There are a lot of books I want to read. Here are the series I want to start this year.
Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas
"In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. He name is Celaena Sardothien. The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world." (via Goodreads)
I've been wanting to read the Throne of Glass series for a while now. It sounds really interesting and I have all the books so this series is going to be one of my top priorities this year.
Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
"In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with colour once more?" (via Goodreads)
First of all, the covers. Holy cow, they're absolutely gorgeous. I would read it for the covers alone. The premise sounds very interesting and I've heard great things about this book. I hope to read this soon!
The Kingkiller Chronicles - Patrick Rothfuss
"Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a trouble of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story." (via Goodreads)
I'm seeing a theme of beautiful covers in this list. Again, I've heard great things about this book and I've been wanting to read some epic fantasy.
The Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater
Well, I haven't read these books yet (obviously) so I'm not completely sure how to summarize them and the Goodreads summary is crazy long. So, if you want to know what this series is about click here.
Hey, look. Pretty covers! The premise of this story is so mysterious and intriguing, I need to read it ASAP.
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
"Frodo Baggins knew the Ringwraiths were searching for him - and the Ring of Power he bore that would enable Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam to carry the Ring to where it could be destroyed - in the very center of Sauron's dark kingdom." (via Goodreads)
I love the LotR movies, so I think it's time I finally read the books.
Thanks for reading!