The TBR Catchup Game:
Oh I had such plans in 2021 in terms of catching up on series and trilogies and oh how I failed! 😀
One of the reasons I find it hard to catch up is that I like to reread previous books before I read the new one and I have many, many series building up. This coming from a prolific rereader so if I’m so behind you can just imagine how many series I have on the go! One day, if I’m in the mood to upset myself, I’ll make a list of all outstanding and unfinished series. Just typing that felt overwhelming.
Anyone else fall behind like this?
So a good indication of how many series are waiting for me it that I can name three alone that involve wolves in some capacity!
So first up is The Gilded Wolves series. I adored book one and when the second book was released I decided that I’d wait for the final book to come out before rereading book one and reading book two and three. Book three was released in September 2021 so I’m not THAT far behind but time is wearing on. I was supposed to read these three in December but COVID happened so fingers crossed I’ll get to them before quarter two 2022.
It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.
Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive.The Gilded Wolves Synopsis
Next we have The Boulder Wolves Series, another trilogy where I’ve only read the first book. This delay happened because it was hard to track down book two so I couldn’t dive in right away. By the time it arrived I felt I needed to reread book one again and then it became about making time for that. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about going back to ebook reading primarily. I adore physical books but they are getting more and more expensive and I’m running out of room in my library. I’m pretty sure had I just stuck with ebooks I’d have finished this series already.
I really enjoyed book one, Ness is kind of a badass and I’d really like to see how her story arc plays out.
The primal rule of winning: don’t fall in love with the contender.
Three months shy of her eighteenth birthday, Ness is forced to return to Colorado. Even though it’s been six years, and the wolves of her all-male pack don’t recognize her, she recognizes them. People who shun others because of their gender are hard to forget.
Especially Liam Kolane—son of Heath, the crudest and cruelest Alpha to have ruled the Boulder Pack. Liam is as handsome as he is infuriating, as kind as he is punishing, and he makes Ness’s traitorous heart race, which isn’t good. After all, he’s a Kolane. Like father like son, right?
When Heath dies, Liam vies to become the new Alpha and no one dares to challenge him.
Thus begins a treacherous game.
The rules: winner takes all…including loser’s life.Pack of Blood and Lies Synopsis
Lastly we have a duology from a series I’m actually up to date on. The King of Scars Duology is part of The Grishaverse. Nikolai was one of the characters that saved The Shadow and Bone Trilogy for me so I’m really excited to read his story but I’m also kind of nervous. I don’t want to hate it. Alina and Mal shouldn’t be in it so I should be okay! 😀
Face your demons… or feed them.
The dashing young king, Nikolai Lantsov, has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war–and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, Nikolai must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.
Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha general, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried–and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.King of Scars Synopsis
So that’s my wolfie January Prompt post. I’d had a plan. The plan fell through so I got creative and in being creative I’ve admitted my unfinished series shame! Maybe this will give me the push I need to finish a few series this year. 😀