May has been a pretty good reading month. I read a bunch of different things and loved almost all of them. There were definitely a few things that I didn’t really love, but I’m still glad that I read them. I also picked up some good books that I’m definitely excited about reading. You’ll find it all below the cut.
January marked the start of a brand new reading year. I’m excited for a fresh start and to read some really good books. I’m hoping to be able to tick more books off of my physical TBR, so I’ve joined a TBR challenge through bookstagram. Five of the books I read this month are from that.
***Disclaimer: I received a free early access copy of Star Wars The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray from NetGalley through Disney Lucasfilm Press for review purposes. Thank you so much for opportunity.
I’ve been in such a Star Wars mood lately! All thanks to my husband, who is making his way chronologically through every Star Wars book. We also watched Clone Wars and Rebels rather recently and the stories in those really got my hooked as well.
I haven’t had the pleasure of reading Claudia Gray’s other Star Wars books, however, this one has definitely sealed my fate.
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.
** 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.
***Disclaimer: I received a free early access copy of The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones from NetGalley and Gallery/Saga Press for review purposes. Thank you very much!
I really love a good horror story and it’s sometimes difficult to find horror books because they are mixed in with general fiction. Thankfully, I follow some amazing people on bookstagram that can give me recommendations. I’m actually proud of myself because I saw this one myself and had to give it a try… I was not disappointed!
**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.
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.
***Disclaimer: I received a free early access copy of Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for review purposes. Thank you so much!
I was able to get an early look at Wicked Saints last year, so I’m so grateful that I was able to get to do the same with the sequel! The first book was super enjoyable, however, I believe this time the sequel was even better.
There will be slight spoilers in this review.
**Disclaimer: I received a free early access reader’s copy of You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce is an adult novel that falls in sort of the mystery thriller genre. However, it has some fantasy and horror elements as well. It tells the story of Cassandra Tipp as she writes about her life before she mysteriously disappeared. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads. You Let Me In releases on April 21st.