My 5-Star Predictions | Books I think I’ll love

We’d all like to believe that we expect to love every book we pick up, but that’s just not the case. On this fall Friday I’m bringing to you my 5-star predictions. If you haven’t seen this going around, it was started by Mercedes of MercysBookishMusings on Booktube. She took a look at her shelves and the books on her TBR and guessed which books would get 5-stars once she read them. So I’m doing the same, and I’ll hopefully do a follow up post to see how accurate my predictions were.

The Seven (1/2) Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

I36337550 have been hyped for this book for months and it’s finally out in North America. From how I’ve heard it described, it’s a sci-fi/magical realism murder mystery story in which the main character is trying to figure out who killed Evelyn Hardcastle and he/she relives the night of the ball through the bodies of several of the partygoers. This sounds so twisty turny with a moody setting, which is right up my alley, and I’ve heard nearly all rave reviews.

We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

32603222This is a comic science fiction story in which a guy signs up to have his consciousness uploaded for later use, and he wakes up a century later as the AI of a spaceship. Like what? And because he’s an AI, he can split his consciousness to be in multiple ships (hence the legion). The Sword and Laser podcast raved about this book/series and I just know the audio is going to be a riot. I need more funny sci-fi in my life.

Rebecca

27823798This book has been making the rounds in the circle of Booktubers/reviewers I follow and I think it’s finally time for me to pick up this gothic modern classic. I don’t know much about the plot of this book, but I don’t really need to. My one worry is I haven’t read very many classics recently so I don’t know if my tastes have changed, but this sounds like something I will love.

Transitioning into books that aren’t out yet.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

38720939I don’t read many contemporary books any more, except when they deal with difficult and timely topics. Tahereh Mafi’s book about the time after 9/11 as a muslim girl is bound to be just the kind of hard-hitting contemporary I love.

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

36260006I fell head over heels for Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow when I read it earlier this year and I seriously can’t wait for the sequel. I have extremely high hopes that this doesn’t have “second book” syndrome or that it doesn’t become too juvenile since it is a middle grade series. I also hope Jessica Townsend has a set idea of where this series is going rather than eventually turning it into a procedural “This Week On-“ type series like too many other mediocre middle-grade books. So, if the book successfully avoids all of that, it is bound to be a magical and charming tale.

 

And that’s a wrap! What books do you think will be 5-stars for you?

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