September has been a crazy month! It was back to school and since it’s not exactly a normal year, it’s been a bit hectic all around. However, I still managed to read 15 books, which is not too shabby at all. Also I got all but one of the prompts completed for the September back to school edition of The Loyal Book-a-Thon. Let’s jump into all of the books that I read this month! You’ll find them below the cut.
Archives for September 2020
**Disclaimer: I received a free early access copy of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Scwab through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to them and the publisher for this opportunity.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab is a adult fantasy/historical fiction-esque novel with a pretty epic romance thrown in. It takes place in 2014 and over the past of the title character, Addie LaRue. It is set to be published on October 6th, 2020. I rated it five stars on GoodReads.
**Disclaimer: I received a free early access copy of The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to them and the publisher for this opportunity.
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi is a young adult fantasy novel set in the past of our world. It is the second book in The Gilded Wolves series. It is set to be published on September 22nd, 2020. I rated it four stars on GoodReads.
**Disclaimer: I received a free advanced reader copy of Smash It by Francina Simone from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to them for this opportunity.
Smash It by Francina Simone is a young adult contemporary novel. It is an #ownvoices coming of age story, and also a retelling of the Shakespearean play Othello. The book publishes on September 22nd, 2020. I rated it four stars.
**Disclaimer: I received a free early access review copy of Versailles: My Father’s Palace in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this opportunity.
Versailles: My Father’s Palace by Maite Labat, Jean-Baptiste Verber, and illustrated by Alexis Vitrebert is a historical fiction graphic novel set in France during the late 1800s to early 1900s. The story features a piece of history of one of France’s most iconic historical sites while intermingling the discussion of family relationships. It has beautiful artwork. It releases on September 22nd. I gave it three stars on Goodreads.
** Disclaimer: I received a free advanced reader’s copy of Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp is a young adult mystery thriller set at an isolated cabin on a mountain. It is about five friends who play a roleplay game together, and who are getting together for the last time only for things to go horribly wrong. Even If We Break is set to publish on September 15th, 2020. I rated it 4 stars on Goodreads.
I can’t believe it’s September already. 2020 has been such a roller coaster ride and I don’t really want to get into that all, but it seems like it’s gone by in a blink. I don’t know what the rest of the year has in store for us, but I do know that September has an insane amount of really good books coming out. Let’s just jump into it.
July’s OwlCrate had a Date with Destiny theme! It was a cool premise and it featured a lot of really neat items. I’m excited to be able to share them with you slightly more on time than I usually do!
This book had been on my TBR pile for a few years, ever since I heard Lin-Manuel Miranda was supposed to have a hand in a TV adaptation of it. I am a sucker for LMM and would listen to him perform the dictionary because he could rock that. (I don’t actually know if this still a thing, but at the time it was.)
I was pleasantly surprised to see how popular this was on bookstagram! It took me about three years to finally get to it and about five months to actually read it, but it was definitely worth it! I’m so excited to continue the series.