🌻 Hi, my beautiful bookish friends! I hope you’re having the most incredible day with the best readings.❤️ Today I bring you a new Monthly TBR, where I’m sharing with you my reading plans for the month of November. I can already tell you and surely you yourself will have realized it: this month is an ambitious month, where I’ll be doing many different things, so OMG, it will be a busy month, but I feel super prepared to give my best in each of my activities, so whatever the end result is, I’ll be super proud of myself & I’m already super excited to share everything with you. 🥰
First, I want to tell you that in the month of November the blog is turning 4 years old 🎊, more precisely on November 14, so of course, I’ll be doing something very special that will include a post to share with you celebrating this moment & a Giveaway on Twitter 🌟, so please if you still don’t follow me there, do it, I don’t want anyone to miss the opportunity to participate, but actuality, all this is a simple gesture of love towards you and a way of saying THANK YOU to the support you gave me throughout the years, I’m so grateful for you. 🥺 🥺 🥺
As the title says, I’ll be part of NaNoWriMo for the first time ever this year and I feel super excited about it, I think it will be fun, and I hope it will help me and be an incentive to develop my WIP as much as possible. 👏🏻 What I’m most excited about being part of this event, is being able to share a little of what I write with the world and with you especially, and being able to feel inspired by all the projects that others will be writing, I’m also excited to be able to meet other ideas and share and give them my support, I think it’s a very good time to work on my ideas and finally be able to move forward and give them a better shape. 🌲
Of course, I plan to share the process with you, for that every Sunday of the month I’ll have an update on my writing here on the blog and obviously, if you’re interested, I’ll share a little about what I’m writing, what it’s about, and all that, there are simply many things I would love to discuss with you. 😍
Besides all this, I feel that sharing a little of my project with you could be a lot of learning for me, knowing your thoughts will be fun and I hope that all this experience will help me improve my writing and have new ideas, I’m open to all kinds of respectful criticizing, I want to grow and learn, so I’m ready! I hope you’re interested in sharing this month of writing with me every Sunday & of course, I can’t wait to find out what you’re working on if you’ll participate as well. 🥳
My reading month will be super focused on reading all the ARCs I haven’t read yet, above all, I want to prioritize those that will be released or have already been released during 2020 & And I’ll also be participating in a Blog Tour this month, of which I must say, I’m beyond excited! 🙌🏻 so that will be all my focus on the reading area lol, if I get to read them all then, something that makes me very excited is to start re-reading one of my favorite fantasy series because there’s very little left for the release of the next book in the series. So although this is not really my priority as such in the month, it’s something I want to add just in case, if I can’t with that, though, it’s fine, I don’t feel any kind of pressure, is something I just would like to do. 😊
So my loves, this is all I have for you today, this will be a month with many things, I want you to know that I’ll be very focused on my writing which is fine for me, but still, I will continue to update in the blog as always, only that I probably have to get some posts scheduled, you’ll still have a lot of content. I adore you, I hope you have the best month & I hope you enjoy this TBR, let me know everything you will be reading or doing this month in the comments 😍, and without further ado, let’s get started! 🌻
🔥 Prioritizing 2020 ARCs 💫
🌻 War of the Twin Swords by Julia Goldhirsh | On the night before her Choosing, there were whispers of war in the air.
After binding herself to Clarent, Opal is given a grim prophecy of her future. Alone and ostracized from her clan, she finds an unlikely ally in the sorceresses’ leader, Joan.
Joan is the reason the Sorceress clan wants to attack. She’s prophesied to pull Excalibur from its stone. But her clan wants its powers for a darker purpose.
They have to band together to stop the Sorceress clan’s invasion. Excalibur is on their side, but they’re outnumbered five to one. Can Opal escape this war unscathed?
Or will her prophecy come true?
If you like Merlin and Once Upon a Time, then you’ll love the first book in the Gemstone Massacre series. Buy “War of the Twin Swords” today!
🌻 Shifting Shadows (Narun, #2) by M.J. Bavis | Having faced her past and discovered its painful truth, Kalika is determined to right her wrongs and return to her homeland. Together with the Prince of Narun, she sets off to stop a looming war with the Gorahites. But, with the borders heavily monitored and Hunters breathing down her neck, she is forced into hiding until her seen and unseen scars have healed from her last encounter with enemy soldiers.
When the time comes to leave for Narun, Kalika is faced with a series of choices that will determine not only her destiny but that of her loved ones.
With the fate of two nations in her hands, will the cost of peace require the ultimate sacrifice?
🌻 The Shadowverse: Vengeance by J.C. Gallo | The Shadowforce is back, stronger than ever. One year has passed since Titan’s defeat, and balance reigns between the universes. Guided by the ones they lost, Johnny, Ryan, Sam, Jane, and Rose are beyond all the problems of everyday life, leading Earth into a new era.
Yet, this illusion of peace begins to evaporate when a mysterious, relentlessly unstoppable entity hiding in Earth’s cities begins to wreak havoc, destroying everything and everyone in its path and leaving a bloody trail in its wake. Suddenly, nothing is assured and no one is safe, even the heroes themselves.
Their relationships and character tested like never before, The Shadowforce must embark on an epic journey around the world and between realms, uniting once again if there is any chance to overcome this new foe, one that will not stop until everything they once saved is burned. No matter the outcome, nothing will ever be the same.
🌻 Fantastic Tales of Nothing by Alejandra Green & Fanny Rodriguez | In the first book of this full-color fantasy graphic novel series filled with humor and hijinks, the fate of the land of Nothing hinges on Nathan and an unlikely team of magical beings to save the day—perfect for fans of Amulet and Estranged.
Welcome to Nothing! Despite its name, this is a fantastic land where humans and magical volken coexist peacefully—at least they try . . .
This is the tale of Nathan, an ordinary human (or so he thinks) living an ordinary life (or so he wishes). Everything changes when he meets Haven, a mysterious creature who is neither human nor volken. Oh, and the two of them are being chased by volken mercenaries—a grumpy wolf named Bardou and a delightful crow named Sina.
Nathan soon learns he has mysterious powers, even though humans aren’t supposed to have magic. But there’s no time to dwell on that because this discovery sets the group on a perilous quest across windswept terrain, through haunted forests, and in ancient tombs. Nathan and his unlikely friends must prevent an impending war and defeat a dark evil to save their land.
No pressure, of course. If they fail, everything will turn into, well . . . nothing.
🌻 A Wind From the Rift (The Price of Magic #2) by Bonnie Wynne | The sorceress has broken free of her shackles.
Months of imprisonment have forged Gwyn into something new; something dangerous. Eight dead sorceresses whisper in her ear, hungry for blood and vengeance – and after unleashing the red magic to make her escape, she fears she won’t be able to stop.
All Gwyn really wants is to go home. But as she soon discovers, escaping the Clockwork City may prove an impossible task. The wizards of the Syndicate wage a silent, bloody war over her fate, and to survive, she must play their deadly game.
As strange storms ravage the city and wizards start turning up dead, Gwyn finds herself in more danger than ever. With enemies on every side, the immortal Scions massing their armies, and the dark power inside her growing stronger, she must make a choice… To save everything she loves, is she willing to become the monster the Syndicate fears?
A Wind from the Rift is the electrifying second volume in Bonnie Wynne’s spellbinding fantasy series, The Price of Magic.
🌙 Exciting Blog Tour 🔍
🌻 The Cousins by Karen M. McManus | From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You’ll never feel the same about family again.
Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they’ve never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they’re surprised . . . and curious.
Their parents are all clear on one point–not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother’s good graces. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it’s immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious–and dark–their family’s past is.
The entire Story family has secrets. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn’t over–and this summer, the cousins will learn everything.
👏🏻 Possible Re-readings ⚔️
🌻 An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir | Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
🌻 A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir | Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.
Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.
But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.
Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.