If I wasn’t on an absolute book buying ban until my holiday to New York, I would be putting my newly earned money (I GOT A JOB! YAY!) towards a tonne of books. These are ones that have been sat idle in my Amazon Wishlist forever, and ones that I don’t see around in local bookstores and therefore have never picked up. Even though some of them are the babies of the YA community.
The Wayward Children Chronicles by Seanan McGuire
These have been described to me as Narnia crossed with every fairy tale retelling ever, and I’m honestly all here for it. They’ve never been optioned by UK publishers and remain in strict hardback form only, two of the reasons I’ve never actually got round to picking these babies up. Even though they look so damn good.
The Queens of Renthia by Sarah Beth Durst
I very rarely get the true desire to pick up an adult high fantasy, but when I do – this series is the one I eye up. The one I’ve been tempted by a thousand times, despite knowing very little about it, apart from the fact they have absolutely gorgeous covers.
Want by Cindy Pon
This sounds like a collision of Warcross (which we all know I love) and the rebel story my heart needs. I want to buy this one so badly but my purse is closed… for now. I’m not on a ban when I’m New York, so I’m pretty confident that if I see these books in a store they’ll be in my hands before I even know what’s happening.
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
I’ll admit, I’m as much on the Brandon hype train as anyone. His Mistborn series is sent from the heavens and I don’t understand how one person’s brain can come up with such a master piece. I was surprised when it was announced that he was dipping his hands into YA science-fiction but I’m willing to give it a go. I’ve been putting it off purely to allow time for my favourites to read it, and they seem to be giving it raving reviews so it’ll be my time soon.
Battle Angel Alita: Volume 1 by Yukito Kishiro
I have a fairly small manga collection which sits seperate to my bookshelves but has beauty in its own right. I own 5 complete series and usually am trying to get all the volumes of another (at the moment, I’m focusing on Fairy Tail). However, when I finish that collection I’ve been keeping my eye out for a new series to start, and with the recent cinema production of Alita, Battle Angel I figure this one sounds right up my street. I absolutely loved the movie, and I’m looking forward to looking into the head of the original author and seeing how different the cinematic production ended up being to the story.
And there we have it!
A perfect wishlist for my friends and family when my birthday comes up. (I’m joking, I promise this wasn’t the point of this post).
Besides, by the time my birthday arrives I’ll have probably slipped off the book buying ban and purchased all of these for myself.
But which ones should I focus on getting?