Happy Tuesday! This will be my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday. This tag is from That Artsy Reader Girl and this weeks prompt is “Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About (these are the books you need help deciding if they’re worth adding to your TBR or not.)” This one was kind of hard for me to decide so I picked 5 books that I am on the fence about.
Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly is a Cinderella retelling. The reason I am on the fence about this book is that retellings can be hit or miss for me. I think the reason is because I have high expectations for nostalgia for the original fairytale, and most of the time it’s a let down. We will see if I pick this one up.
How to Make Friends In The Dark by Kathleen Glasgow is a book about a girl named Tiger dealing with the grief from the loss of her mother. I have a hard time with books that are filled with grief. I have to be in the right mindset to read them. I have heard good things about Kathleen’s other book Girl in Pieces, so I might pick this book up if I am in the right mindset to read it.
The Girl King by Mimi Yu. This is a high fantasy set in Asia. High Fantasy is a hit or miss for me and I have a hard time picking it up. I have read REALLY good high fantasy books, but I am always SO intimidated to read them. This is something I am hoping to get over in 2019
Enchantée by Gita Trelease. This is a historical fiction/fantasy tale set in Paris. These are all qualities in a book that interest me however, the reason I on the fence about this book is that I have seen a lot of mixed reviews about it from reviewers I trust. I might wait until more people have read it and decide from there if it is something I want to pick up.
Storm & Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout. The synopsis of this book sounds SO up my alley. Fantasy/Paranormal/Romance is my cup of tea, however I have read some reviews that this book has characters from Jennifer’s other series, Dark Elements and knowing myself, I am going to want to read those books first. And I have a large enough TBR as it, I will have to wait and see more reviews to see if its worth going down that rabbit hole.
What books are you on the fence about coming out in 2019?