January 2021 Book Releases

Lore by Alexandra Bracken | January 5 | Excerpt

From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love and redemption.

Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.
Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory. For years she’s pushed away any thought of revenge against the man–now a god–responsible for their deaths.

Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek out her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods. Continue reading

2021 Fantasy Master List

Now that it’s nearing the end of 2020 I’m sharing the fantasy books I’m excited for next year! I’ve been craving more adult fantasy in my life and hopefully I can find some new faves! I will continue adding to it as book announcements are made and covers are revealed! Continue reading

December 2020 Book Releases

How to Fail at Flirting  by Denise Williams | December 1 | Excerpt

One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down.

When her flailing department lands on the university’s chopping block, Professor Naya Turner’s friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she’ll tackle a new kind of to-do list. When she meets a charming stranger in town on business, he presents the perfect opportunity to check off the items on her list. Let the guy buy her a drink. Check. Try something new. Check. A no-strings-attached hookup. Check…almost.

Jake makes her laugh and challenges Naya to rebuild her confidence, which was left toppled by her abusive ex-boyfriend. Soon she’s flirting with the chance at a more serious romantic relationship—except nothing can be that easy. The complicated strings around her dating Jake might destroy her career. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.


Title: For the Wolf
Author: Hannah Whitten
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: June 15, 2021

The first daughter is for the Throne.
The second daughter is for the Wolf.

For fans of Uprooted and The Bear and the Nightingale comes a dark, sweeping debut fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to save her kingdom. But not all legends are true, and the Wolf isn’t the only danger lurking in the Wilderwood. Continue reading

October 2020 Book Releases

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The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab | October 6 | Excerpt

50623864A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. Continue reading

September 2020 Book Releases

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Fable by Adrienne Young | September 1 | Excerpt

As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.

But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn’t who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they’re going to stay alive. Continue reading

2020 Fantasy Master List

Now that it’s finally 2020 I’m sharing the fantasy books I’m excited for this year! One of my goals is to five into more adult fantasy books this year and hopefully find some new faves. I will continue adding to it as book announcements are made and covers are revealed! Continue reading

2020 YA Master List

Now that it’s finally 2020 I’m sharing the young adult books I’m excited for this year! Last year I grouped all the books I was excited for into one list, but I feel like this was is a lot simpler to find everything. I will continue adding to it as book announcements are made and covers are revealed! Continue reading

TeensRead Winter & Spring 2020 Preview Recap

AfterlightImageOn the weekend I attended the TeensRead Winter & Spring 2020 Preview hosted by Raincoast Books! This was my third time attending and I had a blast once again. I went with Hollis (@bookhollhaul & A Take from Two Cities) and we got there pretty early so we had time to grab snacks (the usual delicious doughnuts AND pumpkin spice popcorn!). Continue reading

November 2019 Book Releases

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern | November 5 | Excerpt

43575115. sy475 From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world–a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues–a bee, a key, and a sword–that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.
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