Happy Book Birthday Tuesday!
I recently realized that I review ARCs as I read them, which may or may not be close to the publish date. So to promote new releases that I may have previously reviewed and to just keep track of the buzz I’ve heard on these releases, I thought this might be a fun way to do it. Thoughts are always appreciated.
June 9, 2019 Releases
Maybe This Time by Kasie West – 3/5 personal rating
I usually love a good Kasie West book but had such a hard time getting into this one. The layout of the plot, jumping from event to event, made it hard to connect with the characters. It also left periods of time where interactions happened that we as readers didn’t get to see or it felt like everyone was frozen until the next event happened. It was odd. If you can get past that though it was still a cute contemporary read, just not my favorite West novel.
The Traitor’s Kingdom by Erin Beaty – 1/5 personal rating
I really liked the first book in this series. The MC Sage was such a strong and smart woman who forged a new path when she didn’t like the direction her life was headed. This final book in the trilogy felt unnecessary. The plot sounded promising, but it just ended up repeating similar plotlines from the previous two books and moved at a super slow pace. It was nice to have closure on the series though and not be left hanging on how the relationships of the characters ends.
Wilder Girls by Rory Powers – Possible TBR
I’ve read quite a few reviews from fellow bloggers and this one just sounds odd. Describe as dark and mysterious with some weird factors thrown in. Considering it for my TBR since it is a feminist retelling of Lord of the Flies. Has the possibility of making me not sleep at night though.
Stealing Home by Becky Wallace – Current Read
Recently the lovely women behind the Instagrams @darkfairietales and @myfriendsarefiction who also run the @storygramtours account together, started doing a podcast called Storygram Talk! I didn’t even know book podcasts existed so this was super cool. How does this relate to this book? They did an interview with Becky Wallace and just listening to her talk about why she wrote this book and what it was about really made me want to read it. Downloaded Stealing Home this morning and have been sneaking reads of it during my work breaks.
The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson – TBR
The naked book is gorgeous so I pre-ordered this a month ago. Shallow of me right? It also focus on two sisters, which I’m a sucker for since I have a little sister, and is about MAGICAL kingdom so it check a couple boxes off for me. Throw in some rideable crows and I’m sold. If you’re located in the Bay Area Kalyn Josephson will be at Kepler’s Books this saturday to launch her new book along with Tara Sim, author of the Timekeeper series.
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim – Possible TBR
This novel promises to be a Project Runway style adventure and I’m a little unsure of it. I recently followed a blog tour of it hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club and while I’m swayed to read it from the good reviews I read, what’s really holding me back is A Dress For the Wicked. I recently finished the ARC for this book and was so underwhelmed and unsatisfied by the project runway plot I was sold on that it makes me nervous to try another book promising the same kind of thing. I’ll swing by B&N today to read the first few pages and see how it goes though.
There are always a ton of new releases, these are just the ones on my radar. I definitely missed some so if there are more you’d like me to be aware of or that you’re just excited about let me know below!