Hi everyone! It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time for the final TBR of 2021! I can’t believe we’re already here, time has gone by way to fast for my liking. This is the final push to get in any last minute reads for 2021, but with how slowly I’ve been reading lately there isn’t any possible way I can fit them all into this month. I’ll be trying to read a bunch of my January ARCs, and keep an eye out for my best of the year posts coming soon!
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan – If you read my November TBR, you’ll notice that this book was ALSO on that TBR but since I’ve been reading so slowly lately I didn’t get a chance to get to it in November. Like I said in that post, I’m 28% into the book and I also have a preorder as well. This is inspired by the legend of Chang’e, the Chinese moon goddess! This book comes out on January 11th.
The Starless Crown by James Rollins – This is another January ARC releasing on the 4th! It’s a fantasy thriller about a group of people who come together after one of them foretells an apocalypse and they need to go on a journey to save their world and uncover secrets of the past. It just sounds really interesting, and I’ve heard good things so far about it!
Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire – I’m very excited that I was approved for an ARC of this book because I love this series! We’re back to following the storyline from Come Tumbling Down, this time following Cora at a new school for Wayward Children that isn’t anything at all like Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. I’ve seen really positive reviews so far and this series as a whole is just really excellent with dark fairytale style stories! This also releases on January 4th.
The Midnight Girls by Alicia Jasinska – This is my only December ARC (releasing on December 28th) and the blurb says it’s The Wicked Deep meets House of Salt and Sorrows set in a snowy kingdom where they burn witches, which I’m totally here for. We follow two enchantresses who are both trying to compete for the heart of the prince but end up starting to fall for each other. I’ve heard that the girls can transform into monsters and it’s a villain x villain romance so I’m DEFINITELY excited for this one!
The North Wind by Alexandria Warwick – Yet another of my January ARCs, this time releasing on January 13th. This one is a fantasy romance that the blurb says is like Beauty and the Beast and Hades and Persephone, only this time it’s about a girl who is chosen as the bride for the North Wind, aka the Frost King. It’s a standalone enemies to lovers which is one of my favorite romance tropes, so I’m definitely excited for this one!
A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham – No surprise here, it’s another January ARC! This is a debut thriller that comes out on January 11th. This follows a woman whose father was arrested as a serial killer when she was a girl after six teenagers went missing, and now 20 years later she’s working as a psychologist but notices that teen girls are going missing again and starts to wonder if there’s another serial killer or if she’s just paranoid. It sounds very interesting and it’s already been optioned for a limited series with Emma Stone, so that makes me even more interested!
What books are you planning on reading in December? I’d love to chat!