Wait a hot minute…how is the summer over already?
The last few weeks of August was a complete whirl wind and now here I am, finally able to see the dust begin to settle. I’ve finished a couple of books since Pieces of Her but I just haven’t had as much time to read as I wanted.
I did finish Hangman by Daniel Cole which is a sequel to Ragdoll. I’ll be posting a review of that but until then, you can check out my short Goodreads review.
My daughter started Kindergarten this month, which is super exciting, and this week is my first week back to work after having some time off. I took an unintentional break from social media during that time so let me get you caught up all the bookish things in my life!
I received two ARC’s through BookishFirst which is a really cool way to win advanced reader copies if you’ve never heard of it. The first book I won, which is the one I’m reading now, is The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta. This book is about a young girl who hides her magic from her family. She turns her fathers enemies into music boxes and other trinkets but everyone in her village knows Stregas aren’t real. Then the Capo, the ruler of the land, sends poisoned letters to the head of fives families, killing them. Four lie dead, but her father is gravely ill. She must figure out a way to save him, hoping that her magic is the answer.
I’m not loving this book so far but definitely look for a review from me once I’m finished. I’m hoping it will pick up. It’s set to be published on October 30th by Viking.
The second book I won is An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I’m really looking forward to reading this one! I read the first few pages and was hooked and the reviews on Goodreads are really positive with a rating of 4.21 out of 5.
In addition to those, I have a really large list of ARC’s on my kindle from NetGalley. My main goal right now is to catch up on them so I’ve banned myself from buying any new books until I’m caught up.
Except I broke that ban today.
But, only because I’ve been eyeing this series for SO long and I just couldn’t help myself anymore. I purchased the first two books of the Deanna Madden series by A.R. Torre and I just can’t wait to get my hands on them!
The first book in the trilogy is called The Girl in 6E and I’ve seen this book talked about on Instagram and Goodreads quite a lot lately. However, I stood strong and continued to hold out.
But then Natasha from MyReadingisOdd talked about it in her latest video and it was all over. I immediately bought the first two books.
The main character is a cyber sex worker, making online videos from the confines of her apartment, which she never leaves. She also has murderous desires that would make Dexter blush.
I had a strong feeling that I was really going to love this book (which is why I didn’t bother checking the library first) so I also bought the second book, Do Not Disturb.
I wanted to buy all three books but of course I couldn’t find a decent used copy on any of the sites I typically buy from. I did finally find it on Amazon but figured I’d read at
least the first one before I ordered it.
See, I DO have willpower.
I will probably be stalking my mailman until I get these.
Have any of you read these books? Did you love them or hate them?
I’ve seen people compare this to Dexter and 50 Shades of Gray, so if erotic is not your thing you probably wouldn’t enjoy these books.
So that’s really all I have. Looking forward to getting back into a routine now that things are calming down (just in time for the holidays’ to ramp things back up).
ChelseaDolling Reads and MyReadingisOdd are hosting the Contemporary-A-Thon next week and I’ve been toying with the idea of following along. So I’m going to look at what I have on my kindle and see if any of my ARC’s fit the challenges. I don’t read a ton of contemporary and admittedly a little unsure of what really qualifies.
Before I sign off, I’ll leave you with this fun bookish gift. I was in a wedding over the weekend, I officiated with another friend which was such a rad experience! The bride gave us all a gift which included cozy socks with fun sayings on the bottom. Mine couldn’t have been more perfect for me and I can’t wait to get home and put them on!