Monthly Wrap-Up | April 2023

Hello Everyone! Now that I'm reviewing what I read throughout the month of April, I'm realizing didn't have a great reading month. I didn't like most of the books I read and my best books of the month are rereads. During the month of April, I read 9 books. Of those 9, two were rereads … Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up | April 2023

Meet Me at the Lake – Carley Fortune

Genre: RomancePublisher: VikingPages: 336Release Date: May 2, 2023 Fern Brookbanks has wasted far too much of her adult life thinking about Will Baxter. She spent just twenty-four hours in her early twenties with the aggravatingly attractive, idealistic artist, a chance encounter that spiraled into a daylong adventure in Toronto. The timing was wrong, but their … Continue reading Meet Me at the Lake – Carley Fortune

Out of the Ashes – Kara Thomas

Genre: Mystery, Thriller Publisher: Thomas & MercerPages: 286Release Date: May 1, 2023 A woman’s investigation into her family’s murders uncovers lies, secrets, and dangerous truths in a heart-wrenching novel of suspense. When she was thirteen years old, Samantha Newsom’s family was murdered and their Catskills farmhouse set ablaze in an unsolved crime that left nothing … Continue reading Out of the Ashes – Kara Thomas

For You and Only You (You #4) – Caroline Kepnes

Genre: Mystery, Thriller Publisher: Atria BooksPages: 448Release Date: April 25, 2023 Joe Goldberg is ready for a change. Instead of selling books, he’s writing them. And he's off to a good start. Glenn Shoddy, an acclaimed literary author, recognizes Joe's genius and invites him to join a tight-knit writing fellowship at Harvard. Finally, Joe will … Continue reading For You and Only You (You #4) – Caroline Kepnes

The Bone Shard War (The Drowning Empire #3) – Andrea Stewart

Genre: FantasyPublisher: OrbitPages: 624Release Date: April 18, 2022 Haven't read the previous novels? Check out my review of The Bone Shard Daughter and The Bone Shard Emperor. Lin Sukai has won her first victory as Emperor, but the future of the Phoenix Empire hangs in the balance – and Lin is dangerously short of allies.  … Continue reading The Bone Shard War (The Drowning Empire #3) – Andrea Stewart

Untethered Sky – Fonda Lee

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: TordotcomPages: 160Release Date: April 11, 2023 From World Fantasy Award-winning author Fonda Lee comes Untethered Sky, an epic fantasy fable about the pursuit of obsession at all costs.A Most Anticipated in 2023 Pick for Polygon | Book Riot Ester’s family was torn apart when a manticore killed her mother and baby brother, leaving her with nothing but … Continue reading Untethered Sky – Fonda Lee

WWW Wednesday | March 29, 2023

“Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time … Continue reading WWW Wednesday | March 29, 2023

The Foxglove King (The Nightshade Crown #1) – Hannah F. Whitten

Genre: FantasyPublisher: Orbit BooksPages: 400Release Date: March 7, 2023 In this lush, romantic new epic fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Hannah Whitten, a young woman's secret power to raise the dead plunges her into the dangerous and glamorous world of the Sainted King's royal court.  When Lore was thirteen, she escaped a cult in … Continue reading The Foxglove King (The Nightshade Crown #1) – Hannah F. Whitten

Scorched Grace – Margot Douaihy

Genre: MysteryPublisher: Gillian Flynn BooksPages: 320Release Date: February 21, 2023 Sister Holiday, a chain-smoking, heavily tattooed, queer nun, puts her amateur sleuthing skills to the test in this debut crime novel. When Saint Sebastian's School becomes the target of a shocking arson spree, the Sisters of the Sublime Blood and their surrounding community are thrust … Continue reading Scorched Grace – Margot Douaihy

The Writing Retreat – Julia Bartz

Genre: Mystery/ThrillerPublisher: Atria/Emily Bestler BooksPages: 320Release Date: February 21, 2023 The Plot meets Please Join Us in this psychological suspense debut about a young author at an exclusive writer’s retreat that descends into a nightmare. Alex has all but given up on her dreams of becoming a published author when she receives a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: attend an exclusive, … Continue reading The Writing Retreat – Julia Bartz