So like the title of the post says this will be all about my TBR list and my current read. With work, I really haven’t had time to read too much, but since we’re due with a little boy in June I have been told by my boss that I need to take off a month before the baby gets here since I have such a stressful job. Anyways, my maternity leave starts Sunday the 20th and I have a blog tour coming up on the 24th so as soon as I get that book I will read it.
Title: War Storm
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Chapter Count/ Page Count: 38 Chapters with 657 pages
Victory comes at a price. Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart and secure freedom for reds and newbloods like her Mare resolves to destroy the Kingdom of Norta once and for all…starting with the crown on Maven’s head.
But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to destroy the boy who broke her heart in order to destroy the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlett Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means destroying everything everyone in his path.
War is coming, and all Mare has fought for Hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the silver Silver Kingdoms? Or will the little lightening girl be forever silenced?
In the Epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power…for all will be tested, but not all will survive.
Thoughts: I really can’t wait to read this book. Although I need to go back and do a reread of books 1-3 before I start with this one. From what I remember the series is fantastic. Its just been forever since I’ve read it. The cover to war storm although darker than the other 3 is still such a gorgeous and eye catching color.
Title: Pre-Meditated Murder
Author: Tracy Weber
Format: Paperback ARC
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Publish Date: January 2018
If Kate doesn’t act fast, the only “I do” in Michaels future will be at his trial.
Yoga instructor Kate Davidson is ready to marry her boyfriend Michael, so she’s disappointed when a special dinner doesn’t end with a proposal. But disappointment turns to dismay and outrage as she learns the real problem: Michael is already married and his estranged wife is blackmailing him.
When his wife’s body is found by Kate and her dog no less Michael is strangely unable to remember where he was the night she died. Since Michael has no alibi, Kate steps up to uncover what happened. What she walks into is a tangled web of deceit, obsession and immigration fraud… with Michael trapped in the middle.
Thoughts: I was technically supposed to read and review this way before now, but with everything going on I forgot about it honestly. It was supposed to be a part of a blog tour. I guess I’ll just read and review it as soon as possible now. The cover although a little cartoonish for my tastes is still an eye catcher and I would still pick it up in the store to read, if I ran across it.
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Chapter Count: 34
Page Count: 413
Publisher: Razorbill an imprint of penguin random house
Plans are laid and the players are determined….but nothing can prepare these unlikely warriors for what the elemental gods have in store.
Cleo Reeling after a chaotic night of love, death and magic, the golden princess must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a queen.
Magnus is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he has what it takes to rule his people.
Jonas The defeated rebel leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to become a pawn in the dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.
Lucia Heartbroken and blind with fury, the betrayed sorceress allies with the awoken fire god, who also seeks revenge.
In Mytica’s darkest hour, four crystal orbs will determine who will die…and who will live in glory forever.
Thoughts: I honestly wish I had the first three books to this series. I may have to break down and buy the first three and do a reread of it if I like this one. It sounds like it’s right up my alley. The cover is what catches my eye first. When I first got this book, I had thought that it was the first in a series cause I had never heard of it before. After looking at the cover more it said it was the 4th, but since I won it in a contest and it was sent as a gift I was like cool new book for me to check out eventually.
Title: Zenith The Androma Saga
Authors: Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cumming
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Chapter Count: 98
Page Count: 534
Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she’s just Andi, their friend and fearless leader.
But when routine mission goes awry, the Marauder’s all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation and at the memory of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi’s past.
Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about the fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two.
Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul testing journey that could restore order to their ship or just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.
Thoughts: I’ve had this book since it came out. I just haven’t had a chance to read it yet and I keep looking at it sitting on my desk. Now I finally decided to read it and I’m hoping its as good as people say. I love watching Sasha on her youtube channel. I can’t wait to go down this list and get to this book. The cover is fantastic with all of the blues and purples to make it look like a galaxy.
Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author: Sarah J. Mass
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy
Chapter Count: 28
Page Count: 229
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and, with it, a hard-earned reprieve.
Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first winter solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated scars that will have a far- reaching impact on the future of their court.
Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this wondrous tale of hope and promise picks up after A Court of Wings and Ruin and sets the stage for the thrilling events in the future books.
Thoughts: I absolutely love this series, probably because I love beauty and the beast and the first is based on that story. Anyways, I really need to read ACOWAR before I read ACOFAS. I wish I had been able to pre-order a copy to get the pin, but that’s ok. I just really wanted to book. I can’t wait to read this book and find out happens to Feyre and Rhysand. The cover on this book is absolutely gorgeous and I am in love with it.
Author: Genevieve Sly Crane
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Contemporary
Page Count: 291
Chapter Count: 25
Publisher: Scout Press
Sisterhood is forever…whether you like it or not.
Prep meets Girls in White Dresses in Genevieve Sly Crane’s deliciously addictive, voyeuristic exploration of female friendship and coming of age that will appeal to anyone who has ever been curious about what happens in a sorority house.
Twinsets and pearls, secrets and kinship, rituals that hold sisters together in a sacred bond of everlasting trust. Certain chaste images spring to mind when one thinks of sororities. But make no mistake: these women are not braiding each other’s hair and having pillow fights—not by a long shot.
What Genevieve Sly Crane has conjured in these pages is a blunt, in your face look behind the closed doors of a house full of contemporary women—and there are no holds barred. These women have issues: self-inflicted, family inflicted, sister-to-sister inflicted—and it is all on the page. At the center of this swirl is Margot: the sister who died in the house, and each chapter is told from the points of view of the women who orbit her death and have their own reactions to it.
With a keen sense of character and elegant, observant prose, Crane details the undercurrents of tension in a world where perfection comes at a cost and the best things in life are painful—if not impossible—to acquire: Beauty. A mother’s love. And friendship… or at least the appearance of it. Woven throughout are glimmers of the classical myths that undercut the lives of women in Greek life. After all, the Greek goddesses did cause their fair share of destruction.
Thoughts: I haven’t heard a thing about this book but I thought it sounded interesting. I was never able to be in a sorority in college because my grades sucked, at least by their standards, so I watched everyone else have all the fun. I picked this book up to see kinda what it would be like. I really hope to enjoy this book.
Title: Summer Sisters
Author: Judy Blume
Chapter Count: 48
Page Count: 399
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Romance, Chick-Lit
Publisher: Dell an imprint of Random House
In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changed forever—-when Caitlin Somers chose her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomed Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, a magical, wind-blown island where two friends became summer sisters…
Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin has begged Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—for the friend whose casual betrayals she remembers all too well. Because Vix wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart…
Thoughts: I love Judy Blume books. I actually grew up with a bunch of her stories. I could never pick a favorite one though. This book just screams summer and take me to the beach. Sadly this year we wont be able to go to the beach cause we’ll have a newborn, but maybe within the next year or two we can take a family vacation to the beach. The cover of the book is what drew me to it in the first place.
Title: Just Kiss Me
Author: Rachel Gibson
Page Count: 368
Chapter Count: 22
Genre: Romance, Adult, Contemporary
“Hello, Ms. Vivian . . . it’s been a long time.”
And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It’s been years since she last saw Henry Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living. He was the gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her.
Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry.
She got what she wanted—and more—but why does her glamorous life seem so trivial?
Henry got out too . . . making it all the way to Wall Street, until a heart attack forced him to trade in his cufflinks for a good set of hand tools.
Making furniture soothes his soul, but escaping the Whitley-Shuler heritage is nearly impossible. And now he’s come face-to-face with the one who got away. He’s not looking for love. He’s not even looking for sex . . . so why is resisting her the hardest thing he’s ever done?
Thoughts: This book was given to me through a book swap and I haven’t had the chance to read it yet. I can’t wait to read this book mostly because it sounds really interesting to me. I love romance books. They’re like a nice little escape from the real world most of the time. Granted I think of al books like that though.
Title: Darkest Night
Author: Tara Thomas
Chapter Count: 20
Page Count: 342
Genre: Romance, Suspense, Mystery
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
In this first novel in the explosive, brand-new romantic suspense Sons of Broad series from Tara Thomas comes a novel of deadly secrets and hidden danger. In the sultry streets of Charleston, one family, ruled by its powerful, take-no-prisoners sons, has risen to the top. But a merciless killer is out to destroy them…and everyone they hold close…
Exclusive bonus content available only in the print edition!
SHE THOUGHT SHE’D LOST HIM FOREVER
Tilly Brock has learned—the hard way—how to take care of herself. Once a pillar of Charleston society, her family lost everything in the wake of a shocking scandal. And then Tilly lost the only boy she ever loved.
BUT NOW THAT HE’S BACK IN HER LIFE
Keaton Benedict is Charleston’s most notorious bachelor. But in spite of all his advantages—the money, the women,the family name—he longs for more: the heart of the young woman he still can’t forget.
THE DANGER HAS JUST BEGUN…
When Keaton re-enters Tilly’s life, after all these years, she is torn between feelings of doubt and desire. Can they put the past behind them and learn to love again? Tilly is willing to try. But Keaton is afraid that a vengeful enemy is watching—and waiting to destroy them. Can the rekindled flame of their love defeat the deadliest rival and light their way forward in the darkest night?
Thoughts: I love suspense thriller books. I actually bought this one for a book swap, but the summary sounded so good that I had to keep it for myself. I can’t wait to pick this one up and read it. The cover kind of gives me the creeps, but I still wanna pick it up and read it.
Title: Wed Him Before You Bed Him
Author: Sabrina Jefferies
Genre: Historical Romance, Romance
Chapter Count: 28
Page Count: 372
Publisher: Pocket Books
With the stunning sixth novel in her New York Times bestselling series, Sabrina Jeffries delivers a dazzling finale imbued with surprising revelations for headmistress Charlotte Harris and the young ladies of The School for Heiresses.
At eighteen, Charlotte Page made a life-altering mistake. She wronged a man in an impulsive act that she came to deeply regret, though it led her to her present life as Mrs. Charlotte Harris, owner of Mrs. Harris’s School for Young Ladies. Unbeknownst to her, that man is now her anonymous benefactor, the mysterious “Cousin Michael.” His masquerade began as preparation for a devastating revenge, but became a labor of love. Now Charlotte desperately needs his help. Can he save her from disaster as his real self without revealing the ugly secret behind his charade? Or will the mistakes of both their pasts tear them apart forever?
Thoughts: I have pretty much all of the books except for 1 and 5. I really wanna read this series but I don’t know if I should read it out of order. Hopefully I can find the last two books at the library or somewhere I can buy them so I’m able to not skip anything. I hate skipping a book in a series. The cover to this book is so sensual, I have a different cover then the one I pulled off of goodreads.
Title: Texas Ranger Showdown
Author: Margaret Daley
Genre: Suspense, Romance
Chapter Count: 14
Page Count: 219
Publisher: Love Inspired Books
She was taunted by a killer.
Margaret Daley’s thrilling Lone Star Justice series continues, this time pitting radio therapist Dr. Caitlyn Rhodes against a methodical murderer. First, her patients are found dead, then the mocking phone calls start. The evidence is pointing Texas Ranger Ian Pierce to one conclusion: he must protect Caitlyn from becoming this vicious killer’s next victim…before he loses the woman he once loved—for good.
I don’t think I’ve ever read any love inspired suspense books before. I do like reading romance and suspense though, so I hope this book is a good one. I have multiple other books by the same publisher, but I haven’t had a chance to read any of them right now. I can’t wait to pick this book up and see how it turns out.
Title: Endangered Heiress
Author: Barb Han
Genre: Romance, Thriller, Suspense, Contemporary
Page Count: 247
Chapter Count: 18
A shocking inheritance makes her a Texas-sized target!
After the murder of a wealthy oilman, a small Texan community is turned upside down. Sexy Hudson Dale’s former cop instincts are on high alert, especially when Madelyn Kensington crashes into his life claiming she is an heiress of the deceased!
Thoughts: This book really looks like a good read. I love Harlequin books, but I rarely get to read them. Hopefully since this one is somewhat of a short read I can read it in a few hours when I pick it up.
Title: Fangs and Fins (Blood, Bloom, & Water #1)
Author: Amy McNulty
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Arc Paperback
Chapter Count: 34
Page Count: 306
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing and Amy McNulty
A dapper vampire. A sullen merman. Two heirs to a great conflict—and each needs to claim a beloved to become his kindred’s champion.
High school senior Ember Goodwin never had a sister, but after her mom’s remarriage, she now has two. The eldest is no stranger to her—Ivy is a witty girl in her grade who’s almost never spoken to the shy bookworm before—but she’s surprised to find the popular girl quite amiable. Their burgeoning friendship is tested, however, when Dean Horne, a pale, besuited charmer, shows interest in them both and plans to reveal his appetite for blood to the one who’ll stand by his side.
Seventeen-year-old Ivy Sheppard is tired of splitting her time between her dad’s and her mom’s, particularly when her dad uproots their lives to move them in with his new wife and step-daughter. Used to rolling with her parents’ whims, she tries to make the best of it and befriend her nerdy new step-sister. Her hectic life grows more unwieldy when she catches the eye of junior Calder Poole, whom she swears she sees swap well-toned legs for a pair of fins during a dip in a lake. Now she’s fending off suitors left and right, all while trying to get to the bottom of the strange happenings in her town.
The first book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series sets family against family and friend against friend as an epic, ancient war comes to a head in a supposedly sleepy suburb.
Thoughts: First off, I would like to say thank you to the author for sending me a copy to review. Also thank you for the bookmark and business card. I love the artwork on both as well as the cover. Right now I think I am going to be on team fang, but its very possible I could be on team fin. I can’t wait to finish this book and do a review on youtube and on the blog for you. Secondly, this book sounds like such a good read, I can see myself not being able to put it down.
Title: Esme’s Wish
Author: Elizabeth Foster
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Odyssey Books
“A fresh new fantasy of an enchanting world.” – Wendy Orr, author of Nim’s Island and Dragonfly Song.
When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother, Ariane – so why can’t she?
But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother’s disappearance – that ‘lost at sea’ is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know.
After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. With her newfound friends, Daniel and Lillian, Esme retraces her mother’s steps in the glittering canal city of Esperance, untangling the threads of Ariane’s double life. But the more Esme discovers about her mother, the more she questions whether she really knew her at all.
This fresh, inventive tale is an ideal read for younger teens.
Thoughts: This is for a blog tour on the 24th of this month. I honestly probably need to read this one first, so I guess that’s what I’m going to do. I hope it’s a good read though, it seems like it will be.
Title: Girl Of Glass
Author: Megan O’Russell
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing
Two worlds… one glass wall… no turning back.
The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention, and new drugs have given the outsiders the strength to roam the poisoned night unafraid – but it comes at a price.
Seventeen-year-old Nola Kent has spent her life in the domes, being trained to protect her little piece of the world that has been chosen to survive. The mission of the domes is to preserve the human race, not to help the sick and starving. But when outsider Kieran Wynne begs for Nola’s help in saving an innocent life, she is drawn into a world of darkness and danger. The suffering on the other side of the glass is beyond anything Nola had imagined, and turning her back on the outside world to return to the safety of the domes may be more than she can stand. Even when her home is threatened by the very people Nola wants to help.
Thoughts: First off, thank you to the author for sending me a copy. I know I was few months late for signing up to review it so I will have this one reviewed for you as soon as I can. The cover looks so amazing, and the synopsis makes me want to go pick up the actual book so I can look at it on my shelf.
Title: House Of Echoes
Author: Barbara Erskine
Genre: Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Fiction
Chapter Count: 44
Page Count: 432
The past isn’t always dead or buried…
When Joss Grant, adopted at birth, inherits Belheddon Hall – a beautiful old house on the East Anglian coast – it is like a dream come true. Eager to begin a new life there with Luke, her husband, and Tom, her small son, she is also impatient to find out about her newly discovered family who lived there for generations.
But not long after they move in, Tom wakes screaming at night. Joss hears echoing voices and senses an invisible presence, watching her from the shadows. Are they spirits from the past? Or is she imagining them? As she learns, with mounting horror, of Belheddon’s tragic and dramatic history, her fear grows very real, for she realises that both her family and her own sanity are at the mercy of a violent and powerful energy which seems beyond anyone’s control.
I’m only on chapter 4 right now, but it seems promising. I have the hardback book, so its a different cover but I love the cover. on either book. I really think this book is gonna freak me out when it gets down to the scary parts, but I do think that I am going to love it.
I know, I know this post is super long and all, but I did enjoy hunting down books to put on my TBR. I doubt I can get through all of these books this month so they may move over to next month as well. But I will enjoy reading each and every one, as long as I don’t dnf the book. I don’t think I will, but then stranger thing have happened.