I can’t believe it’s actually October. We’re even halfway through the month. As much as I want 2020 to be over, wow is this second half going by quick.
Even though we’re halfway through the month, I wanted to share with you my TBR, and go over what I read in September and August!
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September Wrap Up
I got hit pretty hard with a reading slump in August, and it carried through September as well. Despite that, I did read some pretty good books. Here are all of the books I read last month:
Thank you so much to Netgalley and Wednesday books for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Silvered Serpents is a fantastic installment in a series you need to be reading, if you aren’t already.
“I wish my love was more beautiful.”
[ Related: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – Review ]
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Infertility (Mention), Suicide (Mention), Child Abuse //
Release Date: 9/22/2020
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Page Count: 416
Series: The Gilded Wolves #2
The Silvered Serpents is the sequel to The Gilded Wolves, following the characters we’ve grown to love as they cope with the events of the first book, and go on a dangerous hunt for a legendary artifact.
Keep Reading to See All of my Thoughts on The Silvered Serpents!
“When the devil waged war in the heavens, even angels had to fall.”
It’s been a while.
I’m sure I don’t need to talk about how crazy the world is right now. We all have been witnessing everything first hand. All I will say: while I’ve reached levels of boredom I never thought possible, it’s so important that we follow medical professional’s advice during this crisis.
But that doesn’t mean we have to be miserable!
My school is online for the rest of the semester, and my job is closed at least until the end of the month, so I suddenly have more free time.
How am I spending it?
Reading. No surprises there.
And tiktok, but we’ll get to that later. Also Animal Crossing but I’m not here to talk about that
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I feel like every year, there are just more and more new releases that I’m dying to read.
2020 has some impressive books lined up, and I would love to talk about all of them, but that would take days. Instead, I’ve decided to highlight my 20 most anticipated 2020 releases, and throw in an extra 140 amazing releases separated in lists so that you can check all of them out on your own!
Speaking of separate lists- I tried to organize these… somewhat. There are 4 different sections of releases:
New Series– the book is the first in a soon-to-be series
Sequels & Prequels– the book is a continuation of a series that has at least one book in it already
Standalones– the book has little to no affiliation with a series and can be read alone
The Untitled Section– can include any of those types of books above, but all of these books don’t have titles. I don’t know why I felt that needed a category, but I wanted to make one.
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All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
Release Date: 2/4/2020
Series: All The Stars and Teeth #1
Genre: YA Fantasy (Pirates)
Page Count: 384
When Princess Amora’s demonstration to prove her mastery of soul magic goes awry, she strikes a deal with a pirate, Bastian. In return for helping her prove she is fit for the throne, she must help him reclaim the magic that was stolen from him. I’ve been so excited for this book for years now, and I can’t wait to finally read it! Also, it comes out on my birthday, so I can tell this year is gonna be a good one.
The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz
Release Date: 2/4/2020
Series: Queen’s Secret #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
Page Count: 384
Caledon is the Queen’s only assassin, and the kingdom’s deadliest weapon. Shadow dreams of becoming an assassin like him, training to join the Guild, while also learning to control her magic that is forbidden in the kingdom. When an attack brings the two of them together, they must team up to hunt down Renovia’s newest threat.
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: 3/3/2020
Series: The Last Hours #1
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Page Count: 544
Yet another new series in Cassandra Clare’s world of Shadowhunters. Chain of Gold takes place in Edwardian London, following the children of Will and Tessa Herondale- James and Lucie- as well as Cordelia Carstairs, whose name may sound familiar if you’ve read the The Dark Artifices series.