The next couple of months are going to be really busy for me so I might not have time to read as much as I want… With that being said there are a couple books I am really hoping I will have time to get to, and then the rest will just be icing on the cake!
The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty
The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks
Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody
Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin
I did a post nearly two years ago now about 5 books that I I read because of Booktube, and I figured why not do an updated version from the last 12 months of another 5 books I have read because of my subscription box and what I thought about them!!
Beach Read by Emily Henry – This was a fantastic book. I went into it with the expectations that it would be a light fluffy contemporary yet it delves so much more into deeper topics and was quite thought provoking and touching. This was definitely a slow burn. There were various scenes that got me very eager to read on and find out whether or not January will get her happy ending! ⭐️5/5 stars
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – It was a little too info dumpy at the start of the book. For those first hundred or so pages it was really a struggle to get through. It was slower paced and there are just so many dates, code names, characters, rules and regulations as well as all the magical elements woven in as well. It was a lot more rooted into the historical elements of the houses and it kind of bored me. However, once I was settled into the story and the investigation about Tara’s death began the pacing definitely picked up and the action intensified. ⭐️3/5 stars
Get A Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – This book was fantastic! It was fast paced, cute and quirky! One thing I appreciated about the book was the communication between the characters. If one of them was upset they would express that to each other and kind of work their way through all of their obstacles. I thought Chloe’s sisters were really distinct and funny. Again they were always making sure Chloe was ok and checking in on her and was very supportive of her and her chosen lifestyle. I’m really interested to hear more about them! ⭐️5/5 stars
House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A. Craig – The pacing was a little bit off at times. The beginning I thought really captured my attention and was very engaging and then there were a few sections in the middle of the story that was a little harder to get through and then the ending felt a little rushed to me. It felt like everything was kind of exposed suddenly and then wrapped up equally suddenly. However, I really enjoyed this book. It ebbed and flowed and had me intrigued enough to finish it quite quickly! ⭐️3.5/5 stars
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin – I thought this book was cleverly done. I had heard it involved a witch and witch hunter being forcing to get married and I didn’t quite understand how it was going to happen, but the way the plot line played out it made sense. It wasn’t at all insta-lovey and there was definitely a period of hatred, turned to indifference, to mutual respect and then we started getting more feelings involved. It definitely progressed on the slower side of thing but I didn’t mind it. I thought the premise was highly original and the whole dichotomy between the witches and the different covens was fascinating to get into. ⭐️4/5 stars
This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2020. These are all books that are either sequels or continuations of series that I am loving or it has a blurb that has sucked me in and I can’t wait to read it!
The Damned by Renee Ahdieh (expected publication: July 7th 2020)
Burn our Bodies Down by Rory Power (expected publication: July 7th 2020)
Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townshend (expected publication: August 18th 2020)
Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin (expected publication: September 1st 2020)
The Memory of Babel by Christelle Dabos (expected publication: September 8th 2020)
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (expected publication: September 29th 2020)
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (expected publication: October 6th 2020)
Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson (expected publication: November 17th 2020)
A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir (expected publication: December 1st 2020)
*There may be some spoilers if you haven’t read these books yet!*
For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt I decided to do an updated favourite fictional couples list! I made one of these posts early last year so I thought I would go through all the books I had read since then and list my favs from them!
So my top 5 recent favourite fictional couples are:
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
Birthday by Meredith Russo
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is my most recent additions to my shelves. So these are the last 10 books that I have purchased and added to my collection!
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes
Gumiho: Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan