Hi friends! I’m super hyped to share some books with you, because apparently I haven’t done a book haul since January. Yikes. I think I’m only going to share the physical books I’ve read, and the digital books I have to read!
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare | I DID IT. I finally bought my most anticipated book of 2020*. The cover is so beautiful! And I’m beyond hyped to jump back into the world of Victorian Herondales and Carstaires and Lightwoods and Blackthorns.
*i’m so hypocritical i haven’t finished lord of shadows yet…not since starting it in december 2018 🙂
received from publisher
Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimara | I read this already, and I loved the Korean and Japanese-American representation! However, I wasn’t fully invested in the characters, plot, or relationships. So a little disappointing for sure! Basically, this follows a girl who wants to be an Olympic ice skater, and she meets this guy who also wants to be one. I won this in a giveaway!
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow | Another giveaway win! I’m actually considering dnf-ing this. I think it definitely has some important racial, social, and politic themes in it! But I never realized how much I dislike magical realism. It’s all too confusing for my smol brain. However, I think that this is still an amazing read, focusing on racism and social issues! The genre is simply not for me, but the message is for everyone.
Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles | ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SOOO MUCH WEDNESDAY BOOKS FOR AN ARC OF THIS. This is literally one of my most anticipated books of the entire year because magicians and circuses and competitions???? Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rouge??? I’m ALL IN.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle | I guess they changed the name of this book? It used to be the 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle I think. Anyways, I have no idea what this is about!! But I know it’s a mystery/thriller, so I’m excited!
Jo and Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa De La Cruz | Y’all know how much I adore Little Women, both the movie and the book. And this is a retelling, about – you guessed it – Jo and Laurie! This has the potential to be a gimmicky attempt that devolves into fanfiction, or a classy retelling tackling the possibility of another ending.
The Game by Linsey Miller | I believe that this is about a girl at a high school, and they pick someone to play an assassin each year? I’m not sure why*? But apparently, actual people begin being murdered. And in order of the alphabet. This gives me Agatha Christie’s ABC Murders’s vibes!
*like high school isn’t murderous enough
They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman | This sounds like it might have a touch of dark academia to it???? It’s a murder mystery at an exclusive prep school! I’m super excited for this one!
That’s it! I’m so excited for all of these unread books! Tell me:
What’s a book you’ve hauled this month???
Have you read any of these, or are they on your TBR?