Hello and good morning! We are going head-on into September and I’ve got so many amazing ideas and projects that I want to just dig in to! But first, I am so excited to share my first TBR (To Be Read) on my new site!
This month I am going super optimistic and over the top with my reading goals. There are ten books in total I want to read, most of them being YA fantasy. I just came off a hiatus from fantasy, so I’m ready to dive in to these! Without further ado, let’s see the mountain I have waiting for me.
Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
This is the fourth book in the Throne Of Glass series (if you don’t count Assassin’s Blade). I am reading this, trying to get caught up on the series, in preparation for the final book in this series that is coming out this October. I love Celaena as a character. I think she is so badass, clever, and sarcastic and I can’t wait to see more of her in this.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
This is the sequel to Caraval, an amazing novel that wove through this otherworldly carnival. Mystery, adventure, romance, intrigue, that book had it all. Now in Legendary we follow Donatella (sister to Scarlett who starred in Caraval), who now needs to pay for the bargain she made with the Caraval Master. To upkeep her side of the bargain she must now go through the treacherous game herself, and hope she can make it through alive. The world that Stephanie Garber created in Caraval was breathtaking and one of my absolute favorite reads of all time, and I cannot wait to see what she’s created in Legendary.
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
In this novel by Amanda Foody, we follow Sorina who’s spent her life living in the Gomorrah Festival, and has the power to create illusions. These creations are her family, and though they look life-like, they aren’t real. But she begins to question this when one by one her illusions are murdered. This book holds a lot of intrigue for me, as it sounds like it’s going to have a lot of mystery and darkness with a touch of romance.
A Court Of Frost And Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
From what I understand this is a novella that is supposed to bridge her ACOTAR trilogy with her new trilogy that Sarah J. Maas has planned. It is incredibly short, which is kind of relief as it usually takes me a bit to read one of her books. I’m kind of nervous, though, as I’ve seen and heard of some less than stellar reviews of this. I’m not really expecting a lot, though, as this is a novella not a full length novel. So, we’ll see.
An Enchantment Of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
The only thing I know about this is that the main character, Isobel, paints for some type of fair folk (fairies?) and that there is some type of romance in this. Honestly, that’s the only reason I picked this up. I was watching YouTube, and I happened upon someone’s TBR and they mentioned there was an amazing romance in it. As an avid romance reader, why not? And it’s a pretty small novel, so it shouldn’t take me long to get through.
Tradition by Brendan Kiely
From what I understand, the two main characters, Jules and Jamie attend an elite prep school that is steeped in traditional ways and basically want to break out of that tradition. It seems to have a bit of mystery. From the synopsis on the book it says that the school has dark secrets and everyone kind of seems bent to keep it that way. I have to admit, I’m looking forward to reading this.
A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
What really drew me to this was the art on the cover. That cover is gorgeous! A little more digging revealed this has to do with the great-great-great-granddaughter to Sherlock Holmes. While she attends a prep school, a murder takes place that looks suspiciously like one of the tales of Sherlock Holmes himself. I did peek inside for a quick perusal and let me say that I’m excited for this one!
Royals by Rachel Hawkins
So, I’ve been looking forward to reading this for a while. It seems like it’s going to be a quick, light and fluffy contemporary read. The main character’s sister is getting married to a prince and so she (said main character) is kind of thrust into the spot light.
By A Charm & A Curse by Jaime Questell
So I realized after I picked my TBR that this was going to be the third book with a carnival/circus theme to it. I can’t say I’m mad about it. In this Emmaline is recruited into this carnival that is held together by a curse that allows the members to stay young forever. Since she is now a member, she’s stuck unless she can break the curse. But she’s afraid breaking the curse will doom everyone in the carnival, including the boy that she is falling for.
Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard
This book has two prequel novellas/stories to the Red Queen series. I don’t know much about this book, or even the series as a whole, except that there is an intense romance in the series that I can’t wait to get to. From what I do remember, though, is that society is basically split by the color of a person’s blood. Silver are like royalty while red is…….everyone else. The main character is among the commoners when it’s discovered that she has silver blood. The royals try to hide it by engaging her to one of the princes. I hear that there is going to be an intense war, of sorts, and though there’s a killer romance, there’s going to be a lot of heartache as well.
And that is it! This stack of books is seriously so daunting but I think I can do it. And even if I can’t, well I’ll still be reading some amazing books. I hope you all are thoroughly inspired to set some reading goals! Click the button to follow so you can see my reviews. Follow me on Instagram and Goodreads to keep up-to-date on what I’m reading.
But that is all from me today. I hope you all have a fantastic and productive day and I’ll see ya time!
2 thoughts on “September TBR Pile”
Love your carnival theme! You have some brilliant books on here – I really need to get to Daughter of the Burning City!
Thank you! It was so fun making this TBR and I hadn’t realized until the end I had so many carnival related stories in here. But I’m still super excited for these. Thanks for the love! 💖
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