I don’t think I did too bad this month – in terms of buying books. I already know June is going to be jammed packed with books. With ALA and two book boxes, and various other purchases and deliveries, I’m glad I wasn’t too liberal with my spending this past month.
I don’t know where I’m going to put all these books. I guess it’s about time to just donate all the books that I have set aside for donation, instead of hanging on to them.
Anyways, I’m super excited to finally own most of these books and I cannot wait to read them!
Again, but Better – Christine Roccio
2x copies – Target Edition and Barnes and Nobles Exclusive Signed Edition
Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal—but Shane’s made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?
Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time’s a ticking, and she needs a change—there’s nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She’s going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure!
Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.
Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic—the possibilities are endless.
I absolutely loved this book, and if you want to know my full thoughts and feelings, you can check out my review here!
Kingsbane – Claire Legrand
Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien—but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist.
Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity’s long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption—fear of becoming another Rielle—keeps Eliana’s power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted—by embracing her mother’s power, or rejecting it forever.
I really enjoyed Furyborn when I read it last year, so I knew that I would be picking up the sequel when it came out. I cannot wait to dive into this massive book, but in the meantime, I’ll just keep staring at the gorgeous cover. If you want to know my thoughts and feeling about Furyborn you can check out my review here!
Nexus – Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
Her ship is gone, her crew is captured and notorious mercenary Androma Racella is no longer the powerful Bloody Baroness, but a fugitive ruthlessly hunted across the Mirabel Galaxy. The bloodthirsty Queen Nor now rules most of the galaxy through a mind-control toxin and she’ll stop at nothing to destroy her most hated adversary.
Andi will risk anything, even her precious freedom, to find a cure. Stranded with her unlikely ally, Dex, on the unforgiving ice planet of Solera, their plan to infiltrate a black-market city proves dangerously irresistible.
Back in Arcardius, Nor’s actions have opened Mirabel to invasion. As Andi’s crew fights to regain their freedom, Andi and Dex discover a threat far greater than anything they’ve faced before.
Only by saving their mortal enemy can the crew of the Marauder make one last desperate strike to save the galaxy—unaware that a shattering, centuries-old secret may demand the most wrenching sacrifice of all.
I read Zenith last year and was pretty disappointed in it – you can check out my full review here. It fell really flat for about 85-90% of the book, but the ending left me curious enough to want to know what happens next. I don’t think I’ll be getting to this any time in the near future, but I will be reading it and hopefully it’s better than the first book in the series.
Wicked Saints – Emily A. Duncan
Shelflove Crate Exclusive Signed Edition
Okay, I’m not listing the synopsis for this book because it was in my haul from last month – yes, I have three finished copies of this book and I’m not even upset about it. I read this book last year and loved it and I cannot wait to get my hands on book 2! You can check out my full review for Wicked Saints here!
We Are the Perfect Girl – Ariel Kaplan
She’s the beauty, I’m the bold one–together, we are the perfect girl…
Aphra Brown is bold and outgoing. Her best friend, Bethany, is achingly beautiful. Individually, they could both do a little better in the self-esteem department, but together? Together, they have what it takes to win over Greg D’Agostino, a proverbial “ten,” who happens to be fluent in six languages–seven if you count the language of smoldering gazes . . .
What begins as an honest mistake turns into an elaborate deception, wherein Bethany goes on dates with Greg while Aphra coaches her on what to say, and texts him in the guise of Bethany, trying and failing, all the while, to tamp down her own hopeless crush. It’s only a matter of time before things come crashing down. The question is: What will happen when Greg finds out? And can Aphra and Bethany’s friendship survive the fallout?
From the author of We Regret to Inform You comes a witty, warm-hearted exploration of love in all its forms, and a cris-de-coeur for self-acceptance when the pressure to be perfect is overwhelming.
Honestly, this wasn’t even on my radar, until a friend gave it to me. After reading the synopsis, it sounds like it might be kind of funny and a pretty good read. I’m definitely going to check it out, and maybe take it on vacation with me.
Aurora Rising – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…
A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering
And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.
They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.
I cannot wait to read this book. I’m a sucker for sci-fi and Amie and Jay keep delivering. I hope I get to this soon, but my TBR is so giant right now and I’m so behind, it might have to wait for a little bit before I pick it up.