MONTHLY WRAP UP – JULY 2020

To close out each month, we’ll be posting a break down of everything we reviewed, beginning with the reads we loved.. and ending with the reads we didn’t. Not only does this compile all our reviews in one handy summary for you to peruse, or catch up on, it also gives us an interesting birds eye view of the month and our reads. And maybe, even, our moods.


☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ star reads

HADES AND PERSEPHONE: CURSE OF THE GOLDEN ARROW by Heidi & Erica Hastings — see Micky’s review here

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ star reads

THE DAMNED by Renee Ahdieh — see Micky’s review here
THE SHELF by Helly Acton — see Micky’s review here
AURORA TERMINUS by S. E. Fanetti — see Hollis’ review here
THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett — see Micky’s review here
THE WHITE WOLF by Lauren Gilley — see Hollis’ review here
SLIPPERY CREATURES by KJ Charles — see Hollis’ review here
ENGAGEMENT AND ESPIONAGE by Penny Reid — see Micky’s review here (!)
THE VOTING BOOTH by Brandy Colbert — see Micky’s review here

☆ ☆ ☆ star reads

THE EXTRAORDINARIES by TJ Klune — see Hollis’ review here
DEAL WITH THE DEVIL by Kit Rocha — see Hollis’ review here
GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust — see Micky’s review here
LOVELESS by Alice Oseman — see Micky’s review here
MONDAY’S NOT COMING by Tiffany D. Jackson — see Hollis’ review here
THE VANISHING by Jayne Ann Krentz — see Micky’s review here
FIVE LITTLE LIARS by Amanda K. Morgan — see Micky’s review here
ENGAGEMENT AND ESPIONAGE by Penny Reid — see Hollis’ review here (!)
THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET by Becky Chambers — see Micky’s review here

☆ ☆ star reads

BOYFRIEND MATERIAL by Alexis Hall– see Hollis’ review here
THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi — see Hollis’ review here

star reads

u n r a t e d

DNF

DESPERATE MEASURES by Katee Roberts
LOVE BITES by Ry Herman


additional reads not reviewed for blog : The Boulder Wolves Books 1 & 2 linked to my GR reviews, ACOMAF re-read.
total reads by Micky : 14
favourite read of the month : HADES & PERSEPHONE by Heidi & Erica Hastings
least favourite read of the month : LOVE BITES by Ry Herman
most read genre : Contemporary

total reviews by Hollis : nine (we weep, precious)
favourite read of the month : THE WHITE WOLF by Lauren Gilley
least favourite read of the month : tie between my two two-star reads
most read genre : contemporary

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY – JULY 28, 2020

Happy “where’d all my money go?” new release Tuesday, everyone!

As you know, the most exciting day of the week in this community is the day that follows the one we all dread (Mondays for the nope) and today we’re going to highlight some of the new books chipping away at our bank accounts — but each one is so worth it.

DEAL WITH THE DEVIL by Kit Rocha is the start of a series featuring “mercenary librarians” and, I mean, if that doesn’t intrigue you, what will? This was an interesting series opener, which is apparently set in the same world as the duo’s Beyond series, though it didn’t feel like that was required reading, and we’re looking forward to more.



Are there any titles out today you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments below!

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY – JULY 14, 2020

Happy “where’d all my money go?” new release Tuesday, everyone!

As you know, the most exciting day of the week in this community is the day that follows the one we all dread (Mondays for the nope) and today we’re going to highlight some of the new books chipping away at our bank accounts — but each one is so worth it.

THE EXTRAORDINARIES is TJ Klune’s first YA and features superheroes, fanfiction, and an MC with ADHD. You can see our review here.

WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Katherine Center was a read with a serendipitous feel to it that built and built into a story to cheer for. Set in a school, the characters were rich and a little quirky. It was a great read and we have a review coming this week.

Penny Reid has responded to the Cletus love (her Winston Brothers series) and awarded him and Jenn their own mystery series. The first of these is ENGAGEMENT AND ESPIONAGE and we cannot wait to see how this seires rolls out.



Are there any titles out today you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments below!

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY – JULY 7, 2020

Happy “where’d all my money go?” new release Tuesday, everyone!

As you know, the most exciting day of the week in this community is the day that follows the one we all dread (Mondays for the nope) and today we’re going to highlight some of the new books chipping away at our bank accounts — but each one is so worth it.

THE DAMNED by Renée Ahdieh is the much-anticipated sequel to last year’s THE BEAUTIFUL which is said to be the headliner of the new resurgence in vampire stories. We know there are lots of readers excited for this one today!

GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust has a unique world arising out of Persian mythology, this release with the gorgeous cover is a fantasy standalone, which is always something we want

BOYFRIEND MATERIAL by Alexis Hall has an adorable cover and a fake dating plot between two opposites. We’ll have a review up on the blog tomorrow!



The blurb for BURN OUR BODIES DOWN by Rory Power goes “a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery–until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself.” We’re into it!

THE SHELF by Helly Acton is part reality TV hell but with an insider view that really gets you on board with the story. If you enjoy character growth, this contemporary should be on your radar.

Alice Oseman has a full novel release this week with LOVELESS. Ace-aro readers have been highly anticipating this title set in a university age-range.


Are there any titles out today you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments below!