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This week’s theme is ‘2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To’, and I have oh so many of those. I finally started Tasha Suri’s The Jasmine Throne over the weekend and I’m already certain I’m going to love it, but there are so many other releases I didn’t find the time to get to…
The Unbroken by C.L. Clark: The sapphic trifecta was everywhere in 2021 and I was lucky enough to receive an eARC of The Unbroken which I started and got about 20% of the way through before I stopped reading. Not because I wasn’t enjoying it, I just sucked at reading in 2021. I need to get to it this year!
A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark: I love Clark’s alternate version of early 20th century Cairo, but this is another one I haven’t read even though I did start it. Hopefully I can get to it this year.
Velvet was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: You all know by now how much I love Moreno-Garcia’s work, but I wasn’t in a thriller mood in 2021.
A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers: I really want to read Chambers’ latest novella, I just don’t want to spend over £7 for the ebook.
The Councillor by E.J. Beaton: This novel sounds so up my street – it’s political and Machiavellian and written by an Australian author – but it’s another eARC I didn’t manage to get to in 2021.
Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson: I love stories about nuns and I’m here for the aroace rep, so I need to get to this one soon.
Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart: I’ll never not be attracted to stories about witches, and I was intrigued enough by this one to pre-order the eoook, but I’ve since seen fairly lukewarm reviews which haven’t inspired me to pick it up.
Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire: There’s a severe lack of unicorns and centaurs in fantasy so it’s ridiculous that I still haven’t read this novella.
Glass Coffin by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch: I never see this Middle Grade series talked about on the blogosphere (but in all fairness, I need to follow more bloggers who read a lot of MG!) but it’s such a fun one. It’s inspired by fairy tales, but feels far more Shrek than Disney, with some really sweet queer rep in there, too. I need to read this third book!
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao: I’ve seen so many people sing this book’s praises and it’s another ebook I preordered, I simply haven’t been in much of a sci-fi mood recently. I’m so excited to pick it up this year, though!