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Back with another #tbr this time it’s my November to read list, I find it so scary how it’s November already?! If you missed last months you can check it out here. Keep an eye out for my November round up coming at the end of the month.
Oh hello NINTH HOUSE, this has been one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I luckily have two beautiful copies, I actually kinda bought a third copy for kindle but I had to return because I really don’t need three copies haha. I managed to get the Waterstones exclusive edition and the Illumicrate edition, woops haha. This is Leigh Bardugo’s first ADULT fantasy novel. There’s plenty of information online with trigger warnings for this book, it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re considering reading this book.
Alex Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. A dropout and the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved crime – the last thing she wants is to cause trouble. Not when Yale was supposed to be her fresh start. But a free ride to one of the world’s most prestigious universities was bound to come with a catch.
Alex has been tasked with monitoring the mysterious activities of Yale’s secret societies. Societies that have yielded some of the most famous and influential people in the world. Now there’s a dead girl on campus and Alex seems to be the only person who won’t accept the neat answer the police and campus administration have come up with for her murder.
Because Alex knows the secret societies are far more sinister and extraordinary than anyone ever imagined.
They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living . . .
I managed to snag the Fairyloot version of Alexandra Christo’s Into the Crooked Place and it is beautiful!
Magic rules the city of Creije Capital and Tavia Syn knows just how many tricks she needs up her sleeve to survive. Selling dark magic on the streets for her kingpin, she keeps clear of other crooks, counting the days until her debt is paid and she can flee her criminal life.
But then, one day, with her freedom in sight, Tavia uncovers a sinister plot that threatens to destroy the realm she calls home. Desperate to put an end to her kingpin’s plan, Tavia forms an unlikely alliance with three crooks even more deadly than her:
Wesley, the kingpin’s prodigy and most renewed criminal in the realm
Karam, an underground fighter with a penchant for killing first and forgetting to ask questions
And Saxony, a Crafter in hiding who will stop at nothing to avenge her family
With the reluctant saviours assembled, they embark on a quest to put an end to the dark magic before it’s too late. But even if they can take down the kingpin and save the realm, the one thing they can’t do is trust each other.
This is such a beautiful book! It also has an interesting premise, with lots of magic, angsty criminals with points to prove. I’ve also got a feeling it may include one of my favourite “enemies to lovers” tropes.
I also started my Fairyloot subscription last month and received the October box. Love at First Bite“, a vampire themed box, perfect for Halloween! The Beautiful by Renee Ahdeih is the book of the month and another book I hope to read this month. I’m currently reading it as part of the Fairyloot readalong, my first ever readalong! I love all things vampires and New Orleans has been on my bucketlist of places to visit for YEARS. So combine the two and you’ve got a book I absolutely cannot wait to read.
In, 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, it’s also a safe haven after she’s forced to flee her life in Paris. Quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its extravagant soirées and even its danger, she soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, and particularly the group known as La Cour des Lions.
But when a body is found in their lair, Celine is forced to battle her attraction for the group’s enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain, and suspicions about his guilt, along with her own secrets.
As more bodies are discovered, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose – one who seems to have Celine in his sights. But when she finally takes matters into her own hands, she finds herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life.
One of my other most anticipated reads this year is The Toll by Neal Schusterman. Arc of a Scythe is one of my favourite books EVER, it is a truly brilliant series. The Toll is the last book in the series and follows on from the epic finale in Thunderhead. As long as it ends with Rowan and Citra happy, I’ll be ok. But lets be serious, we can’t all get what we want!
It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver.
In this pulse-pounding finale to Neal Shusterman’s internationally bestselling trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.
My November to read was going to be extremely ambitious this month, but on second thoughts I changed my mind. I have SO MANY books that I want to read that I know if I list them all I’m just setting myself up for failure and aint nobody got time for that!