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Jun 03

June 2019 New Releases

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Somehow, I only have four books to share for June pre-orders! My wallet is definitely heaving a huge sigh of relief. May seemed to be a GIGANTIC month in publishing, there were soooo many books coming out that I wanted to buy and read! This is just, as always, the books I have pre-ordered, it is by no means an exhaustive list of all the amazing books being published this month…just the ones I absolutely couldn’t live without!

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  • I Wanna Be Where You Are – this just sounds adorable and I need more diverse summer books in my life. A lot of the ones I’ve been finding are very, very white and only white and that’s sad.
  • Teeth in the Mist – IT’S A FAUST RETELLING GUYS!!!!! And it’s female driven. YES PLEASE TAKE MY FIRSTBORN.
  • The Girl in Red – Little Red Riding Hood told in Christina Henry’s epically creepy style (I hope). YES YES.
  • Wicked Fox – set in Seoul, with Korean legends and soul-stealing and immortality? This just sounds amazing, even more so since it’s the first of a duology (at least…there are two books listed on GR currently).

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What books are on your radar for this month? Drop me a note in the comments!

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Apr 30

May 2019 New Book Releases

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It’s time for the May new books post! I have not…erm…read any of the books I pre-ordered for April yet. But I had finals this month so I think I will make up for it in May. Also there are SO MANY amazing books coming out in May I had a horrible time narrowing my pre-orders down to just five.

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  • The Bone Charmer – basically necromancers and prophesies, and a bad-boy romance hinted at. Futures told in bones. Um, yes.
  • Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors – I’m a Jane Austen junkie, and I looooove retellings. I was ready to buy it just knowing that, but then this sentence, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that only in an overachieving Indian American family can a genius daughter be considered a black sheep” totally sunk me. I can not WAIT to read this!
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek – a mobile library in Depression-era Appalachia and the woman (with a physical “disfigurement”) that makes it her passion. This strikes so close to home, I feel like weeping. I only hope it’s as good as it sounds.
  • There’s Something About Sweetie (Dimple & Rishi #2) – EEEEEEK finally!!!! I absolutely loved When Dimple Met Rishi and I am so ready for this companion novel. Also the girl on the front just looks so HAPPY, I can’t stand it!
  • Stepsister – a Cinderella retelling where the stepsister CUT OFF HER TOES. OMG. I must know what happens. I must. Holy hell.

And a few more I wanted to mention but didn’t get to pre-order:

  • The Wise and the Wicked – this sounds delightfully witchy and atmospheric (magical realism). I have a feeling I may still end up buying it when it comes out, because my library hasn’t deigned to get it.
  • No Place Like Here – a very short little book (according to the Kindle page count of 230-odd), it sounds like a cute, fluffy summer read.
  • Dark Shores (#1 in a new series) – Pirates, soldiers, secrets, and grand adventures. Yes, yes please. I’m always hoping that I will find a new epic fantasy series that I can totally love.

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What books are you most looking forward to for May? Any of these?

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Apr 04

April 2019 New Books Releases

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It’s time for another monthly new books post! Let’s just ignore the fact that I totally missed March…not just for books. Where did the month go? I felt like I was just barely treading water and then all of a sudden – boom – the month was over. *blink blink*

THIS month has already been quite eventful. Monday morning, I was working on a school project at home. Closed my laptop, drove to school, opened laptop…to find that my hard drive had died somewhere between home and school. Yep. Fantastic. Thankfully my husband works at an electronics store and I was able to get a new hard drive for much less than it would have cost anywhere else. Also thankfully, I long ago learned to put everything important either on a flash drive (this was years ago), or in the cloud somewhere. Preferable multiple somewheres. So I didn’t actually lose anything, just had the annoyance of not having a computer for a few days. First world problems.

Anyway! You’re here for the books, so let’s get started. I broke my five book limit for preorders rule this month, and made it six…and then there are three more that I just had to talk about even though I didn’t buy them (yet)!

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  • Last of the Name – I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Netgalley of this book, but I ordered a copy for myself, I loved it that much. You can read my full review here!
  • The Devouring Gray – it was compared to the Raven Cycle, which is one of my favorite series of EVER…so yeah.
  • Demon Magic and a Martini – the 4th in the Guild Codex series by Anne Marie (how does she turn these out so fast?!?), which I’m buying even though I still haven’t read the third one…but, you can read my reviews of the first one, Three Mages and a Margarita, and the second one, Dark Arts and a Daiquiri!
  • The Missing Years – Scottish highlands, family secrets, creepy gardens…sign me up!
  • Little Darlings – twin changelings? Faery? Sounds fascinating! I’m kind of sad that this has gotten some lukewarm to negative reviews from bloggers that I’ve found usually align with my tastes, but we’ll see.
  • The Boy Who Steals Houses – by the amazing PaperFury, so obviously I had to get it…not to mention her debut, A Thousand Perfect Notes, completely broke my heart and crushed my soul (you should read it, obvs).
  • We Rule the Night – feminist pilots saving the world! Need I say more? Also, THAT COVER. Holy shit.
  • Witch’s Honor – sequel to the book that unexpectedly gave me hot flashes a few months ago, Shadow Walker. I complained about the cover of that one but loved the story, and I was super excited to see the female MC on the cover of this one – and NOT in some ridiculous state of half-dress.
  • The Raven’s Tale – EDGAR ALLAN POE!! Inspired by, anyway. And finding his muse…which is more demanding than one might think…yes, I need this book.

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What’s on your radar for April? Have you read any of these yet?

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Feb 19

February 2019 New Book Releases

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I hope you all are having a great February! This post is…LATE. Very late. However, there are some books coming out this month that sounds absolutely amazing and that I’m eagerly waiting to dive into, as well as a couple I was lucky enough to get to read early! So here is a very short list, by no means all inclusive of awesome books from February. 😉

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  • The Matchmaker’s List just sounds like so much fun. I feel like it might be sort of a grown-up When Dimple Met Rishi? Maybe a little?
  • The Winter Sister synopsis intrigued me. Unsolved murders/disappearances, sisters, old houses…yes please!
  • The Silent Patient – I’m not sure what it was about thrillers this month, not normally something I’m THAT much into but this one…even just the description gave me chills and I really need to KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!
  • Two Witches and a Whiskey – I’ve done several reviews of Annette Marie’s books lately, and I have absolutely loved the previous two books in this series, Three Mages and a Margarita and Dark Arts and a Daiquiri. Urban fantasy with a kick of humor and a dose of sexy. I’m so excited for this one!!!
  • Four Dead Queens just sounds epic and creepy and cool. I don’t know when the hell I will get around to reading all these but hell yes please.
  • The Beast’s Heart – I’ve already read and reviewed this one, it’s a nice read in a more traditional fairy tale tone than a lot of retellings.
  • The Psychology of Time Travel – finished this a few days ago, review coming soon! It was good though. More women’s fiction than anything else, though obviously it’s futuristic.

Are any of these on your TBR? Anything not on my list that you’re super stoked about for February? It’s so hard to choose!

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Jan 02

January 2019 New Book Releases

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Happy New Year, everyone!! I hope you all had whatever kind of New Year’s celebration you prefer, be that at home on the couch curled up with a book or out at a party, and everything in between!

It’s the start of a new month, which means all kinds of awesome new books are coming out. I wanted to highlight the ones I chose to pre-order for January – but this is by no means an exhaustive list! For a more extensive look, try the Top 200 of January 2019 list on GoodReads.

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  • If you follow my blog already, you will not be surprised at all to see Winter of the Witch – the conclusion to the amazing Winternight trilogy – on this list! I did get an ARC but I ordered a finished copy of both the US version and the UK version (because both covers are fabulous and I couldn’t possibly choose).
  • Okay, I admit, I got this one mostly for the cover…also I’ve really enjoyed the other A.G. Howard books that I’ve read. Stain is a retelling of the Princess and the Pea fairy tale…I have no idea how you could possibly write a full-length novel based on that, but I guess I’ll find out!
  • If you haven’t heard about Roshani Chokshi’s forthcoming The Gilded Wolves, seriously what rock have you been living under? This sounds like the ultimate tale of friendship and survival and I am so excited for it!
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely is a Beauty and the Beast retelling (do you sense a theme here?), described as being “perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer.” Um, yes? I am so here for that.
  • I’m kind of terrified that The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali is going to completely break my heart, but it sounds like a very important story and I can’t wait! It’s author Sabina Khan’s debut novel.

That’s it for me! I put a cap on my pre-orders at five…even that sounds like a lot to me but I just couldn’t narrow it down this month. Are any of these on your TBR? Anything not on my list that you’re super stoked about for January?

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Jul 19

2018 Books I’m Dying to Read

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This year has not been a great one for my reading! I’ve been reading…but reading required stuff for school. I had sort of forgotten about that aspect of college classes. 😛 Very inconvenient, that. So basically, all these fabulous new books have come out and I HAVEN’T READ A SINGLE ONE. Not even the ones I pre-ordered!

I keep reminding myself that this is a temporary – albeit going to be a VERY long temporary – season and one day I will have time to read all the things I want again. I’m actually enjoying school very much and it’s going very well! I just have to prioritize my time and energy and…well. I care too much about my GPA to put anything except my family in front of it. That said, AUGUST IS COMING. And with August is coming a month-long break from classes.

I have SO earned it, people. Hopefully during that month, I will get to at least a handful of these amazing-sounding new 2018 books! All covers link to GoodReads.

 

 

THIS BOOK. Viking shield-maidens, betrayals, forbidden love? YES PLEASE. On my shelf since release, it’s coming with me on vacation. It sounds amazing and I keep seeing new great reviews for it!

 

 

 

 

Another one already on my shelf. This one seems to turn ALL the stereotypes for historical and even alternate history books on their respective heads. I can’t wait. It, also, sounds amazing! Sorry, you’ll have to bear with me repeatedly using that word because these are all just making me squeal with anticipation like a little kid.

 

 

 

 

 

Yet another one that is already on my shelf…still unread. Ahem. I had to get this one because I loved Marsh’s YA debut, Fear the Drowning Deep. Necromancy, bisexuality, and monsters…sign me up. Must. Read. Faster.

 

 

 

 

 

I have been waiting for this book since I finished When Dimple Met Rishi – which was fabulous, and I am sure this one will be just as fabulous. OMG. Why can I not have a 48 hour day? And keep my sleep needs the same, thankyouverymuch.

 

 

 

 

 

EEEEEEEEE!!! It’s finally here, it’s finally here! I snickered and guffawed my way through My Lady Jane, so I am delighted to read these awesome authors’ take on Jane Eyre. I’m convinced it will be just as amazing, lighthearted, and fun.

 

 

 

There are TONS more books that sound phenomenal out this year. If you want you can check out my entire 2018 release list on GoodReads, and please share some of your favorites – whether you’ve read them already or still waiting – in the comments!

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Jan 04

2018 New Release Challenge

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2018 new release challenge

Along with my Beat the Backlist challenge, the 2018 New Release challenge created by (un)Conventional Book Views will (I hope) make up the rest of my “number goal” in books this year! Since my goal is 52 overall, and I’m trying for 40 backlist books…that would mean 12 new releases! Of which…I already have 4 pre-ordered. Ahem. This year I am not attempting the debut author challenge. As much as I love supporting new authors, that one was a real struggle and real guilt inducer for me last year. I felt guilty for not being supportive and even more guilty if I didn’t like their book (because OMG IT’S THEIR FIRST ONE AND I WANT THEM TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND AND AND). Maybe another year when I have more time on my hands, but I want to enjoy new releases by authors I already love with the OPTION to pick some debuts.

My goal of 12 definitely puts me in the “New Release Newbie” category for this one! That made me laugh, because I feel like I am absolutely obsessed with new releases…I add them to list after list and feel like I read a lot of new releases last year…maybe not. I’m excited to see how many I actually get to this year!

Potential list that I’m leaving lots of blank spots on because there are many SEQUELS coming out this year, that I want to read…the first book of which, from LAST year, I still haven’t read but I have hope.

  1.  Reign of the Fallen, by Sarah Glenn Marsh – out January 23rd – read her debut last year, much <3 so this one is preordered!
  2. Purple Hearts, by Michael Grant – out January 30th – last of this trilogy, which I have absolutely loved, an alternate history of WWII in which women are allowed to be combat soldiers.
  3.  Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland – out April 30th – Civil War history, zombies, and diversity, YES PLEASE.
  4. Competence, by Gail Carriger – out on July 17th – I pretty much love everything Gail writes and this is the 3rd in the Custard Protocol series.
  5.  My Plain Jane, by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton – out on June 26th – OMG GIVE ME MORE the first one was so good!!
  6. Aru Shah and the End of Time, by Roshani Chokshi – out March 27th – loved The Star-Touched Queen but fell off the bandwagon and haven’t read the sequel, so this is a good one to go back to!
  7. Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi – out March 6th – this just sounds fascinating. Also, DEBUT!
  8. Gunslinger Girl, by Lyndsay Ely, out January 2nd (oh look!) – intriguing. Old west + futuristic? Hmm. Also, another DEBUT!
  9.  From Twinkle, With Love, by Sandhya Menon – out June 19th i.e. NOT FREAKING SOON ENOUGH – I loved Sandhya’s first book and am desperate for this one!
  10.  A Girl Like That, by Tanaz Bhathena – out February 27th – oooohhh mystery YA with diverse rep and another debut!
  11.  Love, Hate, & Other Filters, by Samira Ahmed – out January 16th – this sounds like it’s going to make me reevaluate my perceptions so naturally it MUST be read.
  12.  A Thousand Perfect Notes, by C.G. Drews – out June 7th – this is by one of my absolute favorite bloggers, Cait @ PaperFury, so of COURSE.

As always, list subject to change, especially since none of these books come out any later than July! I actually have QUITE a few more titles on my GR 2018 Releases shelf if you want to check that out. I’m sure the list will continue to grow, too.

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Aug 04

Looking Forwards and Back #1 – July/August

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Everyone seems to be doing a monthly recap and projection type deal, so here is mine! I keep my lists in my traveler’s notebook bullet journal. It goes with me everywhere. I love using stamps for it as I think my print handwriting looks horrible.

The arrows are titles I moved to August.

Here is what July looked like at month’s end! Now I did read I think 2 books that aren’t on that list…it felt like cheating to add them on at the end, so I didn’t. Haha. I’m anal retentive, what can I say. Below is the list in picture form! Each cover is linked to my review on GoodReads, and the titles are linked to Book Depository. Which brings me to this small announcement: I’ve become a Book Depository affiliate! This just means that if you use a link from my site to buy a book, I’ll receive a small commission. I’d really like to switch my servers but that costs money! So I’m hoping to offset the cost a little…but even if it doesn’t, I’ll probably switch soon anyway…just because I love writing about this stuff and want my site to be a little more user friendly.

Oh! And before you get entirely bored reading my list – remember to enter the A Court of Thorns and Roses giveaway I have running right now! Have I mentioned how much I love this series yet? Yes? Let me reiterate. If you have even a shred of interest in fantasy, you need to go read them now. And don’t let some of the eye-rolling moments or unlikeable characters in the first one throw you off. It gets better. MUCH better. The second one gets an unreserved 5 stars from me. Anywho.

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July Books Read and Reviewed – I’m kind of impressed that I managed 14 books this month! That’s a lot for me. A few of them didn’t get reviews, but that’s ok. Not every book is meant to be reviewed! 😀

Wild
A Killing in the Hills
The Falconer
The Graces
Jackaby
A Court of Thorns and Roses
A Court of Mist and Fury
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The Cuckoo’s Calling
My Lady Jane
Vinegar Girl
When You Reach Me
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter


Aaaaaaand – August! This is my projected list for this month. I think I’m probably attempting to overextend myself again (as it’s now August 4 and I have yet to finish a book), but oh well. If I didn’t have to sleep, this would be my list. We’ll see what falls off in the course of the month. All covers link to GoodReads.

So far I have started (yes, my monogamous book-reading ways seem to have fallen by the wayside this summer):

I am most excited about these right at the moment:

These are older, backlist books that have been recommended by different friends that I managed to find at my library:

I have ARCs of (I’m so excited about these! I haven’t had too many early review copies yet so even Netgalley copies are all still shiny and new to me):

The few that aren’t pictured are series continuations that I’ve slowly been working my way through. Also I’m tired of linking. 😛 So many books, so little time! I’ve really enjoyed seeing what the book blogging community has been up to and is looking forward to – hope you enjoyed my rundown!

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