Blog tour time!! As soon as I read the synopsis for Shelley and the Unknown Lady, I knew I wanted to feature it in some way on my blog. I studied Shelley (both Percy and Mary) and Byron in school and I've always had a soft spot/fascination for them, so seeing this historical fiction look at his life and possible love...I was allll for that!
Sometimes, you just have to read a picture book that speaks to your heart and as a short (five foot three and a half inches), when I saw this book I knew I had to read. It spoke to the lonely teen I was and to the little kid just trying to fit in.
Ok, let's start with a disclosure: I have a love-hate relationship with Christina Lauren. I love one book and then the next one comes out and I'm like meh or I hate one of the characters. I think I was the only one that was just meh about The Unhoneymooners (HE DIDN'T TRUST HER!!!). And that pattern seems to be continuing because since I didn't like their last book, I LOVED THIS ONE.
OCTOBER IS HERE!! What?? How?? I have been doing nothing but reading, working, and looking at Halloween decorations that I won't buy (or maybe I will...). But since it's October, it's time for my most anticipated book releases! Some are books I've been waiting months for while other are ones I just found out about when researching this post (yes, I research because I'm a nerd and if a book isn't on Twitter or bookstagram or I miss it, I want to know).
As y'all can probably tell from the amount of times it shows up on this blog, historical fiction (and historical romance, especially) is definitely one of my favorite genres. I love the idea of getting to know characters from a different time, even if it wasn't all that long ago.
I was excited about The Inheritance Games before I got the email about this blog tour. I love nothing more than a billionaire dying and giving money away to a stranger and then shit going down with the family.
I don't read a lot of memoirs. I don't read a lot of nonfiction (although, that has been changing this year). But when I got an email from the publisher about Carry, something about the synopsis drew me in. And with the assurance that the publisher would also be sending copies of the ARC to Indigenous reviewers (I will be listing as few at the end of my review), I decided to download it and review it. I was not disappointed.
September is coming!! And there are so many freaking good books coming out, I cannot even handle it. I need all the money, STAT! Hopefully, my library has some of these otherwise, my bank account is gonna be sad.
The next Adrienne Young book! While everyone love Sky in the Deep, I feel like I'm the only one who liked The Girl the Sea Gave Back lol. But this is a whole new series with a whole new group of complex characters that might be in even more constant danger than Eelyn and the vikings.
Blog tour time!! I was lucky enough to interview the author of She Wears the Mask, Shelly Stratton. This book sounds so unbelievably good!