Great Reads - December 2023

by BTM

Tue, 05 December 2023

best books to read in bahrain

by Alix E. Harrow
Starling House by Alix E. Harrow is a captivating novel that blends elements of historical fiction, fantasy and magical realism. Set in the early 20th century, the story follows Maggie Holt, who inherits the mysterious Starling House. As she uncovers the house’s history and the stories of its previous inhabitants, her understanding of herself and her place in the world transforms. Harrow’s dazzling prose and richly developed characters make Starling House a compelling exploration of identity, heritage and the power of stories. 

by Thea Guanzon
The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon is a captivating dystopian novel set in a world plagued by devastating hurricanes. In this post-apocalyptic setting, the survivors must navigate a dangerous landscape where hurricanes are not only catastrophic natural disasters but also sentient beings with malicious intent. The story follows the journey of a young girl named Prudence, who possesses a unique ability to communicate and control the storms. As Prudence becomes entangled in a battle for survival and uncovering the truth about the storms, readers are taken on an exhilarating and thought-provoking adventure.

by Cassandra Clare
Sword Catcher by Cassandra Clare is the gripping sequel to her popular novel Chain of Gold. Set in Edwardian London, the story follows the lives of James Herondale and Cordelia Carstairs as they navigate their forbidden romance amidst the dangers and political intrigues of the Shadowhunter world. As they grapple with their feelings for each other, the arrival of a new terror threatens to tear their world apart. Clare’s masterful writing and ability to seamlessly blend action, romance and historical fiction make Sword Catcher a thrilling and unforgettable addition to the Shadowhunter Chronicles.

by Hannah Grace
Wildfire by Hannah Grace is an evocative coming-of-age novel that follows the journey of 16-year-old Ellie, a survivor of a devastating wildfire that claims her family’s home. As Ellie tries to piece her life back together, she grapples with feelings of grief, trauma, and guilt. When she meets a new stranger who ignites feelings of hope and possibility, Ellie is forced to confront her past and embrace her present. Grace’s poignant and lyrical prose make Wildfire a poignant exploration of loss, identity and resilience.