Septembre TBR …may the gods of ARCs be with me!

Hi dear friends,

Time to try a September TBR post here.

Try being the key word as these last months two phenomena seem to happen:

1) Authors postpone their book release and their ARC are rescheduled. Hence blogger reschedule too or let them go but as I request few ARCs and only those I really want to read I manage to crunch them between other reads;

2) Netgalley is getting more and more “hostile” to international bloggers. Or rather editing houses on Netgalley. Some I can understand they would not have international rights on the books others …I don’t buy it! I must ahve currently 7 ARCs requested and all under “approval is pending” or “wish for it” or “sorry but we reached our maximum number of ARCs”. Even publishing houses that I used to get approved each time have now some books on “wish for it”!

 

 

Let’s imagine we live in a world with rainbow and unicorns * I need to dream today as my weeks have been hard* what my TBR would look like would be:

Currently reading after you all pushed me!!!

ARC of No Tomorrow by Carian Cole

The people we love are thieves.
They steal our hearts. They steal our breath.
They steal our sanity.
And we let them.
Over and over and over again.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

They say you never forget your first time.
Mine was with a homeless musician who effed my brains out under a bridge.

He was my first love. And fourteen years later, I still can’t get him out of my head.

He broke all my rules.
He also broke my heart.

I watched him climb to stardom, cheering him on from afar.
But I was never a fan; just a girl in love.

Like a tornado, he spiraled, leaving a path of destruction in his wake.

But love conquers all, right? It has to. Because here I stand, ravaged and ruined, needing it to be true.

You can’t go back, but I want to. Back to the bridge. Back to when he sang only for me. Before he was famous. Before he shattered my heart.

I thought I knew everything about him.
But I could not have been more wrong.

He promised me every tomorrow. And here I am, waiting.
And hoping.
Again.

 

Ravensong by TJ Klune (if Book Depository sends the book faster than Amazon!)

Gordo Livingstone never forgot the lessons carved into his skin. Hardened by the betrayal of a pack who left him behind, he sought solace in the garage in his tiny mountain town, vowing never again to involve himself in the affairs of wolves.

It should have been enough.

And it was, until the wolves came back, and with them, Mark Bennett. In the end, they faced the beast together as a pack… and won.

Now, a year later, Gordo has found himself once again the witch of the Bennett pack. Green Creek has settled after the death of Richard Collins, and Gordo constantly struggles to ignore Mark and the song that howls between them.

But time is running out. Something is coming. And this time, it’s crawling from within.

Some bonds, no matter how strong, were made to be broken.

 

ARC Tears of the Storm by A. Meredith Walters

*Blurb contains spoilers for Ashes of the Sun*

Everything I had been raised to believe is a lie.

Prayer became the voice of dishonesty.
Manipulation was disguised as faith.
Abuse was masquerading as devotion.

And the man I worshipped as a leader, as a father, has been revealed to be a monster.

The only choice I have is to run.

To leave The Gathering of the Sun behind me and try to build a new life in a world I have been told is full of evil and corruption. A world that will destroy me.

Love will be my guide. Bastian will help me search for the girl I could have been. The girl who was erased by the people claiming to be my family.

But hope is a fragile thing. Holding onto it in the face of fear and doubt feels almost impossible. Because even the sun can’t keep the clouds at bay.

And I’ve learned the only thing I can do is walk into the storm.

 

More than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

While this book exists in the same universe as Letters to the Lost, it is a standalone title.*

Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.

Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.

When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected. This must-read story will once again have readers falling for Brigid Kemmerer’s emotional storytelling.

 

Timid by Devney Perry

Willa Doon has always been shy. Her quiet demeanor was something she’s always embraced. That is, until Jackson Page moves to town. The one man she desperately wants to take notice struggles to remember her name.

Year after year, Willa stands by, watching as the bartender slash playboy drowns his demons in beer and sex. Then one night, he shows up at her door, suddenly aware that the girl he’s seen around Lark Cove is now a beautiful woman.

Except what he doesn’t remember is that this visit isn’t his first. They spent a night together once before. A night he’s forgotten, thanks to a bottle of tequila.

A night that crushed a timid girl’s heart, and set a broken man on the path to heal them both.

 

Warcross by Marie Lu

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

 

Something Real by Heather Demetrios

There’s nothing real about reality TV.

Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show’s cancellation and the scandal surrounding it, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it’s about to fall apart…because Baker’s Dozen is going back on the air. Bonnie™’s mom and the show’s producers won’t let her quit and soon the life she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. Bonnie™ needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own—even if it means being more exposed than ever before.

 

 

 

Have you read any of these books? What do you plan to read this month?

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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30 Replies to “Septembre TBR …may the gods of ARCs be with me!”

  1. Good luck on your picks! Not sure what’s going on with Penguin Books this year.
    Or other publishers and their treatment of international bloggers. Read Warcross and More Than We can Tell Looks good too. ❤️

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      You too have been turned down by Penguin?

  2. This is great list! I hope you enjoy Warcross, More Than We Can Tell, and Tower Of Dawn! Happy reading! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Raven!

  3. Good luck!
    Sometimes Netgalley baffles me. Even I got declined on a book based on my location. I mean, I’m in the UK, i requested on the UK netgalley… i think it’s just a template excuse sometimes.

    Warcross is on my list as well! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      What? You got declined by Netgalley UK???? WTH???

  4. Good luck on your approvals! Why they don’t like international readers I never understand? A lot of books get translated and they can actually see if it’ll be liked or not in that area!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I don’t understand either Ova but that’s just sad…

  5. Good luck Sophie! Hope you get some approvals!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Trisy!

  6. Great post! I know that feeling about not having enough time to read all the things on your tbr haha. And is it bad I just look at Warcross every time and want to push it to the top of my list just because of that gorgeous cover? <3

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      hahaha very bad Lizzie 😉

  7. I’m horrible at making tbrs and sticking to it. I don’t think I’ve ever successfully stuck to a monthly tbr before. Good luck!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Lorryn!

  8. I’ve been finding a lot of books I want to read request on NetGalley are “Wish For” items, too. I’ve only ever got one book that I “wished for” so I don’t have high hopes for any of them. Most of my regular requests have been going my way, though.
    I liked More Than We Can Tell. I hope you enjoy that one!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Stephanie!!

  9. I need to read the Throne of Glass series ASAP. The seventh book is going to be released soon and I’ve only read the first two in the series. I’m hoping to re-read the first two, then carry-on with the series very soon! I hope you like Tower of Dawn!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I did Jessica Marie thank you <3

  10. I haven’t read any of these but I have my own long list to get to. I have five that need reviews written in the next 2 days. Yikes! At least I have read them all. Mow to get down to it. LOL

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha I know the struggle Laura!

  11. More Than We Can Tell was great and Warcross was fantastic. Take it with a grain, because I love Marie Lu, but it was great. Speaking of publishers, I have no idea what happened between me and Penguin. I had Warcross as a “read now” on EW, and now this year, I am denied for each and every Penguin book I request.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      WTH????

  12. Ouhh all of thoses books looks quite good!

    Ah? I didnt had it happend much (though i havent been on recently – and I use both US and France one); last one I got its the one publisher that have me on « automatic yes » as I reviewed « Behind the Gossamer Veil », which was surprising as I left it at 2/3 stars but Okay

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well sadly it’s been my lot recently but the book of Brigid Kemmerer just made up for it!

  13. I’m starting to hate September. TOO MANY BOOKS!‍♀️

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Exactly!!

  14. I just updated my TBR list over on my blog, it now lists 42 books. Eek!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Bwahahaha I am much much over 42 Alexandra so don’t feel bad please 😉

  15. Great TBR Sophie!
    I hope you enjoy Warcross, it’s one of my favorites!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Kayla!!!

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