April TBR

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Happy April!! I'm really looking forward to this month. I have a ton of books on my shelf that I'm finally going to read! Including all of my Netgalley eARCs. Here's what I am planning to read this month: Orlando by Virginia WoolfThe Lost Coast by Amy Rose CapettaThe Vanishing Deep by Astrid ScholteThe Indivisible … Continue reading April TBR

Oath Taker (Kingdom of Runes Saga #1) by Audrey Grey

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In the Kingdom of Penryth, Haven Ashwood serves as the Companion Guard to Crown Prince Bellamy Boteler. The Kingdom is suffering from a years long curse and on Prince Bell's birthday, he is discovered to be a lightbringer, a rare magical mortal. Unfortunately, this dooms and he is taken by the Shade Lord and brought … Continue reading Oath Taker (Kingdom of Runes Saga #1) by Audrey Grey

Backlist Review: These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

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I freaking love this series so much. I'm so glad I reread this because I forgot how much I loved Tarver and Lilac. These Broken Stars follows Lilac LaRoux, the daughter of the richest man in the universe, and Major Tarver Merendsen, a cynical war hero. They meet aboard the Icarus, until it suddenly crashes … Continue reading Backlist Review: These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

House of Earth & Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas

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Wow. This was something else. What a wild ride. House of Earth & Blood is the new beginning to Sarah J Maas's Crescent City series and it packs a punch. This novel also marks Maas's official jump into the adult fantasy world. In HoEaB, we follow Bryce Quinlan, a half-human half-fae girl who had her … Continue reading House of Earth & Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Backlist Review: Unwind (Unwind #1) by Neal Shusterman

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Unwind is a tale of post-war dystopian America, where the dusts of the Heartland war have finally settled and abortion has been outlawed. To replace it, parents can retroactively “abort” a child between the ages of 13-18, by unwinding them. This process allows the child to technically go on living, but in a divided state … Continue reading Backlist Review: Unwind (Unwind #1) by Neal Shusterman

Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei #1) by Abigail Hing Wen

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AMAZING! Ever Wong has always done what her parents want, including giving up her dream of dancing in order to pursue Medical school. Sending her to Taiwan for the summer to learn Mandarin is only the next order of business. Ever decides she's going to show her parents and herself just how much she break … Continue reading Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei #1) by Abigail Hing Wen

Backlist Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

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This was the story I wanted the Handmaid's Tale to be. Vox is about what happens to women in America when the radical, and zealously religious conservative right takes over. The story shows us how women's freedoms were slowly scaled back and taken away completely. Soon women are limited to 100 words a day. It … Continue reading Backlist Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

Becoming by Michelle Obama

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Poignant but invigorating. Michelle Obama's memoir made me crave the days of Barack's presidency, while simultaneously giving me the hope we so desperately need for the future. This inside into the White House & presidency was very educational, but also intensely emotional. Plus, her narration was absolutely fabulous. Please narrate more books for me!! I … Continue reading Becoming by Michelle Obama

More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

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I LOVE BRIGID KEMMERER! Emma Blue loves designing and playing video games. She's created a fairly successful video game, but her success comes at a price. As a girl in the video gamer world, Emma is constantly harassed and when one troll takes it to another level, Emma doesn't know who to turn to. Her … Continue reading More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

Backlist Review: A Court of Thorns & Roses (ACOTAR #1) by Sarah J. Maas

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Feyre is a nineteen year old huntress whose main duty is to hunt for her family so they don’t starve to death. When she kills a faerie with hate in her heart, she must pay the consequences. In Prythian, Feyre must live with Tamlin, a shape-shifting High Fae. Though the Beast always prowls under his … Continue reading Backlist Review: A Court of Thorns & Roses (ACOTAR #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1) by Rosaria Mundo

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Annie and Lee have already lived through a revolution that changed their lives. Now with the chance for lowborn to become dragon riders, they'll face their fiercest competition yet: fighting against each other for the top commanding office spot. While Annie's family was executed by dragonfire and Lee's was killed by revolutionaries, their friendship was … Continue reading Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1) by Rosaria Mundo

Backlist Review: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

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I can't believe I finished a 24 hour audio in about 10 hours lmao. This was such an intense read! The first part of the book was very dense, and most of the world-building was introduced all at once. It was really hard to connect with the characters at first, because I felt like they … Continue reading Backlist Review: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Every Stolen Breath by Kimberly Gabriel

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Chicago is not a city estranged from violence. The Swarm has plagued tourist and residents alike for years. Hundreds of teens swarm their victim and brutally beat them to death. However, its been two years since the last attack. Two years since Lia's dad was murdered, but she knows the Swarm isn't dead. Determined to … Continue reading Every Stolen Breath by Kimberly Gabriel

ARC Review: Blood Awakens (The Awakened #1) by Jessaca Willis

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3.5/5 I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley. Blood Awakens was an interesting take on the post-apocalyptic genre. When the Awakening causes various people to sprout new abilities, the world is thrown into chaos. Groups polarize and begin hunting both the Awakened and the unawakened. Every day life has … Continue reading ARC Review: Blood Awakens (The Awakened #1) by Jessaca Willis

Great & Precious Things by Rebecca Yarros

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Thank you to BookishFirst & Entangled publishing for the free copy. Camden Daniels hasn't been back to the small town of Alba since he buried his younger brother. Cam swore he'd never come back, especially when everyone blames him for his brother's death. But when his father calls him begging for him to come back … Continue reading Great & Precious Things by Rebecca Yarros

Backlist Review: The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

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God I love Ruta Sepetys so much. She's a master at crafting amazingly heartbreaking stories with just the right amount of hope. I will read anything she writes, ANYTHING. The Fountains of Silence centers around several young people in Spain in 1957. Spain has slowly recovered from WWII and is under the fascist dictatorship of … Continue reading Backlist Review: The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

A Heart so Fierce & Broken (Cursebreakers #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

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If you're looking for the book that follows Prince Rhen and Harper, this is not that book. If you want to know what happens to Grey and who exactly are these enemies from Syhl Shallow, then this is the book for you. A Heart so Fierce & Broken is mainly told from two new POVs: … Continue reading A Heart so Fierce & Broken (Cursebreakers #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

Backlist Review: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

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4.5/5 Rereading this was like coming home to something I didn't know I had missed. I originally read this series a couple years ago and fell in love with the characters, the narrator and the atmosphere of the book. While there is a plot, this more of a character driven story than anything. I absolutely … Continue reading Backlist Review: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

ARC Review: Thief of Cahraman (Cahraman Trilogy #1) by Lucy Tempest

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Thank you Netgalley for giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review. ONE MONTH. FIFTY CONTESTANTS. ONE PRINCE. AN IMPOSSIBLE HEIST. Adelaide has been on the run for years, but when she finally thinks she's found a place to call home, a dangerous witch steals her away and threatens her new family. … Continue reading ARC Review: Thief of Cahraman (Cahraman Trilogy #1) by Lucy Tempest

Backlist Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

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So good!!! The Kingdom of Quadara is ruled by four queens. Each queen has her own quadrant she was raised in until her ascension. After they take the throne, the queens live in the palace, never to return to their home quadrant. The four quadrants are Eonia, Ludia, Toria and Archia. Eonia is a very … Continue reading Backlist Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Backlist Review: The Girl of Fire & Thorns (Fire & Thorns #1) by Rae Carson

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I loved this book!!! It was amazing! I loved the plot. Okay, so the plot: It starts with Elisa’s secret marriage to the King Alejandro of Joya d’Arena, a large nation at the brink of war with another nation, Invierne. She moves to the palace there and is introduced as a “special guest”. She quickly … Continue reading Backlist Review: The Girl of Fire & Thorns (Fire & Thorns #1) by Rae Carson

Girls Made of Snow & Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

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What an amazing retelling!! Warming though: the audiobook definitely calls Mina Nina, with an N. No M's present. Mina has grown up isolated and alone after the death of her mother. Her magician father has never expected anything from her, except to use her beauty to his advantage. When Mina finds out her heart is … Continue reading Girls Made of Snow & Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Backlist Review: The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros

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OMG REBECCA HOW COULD YOU!?! Five devastating stars. I'm still crying. I finished this book approximately 4 hours ago and rereading the freaking synopsis made me cry again. It probably didn't help that Taylor Swift's Out of the Woods was playing in the background and dammit if that doesn't fit a good part of this … Continue reading Backlist Review: The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros

Princess Ballot (Royals of Arbon Academy #1) by Jaymin Eve & Tate James

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Wow. What a wild ride. I picked this book up because I was emotionally traumatized by The Weight of the Stars and I needed something to recover from it. Of course, I picked the wrong book for recovering but hot DAMN was this good! Violet Rose Spencer knows what it means to be discarded and … Continue reading Princess Ballot (Royals of Arbon Academy #1) by Jaymin Eve & Tate James

Backlist Review: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas

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This is my most read book of all time. I've read Throne of Glass six times already, and I'll no doubt add a 7th when I reread the whole series for my birthday! This book helped me find my love of reading again when I thought college had burned it out of me. This review … Continue reading Backlist Review: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

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Omgggggggggg I am deceased. This was such a wonderful story about friendship, space and two girls brought together despite their differences. Ryann Bird has loved the stars and has always wished to follow in her mother's NASA footprints. Being poor and from the wrong neighborhood has dashed most of her chances. When Alexandria MacCollough arrives … Continue reading The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

Backlist Review: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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I feel like with every reread, this book further imprints itself on my soul. Like wow, how I am supposed to function after everything that happened!? So the premise of this story is that an illegal mining settlement is attacked by another corporation: BeiTech. Our heroes just broke up with each other and are now … Continue reading Backlist Review: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

ARC Review: Wicked as You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic #1) by Rin Chupeco

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I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S OVER. Tala Warnock has never had use for magic. As a Makiling, she's always been able to negate spells, typically by accident. When she meets Alex, the prince in exile of Avalon, they become immediate friends. As the Royal States of America becomes increasingly against magic, an old enemy rises, and … Continue reading ARC Review: Wicked as You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic #1) by Rin Chupeco

The Brilliant Death (The Brilliant Death #1) by Amy Rose Capetta

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Teodora di Sangro would do anything for her family. Including using her secret magical powers to turn their enemies into household junk. Her magic marks her as a strega--a witch--but being a strega is dangerous in Vinalia. When Teo meets another strega who can switch effortlessly between forms as well as genders, she's enraptured. Cielo … Continue reading The Brilliant Death (The Brilliant Death #1) by Amy Rose Capetta

Backlist Review: The Bear & the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden

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I read this book as part of a group read for The Book Democracy and The Booket List on Facebook. I first tried to listen to this as an audiobook. I really loved hearing the pronunciation of all the Russian names, places and terms. While it was music to my ears, it was confusion to … Continue reading Backlist Review: The Bear & the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden

Backlist Review: Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin

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4.5/5 In Cesarine, the city is policed by the Chasseurs whose motto is Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Captain Reid Diggory is the star of the Chasseurs and the favorite of the Archbishop. Louise le Blanc is a witch on the run from her past. She took sanctuary in the city when … Continue reading Backlist Review: Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin

Backlist Review: An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley

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Mirabelle Monvoisin is an alchemist and her talents have been used to help her mother's Shadow Society. Her mother has always acted like she was working for the greater good, but when Mirabelle is unwittingly tangled in the murder of King XIV, she finds herself lost. Josse de Bourbon is the royal bastard and has … Continue reading Backlist Review: An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley

First Read of 2020: Wicked (A Wicked Trilogy #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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It's my first read of 2020!! I'm going to do my best to put up my reviews from books I read this year as well as Backlist reviews. The main difference will be in the title of the post. Without further ado: Does this cover scream fey to anyone?? I definitely was thinking sirens or … Continue reading First Read of 2020: Wicked (A Wicked Trilogy #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Backlist Review: Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo

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I wanted to get some older reviews up so I'll be starting a "Backlist Review" segment along with my books I've read this year! Basically any Backlist review is a book I haven't read or reread in 2020, most likely it will be a 2019 read! So without further ado: 4/5 stars Yale University is … Continue reading Backlist Review: Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo

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The Keeper (Suri Series #1) by Nikki Moyes

I received this eARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Trying to describe the world of The Keeper is incredibly hard. This book spans multiple genres and has so many different aspects of each. Cassie is a student and wants to become an animal documentarian. She lives in some sort of fantasy-futuristic UK-esque country that … Continue reading The Keeper (Suri Series #1) by Nikki Moyes