11th: Beautiful Covers
It’s a big no-no but we all do it; judging a book by its cover. I do it all the time. Yes, I’m not afraid to admit it. Hell, I even buy books just because I really love the cover. Today there is no judging. Today we embrace it. Search for books with a beautiful cover.
Each week, I discuss one book that I added to my TBR thanks to the Searching Saturday topic.
From now on, I will also use my Searching Saturday posts to boost diverse authors and/or books. It’s my goal to read more diversely, so those are the kind of books I should be adding to my TBR now. And I hope you will too!
The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana
A romantic coming-of-age fantasy tale steeped in Indian folklore, perfect for fans of The Star-Touched Queen and The Wrath and the Dawn
No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything—family, her childhood love, and her freedom—to save her people. But her offer isn’t enough.
The unthinkable happens, and Amrita finds herself a fugitive, utterly alone but for an oracle named Thala, who was kept by Sikander as a slave and managed to escape amid the chaos of a palace under siege. With nothing and no one else to turn to, Amrita and Thala are forced to rely on each other. But while Amrita feels responsible for her kingdom and sets out to warn her people, the newly free Thala has no such ties. She encourages Amrita to go on a quest to find the fabled Library of All Things, where it is possible for each of them to reverse their fates. To go back to before Sikander took everything from them.
Stripped of all that she loves, caught between her rosy past and an unknown future, will Amrita be able to restore what was lost, or does another life—and another love—await?
How did I find it?
I discover this book thanks to Aimal Farooq’s Diversity Bingo TBR!
Why did I add it to my TBR?
I was intrigued by this book because it features an Indian MC and is own voices! Even though “romantic coming-of-age” doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, I’m very interested to read Indian Folklore. Furthermore, there are some people who think this might feature a queer romance and I am totally here for that!
Obviously, I also added it to my TBR because of the cover. I mean, just look at this close-up:
This book will be released on July 18th, 2017.