I can’t believe that we’re nearing the end of January already! It felt like Christmas was just last week. Time flies when you’re lost in a book I guess. So here are the books I got in the month of January:

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First we have my very first ARC copies – ever!!!! Thank you so much to The Hachette Book Group for sending me these beautiful copies!

Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan (to be published by Orbit on March 7, 2017) This is book one to his new series Gods of Blood and Powder.The young nation of Fatrasta is a turbulent place – a frontier destination for criminals, fortune hunters, brave settlers, and sorcerers. Only the iron will of the lady chancellor and her secret police holds the capital city of Landfall together against the unrest of a suppressed population. The insurrection that threatens Landfall must be purged with force, a task which falls on the shoulders of a spy, a war hero, and a Lady mercenary general. As loyalties are tested, revealed, and destroyed, a grim spectre as old as time has been unearthed and the people of Landfall will soon discover that rebellion is the least of their worries. YES PLEASE!!!

Secondly we have Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (to be published by Little Brown Books on March 28, 2017) The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around, and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared his dream chose poorly. Since he was 5 years old he’s been obsessed with the Lost City of WEEP. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself. Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors show up and Lazlo has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep 200 years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What did Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? The answers await in Weep, but so do mysteries – including the blue skinned goddess he sees in his dream. But how did he dream of  her before he knew she existed? This one sounds a bit confusing if I’m being honest. But the premise of dreams choosing people and then a lost city! I’m so excited!!!

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Wind witch by Susan Dennard (Published by Tor Teen, January 2017) This one is the second book to the Witchlands series. I would include a synopsis but since this is a sequel I don’t want to spoil anything. Also I have no clue what this one is about – I still haven’t read book 1 so I didn’t want to know!

The long way to a small angry planet/A closed and common orbit by Becky Chambers . This is book 1 and 2 to the Wayfarer series. Book 1 – Somewhere within our crowded sky, a crew of wormhole builders hops from planet to planet, on their way to the job of a lifetime. To the galaxy at large, humanity is a minor species, and one patched-up construction vessel is a mere speck on the starchart. This is an everyday sort of ship, just trying to get from here to there. But all voyages leave their mark, and even the most ordinary of people have stories worth telling. A young Martian woman, hoping the vastness of space will put some distance between herself and the life she‘s left behind. An alien pilot, navigating life without her own kind. A pacifist captain, awaiting the return of a loved one at war. Set against a backdrop of curious cultures and distant worlds, this episodic tale weaves together the adventures of nine eclectic characters, each on a journey of their own. I’ve been getting more and more interested in science fiction and was craving something really different and this series definitely fits that description!!

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