🍂 Hi guys, I hope you’re having a great day and you’re reading delicious stories!. Today I bring you my TBR for the month of April, where I’ll tell you all about the books I plan to read during this month. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I really enjoy reading with cold weather and right now it’s finally starting to get cold in my country 🍃 so I’m living the moment with my books and my coffee and I’m too happy, it’s all I need. 😍 Because of this, this month I feel a little ambitious, I come from months reading only 5 books and I don’t say that’s bad, is an average number for me but I feel I can do it much better and this month I feel with the confidence to add a few more books to my TBR, which is always fun regardless of the final result, right? For some reason adding many books to my monthly TBR gives me adrenaline, I feel like I’m risking my life here, you guys, lol. Well, the thing is that I’ve planned readings which I’m VERY excited about and even more to share it with you. 💕
I have some ARCs, but this time I’m relaxed about it, and I’ll read only 2, both will come out very soon, so I don’t want to add more than I already have to read, you know?, on the other hand, I’ll continue with my challenge to read the books with higher and lower rating in my TBR, last month I read one with the lowest rating, but this month I’m much more excited because I going to read one of the books with the highest rating and I’m dying to tell you which one it is. I’ve planned to read a sequel as well and two 2019 releases, and last but not least, I’ll be buddy reading a very well know and loved book!!! 👏🏻 Ok, so I already feel very excited and I can’t wait to tell you all about these books, so without further ado, let’s start with my TBR for this month 🍂
🌾 Monthly ARCs 🌲
The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta
The spellbinding tale of six queer witches forging their own paths, shrouded in the mist, magic, and secrets of the ancient California redwoods.
Danny didn’t know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they’re ordinary and everyday, though they feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didn’t just find the Grays. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country, because she has something they need: she can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since the summer night she wandered into the woods alone. But before Danny can find Imogen, she finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast, and whatever it is, it can kill. Lush, eerie, and imaginative, Amy Rose Capetta’s tale overflows with the perils and power of discovery — and what it means to find your home, yourself, and your way forward.
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The only thing I needed to know about this book before requesting for it was that it had witches and is queer and besides that, it sounds absolutely great. I haven’t heard many people talk about it which is a shame because I feel it sounds promising, but we’ll see, I’m very excited to read it. I’m very interested in it, as well, because the author also writes Once & Future, a book that was also released this year, and I’m curious to know if her writing will work for me.
The Summer of Ellen by Agnete Friis
Agnete Friis returns with a lyrical, suspenseful new standalone set in rural Denmark that moves between the present and the summer of 1978, exploring obsession, toxic masculinity and the tricks we play on our own memory.
Jacob, a middle-aged architect living in Copenhagen, is in the throes of a bitter divorce and the resulting alcoholic binge when he receives an unexpected call from his great-uncle Anton, who is in his nineties and still lives with his brother Anders on their rural Jutland farm—a place Jacob hasn’t visited since the summer of 1978.
Anton asks Jacob to answer the question that has haunted them both for decades: What happened to Ellen?
To find out, Jacob must revisit the farm and confront what took place that summer—one defined by his teenage obsession with Ellen, a beautiful young hippie from the local commune who came to stay with Anton and Anders, and the unsolved disappearance of Jacob’s best friend’s sister. What he finds is that none of these events were what they seemed, though they have affected the course of his entire life.
Story Locale: Rural Denmark
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This book is not my normal type of reading, I know, but I’m trying this year to expand my readings and then I thought it could be an interesting book to read. I also love mystery so I’m always happy to get into a good mysterious story, the blurb sounds very good, I feel it could be a good movie but we’ll see.
🌟 Challenge || The Higher Rated Book ☄️
Skyward (Skyward #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with that of her father’s—a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa the daughter of a coward, her chances of attending Flight School slim to none.
No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.
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I’m currently reading this book and believe me, I get into it a little intimidated since it’s a big book and it’s also sci-fi, which’s a very difficult genre for me but right now I go about 100 pages through, not much considering that it has more than 500 pages, but so far I like it, it has many spatial terms that scare me a little lol, but in general terms it goes quite well. I like the main character, I think she’s different isn’t the typical girl that we usually read in YA, so I appreciate that and I admire her strength and her courage, probably not everyone would like her, though, because she has a special character, but I like her so far and I’m interested in knowing how the plot will continue. I’m also super excited because it’s a Brandon Sanderson book and I’m like “Hi Mom, I’m reading Sanderson!!” LOL. Finally, it’s happening
🌿 Buddy Reading 🌿
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin’s orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.
Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously–and at great risk–documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father’s prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.
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I’m going to buddy read this book with the beautiful Rita💕 of Bookish Rita and I’m SO excited, it will be my first experience reading a book with someone that I’m not physically present with, you know?, so I hope to be good at this and not sucks completely but well, I’ll try my best and I’m also excited for the book we’ll be reading!, it has been in my TBR for, I don’t know, years, and it’s ridiculous because I know that many of you love this story and I know it will be moving and I’ll probably cry because I’m all feelings. I’m ready for this!
🌔 There’s MORE!… A Sequel & Two 2019 Releases 💫
A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab
It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift–back into Black London.
Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games–an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries–a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.
And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.
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Well, I read A Darker Shade of Magic last month and I really enjoy it, my review is uploaded to the blog very soon, I promise, and of course, I want to continue with the trilogy.
I think I’m seeing a pattern in my readings this month, I have several books with more than 500 pages, I don’t know why I’m doing to myself this but here I am lol.
I really want to know what happens with the characters, I’m dying to read about them again, and I really liked the ending of the previous book so we’ll see how I feel about this one, I hope to explore a little more of the worlds
The Devouring Gray (The Devouring Gray #1) by Christine Lynn Herman
Branches and stones, daggers and bones,
They locked the Beast away.
After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four Paths, New York. Violet may be a newcomer, but she soon learns her mother isn’t: They belong to one of the revered founding families of the town, where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods.
Justin Hawthorne’s bloodline has protected Four Paths for generations from the Gray—a lifeless dimension that imprisons a brutal monster. After Justin fails to inherit his family’s powers, his mother is determined to keep this humiliation a secret. But Justin can’t let go of the future he was promised and the town he swore to protect.
Ever since Harper Carlisle lost her hand to an accident that left her stranded in the Gray for days, she has vowed revenge on the person who abandoned her: Justin Hawthorne. There are ripples of dissent in Four Paths, and Harper seizes an opportunity to take down the Hawthornes and change her destiny-to what extent, even she doesn’t yet know.
The Gray is growing stronger every day, and its victims are piling up. When Violet accidentally unleashes the monster, all three must band together with the other Founders to unearth the dark truths behind their families’ abilities—before the Gray devours them all.
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This book is one of my most anticipated of the year, I was so lucky to have won it on a Twitter Giveaway so now that I’ve it in my hands I can’t wait to read it so, being honest, maybe I prioritize other readings this month, but I wanted to put it here, anyway, because I know I can’t contain myself with it and I probably end up picking it up to read this month. It sounds incredible, like everything I love, it seems to be atmospheric and mysterious and I can’t wait, I’m excited !. Please I hope you don’t disappoint me book
Shadow Me (Shatter Me #4.5) by Tahereh Mafi
Fan favorite character Kenji Kishimoto narrates this gripping companion novella to Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, set during the explosive events in Restore Me!
Juliette is still reeling from Warner’s betrayal, and Kenji is trying to balance his friendship with her with his responsibilities as a leader of the resistance against the Reestablishment. Things get even more interesting when an unexpected person from Omega Point’s past surfaces.
The ending of Restore Me left readers gasping, and this novella full of Kenji’s signature sass and big heart is the perfect story to tide fans over until Defy Me, the shocking fifth book in the Shatter Me series, hits shelves in April 2019.
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I don’t think this needs explanation, right?. We all love Kenji !, I love Kenji, you love Kenji and here we are, being simple humans loving Kenji Kishimoto, and I’m all for having a little more of this boy