Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl. This is gonna be super hard, and will probably exceed ten books... Also, it will be in order of release date! To see all the books I'm excited about, both this spring and the rest of the year, check out my Best of 2020 page!

1. We Were Promised Spotlights by Lindsay Sproul (March 24, 2020)













2. Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi (March 31, 2020)













3. Look by Zan Romanoff (March 31, 2020)













4. The Earl Takes a Fancy by Lorraine Heath (March 31, 2020)













5. The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (May 5, 2020)













6. Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (May 12, 2020)













7. House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess (May 12, 2020)













8. Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson (May 12, 2020)













9. Date Me, Bryson Keller! by Kevin van Whye (May 19, 2020)













10. The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska (June 2, 2020)













11. Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner (June 2, 2020)













12. The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson (June 2, 2020)













13. My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (June 2, 2020)













14. All Eyes on Her by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (June 2, 2020)













15. Rage and Ruin by Jennifer L. Armentrout (June 9, 2020)











Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday (191)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I am excited for Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari and We Were Promised Spotlight by Lindsay Sproul!


Super Adjacent looks like a fun new take on superheroes! In this world, superheroes are kinda like famous athletes, with people collecting character cards and having different heroes as idols. Main character Claire is one of the fans of superheroes. And she happens to have a crush on the newest hero, Joy. On the other hand is Bridgette, who has been dating a superhero and wants out. I'm excited to see the non-super women who support the heroes. I'm also excited for the f/f romance!

Synopsis:

Claire has always wanted to work with superheroes, from collecting Warrior Nation cards as a kid to drafting "What to Say to a Hero" speeches in her diary. Now that she's landed a coveted internship with the Chicago branch of Warrior Nation, Claire is ready to prove she belongs, super or not. But complicating plans is the newest WarNat hero, Girl Power (aka Joy), who happens to be egotistical and self-important . . . and pretty adorable.

Bridgette, meanwhile, wants out of WarNat. After years of dating the famous Vaporizer (aka Matt), she's sick of playing second, or third, or five-hundredth fiddle to all the people-in-peril in the city of Chicago. Of course, once Bridgette meets Claire-who's clearly in need of a mentor and wingman-giving up WarNat becomes slightly more complicated. It becomes a lot more complicated when Joy, Matt, and the rest of the heroes go missing, leaving only Claire and Bridgette to save the day.

Release: March 17, 2020

We Were Promised Spotlights is Lindsay Sproul's debut novel! The main character Taylor is the most popular girl at school, and seems like she has it all. She has everything, except the girl she likes, her best friend Susan. But her popularity does not go well with liking girls. I'm super excited for all the f/f books coming out this year! From contemporary like this to superhero books like Super Adjacent, there's a great diversity of f/f books! I just want all of them in my hands right now!

Synopsis:

Taylor Garland's good looks have earned her the admiration of everyone in her small town. She's homecoming queen, the life of every party, and she's on every boy's most-wanted list.

People think Taylor is living the dream, and assume she'll stay in town and have kids with the homecoming king--maybe even be a dental hygienist if she's super ambitious. But Taylor is actually desperate to leave home, and she hates the smell of dentists' offices. Also? She's completely in love with her best friend, Susan.

Senior year is almost over, and everything seems perfect. Now Taylor just has to figure out how to throw it all away.

Lindsay Sproul's debut is full of compelling introspection and painfully honest commentary on what it's like to be harnessed to a destiny you never wanted.

Release: March 24, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Top Ten Authors With Fun Social Media Presences


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl. I'm mostly active on Twitter, so these will be authors from there!

1. Maggie Stiefvater - She posts stories that borderline on ethereal

2. Cat Valente - She's both funny and posts cute pictures of her baby

3. Blair Braverman - Follow for all the cute dog photos

4. Rich Riordan - Full of snark!

5. Elizabeth May - She posts lots of photos of her cute cats!

6. Maureen Johnson - Many of her posts are absurd, and I love her for it

7. Emily A. Duncan - Follow for snark about her characters

8. LL McKinney - She often has great commentary on events

9. Courtney Milan - Courtney cuts to the heart of many issues

10. Jennifer Iacopelli - A cool look at sports!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday (190)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm super excited for Girls With Razor Hearts by Suzanne Young and The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee! 


Girls With Razor Hearts is the sequel to Girls With Sharp Sticks. I absolutely loved Girls With Sharp Sticks. There's a huge twist, so be wary of spoilers ahead. After the events of the first book, Mena and company are out for revenge. I don't blame them, as some horrific things were done to them. There's the boy she likes in the first book, and he's not mentioned in the synopsis, but I imagine we'll see him again. Mena is such a great character, and I can't wait to be back in her head! I also hope to find out more secrets from this twisted world.

Synopsis:

Make me a girl with a razor heart…

It’s been weeks since Mena and the other girls of Innovations Academy escaped their elite boarding school. Although traumatized by the violence and experimentations that occurred there, Mena quickly discovers that the outside world can be just as unwelcoming and cruel. With no one else to turn to, the girls only have each other—and the revenge-fueled desire to shut down the corporation that imprisoned them.

The girls enroll in Stoneridge Prep, a private school with suspect connections to Innovations, to identify the son of an investor and take down the corporation from the inside. But with pressure from Leandra, who revealed herself to be a double-agent, and Winston Weeks, an academy investor gone rogue, Mena wonders if she and her friends are simply trading one form of control for another. Not to mention the woman who is quite literally invading Mena’s thoughts—a woman with extreme ideas that both frighten and intrigue Mena.

And as the girls fight for freedom from their past—and freedom for the girls still at Innovations—they must also face new questions about their existence…and what it means to be girls with razor hearts.

Release: March 17, 2020

The Electric Heir is the second book in the Feverwake duology, sequel to The Fever King. One of my favorite things about this series is that it takes place in my hometown (where the author is also from). It takes place in a futuristic world where a magical disease has given some people powerful abilities. I am honestly still a little confused about the ending of The Fever King, partially because main character Noam is a little confused, so I'm hoping the beginning of this book will clear things up. I also want Noam and Dara to be able to live happily ever after on Dara's goat farm.

Synopsis:

Six months after Noam Álvaro helped overthrow the despotic government of Carolinia, the Atlantians have gained citizenship, and Lehrer is chancellor. But despite Lehrer’s image as a progressive humanitarian leader, Noam has finally remembered the truth that Lehrer forced him to forget—that Lehrer is responsible for the deadly magic infection that ravaged Carolinia.

Now that Noam remembers the full extent of Lehrer’s crimes, he’s determined to use his influence with Lehrer to bring him down for good. If Lehrer realizes Noam has evaded his control—and that Noam is plotting against him—Noam’s dead. So he must keep playing the role of Lehrer’s protégé until he can steal enough vaccine to stop the virus.

Meanwhile Dara Shirazi returns to Carolinia, his magic stripped by the same vaccine that saved his life. But Dara’s attempts to ally himself with Noam prove that their methods for defeating Lehrer are violently misaligned. Dara fears Noam has only gotten himself more deeply entangled in Lehrer’s web. Sooner or later, playing double agent might cost Noam his life.

Release: March 17, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Top Ten Books With Single-Word Titles


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl.

1. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

2. Legend by Marie Lu

3. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

4. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

5. Abandon by Meg Cabot

6. Hourglass by Myra McEntire

7. Switched by Amanda Hocking

8. Splintered by A.G. Howard

9. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

10. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
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