Hello everybody! Happy November! It’s one of my favourite months of the year, not least because my birthday is in it, so I’m very excited that there are a few more books being published in it this year than usual (most years there are only about 2 I’m interested in!). Onto the post!
The Midnight Guardians– of all these, this is probably the one I’m most excited to read! I’ve only read one Ross Montgomery in the past but I really liked it, and this just sounds phenomenal. It’s a fantasy adventure set in World War 2, which sees a boy named Col pursued by the terrifying Midwinter King, with guardians who are his childhood imaginary friends brought to life. Plus have you seen the cover?! I’m just obsessed with it.
Glassheart– I really enjoyed Katherine Orton’s debut Nevertell, so I’m very excited to read more from her. This sounds like another really interesting fantasy, and this one is set during world war 2 I believe so I’m excited to see what it’s like! I’m wondering if the stained glass windows will have something to do with the magic mentioned in the blurb, but even if they’re not related I think this will be a great wintry read.
Trouble in a Tutu– Peril en Pointe was a great start to the Swan House mystery series, which features a ballet school that also happens to train its students to be spies, so I’m very excited to see Milly and her friends again in this installment! It features a Christmas themed mystery, with a sinister villain called the Mouse King.
The Creature Keeper– this is about a place called Direspire Hall, which requires a new Creature Keeper, and a girl called Cora who takes up the position! I’m not 100% sure what will happen from there or what kind of vibe this will be, but I really liked the Switching Hour and I’m hoping for something similarly clever and unique.
Another Twist in the Tale– No Ballet Shoes in Syria was one of my absolute favourites of last year, so this wins an automatic place on my TBR just based on that. I’m pretty nervous given I don’t really like Oliver Twist, but I’m hoping his sister’s story will be more interesting (and I really do have high hopes since Catherine Bruton is so brilliant!)
When the Silent Stars Go By– I don’t know much about this, but it’s by Sally Nicholls (who I think is amazing, even though I have to admit I don’t love all her books), it’s a romance set at Christmas and Ross really enjoyed it so I’m definitely planning to give it a go at some point!
Thank you so much for reading! Which books are you excited for this month? Do you have any thoughts on my choices? I’d love to hear in the comments!