Sometimes you know you are going to love a book – or hope you do – based on the storyline and the reviews you have read. At times it is a go-to author that never disappoints you. Currently I have 5 books on my TBR pile that I predict will be 5 star reads. Why haven’t I read them yet? I am waiting for the time when I can read uninterrupted and the best time for that will be during my summer break.
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
I want to read this story for so many reasons: the inclusion of China’s rich culture, the promise of a strong female protagonist, the beautiful artwork on the cover of the novel. There has been a lot of positivism surrounding this novel on social media – so much so that the hard copy of the book was sold out online on the first day in the US. Unbelievable, isn’t it? I was happy that I had pre-ordered my copy. 🙂
The Cerulean by Amy Ewing
This fantasy novel caught my attention the first time I heard of it: the unusual title intrigued me and the story of a young woman finding the strength within herself captured my interest. This novel is the first of a duology and I am tempted to wait for the second before I delve into this one.
Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
A fight between siblings and a girl who seeks her own way. This novel is yet another fantasy that I read a lot about on social media. The cover of the novel is also arresting and I am hoping that the story within it is as well.
Enchantee by Gita Trelease
An historical novel about Paris? I am in! I saw a lot of buzz about this story on social media as well but, to be honest, I am always drawn to stories of Paris – such a beautiful city rich with history. I have learned a bit about the time period of this tale and I look forward to seeing Trelease’s input on it.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
This novel is a huge one and quite heavy – definitely a book to read at home! I have only read good things about the story and, as a reader of fantasy fiction, I look forward to reading a tale with an adult slant on it. Filled with dragons and chaos, this novel promises to be enthralling.
I am hoping that these novels do not disappoint. Only time will tell.
Which book on your TBR pile do you predict will be a 5 star read?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019
(This post is linked to Bionic Book Worm and the Top 5 Tuesday challenge. This week we are listing the top 5 books you predict will be 5 star reads).