There are admittedly a million books that I have to read but I’m trying *laughs maniacally * to cut it into a short list .
1 . Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn
You might be thinking I’m very late for this and you’re right . I’m almost 9 years late for this one . Alright , this is going to make me sound nuts but you know what got me into this book ? It’s this :
“- what was the point of having an Emperor, if you couldn’t cook up spicy rumors about him?”That is a nice one , right ?
― Kate Quinn, Mistress of Rome
I don’t really know why , but that dialogue is enough to string me along .
2. Lady of the Eternal City by Kate Quinn
You see where this is going , don’t you ?
Though the whole series sounds interesting , the Lady of Eternal City and the Mistress of Rome are the ones that are too intriguing to pass up .
“But if men are the makers and breakers of empires, then women are the makers and breakers of men.”
― Kate Quinn, Lady of the Eternal City
3. Poison by Sara Poole
“Sometimes it is in the empty, blank places that we find truth staring back at us.”
― Sara Poole, Poison
I think I’d love to follow the story of a protagonist trying to avenge her father’s death .
Bonus Points : The cover looks awesome .
4. Hand of Isis by Jo Graham
So , this one follows the handmaiden of Cleopatra who is also an oracle . Rome is spreading too fast , will Egypt last ?
“Can the leopard change his spots?” Emrys mused. “Leopards have, but the other leopards don’t like it.”
― Jo Graham, Hand of Isis
I think Historical fiction is drawing me in .
5. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Series
I’m late for this series , too . This has been sitting on my TBR for years now and I just can’t find time to get through with this . I hope to start this soon .
“Wishes are false. Hope is true. Hope makes its own magic.”
― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
6. Valley of the Kings by Terrance Coffey
Oh , oh , oh , but the cover is pretty , isn’t it ? I love it !
I’m honestly hooked because of the mention of Queen Nefertiti and King Akhanaten .
In the year 1355 BCE, the land of Egypt was the superpower of the known world. King Tut’s father, Akenaten, the so-called ‘heretic pharaoh,’ and his wife, Queen Nefertiti, are on the verge of catapulting Egypt into a revolution that will forever divide its people and rip the most powerful empire on the earth from its foundation.
7 . Come Closer by Sara Gran
I want to read this one just because I haven’t read many horrors and this one seems lovely .
“We could devote our lives to making sense of the odd, the inexplicable, the coincidental. But most of us don’t, and I didn’t either.”
― Sara Gran, Come Closer
I hope it’s a eerie and creepy story.
8 . The Chaos of the Stars by Kiersten White
Again , another book picked just because it mentions Egypt and because it’s from Miss White .
“Some things, the best things, do last forever”
― Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars
The reviews on goodreads are confusing me , however . So this book is a maybe . Has anyone read this already ? Is it worth it ?
Bonus points : Awesome cover !
That’s my short list to accomplish soon . Is any of it on your own tbr ? Tell about what you’re going to be reading next .