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Saturday Tag- Top 5 Books About Found Families I Have Read Or Want To Read

Saturday Tag- Top 5 Books I Have Read Or Want To Read About Found Families


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This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale retellings and high fantasy. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday. 

The upcoming schedule is:

8/17/19 –Books with Found Families

8/24/19 — Books about Dragons

8/24/19 — Books about Dragons

8/31/19 — Books with a Road Trip


  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
  • Tag the original post (This one!)
  • Tag 5 people-  Anyone can join– which they have been so yay!


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Psst…. If you at the picture really close, you can just feel the thrill of participation just oozing off that puss <insert sarcasm here>.
I’m not sure my definition of Found Family is the same as everyone else’s  so I’m going to start with two I did read and then move on to the three I haven’t (in date order). This way you can see my guidelines for a “found family.”

  1. Six Of Crows/Crooked Kingdom By Leigh Bardugo

3…..2….1…. Cue Tony Stark Eye Roll
Tony Stark Iron Man Eye Roll
To quote the late and great…
Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo

Released: September 2016

Publisher: Henry Holt

Synopsis (for the box set duology and not that anyone needs it but here you go):

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. The gripping Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom duology, by Leigh Bardugo.

Follow Kaz and his crew into a world of magic and mayhem as they attempt to pull off―and survive―the job of a lifetime.

2) Gilded Wolves and Silvered Serpents (But no synopsis on Silvered Serpents because SPOILERS) by Roshani Chokshi
FUN! One of my favorite reads of last years and the sequels is one of my most anticipated reads of next year! If you want the synopsis to Silvered Serpents go to the Goodreads link (above) for it. While you are there, added it to your shelves!

Gilded Wolves

Released: January 15, 2019

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Synopsis :

Set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change–one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires…
No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.
It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.
Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive.
Silvered Serpents Cover

Side note- I’m not a cover person- but that cover is a mood!!

Release Date: February 4, 2020
Publisher: Wednesday Books

Books I want to read… outside of Silvered Serpents obviously… In date order…

I’ve hyperlinked them to Goodreads (including Silvered Serpents above).

Please add them to your shelves! 

3) The Good Luck Girls (The Good Luck Girls, #1) by Charlotte Nicole Davis
Good Luck Girls

Thank you publishing and ARC fairy book Gods

Release Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Tor-Teen
Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this stunning fantasy adventure from debut author Charlotte Nicole Davis.
Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter
Clementine, the catalyst
The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls–they know their luck is anything but. Sold to a “welcome house” as children and branded with cursed markings. Trapped in a life they would never have chosen.
When Clementine accidentally murders a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, both human and inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another, a story that only the youngest or most desperate would ever believe.
It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.

2) Into The Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo – Author of To Kill a Kingdom

Thank you publishing and ARC fairy book Gods

Release Date: October 8, 2019
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
The streets of Creije are for the deadly and the dreamers, and four crooks in particular know just how much magic they need up their sleeve to survive.
Tavia, a busker ready to pack up her dark-magic wares and turn her back on Creije for good. She’ll do anything to put her crimes behind her.
Wesley, the closest thing Creije has to a gangster. After growing up on streets hungry enough to swallow the weak whole, he won’t stop until he has brought the entire realm to kneel before him.
Karam, a warrior who spends her days watching over the city’s worst criminals and her nights in the fighting rings, making a deadly name for herself.
And Saxony, a resistance fighter hiding from the very people who destroyed her family, and willing to do whatever it takes to get her revenge.
Everything in their lives is going to plan, until Tavia makes a crucial mistake: she delivers a vial of dark magic—a weapon she didn’t know she had—to someone she cares about, sparking the greatest conflict in decades. Now these four magical outsiders must come together to save their home and the world, before it’s too late. But with enemies at all sides, they can trust nobody. Least of all each other.
1) Spellhacker by M.K. England -Author of The Disasters.
The Publisher and ARC book fairy Gods just dropped this in my lap Thursday and I was so excited it did! THANK YOU!
Release Date: January 21, 2020
Publisher: HarperTeen
In Kyrkarta, magic—known as maz—was once a freely available natural resource. Then an earthquake released a magical plague, killing thousands and opening the door for a greedy corporation to make maz a commodity that’s tightly controlled—and, of course, outrageously expensive.
Which is why Diz and her three best friends run a highly lucrative, highly illegal maz siphoning gig on the side. Their next job is supposed to be their last heist ever.
But when their plan turns up a powerful new strain of maz that (literally) blows up in their faces, they’re driven to unravel a conspiracy at the very center of the spellplague—and possibly save the world.
No pressure.

Let’s Chat!

 What did you think?

What are your favorite books with Found Families that you have read or ones that you are looking forward to reading?

Anything in my list that you have read or looking forward to reading?

Or maybe you just want to yell at me for using Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom in everything. Go ahead…

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