Top 5 Saturday – Books With Royalty in the Title

Top 5 Saturday – Books With Royalty in the Title

Hello everyone and happy weekend!

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: Royalty in the Title

I have a really great selection this week, some that I have read and some that I really want to get to (yeah, I know I always say that but there are TOO MANY books that I want to read and not enough time to read them all!)

 

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The Wicked King by Holly Black

– READ – 

I absolutely loved this book, I wasn’t completely set on this series until the back end of The Cruel Prince but then it really found it’s stride and I could not put these books down, they were all amazing!

The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

– TBR. – 

This book looks like exactly my cup of tea. I can’t wait to read them! I can’t believe that I haven’t already!

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart

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

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Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

– READ-.

It has been quite a while since I read these books but I am sure this was one of my favourites because it was where all the stuff just started to happen. It was fabulous. I really must reread these at some point!

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

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Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

-TBR-.

I am ashamed to admit that out of this entire series I have only read The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I used to have the full collection when I was younger but I have no idea where they are now. I’ll have to buy them again at some stage so I can see what happens in the rest of them!

The four Pevensies help Caspian battle Miraz and ascend his rightful throne

NARNIA… the land between the lamp-post and the castle of Cair Paravel, where animals talk, where magical things happen… and where the adventure begins.

Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are returning to boarding school when they are summoned from the dreary train station (by Susan’s own magic horn) to return to the land of Narnia—the land where they had ruled as kings and queens and where their help is desperately needed.

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

-READ.-

What’s a list without at least one Harry Potter book? This one really does have to be one of my favourites to be honest but then again I might say that about any of them from Goblet of Fire onwards… they are all equally fabulous!

The war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.

And yet . . .

As in all wars, life goes on. The Weasley twins expand their business. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate – and lose a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, through Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

So it’s the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complete story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort – and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.

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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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