Fae Friday – Books to Read in the Future

Happy Fae Friday everyone! I know, I’m posting this later than I normally would, but I was very busy was super important stuff! That super important stuff was playing Animal Crossing New Horizons… Anyway-

Fae Friday is hosted by Caffeinated Fae, and you can find all future prompts on her blog! Today’s prompt was thought up by Neri Siren, so I’ll paste the prompt here:

“The October Daye series has taught me that the original seal faeries — the Roane — were not only shape-shifters but also prophets. They could see and predict the future. In honor of the Roane, I would like to offer the following future prompt for #FaeFriday: What books are you looking forward to reading in the near future? (bonus points if they’re fae-related books and/or books involving prophecies/fortune-telling/crystal balls).”

So I’ve been using The Story Graph quite a bit, and I’ve been adding interesting books left and right based on what the site recommends me. So in this post I’ll highlight some of the books I added to my TBR!

The Library of the Unwritten

The Library of the Unwritten book cover

The Library of the Unwritten

By A.J. Hackwith

In the first book in a brilliant new fantasy series, books that aren’t finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished stories.

Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing—a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organizing books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and capture him with the help of former muse and current assistant Brevity and nervous demon courier Leto.

But what should have been a simple retrieval goes horrifyingly wrong when the terrifyingly angelic Ramiel attacks them, convinced that they hold the Devil’s Bible. The text of the Devil’s Bible is a powerful weapon in the power struggle between Heaven and Hell, so it falls to the librarians to find a book with the power to reshape the boundaries between Heaven, Hell … and Earth.

So this book I added because it fits perfectly in my Books About Books Reading Challenge! Plus it sounds super fun. Imagine all your current WIPs residing casually in hell! Maybe that should also be a motivator to finish those WIPs… (Looking at myself here, hehe) The sequel to this book actually comes out in October, so I’m hoping to read The Library of the Unwritten in the near future, rather than the far future.

The City We Became

The City We Became book cover

The City We Became

By N.K. Jemisin

Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got five.

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

This is a hella short blurb, but it tells me all I need to know. It takes place in New York City, which is cool because I’ve been there a couple of times. There’s going to be some kind of gang or squad involved. I have no clue how friendly these protectors are with each other, but I love the idea of a city having protectors in the first place. And then, there’s of course an ancient evil that needs to be stopped, because of course it wants to destroy absolutely everything. In all, sounds like a recipe for a book I will definitely enjoy!


Foundryside book cover


By Robert Jackson Bennett

Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle.

But unbeknownst to her, Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic–the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience–have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact’s secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims.

Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, there’s nobody with the power to stop them.

To have a chance at surviving—and at stopping the deadly transformation that’s under way—Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifact’s power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.

I can’t imagine reading that blurb and not being intrigued. It sounds like this book has an utterly unique magic system! Plus, I absolutely love books that involve a little thievery and self discovery. Like Shades of Magic. Or The Lies of Locke Lamora! And Six of Crows, The Gilded Wolves, Renegades… You get the idea. I can’t get enough of tropes like this!

I’ll leave it at these three for now! What are some books you’re looking forward to read in the future?

You can find more of my Fae Friday posts here!


  1. July 18, 2020 / 7:10 pm

    Foundryside is on my list. I got an Arc signed by the author at C2E2 this year before everything went to hell.

    • simonevanheijst
      July 18, 2020 / 9:55 pm

      Woah that’s so cool! I hope things get better soon so we can attend conventions again in the future.

  2. July 31, 2020 / 12:19 pm

    All of those sound incredibly interesting! Thanks for putting them on my radar!

    • simonevanheijst
      July 31, 2020 / 1:14 pm

      I probably never would’ve even found out about them if not for The Story Graph!😄

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