September 2019 Reading Wrap-Up

September is officially done! I hope you all had an excellent month 🙂

This was a whirlwind month for me. I landed a dream internship at a major publisher, got engaged(!!!) to a man I absolutely adore, and won an editing award at my school! Amid all that, I somehow balanced another job, driving lessons, and night class. Whew. I’m basically tired all the time but I wouldn’t trade any of it 😊

I also somehow managed to finish 9 books amidst this insanity so here they are:

Continue reading “September 2019 Reading Wrap-Up”

Advertisements

Life Update: (Mostly) Hiatus

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to pop in and give a bit of an update on what’s been going on lately in my life. I’ve been kinda active since July, posting multiple times a week, so I thought it’d be useful to explain why you guys won’t be seeing me around much for the next three months.

If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll probably already know that I recently got hired as an intern for a publisher. Which is amazing!!!! I just started this past Monday, and I absolutely love everything about it. I’m doing so many cool and exciting things for upcoming releases, and it’s honestly phenomenal to be part of that process.

Unsurprisingly, working a 9am-5pm job and having night class on Wednesdays means I have a lot less time for stuff like blogging (or even writing 😭). Even though I actually have more time to read because of my commuting, the time to write reviews or blogs will definitely be sparse. It’s a small sacrifice, but it’s so worth it for the amazing experience I’m getting at my job.

The internship is only 12 weeks, so I’ll be back in December, but I’ll try popping in every once in a while with a new post or comments/likes! 🙂

NetGalley ARC TBR

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great September so far 🙂

I haven’t shared a TBR here before (I know, crazy!), so I thought I’d share a few ARCs from NetGalley that I do have on my TBR and am excited to read! Most of them are for 2020, so I’ll probably read them closer to their pub dates, but I’m still looking forward to them!

Book synopses are taken from Goodreads and are subject to change.

page divider

Heather Morris--Cilka's JourneyHeather Morris – Cilka’s Journey

Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival.

After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child?

In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions.

Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love.


Emily A. Duncan - Ruthless GodsEmily A. Duncan – Ruthless Gods

Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who–and what–he’s become.

As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. They’re pieces on a board, being orchestrated by someone… or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer.


Roshani Chokshi - The Silvered Serpents (Unofficial)Roshani Chokshi – The Silvered Serpents

Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost ― one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumored to grant its possessor the power of God.

Their hunt lures them far from Paris, and into icy heart of Russia where crystalline ice animals stalk forgotten mansions, broken goddesses carry deadly secrets, and a string of unsolved murders makes the crew question whether an ancient myth is a myth after all.

As hidden secrets come to the light and the ghosts of the past catch up to them, the crew will discover new dimensions of themselves. But what they find out may lead them down paths they never imagined.

A tale of love and betrayal as the crew risks their lives for one last job.


Hannah Capin - Foul Is FairHannah Capin – Foul Is Fair

Elle and her friends Mads, Jenny, and Summer rule their glittering LA circle. Untouchable, they have the kind of power other girls only dream of. Every party is theirs and the world is at their feet. Until the night of Elle’s sweet sixteen, when they crash a St. Andrew’s Prep party. The night the golden boys choose Elle as their next target.

They picked the wrong girl.

Sworn to vengeance, Elle transfers to St. Andrew’s. She plots to destroy each boy, one by one. She’ll take their power, their lives, and their control of the prep school’s hierarchy. And she and her coven have the perfect way in: a boy named Mack, whose ambition could turn deadly.


Laurie Faria Stolarz - Jane AnonymousLaurie Faria Stolarz – Jane Anonymous

Then, “Jane” was just your typical 17-year-old in a typical New England suburb getting ready to start her senior year. She had a part-time job she enjoyed, an awesome best friend, overbearing but loving parents, and a crush on a boy who was taking her to see her favorite band. She never would’ve imagined that in her town where nothing ever happens, a series of small coincidences would lead to a devastating turn of events that would forever change her life.

Now, it’s been three months since “Jane” escaped captivity and returned home. Three months of being that girl who was kidnapped, the girl who was held by a “monster.” Three months of writing down everything she remembered from those seven months locked up in that stark white room. But, what if everything you thought you knew―everything you thought you experienced―turned out to be a lie?

page divider

Are you looking forward to any of these books? What are some ARCs on your TBR?

ARC Review: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

It is believed that girls have magic: They can drive men mad and women jealous. Their skin is a powerful aphrodisiac and and drinking their blood will keep one young. That is why, coming into their sixteenth year, each girl is sent away to the wild to release this powerful magic. After a year, when they return, they will be ready for marriage.

This is the grace year. No one speaks of it.

As Tierney James’ own grace year draws closer, she quickly realizes that the brutal elements and the poachers in the woods are not the most dangerous thing she’ll face. The greatest threat may be the girls themselves.

Continue reading “ARC Review: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett”