How has your week been going so far? I had my britday at the start of the week which was great! Thanks for all the kind birthday messages btw ❤ And yesterday I started knitting a snood, which is super exciting for me because I’ve not done anything like that before. I also attempted polygel nails but it was just a nightmare. I think I’m doing something wrong but I don’t quite know what it is I’m doing wrong yet. Any tips would be helpful!
Anyway! Today’s TBR list probably won’t be too long. Firstly, because I went crazy last month and read a lot – and I don’t want to get overconfident and put down loads of books that I just won’t get to. And Secondly, because it is Camp NaNoWriMo this month so a lot of my free-time will be going towards that.
I started A Game of Wings and Marks on the very last day of June so I am only 7% of the way in but it’s extremely gripping so far. I hope to have it read by the end of this weekend but who knows. It was kindly gifted to me by the author, so I feel bad making her wait for ages.
When Octavia Coal goes to the mountains to clear her head, she doesn’t expect to find an angel in trouble. He tells her his name is Tamiel and he’s one of the Irin – the army of angels tasked with keeping demons from overwhelming humanity. But Tamiel broke a sacred law – he fell in love with a human – and now he’s being hunted by the same angels he once served. With nowhere else to go, Octavia and Tamiel – along with Jack, the human in question, and her brother Caleb – appeal directly to Zev, the Demon of Games. A trickster of unparalleled power, Zev gives nothing for free, and the gift he offers Octavia to keep Tamiel alive comes with a confusing catch: He makes her the Healer of Raphael, archangel and Commander of the Irin.
Suddenly a target for both angels and demons, Octavia quickly learns that the only way to survive is to play the game better than they do.
The only problem is, she doesn’t know whose game she’s playing …
The next three I got from Netgalley so I know I need to read these this month. I am most excited for The Scam List because that sounds to die for!
The Scam List by Kurt Dinan
Meet the best teen con artist team around:
Boone McReedy: high school conman, smooth-talking charmer, and the idiot who just got scammed out of $15,000 of his mom’s money.
Darby West: ass-kicker, straight-shooter, and Boone’s ex-girlfriend. Now, they must team up to save their parents’ business, one con at a time. That is if they don’t kill each other first. Of course, they’re only going to scam people who deserve it. That’s a promise. Would they lie to you? As he did in his award-winning debut, DON’T GET CAUGHT, Kurt Dinan brings laughs, twists, and heart to THE SCAM LISTS’ funny world of teen con artists, exes, and outrageous five-dollar bets.
Speak the Ocean by Rebecca Enzor
For Mer handler Finn Jarvis, the feral mermaid performers at Oceanica Marine Park are nothing more than ruthless aquatic predators, violent and unpredictable. That doesn’t stop the public from flocking to one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions. To them, the Mer are magical entertainment, too beautiful to be dangerous. They don’t see what happens to the ones who dare swim out of line. Newly caught Erie doesn’t know what the evil landfolk want from her. Alone and voiceless, she watches the other merfolk from the confines of her tank. Broken into submission, they’ve become shells of the once vibrant creatures she knew. But Erie refuses to be subjugated. She’ll get the crowds to see her as something more than simple entertainment—starting with her captor, Finn. While Finn trains Erie in her routine, she secretly teaches herself the air-words he and the other trainers speak. And when the language barrier falls, Finn starts to realize that the gap between human and Mer is smaller than he thought, and maybe it’s not the Mer who are monsters, after all.
My Backward Life by Claire Merle
The last thing Louise Doors remembers is collapsing on her way home from a gig and a boy trying to save her life. Now, six days later, she’s woken up. But she’s not in the hospital, she’s at home, and it seems her life has gone on without her, except everything is messed up. Her best friends hate her, she’s hanging out with a girl she barely knows, and a boy called Dylan wants to meet up to give her a letter. As it turns out, Dylan isn’t just any boy, either, he’s the guy who tried to save her life. Soon Louise will find out exactly what’s been going on in her absence because those missing days are happening again, only in reverse. While each day brings surprising revelations about her family and her friends, Louise draws closer to Dylan, hoping he can help her get her proper life back. But she hadn’t expected to fall in love, nor that these six days might be all she has left. After years of conforming to other people’s expectations, Louise finally has the chance to be true to herself—but only if she can reach out and grab it.
That’s all I’ve picked for this month – Like I said, super short list this month, but I will probably add to it as it goes on as per usual. I want to hear about your reading goals for this month in the comments. Maybe hearing what you guys are excited for will hype me up to read! Have a good day ❤