It is finally the new year and we can start the year ’21 with a list of To-Do’s full of books! The year’s resolution is to sit down and get more Book Reviews published. I hope to have one every week. And considering my reading habits, that shouldn’t be too hard of a challenge to achieve. The difficult part will be to actually sit down and type them up instead of only writing them in my notebooks.

Also, I have decided on setting a higher Goodreads Reading Challenge for the new year. This past year I was able to reach my 50 books at the halfway mark. Granted, I knew I was going to hit it really fast, but I needed some sort of starting point to judge the next challenge on. So I am challenging myself to reach 100 books by the end of the year for 2021. If you want to follow how my challenge is going, click the Goodreads link right below and follow me! Hopefully you’ll find something you are interested in reading from my reading list. I know I only put up 5 books a month for these reading lists, but I definitely read far more than that as the month is progressing.

If you all find any other reads that you think I would like or should read please let me know! I am always looking for books to add to my reading list. And even though I put a lot of Fantasy and Y.A. readings, I am willing to read just about everything out there. More the Merrier! I hope everyone’s start of the year goes well and that the end of 2020 brought some sort of needed wrap up you’ve been needing. So enjoy the fireworks, stay safe while drinking, and nap away the 1st of the year, because 2021 is finally here and we all need to reset ourselves before the year gets rolling.

On to the much needed New Year!

My Reading List for January 2021:

A Curse So Dark and Lonely By Brigid Kemmerer

Fall in love, break the curse. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s pulled into a magical world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom. Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. A prince? A curse? A monster? As she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

House of Dragons By Jessica Cluess

Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer will answer it. Who will win?

When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected to compete for the throne. It is always the oldest child, the one who has been preparing for years to compete in the Trial. But this year is different. This year, these five outcasts will answer the call….

THE LIAR: Emilia must hide her dark magic or be put to death. THE SOLDIER: Lucian is a warrior who has sworn to never lift a sword again. THE SERVANT: Vespir is a dragon trainer whose skills alone will keep her in the game. THE THIEF: Ajax knows that nothing is free–he must take what he wants. THE MURDERER: Hyperia was born to rule and will stop at nothing to take her throne.

These Violent Delights By Chloe Gong

Tricia Lin at Simon Pulse has acquired, at auction, Chloe Gong’s debut YA fantasy These Violent Delights, pitched as a Romeo and Juliet retelling by way of The Godfather.

A monster has awakened in 1920s Shanghai, killing off citizens and stirring trouble between two feuding gangs. The rival heirs, Roma Montagov and Juliette Cai, must work together before the monster destroys all they hold dear, even while the Chinese Civil War breaks out around them.

Of Beast and Beauty By Chanda Hahn

Everyone dreams of marrying a prince—except for me. I am nothing more than a pawn in my adoptive mother’s diabolical plot against the seven kingdoms.I was the chosen tool, her sharpened blade that would cut the deepest into the heart of the Kingdom of Baist. But like all deadly weapons, my wedding is two-edged sword that could cost me my soul.

For I am Rosalie, one of the adopted daughters of Lady Eville, and it is my duty to enter into a loveless and hate-filled marriage with the narcissistic Crown Prince of Baist. My choices and heart are not my own to give. Yet even in the thick of dire situations, beastly vengeance can give way to beautiful attraction.

Siege of Darkness By R.A. Salvatore

Rising up from the black depths of the Underdark, the drow once more meet the dwarves of Mithral Hall. Bruenor Battlehammer, with Drizzt at his side, won’t go down without a fight–but they’ll have to fight without Wulfgar or Catti-brie at their sides.

Don’t forget to set your own reading goals for the year!

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