Tuesday, May 29, 2018

My Kingdom for These Bookish Items

I have a wishlist of bookish things I would gladly sell my soul to the devil to get. Sometimes a book or series leaves you wanting more, or there's a cool item a character has that you want in your life too. And sometimes, an author drops off the face of the earth and you're left wondering when the fuck they'll ever publish another novel. Whatever is, I'm sure you've got your own list, too. We bookworms are passionate, and we want MORE ALWAYS, DAMN IT.

1. a 3rd Fixer novel. 

It's so upsetting when publishers care so much about sales that they don't keep a series going (look, I know it's a business, but MAYBE IF YOU'D PROMOTE MORE THAN A HANDFUL OF AUTHORS, THINGS WOULD BE FINE). It's not like this ends poorly; but rather, that there's a lot more story to tell. But it will only happen if Bloomsbury sees those numbers, and I guess they haven't. *sobs forever about the unfairness of it all*

2. a new Chelsea Fine book. 

Right Kind of Wrong was published in September 2014. ALMOST FOUR FUCKING YEARS AGO. Where is my next Fine book? Why is it not in my hands? How am I supposed to get through all of these garbage fire years without one? She's one of my favorite authors; I'm so devastated.

3. a sequel to A Madness So Discreet. 

I said it after I read this book, but I'll say it again: it would make a fantastic sleuthing series. Gimme all the stories with Grace and Thornhollow bantering back and forth while solving crimes using psychology. Pretty please?

4. more f/f fantasy (and more f/f in general). 

DON'T WE DESERVE GOOD THINGS? f/f romances are just not as common as m/m, and certainly not in any genre that isn't contemporary. And since fantasy is my heart, I would absolutely to see more of it in that genre specifically. (We're not even going to talk about the absurd disappointment that was Of Fire and Stars). Like, all I can think of besides that one is The Cursed Queen. That is so sad. I'm not a fan. *continues writing her f/f dark fantasy*

5. a Marauders prequel. 

Out of all in the Harry Potter world and characters, this story is what I want the most. Guys, I just like really, really love the marauders (except Wormtail, neeeeever Wormtail), especially the epic love story of James and Sirius. 

However, I feel like I can't even trust JK Rowling anymore. It could either be the best or the WORST story. There is no in-between. And I don't want her to ruin my faves the way that she's ruined MANY things about her precious world. Ugh.

6. a coat like Kell's.

How cool would it be to have a coat that can be turned into *any* coat, where you find all these pockets filled with lost treasures? I'd have one for every occasion, every situation. I looove that, especially when I live in Michigan, where the weather never knows what it wants to do. (Also, in case you don't know, Kell is one of the main characters in the Shades of Magic series by Victoria Schwab, which is AMAZING and one of my all-time favorites).

7. Melina Marchetta's (hopefully) next fantasy. 

It's no secret how much I love Melina Marchetta's books. Her contemporaries are the perfect amount of hopeful and heartbreaking, and they've all been favorites of mine. But I thought she truly shined with the Lumatere Chronicles, a hard-hitting emotionally traumatizing fantasy series that I've reread multiple times (and want to reread again this year). So I'm (im)patiently waiting for her next fantasy. Hell, I'd even take a new book IN the Lumatere world at this point. I'm not nearly done with those characters, tbh. So yeah, gimme her next foray into my favorite genre. 

8. a new Michelle Smith book.

It's been awhile since Game On released, and I've heard nothing new from her yet, and I'm slowly dying inside. I need more of her stories. Play On is a book of my heart, and I just. I need something new, okay?!

What bookish things would you give up your kingdom for? Would any of these make your list too? Let's talk! :)

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