Welcome to another Top 5 Saturday Reads meme. It was created by the lovely Mandy over at Devouring Books as a way to share books that we would love to read.
This week’s topic is: Books that Cast a Spell on You. There are so many great magical books that we’ve read, and stunning covers we’ve optically devoured, but this meme calls for books we want to read so it was fun time coming up with the top 5 of the lot. As our TBRs are seemingly endless it took quite a while to narrow them down!
Here they are:
Ten Thousand Doors of January – Have you seen this cover? I mean, of course you have – it’s right there. But what I mean is have you REALLY seen this cover? Have a look at all of the small little details. The cute keys hanging from the flowers. The perfect contrast of pastel shades amidst the black background. The door knob. The FONTS (I know, I know. Get over it already). The point is – we can’t. We’re in love with this cover and genuinely want to buy this book just to stare at it all day!
Winterwood – The Wicked Deep is on our TBR but we’ve been holding out on reading as it has some pretty mixed reviews. Regardless, this cover is really striking for its simplicity and the witchy element made it a shoe-in for this week’s topic. We love a good dose of mystery in a fantasy and the premise of Winterwood (see Goodreads) fits the bill perfectly!
The Nightingale – I’ve seen this book in so many stores (Jen here…) and every single time its cover caught my eye. While not completely apparent in photo, the metallic glint of the bird and vine is really striking in person. This sat neglected on my TBR for a long while until my dear friend Dini mentioned in her Down the TBR Hole post how good Hannah’s writing is. Since then, its moved up on my TBR and I’m excited to give Nightingale a try. Who could resist the hype AND that cover??
The Bone Witch – When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training. Does it get any better than witchy intrigue? Especially with a character named Tea!
Sea Witch – Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch .A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity. The graphics on this book cover are gorgeous! When you add in the back-from-the-dead premise, it’s a wonder one of us haven’t read this already!
// have you read any of these witchy books? what were your thoughts on them? //