Blogtober Day Twenty: WWW Wednesday

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WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently in the middle of a million things. So, get ready for this long ass list. I’m physically reading Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori Lee. I’m about 30% of the way into Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune. I’ve also just started A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer L. Armentrout because it just came out yesterday.

Antonia- I’m currently reading Furyborn by Claire Legrand.

What did you read most recently?

Amanda- Yesterday, I finished the two audiobooks I was in the middle of: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman and The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave.

Antonia- I most recently read The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson.

What will you read next?

Amanda- I don’t know what I’ll pick up for my next eBook, but I’m planning to pick up Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool for my next physical book. I need to pick out a new audiobook too, but I’m going to see what my library has for that.

Antonia- Next I’ll read Winterkeep by Kristen Cashore.

What are your W’s this week?

Blogtober Day Eighteen: Five Star Predictions – Round Four!

Hi, friends! We’re back with another round of five star predictions. We only predicted three books in the last round and it still took us forever to do an update about them. Here’s our update!

Amanda’s Predictions

Miss Meteor by Anna-Marie McLemore & Tehlor Kay Mejia
I did give this one five stars! I loved the magical realism with a bit of a science fiction twist. The story was diverse and compelling. It was a slow and stunning story about self acceptance. I absolutely recommend this one.

Jade City by Fonda Lee
I haven’t read this one, but I am actually planning to buddy read the whole series with my friend Skye in November.

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
I loved this book. I didn’t give it five stars, but I did really like the story. I thought the mythology aspect and the historical aspect of the story were excellent and I didn’t feel like I was missing out going into the story with no knowledge about this mythology. I also just loved the characters. We follow an all powerful god and a girl that just wants to escape her small town. I loved them both.

Antonia’s Predictions

The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
I haven’t actually gotten around to this one yet. I really liked the first book in the series but just haven’t been able to get myself in the mood for this one. I’m hoping to get around to it by the end of this year.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
I really liked this one but I’d have to give it four stars. I had some trouble connecting with the characters for most of the book and wasn’t in love with certain aspects of the plot but will definitely be continuing the series.

Legacy by Nora Roberts
I don’t think I can give this one five stars either. I loved it as I do all of Nora’s books but it wasn’t one of my favorites. I loved the characters and the relationships between them. My problem was with the overall storyline. The build up felt really slow for the majority of the book then the climax and conclusion just sort of dropped in suddenly at the end.

As usual, we are going to share some more predictions! We are going to stick with three since we continually didn’t read all five.

Amanda’s Predictions

The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young

Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee

Antonia’s Predictions

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Winterkeep by Kristen Cashore

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

We will check in again for Blogmas to see what we thought of these six books! What books are on your TBR that you think you’ll love?

Blogtober Day Fifteen: 17 Audiobooks to Read in October

Hello, lovelies! We all know that I love audiobooks. But I think spooky audiobooks are my favorite. I have delved into horror in the past year. I’ve also started listening to more than just contemporary books on audio. So, I thought it would be fun to share some audiobook recommendations that I think would be great for spooky season.

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Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
This is one of my favorite horror stories and will be forever I think. It was suspenseful even thought it was so obvious what was going to happen. I loved the audiobook so much.

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
Sapphic elemental witches that live in Salem. Do you even need to know more?

A Good Girls Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
This audiobook has a bit of mixed media. So, we get some interviews with multiple narrators. I also just liked the story. I didn’t guess where the story was going or what the big twist was.

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The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf
This was one of the first books I read in 2021 and I absolutely devoured it. The story was creepy and atmospheric. I was easily invested in the characters and their journey.

When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey
A girl gang of witches kill a boy and try to cover it up. This book is hit or miss for many. It was a miss for me. But I really enjoyed the audiobook and for those that will love it, it’s perfect for October.

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They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman
A murder mystery at a fancy prep school. I didn’t like most of the characters, but I did like the main character. I liked the setting of the school and I liked the not-so-secret society that plays a large role in this story.

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
I love Stevie and her friends with my whole heart. I just recently finished The Box in the Woods (the newest installment which is a standalone mystery).

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The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney
This book was weird as hell. I’ve also not seen a single person talking about it. But I really liked the narrator for this book. I was absolutely gripped by the story. I highly recommend this completely bizarre story that I really enjoyed.

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
I love this whole series. Most of the books have different narrators, so I chose to highlight my favorite one. It’s also an excellent story for October if you’re looking for a bit of a darker story.

Far From You by Tess Sharpe
This was a tough story. It deals with grief, chronic pain after an injury, drug addiction, and solving the mystery of who killed Sophie’s best friend.

Sadie by Courtney Summers
If you haven’t heard of this audiobook before, you’ve probably been living under a rock. It’s told from Sadie’s point of view while she’s looking for her sister, but it’s also told via a podcast following the path that Sadie took. It’s an absolutely incredible audiobook.

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What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo
What an odd werewolf story. I really had no idea where the story or plot was going for such a long time. It did get there in the end and I totally think that listening to the audiobook kept me going until the end. The narrator did a great job.

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
A queer Latinx story about Yadriel trying to prove to his father that he is meant to be a Brujo. But at the same time, Yadriel is falling in love with a ghost. I really enjoyed this one as have many others.

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For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
I believe this is supposed to be a Red Riding Hood retelling of sorts. I absolutely adored this story. The fantasy and the magic were really well done. It was mysterious and suspenseful. The romance was to die for. I will go to the grave batting for Red and Eammon.

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
Angry, vengeful ghosts at a motel that are trying to help reveal a serial killer? But also a missing person mystery. There’s even a really great friendship and a romance that I thought totally fit into the story. But mostly I just wondered are there really ghosts or is there another explanation?

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
I realized this year that I really like the “ghosts or a logical explanation” trope. This one was excellently drawn out and suspenseful. It also includes a spooky ass murder house, a man that wrote a false memoir, and a girl that isn’t afraid to use some power tools.

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The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
This was not an easy read at all. It follows a court case surrounding a high school girl being raped. But it also follows the story of a girl who was used, abused, and then murdered 20-something years ago in the same town. We learn all the details via Rachel Krall, who creates a true crime podcast in which she’s covering the current court case.

These are some of my favorite audiobooks. They’re all stories that I would recommend for the spooky season. What audiobooks would you recommend?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogtober Day Thirteen: WWW Wednesday

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WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi. I’m also reading Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood and I’m listening to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman.

Antonia- I’m currently reading The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson.

What did you read most recently?

Amanda- I most recently finished The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling and it was perfect for October. It just released, so check it out!

Antonia- I most recently read Legacy by Nora Roberts.

What will you read next?

Amanda- Next, I really want to read The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I also really want to read Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool. There are so many new releases that I can’t wait to read.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Furyborn by Claire Legrand.

What are your answers to these three questions?

Blogtober Day Twelve (Part One): Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Book Settings

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is my ten favorite book settings.

Boarding scools

Small towns

On a boat

At the beach

In outer space

In the woods

That’s all I’ve got for this week’s topic. What did you pick?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogtober Day Eleven: Fall into Fall Book Tag

Hey, bookish friends. We found this fall themed book tag and knew it would be perfect for a Blogtober book tag. This tag was created by Silver Button Books and you can find their post here.

Apple Picking: A bright shiny book on your shelf.

Amanda- Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard. The gold cover is truly so shiny.

Antonia- The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi. This cover is seriously so pretty.

Pumpkin Spice: A book that everyone loved that just doesn’t sit well with you.

Amanda- A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee. From reviews I’ve seen so far, people either loved or didn’t love this book. I didn’t love it and there were some specific things that I really didn’t like.

Antonia- The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’ve loved some of her previous books but was so disappointed by this one. I couldn’t connect with the main characters and didn’t like the romance at all.

Fall Leaf Tour: A gorgeously written journey.

Amanda- Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers. This is a stunning and lyrical story that I still haven’t stopped thinking about.

Antonia- Stardust by Neil Gaiman. Tristran goes on such a crazy journey throughout Faerie and learns so much about the world and himself. I loved every bit of it.

Pumpkin Picking: A book that reflects the pumpkin you always pick.

Amanda- The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow. I like to pick big, chunky, round pumpkins that will be easy to carve and full of seeds. This book was chunky for sure, and I would say a nice round story with how the plot and characters are all tied together in a satisfying ending.

Antonia- This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El Mohtar and Max Gladstone. I never pick a perfect pumpkin. It always has to be a little weird or flawed. This book was so unique and just a little odd but still so beautiful.

Halloween Costume: A book with a character whose style you admire.

Amanda- For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten. I’m thinking of Red’s cloak, but also, I love the fantasy dresses that sound so pretty.

Antonia- The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. I LOVE regency era fashion. I think it would be so cool to wear all those gorgeous dresses every day.

Fall Beverage: A book that reflects your favorite fall drink.

Amanda- My favorite fall drink is either hot chocolate or apple cider. So, I have an author instead of a book for this one. Nora Roberts is my go-to when I need a familiar and comforting book that makes me feel warm.

Antonia- The Witness by Nora Roberts. My favorite fall drink is apple cider so I picked a book that I find warm and comforting. This is a very old favorite that I can come back to anytime to make myself feel good.

Corn Maze: A book you can get lost in.

Amanda- I don’t often have an issue getting pulled into the story. But most recently, For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten really sucked me in and I had to stay up late until I finished it.

Antonia- All of them. It’s so easy for me to just lose myself in a book.

Hot Food: A book you waited all summer to read.

Amanda- Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. I preordered this one last year, but it was back ordered from my local indie store. So, I didn’t get it until after spooky season was over. It was the first book I picked up in September.

Antonia- I’ve been so excited for Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan to come out. I love all his books and this one sounds so fun.

What a fun fall book tag! We tag anyone that feels like doing this. Thanks for reading!

Blogtober Day Eight: Series to Finish in 2021

Hey, friends! Last year, we did a post where we talked about series that we’ve started but haven’t finished. This was really helpful for Amanda to keep her accountable to eventually finish those series. We thought it would be fun to see what series are still on this list or are new to the list. Find our first list here! We did actually do a wrap up for this post last year, which you can find here.

Amanda’s Series to Finish

Age of Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I’m actually pleasantly surprised to see that I only have three series on this list. I’ve been much better than previous years with reading series finales when they come out. So, the series that are on my TBR are ones that haven’t been completely published or series that I haven’t started yet. I also don’t think I’ll finish Outlander but I felt silly just having two series on this list.

Antonia’s Series to Finish

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

I’m almost definitely overestimating my reading time with these but I’m really excited for all of these books and am hoping to get through at least two of them before the end of the year.

These are the series that we’re hoping to finish before the end of 2021. Do you have any series you want to wrap up before the end of the year?

Blogtober Day Seven: Amanda’s September Book Haul

Hello, lovelies! No huge surprise really, but I bought more books in September. I’m happy with what I bought and how many of them I’ve already read. Some were belated birthday gifts, some were given from others that don’t hoard books like I do, and the rest were absolutely impulse buys.

Books I’ve Read

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Half Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young

The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi

Books New to my TBR

The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee

You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw

Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer

Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore

I bought a few of these so that I could reread them. And I’m incredibly excited to read the ones new to my TBR. Some of them are on my TBR for October, so hopefully I’ll have them read by the end of the month. Did you buy any new books last month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogtober Day Six: WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi. I’m listening to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. I’m also reading an eARC of The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling.

Antonia- I just started The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson.

What did you read most recently?

Amanda- I finished Cazadora by Romina Garner earlier this week.

Antonia- Most recently I read Legacy by Nora Roberts.

What will you read next?

Amanda- I’m planning to pick up Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool after I finish Chokshi’s book.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Furyborn by Claire Legrand.

What are your answers this week?

Blogtober Book Review: The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin

Summary:
For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, their power from the sun peaking in the season of their birth. But now their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic. All hope lies with Clara, an Everwitch whose rare magic is tied to every season.
In Autumn, Clara wants nothing to do with her power. It’s wild and volatile, and the price of her magic―losing the ones she loves―is too high, despite the need to control the increasingly dangerous weather.
In Winter, the world is on the precipice of disaster. Fires burn, storms rage, and Clara accepts that she’s the only one who can make a difference.
In Spring, she falls for Sang, the witch training her. As her magic grows, so do her feelings, until she’s terrified Sang will be the next one she loses.
In Summer, Clara must choose between her power and her happiness, her duty and the people she loves… before she loses Sang, her magic, and thrusts the world into chaos.
Practical Magic meets Twister in this debut contemporary fantasy standalone about heartbreaking power, the terror of our collapsing atmosphere, and the ways we unknowingly change our fate.

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Review:
The Nature of Witches is, for sure, going to make my list of 2021 favorite books. I have to admit that I bought this book because it has a stunning cover and it has a beautiful design under the dust jacket. I was also influenced by a friend of mine really loving it. I’m so glad that I gave in to my desires to buy this one because I really loved it.
The story follows Clara, and Everwitch (which means that she has the magic of all four seasons). The way the magic works in this world was one of my favorite kinds of magic systems I’ve ever read about. Witches have seasonal magic. So, they have magic all year round, but it’s significantly diminished outside of their season. I really liked this sense of balance that was a part of this world because there’s no one season of witches that’s most powerful, they all excel at different things, and they each get their turn to be ‘the most powerful.’ But Clara as an Everwitch, her magic changes as the seasons change. But being an Everwitch, there’s more responsibility on her, but also, there hasn’t been an Everwitch in so long that there is little to nothing really known about how they’re really supposed to help others. One of the downsides of the magic of an Everwitch is that their magic attacks those that they love. So, Clara killed her parents and her best friend. This was obviously traumatic, but it’s caused Clara to plan to obliterate her magic with the upcoming solar eclipse. Her plans are in place, so obviously something has to come in and shake things up and that’s when the story gets even better.
I really liked Clara. It could have been easy for her to be a ‘woe is me’ character that just pities herself, complains, and does nothing about it. But she wants things to change and has a plan to make that happen. I really enjoyed following her growth and development. I loved learning her backstory and what’s made her so fearful and cautious. I especially loved seeing Clara test the limits of her powers. I thought the concept of her personality changing with her magic (as the seasons change) was really interesting.
Overall, I loved this book. I loved the setting of a school for witches. I loved that the witches are what keeps natural disasters in check. I even loved the conversations about how humans are killing the Earth. I thought the romance (both past and present) was one I could easily care about. I will absolutely be recommending this book and I cannot wait to read more from this author.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogtober Book Review: Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Summary:
Six months after Paola Santiago confronted the legendary La Llorona, life is nothing like she’d expected it to be. She is barely speaking to her best friends, Dante and Emma, and what’s worse, her mom has a totally annoying boyfriend. Even with her chupacabra puppy, Bruto, around, Pao can’t escape the feeling that she’s all alone in the world.
Pao has no one to tell that she’s having nightmares again, this time set in a terrifying forest. Even more troubling? At their center is her estranged father, an enigma of a man she barely remembers. And when Dante’s abuela falls mysteriously ill, it seems that the dad Pao never knew just might be the key to healing the eccentric old woman.
Pao’s search for her father will send her far from home, where she will encounter new monsters and ghosts, a devastating betrayal, and finally, the forest of her nightmares. Will the truths her father has been hiding save the people Pao loves, or destroy them?
Once again Tehlor Kay Mejia draws on her Mexican heritage to tell a wild and wondrous story that combines creatures from folklore with modern-day challenges.

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Review:
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for an early copy to read and review. I read this what feels like 100 years ago and forgot to write my review. So, this is going to be short and to the point. I really enjoyed this book. There’s really no surprise there. I loved all of Mejia’s other books and I’ve really enjoyed all of the Rick Riordan Presents books.
Paola is really struggling in this second book, so when she thinks that she needs to find her father, she gets the gang back together again.
I think the only thing I didn’t like about this book was that there was so much conflict between the three friends. Dante was just plain mean to Paola at times for reasons that we never got to see. All of the conflict happened off the page after the end of the first book and before this book started. I would have liked to have gotten to see that conflict rather than been told about it because it takes such a large amount of this book for Paola to work through these issues with her friends. So, this book was really missing the wonderful friendship aspect that we got from the first book.
Aside from that, I really liked this. Paola must stand up and face danger and adventure on her own this time. We get to see some familiar faces from the first book, which is always fun. I love the mythology and the world building that we get to see. I don’t know much about Mexican folklore, so all of the monsters and creatures were unique to me and so interesting to read about. I will absolutely be continuing this series and recommending it to others.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogtober Day One: Amanda’s October TBR Jar Picks & Gothtober Readathon TBR

Hello, lovelies! Once again, it’s a new month. It’s actually one of my favorite months, October! For me, spooky season starts in September, so I’ve been reading all the books I’ve saved for spooky season for the last month, but I’m excited to share what I’ve planned for this month. I’m going to keep this first Blogtober post as my TBR jar picks because I’ve really been enjoying picking books off my TBR shelf this way. I’m also doing a readathon which I’ll mention later in the post. I have lots of Blogtober content that I’m very excited to share with you all.

Fantasy
Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool

Backlist Book
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Thriller
The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Most Recent Purchase
The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi

Young Adult
The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young

I’m a bit behind on my eARC’s from NetGalley, so I have a few I want to read this month, as usual. These are just the ones that I couldn’t fit into TBR prompts for this month.

Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune

All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman

I’m also participating in the Gothtober Readathon (find all their information here on Twitter) again this year. This year it’s Angels vs. Demons (or vs. Death if you don’t want to be on a team). I’m going for Team Demon, which should surprise zero people. The prompts are listed in the graphic below, but I’m also sharing each prompt with my book selection.

Mythology
Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee

Omens
The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling

Found Family
The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi

Dark Romance
A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer L. Armentrout

LGBTQ+ Representation
Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool

Murder
I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin

Classics
Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood

BIPOC Representation
Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Disability Representation
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

What will you be reading this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

WWW Wednesday

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Hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently still (very slowly) rereading The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’m also reading Cazadora by Romina Garber. I’m listening to The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He.

Antonia- I’m in between books right now.

What did you read most recently?

Amanda- I most recently finished Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

Antonia- I most recently read Legacy by Nora Roberts.

What will you read next?

Amanda- I’m planning to pick up Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas for my next physical read. I have no clue what I’ll read next for eBooks or audio.

Antonia- I’m torn between starting either Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore and The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson.

What are your answers this week?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is a freebie, so, I’m going to share the ten most recent additions to my GoodReads “Want to Read” shelf.

For the Throne by Hannah Whitten

The Kindred by Alechia Dow

The Counselors by Jessica Goodman

Bad Girls Never Day Die by Jennifer Mathieu

Luminous by Mara Rutherford

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad

All These Bodies by Kendare Blake

No Beauties or Monsters by Tara Geodjen

The Messengers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

That’s the ten books I’ve most recently added to my goodreads TBR. What did you pick for this week’s freebie topic?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s September Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! I really cannot believe that September is over. But I’m very excited for October to get here because I have lots of fun Blogtober content planned. I also just love the spooky season.

What I Read

Physical Books
A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee – 3 stars
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin – 5 stars
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto – 4 stars

eBooks
Holdout by Jeffery Kluger – 3.5 stars
The Twin Paradox by Charles Wachter – 3.5 stars
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – 4 stars
How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao – 3 stars
The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – 4 stars

Audiobooks
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas – 4 stars
For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten – 5 stars
They’ll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman – 4 stars
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin – 4 stars
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole – 2 stars
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager – 3.5 stars
One by One by Ruth Ware – 2 stars
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James – 4 stars
Recursion by Blake Crouch – 3 stars
The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe – 4 stars
The Lost Girls by Sonia Hartl – 4 stars
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James – 3.75 stars
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – 2 stars

Audiobooks
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas – 4 stars
For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten – 5 stars
They’ll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman – 4 stars
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin – 4 stars
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole – 2 stars
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager – 3.5 stars
One by One by Ruth Ware – 2 stars
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James – 4 stars
Recursion by Blake Crouch – 3 stars
The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe – 4 stars
The Lost Girls by Sonia Hartl – 4 stars
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James – 3.75 stars
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – 2 stars
The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He – 2.5 stars
The Maidens by Alex Michaelides – 2.5 stars

Blogging Highlights

A Season of Sinister Dreams by Tracy Banghart (Book Review)

Amanda’s Poetry Collection

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth (Book Review)

Five Fantasy Adaptations Amanda Would Watch

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart (Book Review)

10 Backlist Books on Amanda’s TBR List

A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers (Book Review)

Amanda’s Boarding School Recommendation

Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey (Book Review)

Other Blogger I’m Loving

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – audiobook review! from Evelyn Reads
Check out Evelyn’s review of one of my favorite audiobooks!

October TBR from Books in the Skye
See what Steph is reading for spooky season!

New Young Adult Book Releases This Week / 27th September from Vee Bookish
Vee talks about new releases. Some of these are perfect for the upcoming month of spooky reading!

Autumn Reads from Journey into Books
Michaela recommends some great books for the Autumn season.

Ranking Riley Sager Books from Falling Down the Book Hole
Ashley ranks all of Sager’s books. This was a fun one as I’ve recently read a few of their newer books.

Book Recommendations – 8 Latine Science-Fiction/Fantasy & Magical Realism from CW @ The Quiet Pond
As usual, some great recommendations from CW and just in time to get ready for sci-fi month in November!

How was September for you with reading and blogging?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.