Thank you to Netgalley and Berkley for giving me an earc in exchange for an honest review!
Overall: 3.75/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 2.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: If you’re looking for something quick and cute, Well Played might be the book for you.
// Content Warning: Mature Content, Catfishing //
Release Date: 9/22/2020
Page Count: 336
Well Played is the sequel to Well Met, following Stacey, who decides after a night of too much wine to message her no-strings attached summer fling who has left for the year. While he’s traveling, they grow closer through emails and texts. But, when he, and the annual Ren Faire, comes back the next summer, she realizes the man she was messaging (and falling for) is not who she thought.
[ Related: My Top 10 September 2020 Book Releases! ]
This was hard.
There are so many amazing books coming out next month, and narrowing it down to only ten won’t be easy. But somehow, I did it. Keep on reading for the 10 books I’m dying to read next month!
[ Related: Top 15 Spring & Summer 2020 Book Releases ]
Before we get into the books themselves, I wanted to share with you where I keep all this information. I have a google sheet where I log any book that interests me.
It doesn’t have every release of the year on it, but it has the ones I personally am excited to read. You can also go back and check out previous years, and I even started on 2021!
If you want to check it out, click here!
Genre: YA Paranormal
Page Count: 352
Publisher: Swoon Reads
When Yadriel summons a ghost, he doesn’t expect it to be the school’s resident bad-boy, Julian. Julian wants to find out what happened before he goes, and Yadriel agrees to help. But the more time they spend together, the less Yadriel wants Julian to go.
Genre: NA Fantasy
Page Count: 496
Publisher: Blue Box Press
Click here to see my review of the first book, From Blood and Ash!
The sequel to From Blood and Ash, A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire picks up where the first book left off. I can’t say too much here without spoiling book one, but if you haven’t already started this series, you need to.
Thank you so much to Edelweiss and the publisher for giving me an ARC to read and review.
All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change.
Overall: 4/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Serpent & Dove was one of my favorite releases of 2019, and while I really enjoyed Blood & Honey, it did get hit by the second-book-slump.
“The brotherhood had never been weaker. The crowd had never been larger. And the stakes– they’d never been higher.”
[ Related: Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin – My New Obsession (ARC Review) ]
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Torture, Mature Content, Sexual Harassment, Murder, Kidnapping/Abduction //
Release Date: 9/1/2020
Page Count: 528
Blood & Honey is the second book in the Serpent & Dove trilogy. This series was extended from a duology to a trilogy, and I kind of wish it stayed as a duology.
“Closing your eyes will not make it so the monsters can’t see you. It will only make you blind.”
It’s been awhile since I talked about some of my favorite books that came out. So today, I want to round up some amazing releases that you need to pick up, if you haven’t already!
Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2) by Emily A. Duncan
[ Review ]
Wicked Saints was one of my favorite reads of 2019, so it’s no surprise that Ruthless Gods is on this list. If you haven’t already delved into this series, you definitely should. The series is a gothic fantasy with a true enemies-to-lovers couple at the center. The second book has even more angst and violence than the first!
Crave (Crave #1) by Tracy Wolff
[ Review ]
Think Twilight but 2020 edition. This book follows a Grace, who must transfer to a mysterious boarding school in Alaska after the tragic death of her parents. There, she meets Jaxon, a dark and mysterious boy who she finds herself drawn to.
Incendiary (Hollow Crown #1) by Zoraida Cordova
Renata Convida is a rebel spy working against the crown, but when her commander is taken captive, she will do anything to save him. As she goes undercover in the palace, she must convince those around her that she remains loyal.
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: From Blood and Ash was incredible. From the romance to the world, I was captivated. Excuse me as I count down the days until the sequel.
“Fear and bravery are often one and the same. It either makes you a warrior or a coward. The only difference is the person it resides inside.”
[ Related: The Burning Shadow (Origin #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Funny, Political, & Cute (ARC Review) ]
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Assault, Mature Content, Suicide Mention, Abuse, Animal Death, Murder, Kidnapping/Abduction //
Release Date: 3/30/2020
Publisher: Blue Box Press
Page Count: 634
From Blood and Ash follows Poppy, who was chosen to be the Maiden. The Maiden must live a solitary life until she is given to the gods at her Ascension, a fate Poppy dreads, despite it being the highest honor. When she gets a new guard, the attractive and alluring Hawke, Poppy finds herself drawn to him, despite knowing that it could make the gods deem her unworthy. But with a fallen kingdom on the rise, she not only has to worry about losing the gods’ approval, but also her life.
“Some truths do nothing but destroy and decay what they do not obliterate. Truths do not always set one free. Only a fool who has spent their entire life being fed lies believes that.”