This Top 5 series started back in October 2018 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, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.
The Upcoming Schedule Is:
4/18/20 — Sibling Relationships
4/25/20 — Books Under 300 Pages
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I absolutely love books that focus on sibling relationships. Siblings are complicated and the relationships can become competitive or fiercely loyal. There are so many books that focus on sibling relationships that I have absolutely loved, but my favorite one is definitely Sadie. (Check out my review of Sadie here!) Ever since I read that book I’ve wanted to read more books with a focus on sibling relationships. This list could obviously be huge because there are so many books about sibling relationships, but I am going to talk about a few that I’m pretty excited for. Some great books about sibling relationships that I’ve loved are: The Winter Duke, Crown of Feathers, Caraval, The Cruel Prince, Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters, Three Dark Crowns, The Rule of One, Rule and House of Salt and Sorrows. I highly recommend each of these books, but now I’m going to talk about books with sibling relationships that I want to read.
Just when Azalea should feel that everything is before her—beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing—it’s taken away. All of it. And Azalea is trapped. The Keeper understands. He’s trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. So he extends an invitation.
Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest, but there is a cost. The Keeper likes to keep things. Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.
I am a huge fan of Heather Dixon Wallwork and The Twelve Dancing Princesses is my all time favorite fairy tale! I love books that are filled with balls and dancing no matter what, but this one is written by an author that I love and is a retelling of my favorite fairy tale. Could you imagine having 11 siblings?!
The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know.
The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan.
But when two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans’ spell intertwines with the strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them. Blanca & Roja is the captivating story of sisters, friendship, love, hatred, and the price we pay to protect our hearts.
This book has so many things going for it! There is sibling rivalry, a re-telling and an author who has fans that are so obsessed with her. It’s also a magical realism story and people compare the writing to Laini Taylor’s. Uh, how much more could I really ask for?
I was chosen by the Deos. Even gods make mistakes.
Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo she can’t trust, but who may be Alex’s only chance at saving her family.
This is a book that I’ve wanted a copy of for quite a long time. It looks incredibly magical, but it’s also a story about a girl trying to save her family. I have had a hard time finding a copy, but I’m dying to get into this one!
Five very different sisters team up against their stepbrother to save their kingdom in this Norse-flavored fantasy epic–the start of a new series in the tradition of Naomi Novik, Peter V. Brett, and Robin Hobb.
FIVE ROYAL SISTERS. ONE CROWN.
They are the daughters of a king. Though they share the same royal blood, they could not be more different. Bluebell is a proud warrior, stronger than any man and with an ironclad heart to match. Rose’s heart is all too passionate: She is the queen of a neighboring kingdom, who is risking everything for a forbidden love. The twins: vain Ivy, who lives for admiration, and zealous Willow, who lives for the gods. And Ash, who is discovering a dangerous talent for magic that might be a gift–or a curse.
But when their father is stricken by a mysterious ailment, they must come together on a desperate journey to save him and prevent their treacherous stepbrother from seizing the throne. Their mission: find the powerful witch who can cure the king. But to succeed on their quest, they must overcome their differences, and hope that the secrets they hide from one another and the world are never brought to light. Because if this royal family breaks, it could destroy the kingdom.
This was a book that I was super excited for when it first came out, but honestly I forgot about it until now. Daughters of the Storm is a book about five sisters coming together that is inspired by Norse mythology. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t read this yet!
Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven’t all been together in years. And for very good reasons—we’ll get to those later. But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and—more importantly—secure their inheritance.
But time with your family can be tough. It is for everyone.
It’s even harder when you’re all keeping secrets and trying to forget a memory—a missing person, an act of revenge, the man in the black truck who won’t stop following your car—and especially when at least one of you is a killer and there’s a body in the trunk. Just to name a few reasons.
But money is a powerful motivator. It is for everyone.
Ah I’m so excited for this book. I thought My Lovely Wife (also by Samantha Downing) was absolutely incredible, so when I heard she was coming out with another book I didn’t even read the blurb before requesting it on Netgalley. The premise of this book just sounds so entertaining. It’s about siblings who hate each other on a road trip to get their inheritance. I have had a hard time waiting until closer to publication to read this one!
Check out Other Book Blogger’s Top 5!
Louise @ Life in the Book Lane — Top 5… books with sibling relationships
The Irresponsible Reader — Top 5 Saturday: Sibling Relationships
Jill @ Jill’s Book Blog — Top 5 Saturday– Sibling Relationships
Blue @ A Blonde, A Book and A Blanket — Top 5 Saturday
Do you like books about sibling relationships? What are some of your favorites? Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Do you prefer to read about sibling rivalry or healthy sibling relationships? Do you have siblings? Comment below so we can chat!