This is a weekly meme where any one can choose a random book from their Goodreads TBR and highlight it. Once you choose a book and create your post, make sure you link and reference the creator, @Lauren’s Page Turners. Eventually, I will try to find a rhyme or reason to my choices, but for now, each week will feature a random one that I mean to read soon!
This Week’s Selection: The Forever Sea (#1) by Joshua Phillip Johnson
The first book in a new environmental epic fantasy series set in a world where ships kept afloat by magical hearthfires sail an endless grass sea.
On the never-ending, miles-high expanse of prairie grasses known as the Forever Sea, Kindred Greyreach, hearthfire keeper and sailor aboard harvesting vessel The Errant, is just beginning to fit in with the crew of her new ship when she receives devastating news. Her grandmother–The Marchess, legendary captain and hearthfire keeper–has stepped from her vessel and disappeared into the sea.
But the note she leaves Kindred suggests this was not an act of suicide. Something waits in the depths, and the Marchess has set out to find it.
To follow in her grandmother’s footsteps, Kindred must embroil herself in conflicts bigger than she could imagine: a water war simmering below the surface of two cultures; the politics of a mythic pirate city floating beyond the edges of safe seas; battles against beasts of the deep, driven to the brink of madness; and the elusive promise of a world below the waves.
Kindred finds that she will sacrifice almost everything–ship, crew, and a life sailing in the sun–to discover the truth of the darkness that waits below the Forever Sea.
This novel has been on my ARC TBR list for awhile and, unfortunately, I have not had a chance to get to it yet as it seemed to get lost on my Kindle. I made myself a folder for just ARCs, so now I hope to get to it soon now that it is back on my radar.
I first chose this book for two main reasons. The first is that the cover alone is simply gorgeous. The second is that this novel features pirate adventures, which can rarely go wrong. I also had this book recommended to me by multiple people and it was cemented to my TBR list even more as everyone I know seemed to love it. In fact, it was one of the most talked about novels in my friend group for January. Now I need to get on top of it and actually get around to reading it!