Science fiction and fantasy novels have always been among my favorite novels. They take me away from reality even more than a contemporary novel could hope to. This week’s topic is about the top 5 on my TBR that I am most looking forward to.
I picked this up years ago when it first came out because I loved Funke’s other series that began with Inkheart and her book about a female knight, Igraine the Brave. I don’t know what happened to make me not read it at the time, but I didn’t and that feels like a mistake that needs to be rectified this year. I want to get back into Funke’s writing style (especially with the potential for a fourth Inkworld book on the horizon) and this series seems the perfect way to do it.
Truth be told I should be reading the whole Old Kingdom series, but as Sabriel is book one I’ll start there. This is a book that’s been on my shelf for almost 20 years and I cannot for the life of me remember whether I’ve read it or not. However, after reading some of Nix’s more recent works, I’ve decided to take the recommendations of many Twitter friends and get back to his most popular series.
I was going to say just one of these books, but then I realized I’d need to reread the first three books anyway, so I’m including the entire His Dark Materials trilogy as well as the first book in the Book of Dust trilogy. I’d read the first book back before the movie came out (a film I liked, if I was somewhat let down by) and when I heard that there would be more stories after The Amber Spyglass, I was excited. This was an intriguing series that had some interesting political themes in a beautiful fantasy setting (I wish we had daemons in this world!).
This sounds so neat! It has some creepy elements because the main character has been murdered every two years since she was 8 years old, so add terrifying to that description. Not only that, but all evidence of the crime is always gone every time she wakes up/is resurrected. This isn’t even the biggest problem of the book: the asteroid heading toward Earth is! What even is this book?!
To be honest, I saw this on NetGalley and instantly requested it because I saw that Neil Gaiman had a story in it and he is an autobuy author for me. Upon further inspection, there are a few authors I’m looking forward to reading, particularly Claire North (The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August).
What’s the number one SFF book you’re looking forward to reading in the near future? Are any of my selections on your TBR? Let me know in the comment section down below.