ARC Review: Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Inkyard Press for letting me read Crown of Coral and Pearl early! I didn’t know much about this book until I saw it on NetGalley for request, but I was really intrigued by the cover, and then when I read the description, I was hooked. I’m so glad I requested it and I’m so glad I got to read it early!

Crown of Coral and Pearl 4/5 Stars

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July Wrap Up and August TBR

Man, July went by so fast and we’re already decently into August and I’m JUST writing up my wrap up and TBR post. What a mess. I also read far fewer books than I wanted to- I only read 8 books, and man, that seems like such a small number haha

In July, I read:

Immunity – SO GOOD! Read my review here.

Obsidio – Also SO GOOD!

One of us is Lying – Better than I was expecting, honestly!

Sightwitch – I listened to this as an audiobook and it was definitely an interesting experience (in the best way possible)

Sorcery of Thorns – I’m going to let my review speak for itself on this one

Kingsbane – ugh.

Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – I’ve been into rom-coms recently and this was such a cute book- definitely a fan

Tiger Queen – I read this one from NetGalley and I really liked it! Look for a review closer to when it comes out (so like early September)!

In August I’d like to read:

The Kingdom – I’m listening to this as an audiobook right now and I’m really enjoying it- I LOVED the first season of Westworld, so this concept is super cool to me

The Traitor’s Kingdom – technically I’ve already read this one, but I read it in August, so I’m counting it as this month [spoiler alert- it was so good!]

Gravemaidens – I got an e-arc of this book via NetGalley and I’m so excited to read it- I’ve heard great things!

Vow of Thieves –  OMG I loved Dance of Thieves, so Vow of Thieves has been really high on my list for a while

King of Scars – Maybe this’ll be the month I finally finish this book?

Fix her Up – My best friend read this book last month and said that I have to read it haha

Spin the Dawn – I started this from the library and I’m 184 pages in right now, but I have to return it to the library today, so time to pick up the audiobook (when I finish the kingdom)

Bloodwitch – I’ve been meaning to read this one since it came out, so maybe this month is the month I do it?

Lair of Dreams – I thought the Diviners was super interesting, so when book 4 was announced earlier this year, I figured that maybe it’s time for me to read books 2 and 3 soon too (read my review of the Diviners here)

What are y’all planning on reading in August/what did you read in July?

Review: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

You know when books are so hyped and you’re so excited for them that in the back of your mind, you know there’s no way for them to ever live up to your expectations? Unfortunately, Sorcery of Thorns was like that for me. Don’t get me wrong, it was generally a good book – a solid 4 stars! – but in my opinion, it wasn’t anywhere near as good as everyone was saying it was.

Sorcery of Thorns 4/5 Stars

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Review: The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

I love Sarah Dessen. I’ve loved her books since I was in middle school (when I read my first Sarah Dessen book). I love the fact that she’s from my hometown and went to my rival high school and is so entrenched in Chapel Hill culture (and honestly, all of that just makes me love her books even more).

Her newest novel, The Rest of the Story, came out earlier in June and is honestly the perfect summer read. Coming back to a Sarah Dessen book always makes my heart happy.

The Rest of the Story 5/5 Stars

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June Wrap Up and July TBR

Hey y’all! Can you believe that it’s already the end of  June?! I feel like this year, every time I write up one of these wrap up posts, I’m always so surprised by how fast time is passing (which is why all of my wrap up posts normally begin with “can you believe it’s already ______?”).

For some reason, work is always weirdly busy during the summer months and I’ve had a couple of all day workshops and after work activities recently and product launches and website refreshes, so I feel like I’m reading slower than I normally read.

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Review: Immunity by Erin Bowman

Ahhhh happy release day to Immunity and Erin Bowman! I loved Contagion last year (read my review for it here), so when the wonderful folks at Wunderkind PR and Harper Teen emailed me about sending me an early finished copy for review, I jumped on the opportunity (thank y’all so much!). I finished Immunity in less than two days (work always gets in the way of reading books) and OMG it was amazing!

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Immunity 5/5 Stars

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ARC Review: The Evil Queen by Gina Showalter

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Inkyard Press for letting me read an e-arc of The Evil Queen by Gina Showalter! I read her White Rabbit Chronicles books and I loved them so much, so I was super exited to read The Evil Queen. Unfortunately, this book didn’t live up to my expectations…. honestly, I was just really bored throughout the entire book.

The Evil Queen 3/5 Stars

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