On My To-Read List

A lot of promising books are coming out next month, but I’ve got my eye on one book in particular. I’ve basically been (very impatiently) waiting for Sorcerer to the Crown from the moment I first read the plot synopsis. Its release date (September 1, 2015) can’t come soon enough! What do you have on your to-read list?

sorcerer_front mech.inddSorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal #1) by Zen Cho

The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, one of the most respected organizations throughout all of England, has long been tasked with maintaining magic within His Majesty’s lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman—a freed slave who doesn’t even have a familiar—as their Sorcerer Royal, and allowing England’s once profuse stores of magic to slowly bleed dry. At least they haven’t stooped so low as to allow women to practice what is obviously a man’s profession…

At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers and eminently proficient magician, ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up. But when his adventure brings him in contact with a most unusual comrade, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, he sets on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain—and the world at large…[Image and summary via Goodreads]