Last month I gave myself a breather and didn’t set myself a tbr. I had a lot going on in June, including a weekend away where I had zero reading time and I didn’t want to put pressure on myself to reach a reading goal. Other than YALC at the end of the month, I have a quiet July planned, so here’s what I’m hoping to read this month!
The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner
I was blessed to receive an Arc copy of this from Titan Books, it sounds gloriously dark and creepy!
“Remember, my dear, you do not really and truly exist.”
Made of dust and bone and imagination, Irréelle fears she’s not quite real. Only the finest magical thread tethers her to life—and to Miss Vesper. But for all her efforts to please her cruel creator, the thread is unraveling. Irréelle is forgetful as she gathers bone dust. She is slow returning from the dark passages beneath the cemetery. Worst of all, she is unmindful of her crooked bones.
When Irréelle makes one final, unforgivable mistake by destroying a frightful creature just brought to life, Miss Vesper threatens to imagine her away once and for all. Defying her creator for the very first time, Irréelle flees to the underside of the graveyard and embarks on an adventure to unearth the mysterious magic that breathes bones to life, even if it means she will return to dust and be no more.
The Beholder by Anna Bright
This was my May Fairyloot book, it’s a gorgeous edition with dusky pink sprayed edges – I want to read it just for that lol
Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match, a partner who will help secure the future of her people. Now that day has finally come.
But after an excruciatingly public rejection from her closest childhood friend, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic, where a series of potential suitors awaits—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.
From English castle gardens to the fjords of Norge, and under the eye of the dreaded Imperiya Yotne, Selah’s quest will be the journey of a lifetime. But her stepmother’s schemes aren’t the only secrets hiding belowdecks…and the stakes of her voyage may be higher than any happy ending.
The Prince of Dragons by Tameri Etherton
A book that I was graciously gifted at Chapter.con last month, this series has great reviews so I can’t wait to get started!
He made a vow. He’ll go through hell to keep it.
Rhoane always knew he was destined to protect the savior of his people, a woman prophesied to restore balance to his world. The promise he made as a child proves difficult to honor as a young, impetuous man.
Cast out as an exile from his family and home, he wields his rage like a well-honed dagger. Beyond the borders of his kingdom he discovers a world filled with violence and beauty. With carnal temptations before him, Rhoane struggles to reconcile his fate.
If he doesn’t uphold his oath, his future love will fail before she’s even born. The PRINCE OF DRAGONS begins the Song of Swords epic fantasy adventure about honor, family, and unconditional love in the face of mortal danger.
Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Seven – various contributors
Again a book that I was send by the amazing people at Titan Books, I love a good mystery and it’s been a long time since I’ve read a short story collection!
A stunning collection of seven brand-new novellas featuring the redoubtable Sherlock Holmes and his chronicler Dr John Watson.
A collection of seven brand-new novellas written by masters of the Sherlock Holmes pastiche, including Andrew Lane, author of the Young Sherlock series, New York Times bestseller James Lovegrove, and Edgar Award nominee Lyndsay Faye.
Morning Star by Pierce Brown – Audio Book
I’m Just finishing up Golden Son on audio and the narrator is amazing, I’m going to be getting Morning Star the moment my Audible credit rolls around as this series just continues to blow my mind!
Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.
Finally, the time has come.
But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied—and too glorious to surrender.
My re-read pick this month will be the House Edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and as always I’ll pretend that this is the month that I’ll finish Priory of the Orange Tree!
If any of these are on your reading list this month and would like to read along with me then send me a message and we can pick a good time!