Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett – The Perfect Escape (ARC Review)

Thank you so much to Netgalley and Simon Pulse for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: Chasing Lucky is an addictive contemporary with compelling characters, an immersive setting, and fantastic themes.

// Content Warning: Revenge Porn (Unconsensual spreading of nudes), Sexual Harassment, Stalking, Burn/Fire, PTSD (Mention), Slut Shaming //

Release Date: 11/10/2020
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page Count: 416
Premise:

Chasing Lucky follows Josie, who returns to her hometown with her mom after spending half of her life constantly moving. But Josie knows she won’t be staying long. However, her plans don’t prepare her for running into her ex-best friend, and resident bad-boy, Lucky. They also don’t prepare her for when he takes the blame for a mess she got herself into. Now, she’s determined to find out why he took the fall for her.

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BookTok Tips + Tricks

Booktok is the side of TikTok dedicated solely to books and author. It’s where readers and writers can share their experiences, talk about their favorite books, and make other bookish friends.

I’ve been posting booktok content on my TikTok account since December of 2019. For some reason, in March, one of my videos blew up. Then another. Then another. It was surreal. Now, I’ve been a booktoker for around 9 months (6 months of posting daily), and I’ve learned quite a few things about the platform.

So, if you’re new to booktok, or you’re a seasoned booktoker looking to grow their audience, I have some tips for you that might help.

I can’t promise this will make your videos blow up– I can’t pretend to understand the TikTok algorithm- but hopefully these tips can help a little.

I’m planning on making this a series on my blog, where I dive into everything booktok related. Part 2 will hopefully be coming soon, going into the history of booktok and how to start your own!

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Fable by Adrienne Young – A Journey on the High Seas (ARC Review, Fable #1)

Thank you to Netgalley and Wednesday Books for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 3/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Fable is the start of an addictive new fantasy series that will have you dreaming of the high seas.

“Keep your knife where you can reach it.
Never, ever owe anyone anything.
Nothing is free.
Always construct a lie from a truth.
Never, under any circumstances, reveal what or who matters to you.”

[ Related: Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin – Was It As Good As The First? (ARC Review, Serpent & Dove #2) ]

// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Abuse, Murder //

Release Date: 9/1/2020
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Page Count: 368
Premise:

Fable follows Fable, the daughter of a renown trader, who is abandoned by her father on the shores of an island of thieves with nothing. After four years, she’s eager to get off the island, find her father, and claim her rightful place in his crew. But to do so requires the help of a mysterious trader named West, who isn’t what he seems.

“You weren’t made for this world, Fable.”

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My Top 10 September 2020 Book Releases

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 ]

The Spreadsheet

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!

The Books

September 1st

10. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

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Genre: YA Paranormal
Page Count: 352
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Preorder Here!

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.

9. A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Genre: NA Fantasy
Page Count: 496
Publisher: Blue Box Press
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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.

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Top 15 Spring + Summer 2020 Book Releases

15 Spring and Summer Book Releases

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!

April

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

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[ 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.

Keep reading to see 12 more recent releases you need to read!
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