Gosh, I’m such a slacker with my TBR’s and even reading anything in general. I’ve been hard at work on 2 different books in the Age of Endings series, so I guess thats a good excuse. Anyway, here is my August TBR.
First up, Dividing Eden. I’m actually a few chapters into this one, and taking it slow because the world building is so intricate. So far, I can say I like the male characters perspective better than the females. It fresh, engaging and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
Here’s the synop:
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.
But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.
As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.
With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?
What do you think? Will you read it? Let me know in the comments below! PS) THAT COVER!!!!
Next up is the book my book club is reading. This year we are doing #Beatthebacklist so we have been reading books that have been out for a few years. I have been a HUGE fan of Susan Dennard since the release of this book. Her writing is unique, dark, and oddly romantic. This is one of my favorite series of all times and I was so happy to share it with my Bookish Babes. The just got rereleased with new covers too! Something Strange and Deadly.
Here is the synop:
Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt’s brother is missing. And when she discovers that the Dead are rising in Philadelphia and wreaking havoc throughout the city, she knows that her brother is involved.
So Eleanor enlists the help of the Spirit-Hunters. This motley crew, hired to protect the city from supernatural forces, is after the necromancer who has been reanimating corpses. Their skills can save her brother. But as Eleanor spends time with the Spirit-Hunters, and their handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. Now not only is her reputation at risk, but her very life may hang in the balance.
Who has read this book? Who wants to? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you!
This next book I received an ARC of for an honest review. It comes out September 12, and is available for preorder. Odd and True. I am stoked to read this. It seems dark, creepy, and right up my alley.
Here’s the synop:
Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that Tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies, especially because there’s nothing fantastic about her own life—permanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio.
In 1909, after a two-year absence, Od reappears with a suitcase supposedly full of weapons and a promise to rescue Tru from the monsters on their way to attack her. But it’s Od who seems haunted by something. And when the sisters’ search for their mother leads them to a face-off with the Leeds Devil, a nightmarish beast that’s wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states, Tru discovers the peculiar possibility that she and her sister—despite their dark pasts and ordinary appearances—might, indeed, have magic after all.
Eeeep! I am so excited!!! What books are you looking forward to this year?
Well, hopefully I can get through my August TBR! I really want to read/reread/finish all of these books. Do you think I can do it?
PS) I need more horror/romance books in my life. Is that a thing? Anyone know of any books in that genre?