Happy Monday bookish people! Today I want to show you the books being published in 2022 that I am very highly anticipating. This is a really fun post to make, I also love looking at other people’s version of this so I hope you all enjoy looking at mine just as much as I like looking at other people’s lists.
House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Maas
Belladonna by Adalyn Grace
Play of Shadows by Sebastien de Castell
The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
This Woven Kingdom by Taherah Mafi
Glorious Poison by Kat Dunn
Gallant by V E Schwab
An Impossible Imposter by Deanna raybourn
Bloodmarket by Tracey Deonn
Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman
All the Queens men by S J Bennett
Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare
The Blood Traitor by Lynette Noni
The mapmakers by Tamzin Merchant
I was going to add pictures of the books, even though not all the covers have been released yet, but for some reason my laptop did not want to do that today so instead you’ve got just a list of the books, I hope that’s okay!
Are any of these on your list of anticipated 2022 books?
Happy Friday everyone! I’ll be putting up three posts today and this is the first of them. It’s a day or two late but I’m finally getting around to doing my September wrap-up.
So, the month of September was super busy for me and a lot of things happened. First, I moved in with my partner on the first of September and it has been quite the month getting used to living with someone new and learning how they are. This month I also found out that I have gotten onto the PhD that I wanted and now I’m just waiting for when I’m going to start. And finally, I found out that I got a distinction on my Master’s Dissertation.
As I said last month, I’m very surprised I read as much as I did this month, the only problem is that hardly any of the books that I read were from my TBR…. I’m sure you can guess that I didn’t finish my TBR. So, let’s get straight into what I did and didn’t read this month.
September TBR and Thoughts:
A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson – we are starting off well, I did read this one and I have posted my review of it.
All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace – I did not read
Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb – I did not read
Lore by Alexandra Bracken – I didn’t read this one either
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I wish I had gotten around to this one but unfortunately I didn’t
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty – I did not read
Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim – I did not read
Six Tudor Queens Katherine of Aragon by Alison Weir – I did not read
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White – I did not read
The Switch by Beth O’Leary – I did not read
So… I only actually read one book from my TBR but I did read these nine other books:
Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain
The Woman in the Wood by M K Hill
The Crime Archives
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Chateau by Catherine Cooper
The Curry Compendium by Richard Sayce
Stalking Shadows by Cyla Panin
The Dinner Party by Sarah Gilmartin
That’s it for my wrap-up for September! I managed to read ten books which I am pretty happy with. I hope you all enjoyed it!
Happy Wednesday bookish people! Today is my spot on the book tour for The Hawthorne Legacy, sequel to the Inheritance Games, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I was so excited to receive a copy of this book to read and review, it was one of my most anticipated releases for 2021. I loved The Inheritance Games, I will be posting my review of the first book in the series later today.
In this book review I will give star ratings to four categories and I will write a little about each one. I will try to keep it as spoiler free as possible. I hope you enjoy my book review.
The Hawthorne Legacy Plot:
Rating: 4 out of 5.
This book picks up almost immediately after where the inheritance Games finishes, and you as the reader are chucked right into the middle of another mystery. And what a mystery it is, I love how intricate and complex the mystery itself is, there’s so many tricks and codes and puzzles. I adore puzzles, any type so I think I would definitely be a little like the Hawthorne brothers with their competitive natures and love of solving puzzles. I really loved that I couldn’t predict where the story was going to take me, it was filled with new and exciting scenarios but also had a balance by constantly referring to things that happened in the first book.
The Hawthorne Legacy Characters:
Rating: 4 out of 5.
Avery is a wonderful character to follow, I felt like I was learning about her along with her and this made the book very interesting for me. I like that she can stand up for herself against the family that keep throwing negative things her way. Her sister Libby, there’s something about her that I just always feel like something bad is going to happen. Then there’s the Hawthorne brothers, all charming and enigmatic but also slightly dangerous it feels like. Of course, I have a favourite brother but I’m not going to say which one it is.
The Hawthorne Legacy Writing and Dialogue:
Rating: 4 out of 5.
I like that the writing style matches the mystery, it never reveals more than it should and this meant that I was constantly guessing and looking for clues.
The Hawthorne Legacy Overall:
Rating: 4 out of 5.
I gave this book four stars overall because I loved getting back into the world of Avery and the Hawthorne’s.
Intrigue, riches, and romance abound in this thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Inheritance Games perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson.
The Inheritance Games ended with a bombshell, and now heiress Avery Grambs has to pick up the pieces and find the man who might hold the answers to all of her questions – including why Tobias Hawthorne left his entire fortune to Avery, a virtual stranger, rather than to his own daughters or grandsons.
Thanks to a DNA test, Avery knows that she’s not a Hawthorne by blood, but clues pile up hinting at a deeper connection to the family than she had ever imagined. As the mystery grows and the plot thickens, Grayson and Jameson, the enigmatic and magnetic Hawthorne grandsons, continue to pull Avery in different directions. And there are threats lurking around every corner, as adversaries emerge who will stop at nothing to see Avery out of the picture – by any means necessary.
With nonstop action, aspirational jet-setting, family intrigue, swoonworthy romance, and billions of dollars hanging in the balance, The Hawthorne Legacy will thrill Jennifer Lynn Barnes fans and new readers alike.
That’s it for this book review, I hope you all enjoyed it!
Happy Friday bookish people! It is the end of April already, this year is going way too fast for my liking. April was an incredibly busy month for me and I didn’t get very much reading done at all.
I started taking part in book tours this month which is really fun, I love getting to promote other books that I might not have usually picked up. I also finished up all my assessments (except the final dissertation) for my Master’s Degree which I’m happy about. I wasn’t so happy with the pieces I wrote but nevermind it’s been submitted now.
I think you can guess that I didn’t read most of my April TBR, I did read a couple of books that were not on my TBR though.
My April TBR:
All The Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace – I did not read
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin – I did not read
Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan – I did not read
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – I did not read
Furyborn by Claire LeGrand – I did not read
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter – I have started, I don’t think I will have it finished by the end of April but I have started it.
The Cousins by Karen M McManus – I have read! and I have a book review up for it.
Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angelles – I did not read
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – I did not read
Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao – I did not read
Master of One by Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett – I did not read
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller – I did not read
Save the Date by Morgan Matson I did not read
So… I did terribly on my April TBR. I read one book and started another, however, I read three other books this month that were not on my TBR which were:
The Making of Robert Moony by Jane Gilley County Lines Road by Jane Gilley Cosmic Queries by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
All three of these books I have written book reviews for and put them up on my blog already.
So I read four books in April and have started one other, I haven’t done that bad, not great but also not as badly as I thought.
That’s it for my April Wrap up, let me know if you’ve read any of the books that were on the TBR!
Happy Wednesday bookish people! It’s already April and the spring flowers are starting to bloom. I read a very good amount of books in March, twelve I think, and I’m hoping April will be just as successful. I’ve already read one of the books off my April TBR yesterday and I enjoyed it. Once again I’ve given myself a huge TBR, because of course. Outside of my TBR I have some books to read for some exciting book tours that I can’t say anything about just yet…
Onto my TBR!
Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles – I’ve realised pretty recently that anything to do with circus elements and I’m already excited for the story so this could end up being a new favourite!
The Cousins by Karen M McManus – I read this yesterday evening because I was drawn in by the blurb and I really enjoyed it, I ended up giving it four stars and if you’re interested in reading my thoughts on it I’ll be putting a book review up very soon.
The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter by Theodora Goss – I saw Meg With Books on YouTube talk about this series and I thought the premise sounded so interesting, I can’t wait to start reading this series!
Furyborn by Claire LeGrand – I’m not sure on this book, it’s a chunky book.. anyone else find big books intimidating?
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – after reading A Court of Thorns and Roses earlier this year I’m so looking forward to reading the next book in the series – I need more Rhysand!
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin – Oh I’ve been looking forward to this one! I’ve heard such good things about it and also from what I’ve heard the dialogue between Lou and Reid sound very cheeky, which I know I’ll love, and it’s enemies to lovers (one of my favourite tropes).
Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan – I must admit I don’t know much about this book, at all. I don’t know the plot or the character names… this is going to be an interesting read..
Blood Heir by Amilie Wen Zhao – Again I don’t know much about this book but I got it in one of my previous Illumicrate boxes and the cover caught my interest.
Save the Date by Morgan Matson – after how much I liked Fangirl I’ve decided that I obviously need to give contemporary books more of a chance so hopefully I’ll enjoy it.
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller – this book caught my attention because of the first line and I think the protagonist is going to be unusual and probably morally grey. I love morally grey characters.
Master of One by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett – I’m thinking this could be a five stars for me because Fae, and it gives me big Six of Crows vibes…
All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace – Pirates. That’s all I’m going to say about this one.
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – I love a good mystery book and I’ve heard really good things about this one.
That’s it for my April TBR, let me know if you’ve read any of these and what you thought of them! At the end of April I will post a wrap up and we will see how well I did or not.