Can you believe 2020 is coming to a close at last?! This year started off strong for me but then once COVID-19 hit I felt stuck reliving the same day over and over and over. I am more than ready to leave this year behind and hope that maybe, just maybe, the new year will be a smidge kinder to us. Anyway, as it is the end of the year, it is time to share my Top Reads: Part 2 which covers the months of July – December! If you’d like to check out my list of Top Reads: Part 1 featuring my favorite books that I read during January – June, you can do that here. As always, let me know what your top reads have been this year! Continue reading
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller (2020)
YA Fiction | Fantasy Romance
Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:
1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.
My list of anticipated 2021 releases goes up soon but I couldn’t resist sharing a little spotlight post about debut author Cathy McCrumb‘s upcoming dystopian sci-fi trilogy! The first book is currently titled THE RECORDER and I am honestly so intrigued!
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power (2020)
YA Fiction | Mystery? Horror? Supernatural? Sci-Fi?
Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.
A Deadly Education (The Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik (2020)
Fiction | Dark Fantasy | Magic School
Lesson One of the Scholomance: Learning has never been this deadly.
A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets.
Happy Halloween! This month I put together a list of my recommended dark, spooky, or paranormal reads. What are some of your favorites? Continue reading
Fangs by Sarah Andersen (2020)
Comics | Fiction | Paranormal Romance
“A new gothic romance story from the creator of the enormously popular Sarah’s Scribbles comics.
Vamp is three hundred years old but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets a charming werewolf. FANGS chronicles the humor, sweetness, and awkwardness of meeting someone perfectly suited to you but also vastly different.”
Guess what! I succumbed to weakness and ordered a copy of Leigh Bardugo’s latest contribution to her Grishaverse, a collection of short stories called The Lives of Saints. It’s just so pretty and I couldn’t stop my curiosity from wanting to read these tales! If you’ve been curious about this one as well then keep reading this post where I’ll include info on what the book is about, my review, and a look at the artwork inside! And don’t worry if you have no idea what the Grishaverse is, I’ve included a bit about that as well. Continue reading
Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (2016)
Fiction | Paranormal Thriller
Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…
Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.
Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Continue reading
The year is 2020 and stories are preparing to burst forth in a mighty flood come November 1st! Will you be amongst them? Continue reading