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message 1: by Virginie (last edited Mar 03, 2020 06:14AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments 2018: JANUARY TO APRIL

February 2018
Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell The Song of All (The Legacy of the Heavens Book 1) by Tina LeCount Myers
02/20 Embers of War (Embers of War #1)
02/20 The Song of All (The Legacy of the Heavens #1)

March 2018
Blood of the Four by Christopher Golden The Warrior Within by Angus McIntyre Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard
📕 03/06 Blood of the Four
📕 03/06 The Warrior Within*
🎧 📕 03/13 Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach*
03/31 The Tea Master and the Detective*

April 2018
The Sisters Mederos (Tales of Port Saint Frey, #1) by Patrice Sarath Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
04/03 The Sisters Mederos (Tales of Port Saint Frey #1)
04/17 Blackfish City


message 2: by Virginie (last edited Mar 03, 2020 06:14AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments 2018: MAY TO AUGUST

May 2018
The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn (Ardor Benn, #1) by Tyler Whitesides Hero Forged (Ethereal Earth, #1) by Josh Erikson
05/15 The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn (Kingdom of Grit #1)
05/28 Hero Forged (Ethereal Earth #1)

June 2018
The Book of M by Peng Shepherd The Traitor God (Age of Tyranny, #1) by Cameron Johnston The Last Sun (The Tarot Sequence, #1) by K.D. Edwards The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, #1) by Alex White The Gods of Men (Gods of Men, #1) by Barbara Kloss
06/05 The Book of M
06/05 The Traitor God (Age of Tyranny #1)
06/12 The Last Sun (The Tarot Sequence #1)
06/18 The Robots of Gotham
06/26 A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers #1)
06/26 The Gods of Men (The Gods of Men #1)

July 2018
Lost Gods by Micah Yongo The Deep and Shining Dark (Marek #1) by Juliet Kemp Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
07/03 Lost Gods
07/06 The Deep and Shining Dark (Marek #1)
07/10 Prime Meridian*

August 2018
The Point by John Dixon Herokiller A Novel by Paul Tassi The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas Stars Uncharted by S.K. Dunstall Foundryside (Founders, #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark
📕 08/07 The Point
08/07 Herokiller
📕 08/09 The Psychology of Time Travel
08/14 Stars Uncharted (Stars Uncharted #1)
08/21 Foundryside (Founders #1)
08/21 The Black God's Drums*


message 3: by Virginie (last edited Feb 21, 2020 04:26AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments 2018: SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER

September 2018
The Ember Blade (The Darkwater Legacy #1) by Chris Wooding
09/20 The Ember Blade (The Darkwater Legacy #1)

October 2018
Priest of Bones (War for the Rose Throne #1) by Peter McLean Into the Labyrinth (Mage Errant #1) by John Bierce A Conspiracy of Truths (A Conspiracy of Truths, #1) by Alexandra Rowland Blood of Heirs (The Coraidic Sagas #1) by Alicia Wanstall-Burke
10/02 Priest of Bones (War for the Rose Throne #1)
10/08 Into the Labyrinth (Mage Errant #1)
10/23 A Conspiracy of Truths (A Conspiracy of Truths #1)
10/27 Blood of Heirs (The Coraidic Sagas #1)

November 2018
Alice Payne Arrives (Alice Payne, #1) by Kate Heartfield The Subjugate (Salvi Brentt, #1) by Amanda Bridgeman The Prince of Cats by Daniel E. Olesen
11/06 Alice Payne Arrives*
11/06 The Subjugate
11/26 The Prince of Cats


message 4: by Virginie (last edited Feb 21, 2020 04:21AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments 2019: JANUARY TO APRIL

January 2019
The Gutter Prayer (The Black Iron Legacy, #1) by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan Ship of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery, #1) by Django Wexler Never Die by Rob J. Hayes Vigilance by Robert Jackson Bennett Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
📕 01/17 The Gutter Prayer (The Black Iron Legacy #1)
01/22 Ship of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery #1)
01/29 Never Die
01/29 Vigilance*
01/29 Here and Now and Then

February 2019
Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy, #1) by Marlon James The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons, #1) by Jenn Lyons The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo The Test by Sylvain Neuvel The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang Gates of Stone (Lord of the Islands, #1) by Angus Macallan For the Killing of Kings (The Ring-Sworn Trilogy #1) by Howard Andrew Jones The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark Master of Sorrows (The Silent Gods, #1) by Justin Travis Call The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
02/05 Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1)
02/05 The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1)
🎧 02/12 The Night Tiger
02/12 The Test*
📕 02/19 The Sword of Kaigen
02/19 Gates of Stone (Lord of the Islands #1)
02/19 For the Killing of Kings (The Ring-Sworn Trilogy #1)
02.19 The Haunting of Tram Car 015*
02/21 Master of Sorrows (The Silent Gods #1)
🎧 02/26 The Raven Tower
📕 🎧 02/26 The Priory of the Orange Tree

March 2019
Ancestral Night (White Space, #1) by Elizabeth Bear Famous Men Who Never Lived by K. Chess Titanshade by Dan Stout The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan, #1) by Arkady Martine The First Step (A Thousand Li, #1) by Tao Wong
03/05 Ancestral Night (White Space #1)
03/05 Famous Men Who Never Lived
03/12 Titanshade (The Carter Archives #1)
🎧 03/19 The Light Brigade
03/26 A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan, #1)
📕 03/28 The First Step (A Thousand Li #1)

April 2019
One Word Kill (Impossible Times, #1) by Mark Lawrence Seven Blades in Black (The Grave of Empires, #1) by Sam Sykes Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by K.J. Parker Upon a Burning Throne (The Burnt Empire Saga Book 1) by Ashok K. Banker Perihelion Summer by Greg Egan Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan
04/09 One Word Kill* (Impossible Times #1)
🎧 04/09 Seven Blades in Black (The Grave of Empires #1)
04/09 Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
04/16 Upon a Burning Throne (Burnt Empire Saga #1)
04/16 Perihelion Summer*
04/30 Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1)
📕 04/30 Waste Tide


message 5: by Virginie (last edited Jun 04, 2020 10:09AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments 2019: MAY TO AUGUST

May 2019
Snakeskins by Tim Major Middlegame by Seanan McGuire An Illusion of Thieves (Chimera, #1) by Cate Glass Walking to Aldebaran by Adrian Tchaikovsky
05/07 Snakeskins
🎧 05/07 Middlegame
📕 05/21 An Illusion of Thieves (Chimera #1)
05/28 Walking to Aldebaran*

June 2019
Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson Unraveling by Karen Lord Spine of the Dragon (Wake the Dragon, #1) by Kevin J. Anderson Recursion by Blake Crouch Silver in the Wood (The Greenhollow Duology #1) by Emily Tesh Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone Anhaga by Lisa Henry
06/04 Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell
📕 06/04 Unraveling
06/04 Spine of the Dragon (Wake the Dragon #1)
06/11 Recursion
📕 06/18 Silver in the Wood* (The Greenhollow Duology #1)
🎧 06/18 Empress of Forever
06/23 Anhaga*

July 2019
Aftershocks by Marko Kloos Wanderers by Chuck Wendig This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar The Border Keeper by Kerstin Hall Mapping Winter (Riders Guild, #1) by Marta Randall Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Desdemona and the Deep (Dark Breakers, #3) by C.S.E. Cooney The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry
🎧 07/01 Aftershocks (The Palladium Wars #1)
🎧 07/09 Wanderers
07/16 This Is How You Lose the Time War*
📕 07/16 The Border Keeper*
07/18 Mapping Winter (Riders Guild #1)
07/23 Gods of Jade and Shadow
📕 07/23 Desdemona and the Deep*
07/23 The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

August 2019
The Gossamer Mage by Julie E. Czerneda Blood of an Exile (Dragons of Terra, #1) by Brian Naslund To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers We Are the Dead (The Last War, #1) by Mike Shackle Lies of Descent by Troy Carrol Bucher The Lost War (Eidyn #1) by Justin Lee Anderson
08/06 The Gossamer Mage
08/06 Blood of an Exile (Dragons of Terra #1)
📕 08/08 To Be Taught, If Fortunate*
08/08 We Are The Dead (The Last War #1)
08/20 Lies of Descent (The Fallen Gods' War #1)
08/30 The Lost War (Eidyn #1)


message 6: by Virginie (last edited Jun 25, 2020 09:43AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments 2019: SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER

September 2019
The Nobody People by Bob Proehl An Orc on the Wild Side by Tom Holt The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes The Bone Ships (The Tide Child, #1) by R.J. Barker Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger God of Gnomes (God Core, #1) by Demi Harper
09/03 The Nobody People
09/10 An Orc on the Wild Side
09/10 The Imaginary Corpse
09/24 The Bone Ships (The Tide Child #1)
📕 🎧 09/24 Steel Crow Saga
09/26 God of Gnomes (God Core #1)

October 2019
The Throne of the Five Winds (Hostage of Empire #1) by S.C. Emmett
10/15 The Throne of the Five Winds (Hostage of Empire #1)

November 2019
Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher Fate of the Fallen (The Shroud of Prophecy, #1) by Kel Kade Novice Dragoneer (Dragoneer Academy, #1) by E.E. Knight Made Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky Unnatural Magic by C.M. Waggoner Legacy of Ash (Legacy Trilogy, #1) by Matthew Ward
11/01 Smoke and Stone (City of Sacrifice #1)
11/05 Fate of the Fallen (The Shroud of Prophecy #1)
11/05 Novice Dragoneer (Dragoneer Academy #1)
11/05 Made Things*
11/05 Unnatural Magic
11/05 Legacy of Ash (Legacy Trilogy #1)


message 7: by Virginie (last edited Jun 14, 2020 12:10PM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments 2020: JANUARY TO APRIL

January 2020
The Vanished Birds A Novel by Simon Jimenez A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen Ashlords by Scott Reintgen Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi The Bard's Blade (The Sorcerer's Song, #1) by Brian D. Anderson Prosper's Demon by K.J. Parker
01/14 The Vanished Birds
01/14 A Beginning at the End
01/21 Ashlords (Untitled Duology #1)
📕 01/21 Riot Baby*
01/28 The Bard's Blade (The Sorcerer's Song #1)
📕 01/28 Prosper's Demon*

February 2020
Mazes of Power (The Broken Trust, #1) by Juliette Wade The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates #1) by A.K. Larkwood Finna by Nino Cipri
02/04 Mazes of Power (The Broken Trust #1)
02/11 The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates #1)
02/25 Finna*

March 2020
The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle #1) by Nghi Vo
03/24 The Empress of Salt and Fortune*


message 8: by Virginie (last edited Jun 21, 2020 02:40AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments 2020: MAY TO AUGUST

May 2020
The Kingdom of Liars (The Legacy of the Mercenary King, #1) by Nick Martell
05/05 The Kingdom of Liars (The Legacy of the Mercenary Kings #1)

June 2020
By Force Alone by Lavie Tidhar
06/01 By Force Alone
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06/23 The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water*
06/23 The Angel of the Crows

July 2020
07/21 Ashes of the Sun (Burningblade & Silvereye #1)
07/28 Deal with the Devil (Mercenary Librarians #1)

August 2020


message 9: by Virginie (last edited Jun 21, 2020 02:37AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments 2020: SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER

September 2020
09/08 Master of Poisons
09/15 An Unnatural Life
09/22 Maya and the Rising Dark
09/29 Burning Roses*

October 2020
10/06 A Deadly Education (Scholomance #1)
10/15 The Once and Future Witches
10/15 Phoenix Extravagant

November 2020

December 2020


message 10: by Virginie (last edited Aug 04, 2019 03:30PM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments *reserved*


message 11: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished Blanca & Roja
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

Published Oct. 9, 2018


message 12: by Anni (new)

Anni | 5020 comments Oh noooo... I had more than 3 months to reserve a comment for me and missed that opportunity 😱

Anyway, good luck with your challenge :)


message 13: by Virginie (last edited Aug 07, 2019 02:57AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Thanks Ghost! It's more of a list to try to keep up with all the things that ends up on my TBR because of Tor.com (and other blogs) than a challenge :p

And yeah, I was surprised when you didn't show up with a *reserved* comment right in the middle of mine :)


message 14: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished Hollow Kingdom
Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

Published Aug. 6, 2019

The zombie apocalypse, as viewed by a pet crow. A LOT of fun!


message 15: by Silvana (new)

Silvana (silvaubrey) | 1769 comments Hi Virginie, I see you have Gurkha and Lord of Tuesday in the list. Have you read it?


message 16: by Virginie (last edited Sep 15, 2019 01:06AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Hi there! No, haven't read it yet. I'm waiting for the price to go down a bit (why are Tor.com novellas so expensive? :/ ) or better yet, for my library to buy it :p


message 17: by Silvana (new)

Silvana (silvaubrey) | 1769 comments It is now 3.39 usd at Kindle. Slightly lower two weeks ago, when I bought it. I plan to read it sometime in January just in case you can already procure it.


message 18: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments I should have bought it by January :)


message 19: by Silvana (new)

Silvana (silvaubrey) | 1769 comments Cool, let's BR it :D


message 20: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished Good Guys
Good Guys by Steven Brust

Published June 6, 2018


message 21: by Virginie (last edited Feb 12, 2020 04:55AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished Gideon the Ninth (The Ninth House #1)
Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #1) by Tamsyn Muir

Published Sept. 10, 2019


message 22: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished The Tangled Lands
The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi

Published Feb. 27, 2018


message 23: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished Fire and Heist
Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

Published Dec. 4, 2018


message 24: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished The Ten Thousand Doors of January
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Published Sept. 10, 2019


message 25: by Virginie (last edited Jan 05, 2020 01:31PM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished Ormeshadow
Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma

Published Oct. 15, 2019


message 26: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished Sisters of the Vast Black
Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather

Published Oct. 29, 2019


message 27: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday
The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday by Saad Hossain

Published Aug. 13, 2019


message 28: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished Race to the Sun
Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Published Jan. 14, 2020


message 29: by Virginie (last edited Feb 13, 2020 01:57AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished Sorcery of Thorns
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Published June 4, 2019


message 30: by Virginie (last edited Feb 25, 2020 12:29PM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished The Library of the Unwritten (Hell's Library #1)
The Library of the Unwritten (Hell's Library #1) by A.J. Hackwith

Published October 1, 2019


message 31: by Virginie (last edited Feb 26, 2020 12:01PM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished Upright Women Wanted
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

Published February 4, 2020


message 32: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished Highfire
Highfire by Eoin Colfer

Published January 28, 2020


message 33: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7660 comments Virginie wrote: "Finished Highfire
Highfire by Eoin Colfer

Published January 28, 2020"


What was this like, Virginie? I saw your rating... 😬


message 34: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Disappointing :p
The concept was good but the execution underwhelming. Characters were one-dimensional (except for Vern the grumpy dragon), the second half was action scene after action scene without much stakes (well, there would be if you care about the characters, which I didn't). And the swearing... I usually don't mind, but I felt there was at least one 'fuck' per sentence :/

I think I would have liked the book better had I not gone the audiobook route. The narrator didn't really have different voices for the different characters, it made POV changes very confusing. But mostly, what annoyed me was the accent. I understand that it's for immersion/atmosphere, but the thick accent coupled with the excessive swearing was VERY irritating.


message 35: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7660 comments Hmmmm doesn't sound like a good combination. Finally writing an adult book doesn't mean you need to swear in every sentence!
A bad audio narrator can totally kill it for me, different voices are a must!
I think I'll wait a while for it to come down in price, then read a physical copy at some point.


message 36: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished The Girl and the Stars (Book of the Ice #1)
The Girl and the Stars (The Book of the Ice, #1) by Mark Lawrence

Published April 21, 2020


message 37: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished The House in the Cerulean Sea
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

Published March 17, 2020


message 38: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Finished The Starless Sea
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Published November 5, 2019


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