I have been loving my summer vacation. It’s really not the ideal kind of summer vacation obviously, but after this school year I really needed it. I have been thriving while hanging out at home and reading. I also adopted some cats. It’s been a really, really interesting month. Anyways, let’s just jump into my wrap up!
Archives for July 2020
**Disclaimer: I received a free copy of The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran from his publishers in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to them for this opportunity.
The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran is a young adult historical fiction novel. It is a multi point of view novel set during the reign of Genghis Khan. Three very different characters are forced to come together on an unlikely mission. I rated it four stars on Goodreads.
**Disclaimer: I received a free advanced reader’s copy of Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis is a stand-alone novel. It’s classified as a young adult horror novel and deals with some rather sensitive topics, so readers beware. It’s about a girl named Lola who is learning more about her family history in a rather spooky small town. Harrow Lake, according to NetGalley, is set to be published on August 25th, 2020. I gave it five stars on Goodreads.
**Disclaimer: I received a free early access copy of Hamnet and Judith through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley for this opportunity.
Hamnet and Judith by Maggie O’Farrell is a historical fiction novel that tells the story of William Shakespeare’s family around the time of the death of his son. However, it also goes over the past of the couple and the family. I gave the novel 5 stars on Goodreads. The novel publishes on July 21st, 2020.
**Disclaimer: I received a free early advanced reader’s copy of More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn in exchange for a honest review through NetGalley. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn is a YA contemporary romance novel. It features a dual point of view with both of our main love interests, and takes place in Michigan. The novel features Hahn’s signature mix of music and romance, and was a sweet and fun read. I gave it 5 stars on GoodReads. It publishes on July 21st, 2020.
May’s OwlCrate was a box that I was eagerly anticipating. I definitely understand why it takes so long for the box to be sent out, and I don’t blame them for that, but I do wish it was still coming mid month. However, that didn’t change my enjoyment of the box. I’m overall quite happy with all the items that came in the box.
**Disclaimer: I received a free early access readers copy of One Year at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks from the publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for this opportunity.
One Year at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks is a Middle Grade contemporary graphic novel with some elements of magical realism. It’s set at a fancy boarding school and focuses on a young girl named Juniper who transfers into the school in order to improve her education. I gave the graphic novel 4 stars on Goodreads. It publishes on July 14th, 2020.
I’m so excited about my summer vacation even though I’m not necessarily doing all that much this summer. I do, however, plan on getting a lot of reading done this summer though and try to keep myself entertained. I’m looking forward to all my summer reads. So what am I reading in July? You’ll find it below the cut.
This is such a weird time for book releases. Things keep getting pushed back because of the current circumstances. I totally understand that but it’s definitely hard to figure out what is coming out that I want to read.
**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary eARC of The Summer I Drowned by Taylor Hale in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
The Summer I Drowned by Taylor Hale is a young adult mystery thriller. It is about a teenage girl named Olivia who is attempting to deal with her post-traumatic stress disorder from when she nearly drowned as a young teen. Five years later she has returned to the place where it all happens. I gave The Summer I Drowned three stars on GoodReads. The Summer I Drowned releases on July 7th.