spend with her handsome more-than-just-a-friend Brekken.


But danger still looms and Maddie soon realises there's more work to be done to protect Havenfall, the safe haven between worlds that her family has run for centuries. Maddie must embark on a dangerous mission: to venture into the icy Realm of Fiordenkill and put an end to the black market trading of souls that threatens the balance of the Realms.


As Maddie tries to accomplish these seemingly impossible tasks, she stumbles upon family secrets that could change everything. What if saving everyone means destroying the only home she's ever known?


This next breathtaking fantasy from the bestselling author of Everless is perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black.


Click here to view Phoenix Flame on Amazon.


The Crucible of the Crimson Lion by Lauren Robinson

A crazed, near-immortal alchemist locked away in an underground chamber is the last thing Matthew expects to find on a school trip to the British Museum. But the hasty pact he makes with the terrifying stranger completely backfires when Pantomeus breaks free and Matthew is plunged headlong into a mind-boggling world of secret societies, alchemy, and revenge.


Caught in the middle of a centuries-old feud between ageless Masters, Matthew now has only one way to escape Pantomeus' murderous plans - join the secret Order of the Crucible of the Crimson Lion and become an alchemist himself. Only, it isn't gold that Matthew makes in the Order, but friends, and soon he is whizzing through portals, discovering incredible inventions and powerful arcana while the Science of the Impossible plunges him into a mesmerizing world.


But the ancient Order has secrets of its own, and when Matthews discovers a barefoot girl of a mysterious race kept hidden away in a dusty old mansion, and the link between the legend of the Knight-Sorcerer and Pantomeus, he knows no one is safe. Something terrible is going on in the Order, and it's up to him to find the truth. But can he save his new friends and stop Pantomeus in time before he loses everything he holds dear?


Click here to view The Crucible of the Crimson Lion on Amazon.


The Moon Hunters by Anya Pevelle

For fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Gender Game comes a captivating new story like no other.


The Pestilence sweeps the globe with terrifying speed. A group of survivors finds an island sanctuary.


Three generations later, no one has heard from the outside world in years. The old radio only crackles with static. The Pestilence either finished its job or the world tore itself apart.


In the Village of Lehom, Leilani has been called to court as a Virtue by the King. Going to court means losing her independence and self-respect. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have a choice.


Leilani decides to take a stand; the King be damned. She plans a daring escape and sets in motion a series of events that will shake the foundation of her village and the island to its core.


Click here to view The Moon Hunters on Amazon.


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