Top 5 Saturday – Books With Weapons on the Cover

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday. I know it’s not quite Saturday yet but I have a very exciting blog tour post for you all tomorrow and so this one is going up a little early this week!

Welcome to Top 5 Saturday!

Top 5 Saturday is a weekly meme created by Mandy @ Devouring Books and it’s where we list the top five books (they can be books on your TBR, favourite books, books you loved/hated) based on the week’s topic. You can see the upcoming schedule at the end of the post.

This week’s topic is: Weapons on the Cover

This was a little harder than I expected, I thought I would have lots of choices but I actually struggled a bit. I am including two books that I have read and three from the TBR this week.

 

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The Princess Bride by William Goldman

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The Princess Bride is a true fantasy classic. William Goldman describes it as a “good parts version” of “S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure.” Morgenstern’s original was filled with details of Florinese history, court etiquette, and Mrs. Morgenstern’s mostly complimentary views of the text. Much admired by academics, the “Classic Tale” nonetheless obscured what Mr. Goldman feels is a story that has everything: “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.”

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

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Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee—whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not—stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden—a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

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Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

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Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po.

She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more.

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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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In A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin has created a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantansy fans everywhere.

In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes of the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

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Are any of these books on your list? Have you read any of them already? Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

SCHEDULE:

  • January 23rd, 2021 — Book about Competition (Tournament, race, sibling rivalry, etc.)
  • January 30th, 2021 — Weapons on the Cover
  • February 6th, 2021 — Royalty in the Title (King, Queen, Princess, Prince, etc.)
  • February 13th, 2021 — Book with Unique Format (Diary entries, verse, documents, podcast, blog, etc.)
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13 thoughts on “Top 5 Saturday – Books With Weapons on the Cover

    1. I haven’t read that series in years but I recently saw on another blog that a fourth book was released so I am thinking that a reread may be in order because I really enjoyed it if I recall!

      1. I didn’t realize a fourth was released! I guess I have even more to add to my TBR and I will have to attempt to read them all in order haha – I hope you enjoy your reread! 😀

        1. I know! I had no idea either but there is no way I could go into a fourth book without at least skimming the others again because I bet I’ve forgotten almost everything that happened by now lol!

  1. I haven’t read any of these yet, but they all look like great choices! Covers with real people on them aren’t usually my favorites, but I like the cover for Grave Mercy. Something about the angle along with the dress/weapon combo just makes the character look like a force to be reckoned with.

    1. I was actually so surprised that I didn’t have more books with weapons on them! Grave Mercy really stands out to me as well and it had been buried on my TBR so it’s nice to have it back in the forefront of my mind again!

  2. Pretty sure this prompt is perfect for me to do some blog hopping, because I love stabby things. xD Sadly, I haven’t read any of these yet, but I really want to read The Knife of Never Letting Go! I’m just not sure my feels are ready to be destroyed my Patrick Ness just yet.

    1. Oh yes you definitely need to take a look at some others because I’ve added quite a few stabby books to my tbr this week because of it lol! I really want to read that one too but I am just finishing up with The Hearts Invisible Furies and I don’t think I can take much more damage to the feels right now!! x

  3. I’ve read Game of Thrones and Graceling and loved both of them. I do really want to read Grave Mercy and if I could have had 6 books on my list it would have made the list! I tried to read Grave Mercy years ago and just wasn’t feeling it, but I’m much more into those types of books now so I really want to give it another chance!

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