New Releases: October, 2017

This will be a straightforward post. Just the books, which I’ve limited to ten, as usual. The covers are linked to the Goodreads pages and if there’s a book you specifically want me to review, leave a comment.

Let’s get started!

 

28006120The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan – Oct 3

This is the third and final book of the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series. The wait is almost over. Lets hope I can survive these last few days.
The first book, The Sword of Summer, follows Magnus Chase, a boy who finds out that the Norse Gods are real and that his father is one of them, making him a demigod. But his real journey starts when he… dies.

 

33375622Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado – Oct 3

This is a collection of short stories in which Machado bends genres to shape startling narratives that map the realities of womens’ lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.
Stories like: A wife refusing her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck, a woman recounting her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity, and more…

 

33280872Without Merit by Colleen Hoover – Oct 3

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and idealism spark new life into her—until she discovers that he’s unavailable. Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth.

 

35504431Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – Oct 10

I’ve put it off long enough, I need to develop an opinion on John Green as an author. And I’ve elected this book to help me out.
It’s about Aza, who is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective who’s pursuing the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

 

30025336All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater – Oct 10

The Soria family all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings; Daniel, a Saint who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station.
They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro, Colarado are never quite what you expect.

 

13612968The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare – Oct 10

This is the 4th book of the (five book) Magisterium series.

The first book follows Callum Hunt who, despite his best efforts to fail, somehow manages to get into the Magisterium, a magic school and a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

 

33958230Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao – Oct 10

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But is the price of the throne too high? Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

 

32854499Most of All You by Mia Sheridan – Oct 17

Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior. Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there’s an undeniable goodness about him. Crystal and Gabriel never imagined they would find a love like this, and now they have a choice: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.

 

24974996Dear Martin by Nic Stone – Oct 17

Justyce McAllister, after being wrongfully arrested and then released without apology, is struggling to cope. He starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But do Dr. King’s teachings hold up in the modern world? Justyce isn’t so sure. Then comes the day Justyce and his best friend, Manny, have an altercation with a white, off-duty cop. Words fly. Shots are fired. In the media fallout, most people would kill to know what really happened. Justyce is dying to forget.

 

33514352Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely – Oct 23

Lauren Blakely is an author you mustn’t judge by the shirtless-dude covers of her books. She’s really good.
Patrick is ready to settle down. But the woman he wants to settle down with lives across the country. Neither is willing to move so Patrick has to resist her for the week that she’s in town. It obviously doesn’t work and then she hires his adventure tour company and Patrick will need an iron will to stick to his own “Don’t screw your customers” rule.

 

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New Releases: September, 2017

I know I’m late with the post this month but September hasn’t started yet (not everywhere, at least) so I’m not too late. Which is good because September is probably my favourite month of this year, especially after the clusterfuck that has been August. Part of what makes September awesome is that the sun might finally stop trying to roast people alive, but mostly it’s because there so many amazing books coming out, and I can’t wait.

So let’s jump right in, shall we?

 

33515066Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely – Sept 1

There’s a football player. An auction for a date. And a sister of a best friend who becomes the saving grace by buying him. Then there’s a fake relationship, for the media of course, which slowly becomes less and less fake.
This is written from a male perspective, and by Lauren Blakely. So I’m pumped.

 

33385229They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – Sept 5

In an alternate reality, people are warned of their death a day prior. Mateo and Rufus get the call, and they meet up through a helpful app called Last Friend, to live a lifetime in a single day.
On one hand, I’m terrified (I don’t deal well with good characters dying), but on the other, it sounds so cool that I have to read it. The fact that Adam Silvera wrote it is just a plus.

 

33785202The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken – Sept 5

Middle-grade, urban fantasy.
Prosper has a demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper’s great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And the demon isn’t the forgiving type.

 

29385546Warcross by Marie Lu – Sept 12

Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe. Emika Chen, a teenage hacker, needing to make some quick cash, hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally become an overnight sensation. Emika is shocked when she gets a call from the game’s creator with an offer to become a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament.

 

32991569Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore – Sept 19

Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia who turned her life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago and Jane is now alone. She is then swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens, which will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life.

 

34076952The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo – Sept 26

This is a collection of short stories inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, all set in the Grishaverse. Three of the stories were previously published online, I think, but the other three are brand new. There are full-page illustrations by Sara Kipin. I recommend reading the Grisha Trilogy first though, before you delve into this one.

 

34466922Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King – Sept 26

In the near future, something happens and all women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened or disturbed, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain?

 

30969741An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson – Sept 26

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist and highly prized by her clients, the fair folk, who cannot create art without crumbling to dust. But then she paints Rook, the autumn prince, with mortal sorrow in his eyes – a weakness that could cost him his life. Rook spirits her away to the autumn lands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt, the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook must depend on one another for survival.

 

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As you can see, all of these books sound amazing—I had to be selective this time. And since I don’t have any specific books planned, I’m actually going to read some of them next month (shocker, I know). I’m really excited. If there’s a specific one from this list that you want me to review, comment below.

Also, which September books are you excited to read?

New Releases: August, 2017

Second New Releases post in a row! Yes! In the recent months, I’ve been terrible with all things non-review-y. But I’m trying to get at least the new releases done. I’ve linked the GR page to the covers. Let’s get started.

 

25876985Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock – 1st

Jenny meets Chance for the very first time when she is assigned as his partner in their Junior Oral Communications class. But after they rescue a doomed assignment with one clever lie, the whole school is suddenly convinced the two of them have been best friends forever. Then the lies start to build and through it all, they hold on to the fact that they are “just friends”. But that might be the biggest lie of all.

 

32972153Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol – 1st

The second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode’s eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she’s to become a soldier during the bloodiest rebellion in history. Then her decision to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor to the state. But Roselle finds an ally—and more—in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne Trugrave. Can Roselle create her own destiny?

 

32333246Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta – 8th

When her sister is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly binds herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne. Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North. And as Bryn blackmails Faris into doing her bidding, Faris finds herself falling for North and developing schemes of her own.

 

26309792The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones – 8th 

When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And soon Dee begins to wonder: Can she give someone her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?

 

32051720Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović – 15th

All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Their mother has forbidden them sharing their magic with anyone, and above all, from falling in love. But when their mother is mysteriously attacked, the sisters will have to unearth the truth behind the quiet lives their mother has built for them, and the wicked curse that haunts their family line.

 

22892448The Color Project by Sierra Abrams – 18th

Bernice Aurora Wescott doesn’t want anyone to know her name. Until she meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project. When news of an illness in the family drains Bee’s summer of everything bright, she is pushed to the breaking point. Losing herself in The Color Project is no longer enough. For Bee to hold on, she needs Levi. She’ll have to give up her name and let him in completely or lose the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

 

29749085Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo – 29th

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal. Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer.

 

13612968The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare – 29th

This is the 4th book of the (five book) Magisterium series.

The first book follows Callum Hunt who, despite his best efforts to fail, somehow manages to get into the Magisterium, a magic school and a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

 

…And that’s it for this post. I likely won’t be getting to any of these book until September, thanks to my already-planned month. But I’ve read quite a few 2017 releases (January-June) and I’ll be doing a post about my favourites within the next couple of weeks. That’s good, right. These lists are not for nothing,

What are some August books that’s you’re anticipating? Leave a comment and maybe I’ll check them out.

New Releases: July, 2017

I haven’t done this in a few months because I’m very lazy. And as “punishment” I’ve decided that I’m going to read as many of the 2017 releases (from January to June) as I can by the end of July and then… list my favourites or something.

Anyway, that makes me feel a little better about my slacking ways. From now on, Imma try to be better (try being the operative work). Here we go for July:

 

30199656What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum – 11th

When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David’s blunt honesty and. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?

 

34404011In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan – 17th

Good author, standalone, and strange protagonist, Elliott, who is grumpy, nerdy, and appalled by both the dearth of technology and the levels of fitness involved in swinging swords around. He’s a little enchanted by the elves and mermaids. Despite his aversion to war, work, and most people (human or otherwise) he finds that two unlikely ideas, friendship and world peace, may actually be possible.
It’s perfect.

 

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Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland – 17th

Vi Keeland’s been on my radar for a while. I’ve decided I’m starting with this book.
Story’s about a girl who meets a guy in a bar. Girl gives guy a tongue lashing for seducing her friend without telling her he’s married. Turns out, she’s got the wrong guy.
Skip to the next day, he’s a professor and she’s his teaching assistant. Let the romance begin.

 

23865291All Closed Off by Cora Carmack – 18th

Stella Santos is fine. Maybe something terrible happened to her that she can’t even remember, and maybe she’s been getting harassing messages for months from strangers. But she’s just fine.
For Ryan Blake, Stella was vibrant, hilarious and beautiful. He wanted her as his best friend. His more than friends. When Stella devises an art project all about exploring intimacy, Ryan finds himself stepping in as guinea pig. When he hits it off with another girl from the project, Stella will have to decide if she’s willing to do more than make art about intimacy. If she’s willing to open herself up to him.

 

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Because You Love to Hate Me – 18th

A YA anthology in which thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagin fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.
Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon.

 

34776338Trust by Kylie Scott – 18th

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen year old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. While Edie’s beginning to run wild, John’s, the boy who risked his life to save hers, is just starting to settle down.
An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons.

 

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Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody – 25th

Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life with the many unusual members of a traveling circus-city. But even among them, her ability to create corporeal illusions makes her unique. Her creations are her family but they’re just illusions. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered. Her search for the culprit leads her to the gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance.

 

33233918The Intuitives by  Erin Michelle Sky and Steven Brown – 25th

In Egypt, an archaeological team discovers the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. Seven years later, every public school student in America takes a strange new test, but only six are chosen to attend a summer program at the mysterious Institute for the Cultivation of Intuitive Cognition, where nothing is as it appears to be, including the students themselves.
But why is the U.S. government so interested in six outcasts? And what, exactly, is it teaching them to do?

 

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…And that’s it for the list! I’m limiting myself because I haven’t exactly figured out a method for making this list. If I read the synopsis of 15 books, I wanna read 10 of them. If anyone’s got some tips, I’m open to help.

Reading Wrap-up: March, 2017

Last month, I changed my Goodreads reading goal for 2017 from 150 to 200 for some insane reason. And when I did that, it put me 10 books behind schedule. In order to catch up, I was hoping to read 20 books during the month of March, and while I didn’t manage that many, I read 17, which is pretty freaking awesome if you ask me.

And since I read so many, I’m not even gonna try to write mini-reviews for them all (it would take hours and would drive me nuts). I will, however, list all the reads, link the reviews and write the ratings. Here are the books I read in March:

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken – 3 Stars
Yours by Jasinda Wilder – 4 Stars
Passenger4.5 Stars
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick – 4 Stars
Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg – 3 Stars
Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin – 2.5 Stars
I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore – 2.5 Stars
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi – 1.5 Stars
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – 5 Stars
The Archived by Victoria Schwab – 4 Stars
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman- 4 Stars
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – 4 Stars
Midnight Action by Elle Kennedy – 5 Stars
Midnight Lily by Mia Sheridan – 4 Stars
Madly by Ruthie Knox – 4 Stars
Midnight Captive by Elle Kennedy – 3.5 Stars
Bait & Switch by Kendall Ryan – 1.5 Stars

I didn’t include A Shadow Bright and Burning in my count because I didn’t even make it halfway through. And there’s no review for The Sleeper and the Spindle because I haven’t written one yet.

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Out of the ones listed above, here are the five which were the most memorable to me (in no particular order, since it’s hard enough to do it at the end of the year):

 

20983362Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

It’s got pirates and time travel. That, alone, is super cool. Then you add in the danger, the action, the compelling and likable characters, and present them in a well-written novel that’s part of a duology. There are few things that I find more awesome.
Loved this book, and I’m so reading the sequel this month.

 

7082Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

I can’t tell you enough about how much I love the name of this book. It’s the most brilliant name in the history of naming things. And then there’s the book, which is most peculiar. Set in the future, following a bounty hunter who hunts escaped androids who can only be accurately distinguished from humans by a bone marrow test. And the bounty hunter finds himself wondering what makes androids so different from humans. A very through-provoking read.

 

28187The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

This was a reread and I was basically fangirling the whole time. Meeting 12-year-old Percy, him finding out he’s a Greek demigod, then the quest, the humor, the prophecy, the sass, Annabeth, everything.
But even if I were reading it for the first time, I would still love it because this is a wonderfully written, action-packed book with a great story and an epic narrative. What more could you ask for?

 

51738Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

This is the first book I’ve read by Sarah Dessen and it’s set the bar of expectations quite high for the rest of her books; because despite having many flashbacks (which I usually can’t stand) and a bunch of characters to juggle, this was still a book that flowed brilliantly. I loved the character developments, Owen, the family dynamic, the writing… basically, everything.

 

10929432The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Victoria Schwab (or V.E. Schwab) is one of my favourite authors. She creates very unique and intriguing worlds that suck you right in. Every book that I’ve read by her so far has been great, this one included, and they’re all quite different.
What made this one different was the tone. It had such an eerie quality to it; you could see a horror movie playing in your head. Loved it.

 

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And that’s are all for the month of March. Now I can focus on April. Preparing for next month’s exams and reading 20 books… Let’s see if I can do it.

New Releases: April, 2017

The month of April has a few books that I desperately need to get my hands on, and others that I would like to read or that I’m interested in. Which is why I’m going not going to waste any time and get straight to the list.

(As always, click on the covers to be directed to the Goodreads page.)

 

31176804Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson – April 1st

Brandon Sanderson is writing a Science Fiction detective story. I don’t have the words to express how freaking awesome that sounds.
In this world that’s been created, society can create a snapshot of a specific day in time. The experiences people have, the paths they follow—all of them are real again for a one day in the snapshot. All for the purposes of investigation by the court.
One day, in between two snapshot assignments, Davis decides to investigate the memory of a call that was mysteriously never logged at the precinct, and he makes a horrifying discovery.

 

26246757The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout – April 1st

This is a YA Romance/Mystery novel about a girl who is attacked on the way home. Ella tries to move on, but her attacker isn’t done yet. He shows himself in the form of horrifying signs and symbols: a clown mask strewn on her bed, a dead bird in her backpack, a shadow moving past her window in the night. And as the weeks pass, it turns out that Ella isn’t the only one being tormented and she has no idea who she can trust; if anyone.

 

32487612A Criminal Defense by William L. Myers Jr. – April 1st

A legal thriller novel.
When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life.  This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family—everything. Now Mick’s only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he’s ever spun, one that will cross every legal and moral boundary.

 

30312700Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett – April 4th

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” They both lived on opposite coast until her family moves into Alex’s town. Bailey hesitates to tell Alex about that or about Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But when her relationship with Porter starts to change, she has to choose between him and Alex. What she doesn’t know, is that Porter is Alex, approximately.

 

30653853The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – April 11th

One of my most anticipated reads of the year, this is a YA contemporary following Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso, who can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then Molly’s cynical twin becomes is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

 

27246123The Thing About Love by Julie James – April 18th

FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and cocky Army ranger clashed during their training at Quantico, gladly going their separate ways after graduating. Six years later, the last thing either of them expects is to run into each other again–assigned to work as partners in a high-profile undercover sting.
They have to find a way to work as a team. And suddenly, the heat behind their nonstop sparring threatens to make the job a whole lot more complicated. . .

 

25487124Missing by Kelley Armstrong – April 18th

The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. The only thing Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree. Now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they’re all missing?

 

27420597The Adjustment by Suzanne Young – April 18th

This is the third book of The Program Duology. Yep, duology. Which now has a third book. *sigh*
As much as I hate it when shit like this happens, this time I’m interested. Besides, this is more of a spin-off, with different characters.
The series is set in the near future where suicide has become an epidemic in teenagers. To prevent it, they have The Program, which is shady, at best.

 

30407549Midnight Target by Elle Kennedy – April 25th

This is the highly anticipated eight, and last, book of the Killer Instincts series. All books are Romantic Suspense and can be read as Standalones. But I don’t recommend it. Read the whole series, it’s really good. It follows a team of mercenaries and a team of assassins. Each book has two different protagonists. This one has four, though, meaning two major plots. And I’m dying to get my hands on it.

 

29935867Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead – April 25th

This is the second book of The Glittering Court Trilogy. All three books occur in the same time frame, just follow different characters.
This follows Mira, a refugee of war. She is given the chance to join the Glittering Court, which is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World.

 

…And that’s a wrap. Whew! Those were more books than I expected. And with my already-made schedule, I’ll be lucky to get to more than a couple of them. I’m thinking maybe I should do a ‘new releases’ month, where I only read books that came out this year. What do you think?

February Wrap Up and March Releases

I planned to do both the posts separately, but I don’t have many books that I’m excited to read coming out in March, and I’m planning to do away with ‘wrap up’ posts and replace them with my top reads each month. So I’m gonna wing it this time and, hopefully, be more punctual from now on.

 

Wrap Up

I read 11 books in February (which puts me behind on my Goodreads Reading Challenge). Those books are given below. The book name is linked to the review and the thumbnail to the GR page (except the last two releases’ names).

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista
Starfall by Melissa Landers
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Out of these, my top 5 reads were:

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They’re in order (roughly) for those who, like me, prefer things that way.

 

New Releases

23447923The Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz – March 7

This is a Young-Adult, Contemporary novel which tells the story of a boy by the name of Sal.
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?

 

21953036Madly by Ruthie Knox – March 14

This is the second (standalone) novel in the New York series. It’s an adult, contemporary, romance.
It’s the story of Allie, who is in Manhattan, spying on her own mother—who’s flirting with a man who’s definitely not Allie’s father. There she meets posh guy Winston Chamberlain and, with a fake kiss and a few lies, ropes him into her messy family life.

 

24485589Hunted by Meagan Spooner – March 14

It’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling. That’s all I need to know. But if you need more:
It follows Yeva, a girl who grew up with the aristocrats (didn’t like ’em though. Too fake). When her father loses his fortune, he moves her and her sisters to the outskirts of town, near the curiously mysterious woods. And when he goes missing while on a hunt for some curiously mysterious creature, she sets out to find him.

 

30622633Horizon by Scott Westerfeld – March 28

It’s like Lost meets The Maze Runner, middle-grade edition. Never watched the former, but I like the first two books of The Maze Runner series.
Synopsis: When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Now they have to learn to survive with low food, and giant, people-eating birds (and plants) roaming around.

 

And… that’s a wrap! In an hour! I only gave myself an hour because I have some reading challenge catching up to do.

I left out two books on purpose. Strange the Dreamer because Laini Taylor has a writing style (I’m gonna call it ‘the Keats’) that I’m, personally, not a fan of. And I didn’t include The Struggle by Jennifer L. Armentrout because I still haven’t read the first, or the second, book of the (Titan) series.

 

Which were some of your favourite reads of February? And which book are you excited to read in March?