Top 5 Book Recommendation Series
This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings and high fantasy. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.
The schedule for July is:
7/6/19 — Books set at Boarding Schools
7/13/19 — Books about Royalty
7/20/19 — Sequels
7/27/19 — Psychological Thrillers
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
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Books about Royalty
I think growing up most girls fantasize about being a princess. I live in the U.S. where monarchy hasn’t ruled our country since we were the colonies, but it has always fascinated me. While I do enjoy some historical fiction and used to be obsessed with Henry the VIIIth, I tend to read a lot of fantasy novels and love when they include royalty. I find that books about royalty or set at court tend to have tons of political espionage and amazing plots with lots of twists. There are a ton of fantasy novels with royalty at the center of them that I’ve been dying to read. This list was INCREDIBLY hard to narrow down to only 5 titles, but I managed to get it down to the titles that I am most excited about.
I am SO behind on this series. I actually picked this up from the library when it first came out, but I never got to it and ever since then it has been on my TBR. This series has gotten a lot of recognition and I feel left out since I haven’t read it. I got a copy of this for Christmas and would like to read it. Hopefully I can read this sometime over the summer.
I’ve read the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology a long time ago and really loved them, but since joining the book blogging community I haven’t read any books in this world. I was kind of shocked at how hyped Six of Crows was when I first joined the community because when I had first read it no one I knew had heard of it. I didn’t want to go into reading King of Scars with unrealistic expectations because of the Six of Crows hype, so I’ve avoided reviews, but I am excited for another spin off series in the Grishaverse because it’s one of my favorite worlds.
Publication Date: 1/14/20
This book comes out in January of 2020 and I am pretty excited for it. The main character is a “mental picklock” and can access a person’s memories by touch so he works as the king’s questioner. The idea behind this book just sounds like it has to be amazing. Court secrets, magical abilities and prisoners sounds like a recipe for political espionage and plot twists. I desperately want to read this.
This book has been on my TBR for years and I STILL haven’t read it. I feel like this is one of those super underrated fantasy novels. It sounds like it is filled with dark magic, has a theme of good versus evil and has some amazing character development. I really want to get to more back list titles in the second half of the year and this is one of the ones that I really want to finally read.
Publication Date: 11/12/19
This book doesn’t come out until November, and I have a review copy, but I wasn’t super excited until I just re-read the blurb. In order to get her family out of a lower class life, where she has to bear the physical punishment for the princess, Astrid enters the deadly Race of Oblivion. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the cover, the blurb makes me really excited to read this one.
Mina @ Stacked Reviews
Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile
Kerry @ Herding Cats
Stephanie @ Igniting Pages
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What are your favorite thing about royalty? What are your favorite books about royalty? What books about royals do you recommend? Don’t forget to comment below so we can chat about books about royalty!