🎃 Hi babes! I hope you’re having a great day. Today I bring you my TBR of the month of October, where I tell you about the readings that I’ve planned for this month. October, as we all know, is the the horror month and another thing that I like as much as watching horror movies is reading books with a spooky or mystery theme, so that’s exactly what I’ll be doing this month. I think I created a great list, which has me very excited, but in fact, I planned a totally different one at first, but then I changed my mind at the last moment and I think this list fits much better with the theme of this month.
I did such a good job with my reading in September, that I honestly feel excited about adding a little more books than usual to my list this month, I’ll not be pushing myself so hard, but I want to have several choices in case I can read them all, which is always the goal, but even if I can’t, it will be fine. I have 7 book in my TBR: some ARCs, New Releases, another re-reading, which I’m really enjoying doing and an exciting surprise!🎃
🌸I’ll be having vacations this month, I think for 2 weeks,they’ll start on the 16th, we plan this with my boyfriend during the year and I’ll be taking a break from the blog for that weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing this and this blog is my baby, but every year I always need to have some time for myself, it helps me a lot to rest, for myself and for my mental health of course. But then I’ll return as always, I’ll be obviously reading during those days that I’m not here and when I return I’ll tell you everything about it 🌸
ARCs of the Month
What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi
Three secrets. One decision. A friendship that will change everything.
Mellie has always been the reliable friend, the good student, the doting daughter. But when an unspeakable act leads her to withdraw from everyone she loves, she is faced with a life-altering choice—a choice she must face alone.
Lise stands up—and speaks out—for what she believes in. And when she notices Mellie acting strangely, she gets caught up in trying to save her…all while trying to protect her own secret. One that might be the key to helping Mellie.
Told through Mellie and Lise’s journal entries, this powerful, emotional novel chronicles Mellie’s struggle to decide what is right for her and the unbreakable bond formed by the two girls on their journey.
I already started with this one and so far I’m enjoying it, although it will be a very difficult book to qualify due to the topic that it touches, which is abortion and rape. I didn’t really expect such a dark reading when I jumped into it, so I still don’t want to talk much about it, I’m going halfway through, I think, and until now the characters are very good and the book in general is very difficult to put it down
Our Bloody Pearl (These Treacherous Tides #1) by D.N. Bry
The ocean is uncontrollable and dangerous. But to the sirens who swim the warm island waters, it’s a home more than worth protecting from the humans and their steam-propelled ships. Between their hypnotic voices and the strength of their powerful tails, sirens have little to fear.
That is, until the ruthless pirate captain, Kian, creates a device to cancel out their songs.
Perle was the first siren captured, and while all since have either been sold or killed, Kian still keeps them prisoner. Though their song is muted and their tail paralyzed, Perle’s hope for escape rekindles as another pirating vessel seizes Kian’s ship. This new captain seems different, with his brilliant smile and his promises that Kian will never again be Perle’s master. But he’s still a human, and a captor in his own way. The compassion he and his rag-tag human family show can’t be sincere… or can it?
Soon it becomes clear that Kian will hunt Perle relentlessly, taking down any siren in her path. As the tides turn, Perle must decide whether to run from Kian forever, or ride the forming wave into battle, hoping their newfound human companions will fight with them.
This book has so many amazing reviews on Goodreads, I’m really excited and plus, the author has been so sweet in sending me a physical copy to review, and I have to highlight this because I’m an international book blogger so this means the world to me. It also sounds amazing and it’s about sirens, pirates and it also has LGBTQ+ representation so, it just sounds great, I can’t wait
2108 New Releases
City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake #1) by Victoria Schwab
Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one.
When The Inspectres head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV show, Cass—and Jacob—come along. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all of them friendly. Then she meets Lara, a girl who can also see the dead. But Lara tells Cassidy that as an In-betweener, their job is to send ghosts permanently beyond the Veil. Cass isn’t sure about her new mission, but she does know the sinister Red Raven haunting the city doesn’t belong in her world. Cassidy’s powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living and the dead, in order to save herself.
I’m so excited for this book!!!, I’ve heard only the best things about, also reading Victoria Schwab again will be a pleasure. Almost always I feel afraid to read books with so much hype, but this time I feel very calm, I feel that I’ll enjoy it. I also love that it’s Middle Grade, I can’t wait!
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.
But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.
When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late
And again, I haven’t heard anything but amazing things about this book, it’s one of my most anticipated of this year, so obviously I can’t wait to read it. I’ve heard that it’s quite touching and heartbreaking, so I’ll have to prepare myself, but knowing how much I love mystery, I believe that I’ll enjoy it, I’m afraid to say it, but I have great expectations
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.
Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.
But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness.
From the moment I knew about this book, I knew I would have to read it. It sounds really fantastic, I love the Frankenstain story, I wanted to read a book by the author for a while now and also what’s more perfect than this book for this horror season, right?. Plus: The cover is really beautiful
The Merciless (The Merciless #1) by Danielle Vega
Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned
Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.
Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.
Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls . . . unless she wants to be next. . . .
In this chilling debut, Danielle Vega delivers blood-curdling suspense and terror on every page. By the shockingly twisted end, readers will be faced with the most haunting question of all: Is there evil in all of us?
It wouldn’t be a complete horror month without my witchy reading, right?, you know I love witches are my favorite thing in within the paranormal genre, I’m very excited sounds great, involves exorcism and I’m really interested in seeing how this topic is touched, also one of the main characters is called Sofia and I would lie if I said that didn’t catch me, lol. I hope it’s incredible because I would like to continue with the series
In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3) by Alexandra Bracken
Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds.
They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America’s children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the “rehabilitation camps” housing thousands of other Psi kids.
Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, the boy she would-and did-sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.
Well with this book I’ll finish my re-reading of the whole main trilogy and finally I’ll be able to read The Darkest Legacy for the first time, which has me very excited, it will be amazing. I love Zu so I’m dying to see her grow in the next book, it will touch my feelings. Also this particular is absolutely incredible I loved it when I read it for the first time, although it also broke my heart, so we’ll see. It’s a huge book has more than 500 pages, but I think I can read it faster this second time
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
AndSimon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
😍You’ll be asking yourself why this book is a surprise? Well, it is because it’s not me who will be reading it, but MY BOYFRIEND, Milo!💕. He has been wanting to participate in the blog for a while and I really think it’s adorable that he wants to do it. He has always supported me with this project and actually, it’s thanks to all this that he has started to read, so I thought it would be great to have him as a guest on the blog for this month.😃
He’ll be reading this book and reviewing it, so we all know his opinion about it, I’m super excited that he wants to be part of this, I love him with all my heart, so I hope you support him as well, because he’s kind of nervous about it. But I know it will be fun and a new experience for him, I’m also interested in knowing what he thinks about this book, since I’ve been thinking about reading it since it came out. And on the other hand, I know that you’re all good and adorable people so I know that you’ll be very kind to him😍