Book Birthday Tuesday: New Releases 7/22/19

Happy Book Birthday Tuesday!
So this is the second installment of my Book Birthday Tuesday series that I’m trying to kickstart. So far I’ve learned that a lot of the most anticipated releases happen either the first or last Tuesday of the month. Last week was a slow week so I skipped it and will be adding the one title I found to this week. If there are releases I missed for either this week or last let me know! It can be hard to find some of the Indie titles but I’d love to include them.

July 16, 2019 Release

Just My Luck by Jennifer Honeybourn – Summer TBR

Synopsis

Marty has terrible luck and she knows exactly why. While working as a housekeeper at the ritzy Grand Palms hotel in Maui, Marty made it a habit to steal small items from the guests. What better way to stick it to the rich snobs they have to clean up after? Marty knows how to turn her luck around — she just has to return all of the items she stole.

When Marty meets Will, a new guest who is staying for the summer, she does the one thing she always promised herself she’d never do — fall for an out-of-towner. But Will’s special, different from the other guests at the hotel. Maybe Marty’s luck is finally turning around.

After a string of misunderstandings and accidents threaten Will and Marty’s relationship, Marty has to find a way to fix her luck for good — or say goodbye to Will forever.

My Thoughts

Wrong side of the track romances are my favorite. When wealth/lack of comes into play during a romance count me in. This sounds like a cute, read it by my pool summer read. Marty sounds like the kind of girl I want to know more about and that she would make a fun MC. Officially added to my Summer TBR (yes I have a separate one for Summer).

July 23, 2019 Releases

The Undoing of Thistle Tate by Katelyn Detweiler – B&N Run

Synopsis

Thistle Tate is a glittering wunderkind—only seventeen, and a bestselling author of the wildly successful Lemonade Skies series, with the highly anticipated final book due to publish next year. She has diehard fans across the globe, flashy tours, and steep advances. And now she’s finally started to date her best friend and next-door-neighbor, Liam, the only one who knows her deep dark secret: she’s not the real author of the Lemonade Skies books. 

Thistle’s guilt about lying intensifies after she meets the surprisingly charming Oliver, who introduces her to his super-fan little sister—but how can she have friendships based on deception? All she wants is for this last book to be written so she can be done with the ruse for good.

Then with just two weeks left to deliver the manuscript to her agent and editor, a dramatic turn of events puts everything in jeopardy, and Thistle must grapple with her own identity. Is she a victim, a fraudster, or both? On top of that, Liam is increasingly jealous of Thistle’s budding friendship with Oliver—a friendship that leaves Thistle more than a little confused about her own heart.

As the book deadline looms closer, the stakes ever higher, a startling family truth comes to light, and it’s only a matter of time before something gives—and Thistle’s world becomes undone. 

My Thoughts

A young author that catapults to fame over a hit series she didn’t write and an organic sounding love triangle? Already placed my B&N pick-up order. I want to know what Thistle’s secret is so bad. If she’s not writing the books then who is and how could she possibly be considered a “victim?”

Soul of Stars (Heart of Iron #2) by Ashley Poston – Pass

Synopsis

Once, Ana was an orphaned space outlaw. Then she was the Empress of the Iron Kingdom. Now, thought dead by most of the galaxy after she escaped from the dark AI program called the HIVE, Ana is desperate for a way to save Di from the HIVE’s evil clutches and take back her kingdom.

Ana’s only option is to find Starbright, the one person who has hacked into the HIVE and lived to tell the tale. But when Ana’s desperation costs the crew of the Dossier a terrible price, Ana and her friends are sent spiraling through the most perilous reaches of the Iron Kingdom to stop the true arbiter of evil in her world: an ancient world-ending deity called the Great Dark.

Their journey will take the sharp-witted pilot, Jax, to the home he never wanted to return to, and the dangerous fate he left behind. And when Robb finds out who Jax really is, he must contend with his own feelings for the boy he barely knows, and whether he truly belongs with this group of outcasts.

When facing the worst odds, can Ana and her crew of misfits find a way to stop the Great Dark once and for all?

My Thoughts

Can we take a second to appreciate how gorgeous the covers for this series are? My bookstagram is calling and it says it needs this book. The first book of the series came in an Owlcrate box last year, but I had a hard time getting into it. People either loved it or felt meh about it Goodreads which makes me feel better. The series is an Anastasia retelling that takes place in space, so maybe if you liked The Lunar Chronicles check this one out!

The Arrival of Someday by Jen Malone – Pass

Synopsis

Hard-charging and irrepressible eighteen-year-old Amelia Linehan could see a roller derby opponent a mile away—and that’s while crouched down, bent over skates, and zooming around a track at the speed of light. They don’t call her Rolldemort for nothing! What she couldn’t see coming, however, was the unexpected flare-up of a rare liver disorder she was born with. But now it’s the only thing she—and everyone around her—can think about.

With no guarantee of a viable organ transplant, everything Amelia’s been sure of—like her college plans, the mural she’d been commissioned to paint, or the possibility of one day falling in love—has become a huge question mark, threatening to drag her down into a sea of what-ifs she’s desperate to avoid.

Then a friend from the past shows up. With Will, it’s easy to forget about what’s lurking underneath the lightness of their time together. It’s easy to feel alive when all signs point elsewhere. On the other hand, with the odds decidedly not in her favor, Amelia knows this feeling couldn’t last forever. But what can?

My Thoughts

I unfortunately have to passion this one. It sounds like it would be a heartwarming story, but hits a little to close to home for me. Other reviews have called it a tearjerker of a story. Emotional, but powerful and realistic. While I may not check it out, it sounds like a good one to check out!

Before I Disappear by Danielle Stinson – TBR

Synopsis

Rose Montgomery parks her family’s trailer in Fort Glory, Oregon with one goal: to carve out a new life for herself and her little brother, Charlie. They need a fresh start for their family, and she thinks she’s finally found it in a town where nobody knows them. 

But Rose’s plans come crashing down when, in an instant, Fort Glory disappears and every person in town vanishes into thin air—including Charlie.

Rose and four other teens become trapped in the Fold, a patch of woods caught halfway between the real world and the lost town. In the Fold, a mysterious force suspends the laws of physics, and everyone’s inner darkness has the power to kill. 

To survive the Fold, Rose must unravel the clues Charlie sends her from the missing town. And Rose has to find Charlie soon—or he’ll be gone forever.

My Thoughts

I just got approved for an advance copy of this title this past weekend. While a fast reader, I typically spend my weekends on my fun reads and posts for the blog so I have yet to get to. I love a good dystopian-isa mystery but it’s categorized as Sci-Fi. Sounds very Under The Dome but more YA. Reviews on Goodreads seem to all be very positive though so might have to move this up on the ol’ reading list.

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