Top Ten Tuesday | Summer TBR

QOTD: What new releases or books are you looking forward to this summer?

Top Ten Tuesday is currently being hosted by That Artsy Girl Reader and this week’s topic is Books On My Summer 2020 TBR

Because I’m such a mood reader and have a hard time sticking to a planned list of reads, I’m just gonna shoot off some new releases I’ve been looking forward to reading but aren’t out yet!!

Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay

Pub Date: July 7, 2020

** Thank you Harper Collins Canada for gifting me an eARC **

I can’t wait to buddy read this one next month with Does The Dog Die In This? Book Club

SYNOPSIS
In a matter of weeks, Massachusetts has been overrun by an insidious rabies-like virus that is spread by saliva. But unlike rabies, the disease has a terrifyingly short incubation period of an hour or less. Those infected quickly lose their minds and are driven to bite and infect as many others as they can before they inevitably succumb. Hospitals are inundated with the sick and dying, and hysteria has taken hold. To try to limit its spread, the commonwealth is under quarantine and curfew. But society is breaking down and the government’s emergency protocols are faltering.
Dr. Ramola “Rams” Sherman, a soft-spoken pediatrician in her mid-thirties, receives a frantic phone call from Natalie, a friend who is eight months pregnant. Natalie’s husband has been killed—viciously attacked by an infected neighbor—and in a failed attempt to save him, Natalie, too, was bitten. Natalie’s only chance of survival is to get to a hospital as quickly as possible to receive a rabies vaccine. The clock is ticking for her and for her unborn child.
Natalie’s fight for life becomes a desperate odyssey as she and Rams make their way through a hostile landscape filled with dangers beyond their worst nightmares—terrifying, strange, and sometimes deadly challenges that push them to the brink.

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Pub Date: August 4, 2020

Where are my Twilight fans at??

I was a huuuge fan of Twilight back when it first came out! Vampires? Werewolves? Yes please! Hate all you want, but I loved it and have no shame in admitting it either. I admit. It’s been years since I last read it, so Midnight Sun will be fresh for me, and interesting to see if I still feel the same as I did then.

SYNOPSIS

When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.

This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?
Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin

Pub Date: September 1, 2020

I loved Serpent & Dove! More than I actually thought I would. So I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens in this one 🙂

SYNOPSIS
After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Dames Blanches, Lou, Reid, Coco, and Ansel are on the run from coven, kingdom, and church—fugitives with nowhere to hide.

To elude the scores of witches and throngs of chasseurs at their heels, Lou and Reid need allies. Strong ones. But protection comes at a price, and the group is forced to embark on separate quests to build their forces. As Lou and Reid try to close the widening rift between them, the dastardly Morgane baits them in a lethal game of cat and mouse that threatens to destroy something worth more than any coven.

What’s on your summer tbr??

WWW Wednesdays | What’s up in books this week #currentlyreading

Look at that! Another new meme for me! Yay 😀

WWW Wednesdays is currently being hosted by Taking On A World Of Words

The 3 W’s are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

I loved The Outsider, and now I’m on my most anticipated story in the book: If It Bleeds 🤗

This was a disaster! Review to come. Stay tuned..

I can’t wait to finally read this one! I got the ebook on sale for $2.99 😮😁

Have you read any of these? What are you currently reading?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve added to my TBR and forgotten about

QOTD: Do you have any books on your TBR you’ve forgotten about? Or keep pushing away?

This is my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday which is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

The original topic was Books I’ve added to my TBR and forgotten why. Since I’m a bit OCD, I actually go and clean up my TBR on Goodreads by removing books I’m no longer interested in reading..(the life of a mood reader!)

So.. I’ve decided to list my top 10 that I’ve forgotten about, and still need to get to instead!

1. A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E Schwab

– I keep saying I’m gonna get to it, but keep pushing it aside. 🙈

2. Scythe by Neil Schusterman

3. Jar Of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

4. Renegades by Marissa Meyer

5. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

6. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

7. Verity by Colleen Hoover

8. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

9. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

10. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Have you read any of these?

Best Reads of 2019

Hey book sharks! Can you believe 2019 is almost over?! Seriously. Where did the time go?

So the past couple of months haven’t been the most successful reading months..you know. Life and shit. But I’ve been lucky to have some incredible journeys this year! (Through fiction, that is 😉)

So I thought I’d compile a list of books that blew my mind this year and either left me with a hangover, or completely took me by surprise.

What were some of your favourites this year?

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

The Whisper Man by Alex North

Contagion by Erin Bowman

Rules For Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

The Girl The Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

The Sword And The Dagger by Robert Cochran

The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

Most Recent DNF’s

The last couple of months have been quite a hit and miss for me. There were lots of books I was looking forward to and reeally excited to read, but unfortunately some missed the mark and landed in my DNF pile.

Here they are:

1) Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

I’m SO glad this was a library borrow! It was a good start, but as soon as I got to chapter 1, it all went downhill from there.

I was bored and found myself just staring at words! I had no idea what was going on and honestly no longer gave a fuck.

2) The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters

This book had everything going for it: appealing cover, intriguing title & promising premise. Except it turned out to be a lemon. Womp womp.

The story had a strong start with Heather and her mysterious package. But things quickly turn sour with her repetitive, drawn out thoughts and unnecessary details of her home.

I got the feeling Heather would be too exhausting for me, I no longer cared to know the story of the Red Lady. I started zoning out, which is never a good sign.

3) The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

It’s been a while since I’ve read historical fiction and was really looking forward to this one since I keep hearing songs of praises for Kate Morton. I also won it through Simon & Schuster Canada’s giveaway last year, so I was very excited to FINALLY get to it.

Unfortunately, it just didn’t live up to my expectations. While I’m a fan of multiple POV’s and timelines, this one left me confused. It was never clearly labelled, causing me to backtrack on several occassions and wondering if I missed something.

Maybe it was me, reading way too late in the evening, but it felt incredibly long-winded!

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Well..there you have it folks! My last 3 DNF’s.

Have you read any of them? What were some of your latest DNF’s or disappointing reads?

Owlcrate Jr: October Box

Hello Booksharks! Has October been flying by for you the same way it has for me?!

Do you subscribe, or have you purchased any book boxes or bookish goodies?

I recently became a rep for Owlcrate Jr, which also happens to be our first book box!!

If you’re looking for a cool gift for a budding reader or even for yourself, you can use code: PRINCESS and receive 15% off your firt order.

This month’s theme is ROBOTS with some really neat stuff. Here’s what was inside this magical box:

✔ 2 books (1 MG fiction & 1 non-fiction about Robots)

✔ Activity roll

✔ 100 piece robot puzzle

✔ A Wall-E pin

✔ The Off bits animal kit

✔ Robot bookmark

✔ November’s Sneak Peek: PARALLEL WORLDS

I’ll be ordering their regular box for November ~ Through The Enchanted Forest, which will also be a first for me, so keep your eyes peeled!

Thriller Thursday: Top 5 Creepy Books I Wanna Read #ThrillerThursday #HalloweenReads

If you can’t already tell, I’m a total thriller junkie! It’s my fave go-to genre.

Since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought I’d get a head start by listing the top 5 spooky reads on my radar:

1) Rules For Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

2) The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

3) Growing Things And Other Stories by Paul Tremblay

4) The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

5) Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Are any of these on your list? What’s on your Halloween TBR??

Book Chat: Top 5 Disappointing Summer Reads

What were your most disappointing reads so far?

I was really looking forward to these ones, but sadly they didn’t quite live up to the hype or my expectations. 😢

I’ve listed them starting with my most disappointing read:

1) Finale by Stephanie Garber

⭐⭐ 1/2

2) The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

⭐⭐ 1/2

3) Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

⭐⭐⭐

4) The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

⭐⭐⭐

5) The Arrangement by Robyn Harding

⭐⭐⭐1/2

In all fairness, The Arrangment was a good read. It’s just that I expected more from it and didn’t love it like I did with Her Pretty Face.

[#Reviewathon] Netgalley TBR @NetGalley

Who else is guilty of going on a request binge on Netgalley, and having a long list of books waiting to be read and reviewed? 🙋‍♀️

Right now Netgalley is hosting a reviewathon challenge to help tackle all those ARC’s, and I have joined in all the fun.

Link: Netgalley reviewathon

It’s still week 1, which is to show off your TBR (To Be Reviewed). Here’s mine:

I’ve completed one so far (The Arrangement). YAY!

I try not to request too many, but it’s hard not to cause 1) there are just too many good books, and 2) I don’t always get approved for all the ones I’m interested in reading.

How do you tackle your eARC’s?

How many books are on your Netgalley TBR??

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