There were many book series we can binge-read, most of them were even turned into movies. Sadly, we cannot know it all. But one of the perks of being socially active in Twitter is discovering books and having an interest to read said books. I am not talking about those that were newly released because that’s given already, but books that were actually published a few years back.
And this 2018, I’ve learned four Fantasy book series that most of you might have already read, but lucky me because I am just uncovering these books for the very first time.
Shattered Sea trilogy tells the story of Yarvi, youngest son of a warlike king. Born with a crippled hand, he can never live up to his father’s expectations of what a real man should be and his destiny is not the throne but the Ministry, not the sword and shield but the book and the soft word spoken. But when his father and brother are killed, Yarvi is propelled to kingship and must sit in the Black Chair, between gods and men, and half a man must find a way to rule as half a king.
I’ve learned about this series via @NatashaBardon’s tweet:
— Natasha Bardon (@NatashaBardon) June 13, 2018
Themis Files trilogy begins with Sleeping Giants. It follows a group of scientists, led by a physicist named Rose Franklin, as they track down and assemble a giant robot of mysterious origins, scattered across the Earth.
I’ve first learned about this series when Sarah from @thebooktraveler recommended the audiobooks:
If anyone is having a book hangover from Obsidio, I’d recommend the audiobooks for the Themis Files series. Book 3 (Only Human) releases next month! I’m re-listening to Sleeping Giants & Waking Gods to prep! It has a FULL CAST & are some of my favorite audiobooks! 🎧 pic.twitter.com/Sw0L3oGv5K
— Sarah K (@thebooktraveler) April 17, 2018
1. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson | Amazon • Book Depository
2. Crown of Embers by Rae Carson | Amazon • Book Depository
3. The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson | Amazon • Book Depository
(Note: Buy links for these new cover editions will be available 7/23/19)
Girl of Fire & Thorns trilogy is about an insecure princess with an unclear destiny who becomes a secret bride, a revolutionary, a queen, and—finally—the champion her world so desperately needs. Her future is unknown and her potential is tremendous—even if she doesn’t realize it. A sweeping fantasy series about a young woman finding her true strength, perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones.
I haven’t heard about this series since just recently when author, @raecarson shared the new cover editions on her twitter:
After 7 years in print, the Girl of Fire & Thorns series is getting a new look! What do you think? Me: 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/sUaVW8cOsg
— DEATH RAE Carson 💀🎃 (@raecarson) October 1, 2018
1. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve | Amazon • Book Depository
2. Predator’s Gold by Philip Reeve | Amazon • Book Depository
3. Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve | Amazon • Book Depository
4. A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve | Amazon • Book Depository
(Note: You can pre-order the Mortal Engines Quartet box set in hardback releasing 11/1/18 here: Amazon • Book Depository • Wordery or the illustrated here: Book Depository)
Mortal Engines quartet / The Hungry City Chronicles is a series set in a post-apocalyptic world where Earth has been reduced to wasteland by a devastating conflict known as the Sixty Minute War. To escape the earthquakes, volcanoes, and other instabilities, a Nomad leader called Nikola Quercus installed huge engines and wheels on London, and enabled it to dismantle (or eat) other cities for resources. The technology rapidly spread, and evolved into what is known as Municipal Darwinism.
We’re delighted to reveal the new stunning new covers for @philipreeve1‘s Mortal Engines quartet and the forthcoming Night Flights!
— Scholastic UK (@scholasticuk) March 27, 2018
BOOK FLASH: Mortal Engines in theaters December 14, 2018. Watch the new trailer here:
How about you? Do you have any book series discovered recently? Let me know in the comments below!