Anticipated Releases 2021 Update

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2021. 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!

Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin (expected publication: July 27th 2021)

All’s Well by Mona Awad (expected publication August 3rd 2021)

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould (expected publication: August 3rd 2021)

Velvet was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (expected publication: August 17th 2021)

The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik (expected publication: September 28th 2021)

Well Matched by Jen DeLuca (expected publication: October 19th 2021)

Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (expected publication: November 9th 2021)

All of Us are Villains by Christine Lynn Herman & Amanda Foody (expected publication: November 9th 2021)

Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong (expected publication: November 16th 2021)

Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson (expected publication: November 25th 2021)

5 Diverse Books I Want to Read Update

Back in January I posted about 5 diverse books I really wanted to read in 2021 and now that we are halfway through the year I thought I would post an update! I have actually read 3 out of 5 of the books and I had a few mixed thoughts/feeling about them. 

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Morena-Garcia

This was an intriguing, dark, weird and twisted tale that didn’t shy away from shocking the reader. I appreciate how far Silvia Moreno-Garcia was willing to push the plot and take it to a place that I wasn’t able to predict for sure. This was highly original and in the end quite thrilling and action packed.

My Rating:  ⭐️3/5 stars

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

I liked the fact that we are given insight into the other characters and it just isn’t all about Juliette and Roma. I was also highly invested in the two gangs and the way they differentiated from each other. Learning about the blood feud and why the two gangs are so willing to kill each other when they breach each other’s territories gave much needed depth and excitement.

My Rating:  ⭐️3/5 stars

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

Overall this was not what I was expecting at all! I almost forgot going into it that it was a horror and surprised by the graphic scenes, but it definitely kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting to know what is going to happen next. I almost wish it was longer, but then I feel like overcomplicating this premise would of made it less intriguing. So it is what it is.

My Rating:  ⭐️3/5 stars

The other two books I still need to read are:

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February Wrap Up

This month I actually ended up reading a lot more than what I anticipated which was a nice surprise. Though I didn’t end up completing my TBR I wanted to read in February I did pick up some books that I have been wanting to read for a while now!

The books I completed in February are:

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia⭐️3/5 stars

A Light in the Dusk by Jessi Elliot & K.J. Sutton⭐️3/5 stars

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir ⭐️5/5 stars

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima⭐️4/5 stars

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire⭐️3/5 stars

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin⭐️4/5 stars

Well Played by Jen DeLuca⭐️4/5 stars

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire⭐️3/5 stars

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