HOUSTON I HAVE A PROBLEM!
This is nearly what I told the girls on our Twitter group “Calendar Girls” today!
Because the topic of our monthly meme is Most Awaited Book in 2019! And I have published my “part 1 ” of the long list of books I am awaiting for 2019 and you’ll get a part 2 and 3!
Plus tomorrow’s topic for Top 5 Tuesday is the “Top 5 awaited books” in 2019 (rest assured that I tweaked the theme A LOT! You’ll get only new content there).
See my predicament?
I don’t want to bore you out so what can I do today?
Well I have decided to come with only one book! Yes one! And no it won’t be The Wicked King (even if it’s my most awaited) but a book that I think deserve more love!
You know that I love to root for the underdog right?
You know these books that you found fabulous and are so astonished that it does not show on everyone’s shelf. Yes how come you don’t have it already????
Because let’s face it this book or rather the first one in the series is just superb and totally unexpected!
I am speaking of the sequel for Honor Among Thieves also announced under the name of Honor Bound!
I read Honor Among Thieves after having read very enthusiastic reviews by Shanah and Raven. Because I was so not into science fiction (but I am changing my mind …).
I was blown away by that book. I never expected a science fiction book to give me so many emotions! No kidding I was crying reading some scenes because it was just beautiful! The bond between Zara (human) and the leviathan Nadim was … everything. I can’t explain what happened with me while reading the book. I am truly speechless but it resonated so deeply. And it was totally unexpected.
I would compare this to love at first sight. But with a book. And a platonic love at that!
For once a book which is romance-less has won my heart! Yes yes I know Hell must have frozen.
With only 2070 ratings and 514 reviews on Goodreads I dare call this book totally underestimated! If you compare with The Cruel Prince by Holly Black it gathered more than 65.600 ratings and more than 12.300 reviews! See my point here?
So I feel very protective of Honor Among Thieves! Kind of like August Pullman’s mom (Wonder by RJ Palacio) when she leaves him at the school’s doors with his space helmet and all.
That’s why today my winner for Calendar Girl is the sequel Honor Bound by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
Each month we get a new theme and choose our favorite book for the theme. The participants get to vote for their favorite. There is also a Twitter chat spanning as last month on several days!
Now what would be your underdog that you can’t wait to read in 2019?
Thanks for reading!