2020 reading challenges

Hello everyone! I can't believe it's already 2020. Time flew so quickly. So, it's the time of the year when I scout for multiple year-long reading challenges to participate. In the new year, I'm going to participate in 5 main challenges. That is, until I find more in the upcoming weeks. Without further ado, here's… Continue reading 2020 reading challenges

a golden fury – samantha cohoe | arc review + blog tour + giveaway (US)

A Golden Fury by Samantha CohoeStandalonePublished October 13th 2020 by Wednesday BooksAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any… Continue reading a golden fury – samantha cohoe | arc review + blog tour + giveaway (US)

i hope you’re listening – tom ryan | ARC review + blog tour + giveaway (US only)

I Hope You're Listening by Tom RyanStandaloneExpected publication: October 6th 2020 by Aw TeenAge Range: Young AdultGenre: mystery, contemporary, lgbt Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: EVERY MISSING PERSON HAS A STORY.In her small town, seventeen-year-old Delia “Dee” Skinner is known as the girl who wasn’t taken. Ten years ago she witnessed the abduction of her best friend,… Continue reading i hope you’re listening – tom ryan | ARC review + blog tour + giveaway (US only)

the once and future witches – alix e. harrow | arc review

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. HarrowStandalonePublished October 13th 2020 by OrbitAge Range: AdultGenre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, WitchesRep: Lesbian MC with Black, lesbian LI; trans SC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now… Continue reading the once and future witches – alix e. harrow | arc review

kingdom of the wicked – kerri maniscalco | arc review + blog tour + preorder campaign

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri ManiscalcoSeries: Kingdom of the Wicked #1Published October 27th 2020 by Jimmy PattersonAge Range: Young AdultGenre: fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, paranormal, witches Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service… Continue reading kingdom of the wicked – kerri maniscalco | arc review + blog tour + preorder campaign

the invisible life of addie larue – v.e. schwab | ARC review

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. SchwabStandalonePublished October 6th 2020 by Tor BooksAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed… Continue reading the invisible life of addie larue – v.e. schwab | ARC review

the fallen hero – katie zhao | arc review

The Fallen Hero by Katie ZhaoSeries: The Dragon Warrior #2Published October 13th 2020 by Bloomsbury USA KidsAge Range: Middle GradeGenre: Fantasy, Chinese MythologyDiversity: #OwnVoices; POC cast Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Faryn Liu thought she was the Heaven Breaker, a warrior destined to wield the all-powerful spear Fenghuang, command dragons, and defeat demons. But a conniving goddess… Continue reading the fallen hero – katie zhao | arc review

this is halloween: gothtober, screamathon, trick-or-t(read)athon | october tbr

welcome to my october tbr in which i feel like i'm drowning in all sorts of gore-y, thrilling and mysterious books. to counter that, i chose some light-hearted and non-murder books. as expected of the spooky month, all of the three readathon i'm joining are month-long halloween-related. frankly, i'm in love with the vibes. as… Continue reading this is halloween: gothtober, screamathon, trick-or-t(read)athon | october tbr

5 fantasy series that i’ve only read the FIRST book of | series to continue #1

after reading the star-touched queen by roshani chokshi, legend by marie lu, and my lady jane by cynthia hand, brodi ashton and jodi meadows in august, i recognised a pattern. instead of continuing series that i've already started, i found myself picking books that are first in a series. that got me thinking if i… Continue reading 5 fantasy series that i’ve only read the FIRST book of | series to continue #1

14 highly anticipated releases in my birthday month!

i have to say, october has some of my most anticipated releases of the entire year. since i'm sharing the same birthday month as these books, i need to shout them out to the world. while compiling this list, i realised that about 6 of the books are under the 'historical fiction' genre, and i'm… Continue reading 14 highly anticipated releases in my birthday month!

the ikessar falcon – k.s. villoso | arc review

The Ikessar Falcon by K.S. Villoso Series: Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #2Published September 22nd 2020 by OrbitAge Range: AdultGenre: FantasyDiversity: #OwnVoices Filipino author; POC cast; Filipino-inspired Rating:  ★★★★★ Synopsis: The spiral to madness begins with a single push.Abandoned by her people, Queen Talyien's quest takes a turn for the worst as she stumbles upon… Continue reading the ikessar falcon – k.s. villoso | arc review