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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently rereading A Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’m also trying to quickly finish up A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee.

Antonia- I’m currently reading Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

What did you read most recently?

Amanda- I most recently finished A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout and The Anthropocine Reviewed by John Green.

Antonia- I most recently read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

What will you read next?

Amanda- I haven’t decided what my first read of spooky season will be yet. But if you want to check out my Magical Readathon TBR for the options, you can find that here.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Artemis by Andy Weir.

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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently rereading From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout because I needed something familiar while on vacation.

Antonia- I’m currently reading Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

What did you read most recently?

Amanda- I most recently finished Isn’t It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams.

Antonia- I most recently read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

What will you read next?

Amanda- Next, I think I’m going to pick up That Weekend by Kara Thomas.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Artemis by Andy Weir.

What’s everyone currently reading?

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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts and Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia. I’m also listening to The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson.

Antonia- I’m currently reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

What did you read most recently?

Amanda- I most recently finished Key of Light by Nora Roberts.

Antonia- I most recently read The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.

What will you read next?

Amanda- Next, I’m planning to read a few things. I have the audio of The Antropocene Reviewed by John Green borrowed from my library. I’m also planning to read Key of Valor by Nora Roberts to finish the trilogy.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

What’s everyone currently reading?

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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently in the middle of a few books. I’ve started and paused a few stories because I’m saving some for when I go on vacation. So, I’m reading The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig and Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’m listening to A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon but I’ve also started The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green.

Antonia- I’m currently reading The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.

What did you read most recently?

Amanda- I most recently finished Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey.

Antonia- I most recently read Starsight by Brandon Sanderson.

What will you read next?

Amanda- Next, I’m planning to pick up The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson.

Antonia- Next I’ll read The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi.

What are you reading this week?

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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig.

Antonia- I’m currently reading The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.

What did you read most recently?

Amanda- I most recently finished A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers.

Antonia- I recently read Starsight by Brandon Sanderson.

What will you read next?

Amanda- The Dating Dare by Jayci Lee is next to be released on the list of eARCs I need to read. So, probably that.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Legacy by Nora Roberts.

What’s your reading update this week?

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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading What We Devour by Linsey Miller.

Antonia- I’m actually in between books but about to start The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.

What did you read most recently?

Amanda- A few days ago, I finished The Darkness Outside Us by Elliot Schafer.

Antonia- I just finished Starsight by Brandon Sanderson.

What will you read next?

Amanda- I have no clue what I’m going to read next.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Legacy by Nora Roberts.

Let us know your W’s for this week in the comments!

Amanda’s NetGalley Shelf #2

Hey, lovelies! Back in February, I did my first post dedicated specifically to the books I have been approved for on NetGalley. You can find that post here. Today, I’m back with an update on that post and sharing what books I’ve been approved for since then. My reviews for the books that I’ve read will be linked as the titles. I’m going to keep this short and get right into it.

Approvals I’ve Read

Blood Sworn by Scott Reintgen
The story of the phoenix horses is finished in this sequel. This sequel is less about the horses and more of a political fantasy about people at war. But there’s fascinating magic. I highly recommend this one.

Honey Girl

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
I am completely obsessed with this book. It’s an accidental marriage story, but it does so many good things for the conversation of mental health. They writing is lyrical and stunning. There were so many lines of this story that really spoke to me.

Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft
A house that is creepy, but not magical. There’s healing magic and I liked the characters. This wasn’t a super memorable story for me aside from those details and the main character is bisexual.

Namesake by Adrienne Young
I’m in love with this series. This is the sequel to Fable which is the pirate story of my dreams. Namesake opens up the world of Fable so much more. There’s secretes revealed and so many emotional developments with the found family we’ve come to love.

Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas
A modern day Peter Pan retelling. This was way darker than I was anticipating and I really enjoyed it. The plot was a bit slow to start, but I think many will love this one.

The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody
Middle-grade fantasy will forever be one of my favorites. This one will be on that list. This is such a great story about finding your passion. The main character hates everything about what’s happening to him, but it’s only because of the expectations that he thinks are on him.

The Infinity Courts (The Infinity Courts, #1)

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
This one will be making my favorites list of 2021. I loved everything about this story and I don’t even know how to explain why. It’s a unique story filled with diverse characters and an incredible plot.

To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters
I thought this was a fun and quick read. There were a few things that I didn’t love about this, but it was still fun and fluffy to read.

Victories Greater than Death by Charlie Jane Anders
Anders finally makes it into the YA market with this one. I really enjoyed this story. I loved the found family. I loved the epic space adventure. The galaxy is at war and our main character might just be the last hope to save it.

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers
The Wayfarers series is one that I will love forever. This installment is a quieter story. It’s the story of four people that find themselves stuck together. They don’t always get along, but they talk and get to know one another. I loved this series.

Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein
This is the only ARC that I have DNF’d so far in 2021. I just couldn’t stand to read anymore about this main character.

Gilded Serpent (Dark Shores, #3)

Gilded Serpent by Danielle L. Jensen
I don’t know how I have two pirate series on one list, but Dark Shores is one of my favorite series. It follows a diverse cast, with to die for romances, and politics galore. I think it’s a fascinating series.

Counting Down with You by Tashi Bhuiyan
This was a fun story, but I had a few issues that I couldn’t help notice. These issues took away from my enjoyment of the story, sadly.

Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler
I have another favorite of 2021. This one hit parts of my soul that I didn’t know needed to be hit. It follows a bisexual girl that doesn’t know she’s bisexual. She’s figuring things out. But when her long time crush finally shows interest in her, all she can think about is the girl she met over the summer. I wish this book existed when I was younger.

Legacy by Nora Roberts
Roberts’ books are always comfort reads for me. This one was no different. The characters are well developed and even the ones I didn’t like, I knew well and rooted for them. It was a fun read while I was reading it, but not one that I think will stick in my mind.

Approvals on my TBR

The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans #1)

The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim
Publication date: May 4, 2021
Another Rick Riordan Presents title and they never disappoint. This one is about an adopted Korean-American girl that just wants to have the same magic as the rest of her family. So, she and her sister cast something to make that happen and obviously things don’t go as planned.

Better Together by Christine Riccio
Publication date: June 1, 2021
This is a story about sisters that don’t know about one another, think of Parent Trap. I love sibling relationships. So, I’m hopeful that I’ll enjoy this one even though I didn’t love Riccio’s debut.

Trouble Girls by Julie Lynn Rubin
Publication date: June 1, 2021
A queer YA reimagining of Thelma & Louise is all I need to know about this one.

A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow
Publication date: June 1, 2021
A Song Below Water was one of my favorite books that I read in 2020. So, I’m very excited for this sequel that follows Naema, who we met in the first book.

Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun

Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa
Publication date: June 8, 2021
This is the story of a young man that impulsively comes out, nine months before graduation and has to deal with living in a small town filled with expectations that represses his true self. I cannot wait to read this one.

Rea and the Blood of the Nectar by Payal Doshi
Publication date: June 15, 2021
One of the comparison titles is Aru Shah and the End of Time and that’s all I needed to know to be interested.

A Season of Sinister Dreams by Tracy Banghart
Publication date: June 22, 2021
I love Banghart as a human being. I met her at a book festival and I felt like we bonded in a way that I haven’t felt with any other author interaction. So, I will read all of her books until the end of time. The book also sounds good as hell.

What We Devour by Linsey Miller
Publication date: July 6, 2021
A powerful woman trying to keep her power a secret? Sign me up. I’ve seen lots about this book from the author’s twitter and it’s gotten me super excited for this one.

Flash Fire (The Extraordinaries #2)

Flash Fire by T.J. Klune
Publication date: July 13, 2021
I loved the first book in this series. So, I’m dying to get into the second. I loved the way Nick’s ADHD was shown. I liked the superhero aspect as well. Plus, friends to lovers is my favorite.

A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers
Publication date: July 13, 2021
Robots abandoned humanity and escaped into the woods. They agreed to come check in, but when they do, the question of ‘what do people need?’ isn’t an easy one to answer. But it must be answered before the robots can return to the woods.

The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig
Publication date: July 20, 2021
I honestly don’t really know much about this book except something about a spooky house.

The Dating Dare (A Sweet Mess, #2)

The Dating Dare by Jayci Lee
Publication date: August 3, 2021
This is a romance novel by an author I’ve liked before. The romance in this one starts with a game of truth or dare and I’m here for that.

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould
Publication date: August 3, 2021
A debut novel about ghosts in a small town, things you don’t want to meet in a dark corner, and finding a home. I’m excited for this debut novel. I think it’s going to somehow be both spooky and heartwarming.

Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publication date: August 17, 2021
I don’t know what this is about but I’ve really enjoyed her books in the past, so I think I’ll probably like this one too.

Cazadora by Romina Garber
Publication date: August 17, 2021
Magical werewolves. I loved the first book and this is the sequel.

A Spindle Splintered

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
Publication date: October 5, 2021
I can’t tell if this is actually a Sleeping Beauty retelling or not, but Harrow is one of my favorite authors.

I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin
Publication date: October 12, 2021
This seems like it’s going to be a summer camp sort of story but with people going missing and maybe some murder.

The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling
Publication date: October 19, 2021
Anther one that I don’t know much about aside from it’s a gothic horror (which is something I’m trying to dip my toes into) and some friends have read and loves it that I share a similar reading taste to.

You've Reached Sam

You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao
Publication date: November 2, 2021
Julie and her boyfriend, Sam, have plans for the future, for their future together. But then Sam dies and Julie tries to act like he never existed so she can move on. But then things take a sci-fi twist when she calls Sam and instead of his voicemail, he answers the phone.

Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood
Publication date: November 9, 2021
The synopsis tagline is that this is an Ethiopian inspired Jane Eyre retelling. It’s also the authors debut fantasy novel.

So, this has been an update on my NetGalley TBR. These are the book since I’ve read since my last post about this and the books I will be reading in the near-ish future. What new books are on your TBR to read soon?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently listening to Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson.

Antonia- I haven’t started anything new yet.

What did you read recently?

Amanda- I most recently finished Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare and Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpartick.

Antonia- I just finished A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas.

What will you read next?

Amanda- This week, I’m planning to binge read some eARCs that I’ve been slacking on before Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo comes in the mail.

Antonia- I’m not sure what I’ll pick up next. I have so many books on my TBR right now.

These are our W’s this week. What are yours?

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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently only a few pages into Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare. I’m also still working my way through the audiobook of The Fiery Heart by Diana Gabaldon.

Antonia- I’m currently reading A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas.

What did you read recently?

Amanda- I most recently finished rereading Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. You can read my review here.

Antonia- I recently read A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.

What will you read next?

Amanda- Next, I plan to pick up King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo in anticipation of its sequel.

Antonia- Next I’ll read A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas.

This has been another weekly reading update. Leave your answers in the comments!

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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading a few things. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, The Fiery Heart by Diana Gabaldon (still), Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas, and We Could be Heroes by Mike Chen are all on my ‘currently reading’ shelf.

Antonia- I’m currently reading A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas.

What did you most recently read?

Amanda- I most recently finished Fire by Kristin Cashore.

Antonia- I recently finished A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.

What do you think you will read next?

Amanda- Next, I’m going to continue a few things. I will pick up Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo after I finish Six of Crows. I will also continue reading my ARCs on my Kindle, The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody is up next on that list. I’m also hoping to read Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare this month. For bookclub in March, I’m planning to read The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle. So, those are what’s up next for me.

Antonia- Next I’ll read A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas.

And that’s another weekly reading update from us. What are your answers this week?

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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, and Namesake by Adrienne Young. I’m also very slowly working my way through The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldom.

Antonia- I just started A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas.

What did you read recently?

Amanda- Yesterday, I finished my reread of Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

Antonia- I most recently finished A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.

What will you read next?

Amanda- I don’t know what I’m going to read next. But a few books I want to read in March are: Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and Fire by Kristin Cashore.

Antonia- Next I’ll read A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas.

This is what we’ve been reading/will read next. What about you?

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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout and listening to The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan.

Antonia- I’m currently reading The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco.

What did you recently finish reading?

Amanda- I most recently finished Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke.

Antonia- I most recently read The House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas.

What do you think you will read next?

Amanda- Next, I’m going to pick up The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow.

Antonia- I’m not sure what I’m going to read next.

Thanks for reading. Let us know what you’re reading in the comments!

WWW Wednesday

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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. I’m still listening to Dark Age by Pierce Brown. I also started Inheritance by Malinda Lo.

Antonia- I’m currently reading The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco.

What did you recently finish reading?

Amanda- Most recently, I finished Adaptation by Malinda Lo.

Antonia- I most recently read The House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas.

What do you think you will read next?

Amanda- Next, I’ll hopefully pick up The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab or something for Tome Topple.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam.

Thanks for reading. Let us know what you’re reading in the comments!

Amanda’s GoodReads Choice Awards Challenge – Update

Hi, lovelies! I’ve been making pretty good progress on reading the books nominated for the  GoodReads  Choice Awards. I’ve had to play catch up for a few series, but I still think I’ve been getting to a few books that I definitely should have read by now. I’m just going to talk about the categories that I’ve read books from. I will create a new post when the final nominees are released with which books I’ve already read from the categories and which I hope to get to before voting ends.

Fantasy

Year One by Nora Roberts
I have finished Year One and will be starting Of Blood and Bone later today.

The City of Brass & The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
I loved both of these, but will have to see the final nominees to see which book will get my vote.

Romance

The Kiss Quotient The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

I really enjoyed all three of these books, plus the ones nominated that I read earlier in the year. I’m excited to see which books make it to the final round.

Science Fiction

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

I loved this book. It was different from most of what I read but just absolutely beautiful. It will be hard to top this one, but there are a few from this category for me to read still.

Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

The Toll by Neal Shusterman
I absolutely loved this. It got my vote for the semi-final round, but there’s still a few more books for me to read before the final vote.

Renegades by Marissa Meyer
I plan to pick up Archenemies in the next few days so I can get to the finale of the series.

Caraval, Legendary & Finale by Stephanie Garber
While I enjoyed this series and I’m glad I finally read it, I don’t know that it can beat the others in this category.

Middle Grade & Children’s

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

I loved this but it’s up against some other books I really loved. Also, I still have a few to read from this category.

Have you read any of the books nominated for the GoodReads Choice Awards? Are you going to read any before the final round of voting ends? Let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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