Hi! Top 5 Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ ThoughtsonTomes. Every week has a new topic so join in on the fun just check out our goodreads group. This weeks topic was Most Recent Additions to Your Wishlist. Basically books I can’t wait to get my hands on.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
I’m sorry but I just had to put this in here. I mean this probably the most I’ve ever been excited about a book release. I’m basically just counting down the days until I have this (11 if you didn’t know).
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
I originally saw this book on Regan’s (PeruseProject) channel and the synopsis really intrigued me so I went ahead and added it to my TBR/wishlist. Basically it’s about a world where magic is the ability to control colors and the more power you have the quicker you die. So this guy Guile is the Prism meaning he can control all the colors (or something like that, just read the official synopsis).
Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live.
When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he’s willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.
The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy#1) by Charlie N. Holmberg
I really want this book because the cover is so pretty. I know it hasn’t been getting the greatest reviews but I’m still pretty curious because the goodreads synopsis is really interesting.
Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic… forever.
Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined — animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.
An Excisioner — a practitioner of dark, flesh magic — invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Recently I’ve been in love with books that have anti-hero sort of characters, you know like thieves or con artists (kinda like Delilah Bard or Kaz Brekker) so this book should be right up that alley because the protagonist is some kind of thief. Anyway here is the synopsis:
In this stunning debut, author Scott Lynch delivers the wonderfully thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing with the lives of decadent nobles and daring thieves, here is a story of adventure, loyalty, and survival that is one part “Robin Hood”, one part Ocean’s Eleven, and entirely enthralling…
An orphan’s life is harsh — and often short — in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains — a man who is neither blind nor a priest.
A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected “family” of orphans — a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards. Under his tutelage, Locke grows to lead the Bastards, delightedly pulling off one outrageous confidence game after another. Soon he is infamous as the Thorn of Camorr, and no wealthy noble is safe from his sting.
Passing themselves off as petty thieves, the brilliant Locke and his tightly knit band of light-fingered brothers have fooled even the criminal underworld’s most feared ruler, Capa Barsavi. But there is someone in the shadows more powerful — and more ambitious — than Locke has yet imagined.
Known as the Gray King, he is slowly killing Capa Barsavi’s most trusted men — and using Locke as a pawn in his plot to take control of Camorr’s underworld. With a bloody coup under way threatening to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the Gray King at his own brutal game — or die trying…
The Forbidden Wish (The Forbidden Wish #1) by Jessica Khoury
An Aladdin retelling. Do I need to say more?
When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years—a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.