March TBR … How so it’s already one week in the month??? And your point is?

Hi friends,

I KNOW that there is already one week gone this month but as time is flying by between Corona virus crisis, helping friends to write their book and making funko pop well, I had no time to post this!

Anyway as usual this is a tentative TBR as it will depends of:

-Some ARCs I may or may not get;

-Some book that can take a loooooong time to ship to my humble abode. Some days you’d think Belgium is lots smack in the middle of Africa for how long it takes to ship pre-orders. You’d think they’d guess that if I pre-order a book it’s because I NEED IT PRONTO!

-My mood, as simple as that!

So here are THE CHOSEN ONES (see if we share any):

The Guy in the Middle by Kate Stewart ….already read as I am posting this TBR late! Adult romance.

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott …see The Guy above. Historical fiction.

 

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare: probably my most awaited of the year with the one just below! I even pre-ordered a special box from Illumicrate! Fantasy YA

Chain of Gold is the first novel in a new trilogy that stars the Shadowhunters of Edwardian London.

Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London…and so does a remorseless and inescapable plague.

James Herondale longs for a great love, and thinks he has found it in the beautiful, mysterious Grace Blackthorn. Cordelia Carstairs is desperate to become a hero, save her family from ruin, and keep her secret love for James hidden. When disaster strikes the Shadowhunters, James, Cordelia and their friends are plunged into a wild adventure which will reveal dark and incredible powers, and the true cruel price of being a hero…and falling in love.

 

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas  (Crescent City series) : I ordered Waterstone special edition as Amazon was taking so long to deliver my …pre-order! Fantasy YA

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas launches her brand-new CRESCENT CITY series with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance.

 

Twice a Wish by Pepper Winters (book two of Goddess Isle) VERY adult romance (read hawt and twisted)

“There was a monster once. A monster who bought me, controlled me, and took away my freedom.
There was a man once. A man who dealt in myth and secrets, hiding behind his mask, making me hunger and wish to know the truth.”

Eleanor Grace belongs to the man and the monster, hating them both but unable to deny that something links them. Something she doesn’t want to feel, something that traps her as surely as the sea surrounding the island where she serves.

Sully Sinclair belongs to his past and the black and white script his life has become. He views his goddesses as commodities—possessions to be treated kindly but firmly. The only problem is…Eleanor is different.

She’s jinxed him.
Cursed him.
Awakened him.
She’s a goddess with the power to ruin him.

 

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St James. It seems 2020 is the year I am dabbing my toes in mystery/horror . Plenty of ghosts and murder in this one.

The secrets lurking in a rundown roadside motel ensnare a young woman, just as they did her aunt thirty-five years before, in this new atmospheric suspense novel from the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.

Upstate NY, 1982. Every small town like Fell, New York, has a place like the Sun Down Motel. Some customers are from out of town, passing through on their way to someplace better. Some are locals, trying to hide their secrets. Viv Delaney works as the night clerk to pay for her move to New York City. But something isn’t right at the Sun Down, and before long she’s determined to uncover all of the secrets hidden… 

 

 

 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyne Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid : Adult fiction

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ’80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means–and what it costs–to face the truth.

 

Honor Lost by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre : YA science fiction and conclusion of the series.

Space renegade Zara Cole may have finally met her match. Lifekiller—a creature that can devour entire planets—is spreading terror throughout the universe, and it seems nothing can stand in the monstrous godking’s way.

Reeling from a series of battles, Zara and her wounded band of allies are going to need a strategy before they face Lifekiller again. Zara’s street smarts may not be enough when their enemy could be anywhere, destroying civilizations and picking his teeth with the bones.

And just when it feels like she’s reached a special place in her bond with Bea and Nadim, an ex from Earth with an ax to grind comes after her with nefarious intentions. With human enemies, alien creatures, and mechanical stalkers on her tail, it’s down to the wire for Zara to save the galaxy—and the people she calls home—before the godking consumes them all. 

 

 

Crush the King by Jennifer Estep : Audiobook. Fantasy NA and conclusion to that amazing trilogy

A fierce gladiator queen must face off against her enemies in an epic battle in this next thrilling installment of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep’s Crown of Shards series—an action-packed adventure full of magic, murderous machinations, courtly intrigue, and pulse-pounding romance.

Queen Everleigh Blair of Bellona has survived the mass murder of the royal family, become a fearsome warrior trained by an elite gladiator troupe, and unleashed her ability to destroy magic. After surviving yet another assassination attempt orchestrated by the conniving king of Morta, Evie has had enough. It’s time to turn the tables and take the fight to her enemies. 

There is no better opportunity to strike than during the Regalia Games, a time when warriors, nobles, and royals from all the kingdoms come together to compete in various sporting events. With the help of her loyal friends, Evie goes on the attack at the Regalia, but things don’t turn out the way she hopes. Soon, she is facing a terrifying new threat, and she will have to dig deep and learn even more about her growing magic if she has any chance of defeating her foes.

Because to secure her throne and ensure her kingdom’s survival, Evie must think like a true Bellonan: she must outsmart and outwit her enemies . . . and crush the king.

 

In An Instant by Suzanne Redfearn : YA fiction. 

A deeply moving story of carrying on even when it seems impossible.

Life is over in an instant for sixteen-year-old Finn Miller when a devastating car accident tumbles her and ten others over the side of a mountain. Suspended between worlds, she watches helplessly as those she loves struggle to survive.

Impossible choices are made, decisions that leave the survivors tormented with grief and regret. Unable to let go, Finn keeps vigil as they struggle to reclaim their shattered lives. Jack, her father, who seeks vengeance against the one person he can blame other than himself; her best friend, Mo, who bravely searches for the truth as the story of their survival is rewritten; her sister Chloe, who knows Finn lingers and yearns to join her; and her mother, Ann, who saved them all but is haunted by her decisions. Finn needs to move on, but how can she with her family still in pieces?

Heartrending yet ultimately redemptive, In an Instant is a story about the power of love, the meaning of family, and carrying on…even when it seems impossible.

 

One of  Us Is Next by Karen McManus: YA mystery and …waiting for my copy to arrive!!!

The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling thriller everyone is talking about, One of Us Is Lying! There’s a new mystery to solve at Bayview High, and there’s a whole new set of rules.

Come on, Bayview, you know you’ve missed this.

A ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up since Simon died, but in the year since the Bayview four were cleared of his shocking death, no one’s been able to fill the gossip void quite like he could. The problem is no one has the facts.

Until now.

This time it’s not an app, though—it’s a game.

Truth or Dare.

Phoebe’s the first target. If you choose not to play, it’s a truth. And hers is dark.

Then comes Maeve and she should know better—always choose the dare.

But by the time Knox is about to be tagged, things have gotten dangerous. The dares have become deadly, and if Maeve learned anything from Bronwyn last year, it’s that they can’t count on the police for help. Or protection.

Simon’s gone, but someone’s determined to keep his legacy at Bayview High alive. And this time, there’s a whole new set of rules.

 

That’s it! What is on your March TBR? Do we share some books?

Thanks for reading.

Sophie

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32 Replies to “March TBR … How so it’s already one week in the month??? And your point is?”

  1. Olivia-Savannah says: Reply

    My reading for March has been on the low down so I haven’t really been reading that much 🙁 I am just not in the mood to turn pages. But I hope you can read all of these! I see you have a review of the seven husbands of evelyn hugo so I am going to go to that right now because I need to know what you think! I think almost all of the book community is busy reading Chain of Gold and Crescent City at the moment 😛

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha yes and in the meantime I began Chain of Gold Olivia LOL

  2. So excited for Crescent City! I hope that your books come quickly. 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      It finally arrived!!! I am reading Chain of Gold right now but then …

  3. Looks like a great reading month! I got Crescent City on audio and am just starting The Shadows Between Us…

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Caro I would love listening to Crescent City but it’s not available in my region!!!!

      1. Noooooo! Its 27 hours!

  4. I’m curious about The Sun Down Motel! I do hope you enjoy these when you get around to them, Sophie. Happy reading! 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I loved The Sun Down Motel Lashaan!

  5. This is a great TBR! I’m still waiting for my HOEAB copy. I’m also looking forward to read Honor Lost, and One Of Us is Next this month.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      It seems that we have a similar TBR Raven!

  6. Gosh, so many exciting books on this list. I’m also looking forward to read House of Earth and Blood, my audiobook request came in! Crush the King is also on my TBR, and I actually managed to get to the Sun Down Motel and omg it was amazing! Such a good mystery/thriller!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Mogsy I realized that I can’t have House of Earth and Blood in Audio !!!!! Not opened to my region sigh!

  7. I just started the Sundown Motel too…it’s my “bathroom book”, so these books generally take me longer to finish, LOL!!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Really??? That’s amazing! Message me when you’ll be done Trisy!

  8. I just love the covers of Crescent and Chain of Gold. they’re so beautiful. Happy reading Soph.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      The are Lili!!!! And thank you!

  9. You have some massive books on the TBR, but it’s CC and SJM, who I always enjoy. I liked One of Us is Next, but again, I am a McManus fangirl. I hope you find lots of gems on the TBR

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Sam!

  10. You’re in for such a good read with The Sun Down Motel! I also can’t wait to read the Sarah J. Maas.

    Good luck getting through all your reads!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Angie!

  11. This looks like a great TBR. Evelyn Hugo and The Sun Down Motel are two of my favorites. I just picked up a copy of Sarah J. Maas’ latest so I’ll be looking forward to your review for that one.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I can’t wait for your review too Suzanne!

  12. Alex @bookblurbca says: Reply

    Wow, and I thought it took long enough for stuff to get here, in Canada, Sophie. By the way, that’s a great selection of titles, can’t wait to hear what you think of some of them.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I will make my way …slowly through them Alexandra!

  13. Is shipping to you always bad? Or is it made worse by the Corona Virus? I hope you get all your books asap!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      No that’s usually bad as far as pre-orders on Amazon are concerned…most of the time!

  14. I loved One Of Us Is Next! Can’t wait to see your review when you get your copy. It does not disappoint

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Fingers crossed!!!! :-)))

  15. Em @ The Geeky Jock says: Reply

    I started House of Earth and Blood yesterday … and might have stayed up till 2AM reading. (Plus side: I’m at the half-way point!) I found the first c. 80 pages quite overwhelming — exposition overload — but the story settled by c. page 100. And it’s AMAZING! I have no idea how we’re all going to survive the way to book 2.

    1. Em @ The Geeky Jock says: Reply

      * wait to book 2. (too sleep deprived to type at this point … )

    2. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Em I still need to read it! I hope to finish Chain of Gold today or tomorrow!!! The it will be onto SJM!

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