Happy Tuesday fellow bookworms! It’s a bit of a slow week this week in terms of new releases on my radar. I’ve only two this week to share with you guys and I even did some extensive research to see if there were anymore I was unaware of. The last two weeks have been packed with new releases though so it might just truly be a slow week.
The Babysitter’s Coven by Kate Williams – Pass
Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it’s kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she’s good at it.
And lately Esme needs all the cash she can get, because it seems like destruction follows her wherever she goes. Let’s just say she owes some people a new tree.
Enter Cassandra Heaven. She’s Instagram-model hot, dresses like she found her clothes in a dumpster, and has a rebellious streak as gnarly as the cafeteria food. So why is Cassandra willing to do anything, even take on a potty-training two-year-old, to join Esme’s babysitters club?
The answer lies in a mysterious note Cassandra’s mother left her: “Find the babysitters. Love, Mom.”
Turns out, Esme and Cassandra have more in common than they think, and they’re about to discover what being a babysitter really means: a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from seriously terrifying evil. And all before the parents get home.
I want to start by saying I’ve heard a ton of amazing things about this book in the bookish community. That being said it it catered towards actual teens aka 13-15 year olds and that’s kind of how the synopsis reads. I don’t see this book being for adults like me that typically read the YA genre. That being said it does sound intriguing and I hope it does well out in the world.
Steel Tide (Seafire #2) by Natalie C. Parker – Pass
The second book in a heart-stopping trilogy that follows the captain of an all-female ship intent on taking down a vicious warlord’s powerful fleet.
Caledonia may have lost her crew, but she’s not done fighting yet. After nearly dying at the hand of a powerful foe, Caledonia is pulled from the sea and nursed back to health by a crew of former Bullets that call themselves Blades. The Blades escaped Aric Athair’s clutches and now live a nomadic existence, ready to disappear at a moment’s notice should trouble come their way.
But Caledonia wants to do more than just hide. She wants to find the Mors Navis and her beloved sisters. She wants to continue fighting Aric’s fleet and to take back the Bullet seas. She’ll need to do everything in her power to convince the Blades that fighting is their only option, that there has to be a life better than the one under Aric Athair’s reign, and that finding the women of the Mors Navis is the first step to revolution.
I DNF’d the first book so I’ll be passing on this one. The series itself sounded bada**. A female pirate captain in charge of an all women crew fleeing from legions of pirate men. I had trouble getting into it though and I hope those who are reading this series enjoy this second book!