I think I’m being a bit overly ambitious this month. These are the 8 books I really want to read soon. The good news is I am doing three buddy reads this month, which I know will help keep me in check. I was worried I’d feel too pressured, but so far having a reading schedule has helped me stay on track immensely.
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I already finished this book at the beginning of the month. I posted my review where I swooned about how much I loved it. There are mermaids, sirens, princes, pirates, and evil sea queens. Release date is March 6, 2018. I hope you love it as much as I did!
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I started buddy reading Furyborn with an amazing group of people! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect other than a queen and an assassin, living 1000 years apart, are somehow linked to each other. I already preordered the finished copy! Furyborn releases May 20, 2018. Thank you so much to Melanie for inviting me to your buddy read group!
This is another debut I don’t know a lot about, other than it is a West African inspired fantasy. I’ve already heard so many amazing things and I’ve already preordered it. I will be doing another buddy read with this. Children of Blood and Bone releases March 6, 2018.
I am the most nervous about reading this one. There have been SO many mixed reviews. I’ve received 3 copies of this book, so dammit, I AM GOING TO READ IT. This will be another buddy read, which makes me so happy because we are all nervous about the polarizing reviews. The Hazel Wood is about a girl who must rescue her grandmother from a land known as the Hazel Wood. While this sounds like a fairy tale/fantasy, I’ve been told it leans more contemporary. We shall see…
I received a copy of this early from my Book of the Month subscription box. When I found out it takes place in Yellow Springs, OH I knew I had to get it. My husband grew up in that area, and we love visiting that small town. This is a mystery/thriller about a woman who disappears. It releases March 27, 2018.
Another Book of the Month pick! This one intrigues me the most and I’ve been told it’s a bit Dan Brown-esque, where there are clues and puzzles involved. A mathematician dies, leaving one last puzzle for his step daughter to solve. However, she’s not the only one who is trying to solve the puzzle, too. Ohhhh man. Yes, give me this book right now. Release date is March 6, 2018.
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Fairy tales, enchanted beasts, Paris. Literally this is all I know but I was immediately intrigued by that gorgeous cover! Grim Lovelies releases October 2, 2018.
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I first read Auerbach’s Penpal series on Reddit. Several years ago, he posted his story in installments on the No Sleep subreddit (which he later compiled into a self published novel). If you aren’t familiar, the No Sleep subreddit is a forum where people can post “true” scary stories. (No, they’re not actually true stories, but you have to pretend like they are for the sake of the subreddit). Auerbach’s Penpal was addicting and terrifying. I was so excited when I saw he published another novel about a missing person. Bad Man releases August 7, 2018.
I hope you all have an amazing reading month!
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