Hosted by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Okay, so the topic is ‘lion’ but I’m no big game hunter – besides, lions are cute, cuddly little things so who’d want to hurt them – and dragon just fits my books so much better. (And I’m not necessarily saying I’d slay a dragon for each book, but, yeah, maybe all combined. Maybe a very small dragon like those from Discworld…)

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The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Vol. 3

When Asami is kidnapped, Korra sets out to the Spirit Wilds to find her. Now teeming with dark spirits influenced by the half spirit-half human Tokuga, the landscape is more dangerous than ever before. The two women must trust in each other and work together if they are to make it out alive. Their fate is revealed in this stunning, action-packed conclusion to The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars!

Age of War by Michael J. Sullivan

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords.

Rich in magic and adventure, Michael J. Sullivan’s soaring fantasy novels are masterworks of heroism, love, and sacrifice. Now in Age of War, the epic battle between humankind and the cruel, god-like beings who once ruled them finally ignites in all its fury.

The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile—and about to be tested as never before. Persephone keeps the human clans from turning on one another through her iron will and a compassionate heart. The arrogant Fhrey are barely held in check by their leader, Nyphron, who seeks to advance his own nefarious agenda.

As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged and fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. In the darkest hour, when hope is all but lost, new heroes will rise . . . but at what terrible cost?

A Gentleman Never Keeps Score by Cat Sebastian

(Currently synopsis-less at Goodreads. If I didn’t edit this before it goes live that means either the synopsis still isn’t up or – more likely – I forgot to check. But I can say, without a synopsis that, because it’s Sebastian, that I want it.)

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Competence by Gail Carriger

Accidentally abandoned!

All alone in Singapore, proper Miss Primrose Tunstell must steal helium to save her airship, the Spotted Custard, in a scheme involving a lovesick werecat and a fake fish tail.

When she uncovers rumors of a new kind of vampire, Prim and the Custard crew embark on a mission to Peru. There, they encounter airship pirates and strange atmospheric phenomena, and are mistaken for representatives of the Spanish Inquisition. Forced into extreme subterfuge (and some rather ridiculous outfits) Prim must also answer three of life’s most challenging questions:
Can the perfect book club give a man back his soul?
Will her brother ever stop wearing his idiotic velvet fez?
And can the amount of lard in Christmas pudding save an entire species?

The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell

When sixteen-year-old Sylvie’s brother takes over management of their family’s vast estates, Sylvie feels powerless to stop his abuse of the local commoners. Her dearest friend asks her to run away to the woods with him, and soon a host of other villagers join them. Together, they form their own community and fight to right the wrongs perpetrated by the king and his noblemen.

Firestarter by Tara Sim

The crew of the Prometheus is intent on taking down the world’s clock towers so that time can run freely. Now captives, Colton, Daphne, and the others have a stark choice: join the Prometheus’s cause, or fight back in any small way they can and face the consequences. But Zavier, leader of the terrorists, has a bigger plan—to bring back the lost god of time.

As new threats emerge, loyalties must shift. No matter where the Prometheus goes—Prague, Austria, India—nowhere is safe, and every second ticks closer toward the eleventh hour. Walking the line between villainy and heroism, each will have to choose what’s most important: saving those you love at the expense of the many, or making impossible sacrifices for the sake of a better world.

(Currently existing without a cover.)

Untitled sequel in the Regency Imposters series by Cat Sebastian

(Nor does it have a synopsis, but it is Sebastian, again, and currently I am willing to read anything of hers sight unseen.)

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Legacy of Light by Sarah Raughley

The world is in chaos.

After Saul’s strike on Oslo—one seemingly led by Maia herself—the Effigies’ reputation is in shambles. Now they’re being hunted by nations across the globe, grouped in with the very terrorists they’ve been trying to stop.

With Maia’s resurrected twin, June, carrying out vicious attacks across the world, everyone believes Maia is a killer. Belle has gone rogue, Chae Rin and Lake have disappeared, and the Sect is being dismantled and replaced by a terrifying new world order helmed by Blackwell. As for Saul, his ultimate plan still remains a mystery.

And Maia? No one has seen or heard from her in weeks.

It’s all somehow connected—Saul, Phantoms, the Effigies, everything. But if the Effigies can’t put the pieces together soon, there may not be much left of the world they’ve fought so desperately to save.The world is in chaos.

(My precioussss. Sorry, too good to pass up, but I am so excited for this book, especially after the doozy that the last book hit us with. Besides, that cover is gorgeous.)

Terminal Uprising by Jim C. Hines

(No cover, no synopsis, no release date other than, tentatively, this year. I still want the book because it’s Hines and it’s sci-fi.)

Finally, the last book on my list is one that isn’t even written yet, but that the author says will be this year and, possibly published as well. It is the fourth book in the Rebel Mechanics series by Shanna Swendson.

So, what books would you slay to get early? (Or are we going a kinder, gentler way?)

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