Mary E. Pearson is so underrated and that’s a fact. It’s also why I’m here right now to give you all the reasons to read this fantasy trilogy!
Also, I somewhat lied in the title – these are reasons you should read The Remnant Chronicles AND Dance of Thieves, because I love them all and they’re all in the same world sooo…
I won’t say I have an excellent memory. I often forget what was literally just said to me in person, but I’m pretty good when it comes to books. I spend
too much a lot of my time around books.
You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves!
I love the Umbrella Academy! It’s my most recent obsession.
And I’ve seen a lot of people in the bookish community talking about it. And thus, this book tag was born.
Title: Grave Mercy (#1)
Author: Robin LaFevers
Genre & Themes: Fantasy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.
Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
Title: King of Scars
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre & Themes: Fantasy
Format: Hardcover (B&N edition)
Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.
Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.
Title: The Tea Dragon Society
Artist & Author: Katie O’Neill
Publisher: Oni Press