Hello Fellow Readers,

I can’t believe this is the last week of November. I officially declare that it’s Christmas time!! 😂

I am actually looking forward to next month. I have a couple of days off to take before the end of the year and my company closes for Christmas break, so I’ll have time to catch up with my TBR and probably do a readathon? We’ll see…

There are a couple of books that come out this week – let’s have a look.

Ruinsong – Julia Ember

Her voice was her prison…
Now it’s her weapon.

In a world where magic is sung, a powerful mage named Cadence has been forced to torture her country’s disgraced nobility at her ruthless queen’s bidding.

But when she is reunited with her childhood friend, a noblewoman with ties to the underground rebellion, she must finally make a choice: Take a stand to free their country from oppression, or follow in the queen’s footsteps and become a monster herself. 

This is another highly awaited release of November. The Ruinsong is a LGBTQ+ fantasy with bits of romance which tells the story of two girls, who belong to different factions but are forced to work together to save their country, while also dealing with the feelings they have for each other. From the author of The Seafarer’s Kiss and The Navigator’s Touch, Ruinsong is out on 24 November.

Bright Shining World – Josh Swiller

Wallace Cole is perpetually moving against his will. His father has some deeply important job with an energy company that he refuses to explain to Wallace who is, shall we say, suspicious. Not that his father ever listens to him. Just as Wallace is getting settled into a comfortable life in Kentucky, his father lets him know they need to immediately depart for a new job in a small town in Upstate New York which has recently been struck by an outbreak of inexplicable hysterics–an outbreak which is centered at the high school Wallace will attend.

In the new town, go from disturbing to worse: trees appear to be talking to people; a school bully, the principal, and the town police force take an instant dislike to Wallace; and the student body president is either falling for him or slipping into the enveloping darkness. Bright Shining World is a novel of resistance, of young people finding hope and courage and community in a collapsing world. 

This thriller and contemporary novel is recommended for the fans of Karen M. McManus. There is a weird phenomenon around Wallace’s new school, and he must find a way to avoid these sinister forces and save his town. This is out on 24 November.

That’s it for this week.

What are your reading plans for December? What are your most awaited reads of December??