Hi everyone! I’ve attempted to do 5 star predictions in the past and because I’m a dumpster fire of a person, I never got around to reading those books. It’s been three years now since those predictions (which I’ve reverted back to drafts because silly old me decided to predict ENTIRE SERIES) so we’re starting fresh with some new predictions! Fingers crossed that this time I can actually read these in a timely manner and report back on if they were 5 stars or not.
Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire – I’ve read all the previous books within the Wayward Children series, and they’ve ranged from 3-5 stars, with my two favorites being Beneath the Sugar Sky and Come Tumbling Down. One of the biggest reasons that I think this sixth book will be another 5 star is because the portal world is populated with equines – unicorns, kelpies, centaurs, and more! I feel like this is THE book for ex-horse girls (and lets just admit it, I still wish I had a horse).
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco – While I STILL haven’t finished the Stalking Jack the Ripper series, I loved the first two books and I really like Maniscalco’s writing style. The main reason I think this will be a 5 star comes down to the fact that it’s a book with witches, murder, mystery, dark magic, and, oh yeah, a prince of Hell! Plus I’m sure there’s a romance in there, so basically it’s got everything I like.
The Dragon Republic by R.F Kuang – I’m a little behind on this series that SO MANY PEOPLE love, and I really want to catch up especially since it’s now a completed series! I really enjoyed The Poppy War, and I’ve heard that everything just gets bigger and better with the second book. I’ve heard from a lot of people that this one really packs a punch, so I’m both looking forward to it and I’m afraid to see what happens!
The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky – I have quite a few of Tchaikovsky’s books on my TBR, but this one pulls my attention a little bit more than the others because this one explores parallel Earths where monsters live and how there are cracks between these worlds letting monsters in. I read the prologue of this and the way that it’s written seems like it’s science heavy, and after a quick Google search I learned that Tchaikovsky has a degree in Zoology so I’m curious to see his take on these monsters!
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – I’m really hoping that the hype around this book is justified, because I’m really hoping it’s a 5 star. I love a good retelling, and this one is a Romeo & Juliet retelling which sounds amazing! It’s also set in Shanghai in the 1920s, has organized crime and a river monster and honestly it just sounds sooooooo good. After seeing everyone on twitter scream about this book, I truly hope it ends up being a 5 star read for me!
As for when I would like to get these read by, I think I’m going to aim for July 2021 to have all 5 finished. I think that’s fairly realistic considering the fact that I’m a mood reader and so something else could catch my eye before I can finish these.