Last year I started really getting into reading indie books, mostly thanks to the Indie Accords readathon but also because there are just a lot of amazing indie reads available on Kindle Unlimited. So today I thought I’d share some of the ones on my list for 2022. These aren’t new releases, but just ones that have caught my eye recently. So without further ado, let’s get into it.
Voice of War by Zack Argyle
I have to admit that I was completely sucked in by the cover of this one—it just looks so atmospheric and creepy. But my friend Lana (@ Lore and Lullabies) raves about this book—I’m going to leave a link to her review on Goodreads here because it definitely convinced me I needed to pick this up.
Dreams of the Dying by Nicolas Lietzau
This sounds fantastic. The little tagline for it is: If your mind is the enemy, where do you run? I’m sorry but I require this immediately. The only kind of terrifying thing is that this is a 700+ page book even on Kindle. So it’s a bit intimidating, but it seems worth it!
Beneath Black Sails by Clare Sager
Sometimes you just need a really good pirate book. And sometimes that needs to be a romance between a pirate and the naval office tasked with tracking her down. I am beyond excited for this one!
The Flame and the Blade by Meredith Hart
This one came up as a recommendation on Goodreads for people who liked Beneath Black Sails, and it seems interesting enough that I figured I’d give it a go. Again, this seems to be an enemies to lovers kind of romance—only this time with a guard and some kind of magical criminal, it seems like. Who doesn’t love a good enemies to lovers story, right?
Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke
I saw that this was about a ‘fierce girl’ and instantly added it to my TBR. Honestly, I love a good story about badass ladies as well so I couldn’t pass up the chance to include this. Beyond that, I really know absolutely nothing about this other than it’s fantasy. Goodreads seems conflicted as to whether it’s adult or YA fantasy too, so I guess I’ll find out when I get to it.
Brightshade by Miriam R. Dumitra
Lately I’ve been enjoying more ensemble casts in fantasy—I 100% blame Rob J. Hayes’ Mortal Techniques series for this. But this is about five outcasts, a secret and the looming threat of war. It sounds like there might even be a hint of romance in there and I’m always up for that so I’m very excited for this one.
Neglected Merge by Eve Koguce
This one is labelled as fantasy, but sound a little sci-fi-ish too. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic world and features a sort of star-crossed lovers situation between characters from two different worlds. I don’t know what to expect with this one but I’m excited.
Olde Robin Hood by Kate Danley
Last but not least. I quite enjoy a good Robin Hood story—I’ve read a few, I’ve watched a few and generally I like them. I really no idea what the take on this one is as the synopsis doesn’t give much away at all, other than it’s a “swashbuckling epic fantasy” so I’m interested to see what it’ll end up being.