What are we reading as August flashes by in a whirlwind of heat and summer haze? We’re so glad you asked! Here’s a list that’s a mix of romance and fantasy for all ages!
Talia Hibbert has quickly become the author that I internet stalk to find out when her books are coming out, they are that good. I cannot wait to see what else this talented writer brings to life because the stories I have read so far are just (insert screeching here)!
Dani Brown, you might remember her as the younger sister of Chloe Brown (that book was soo good as well), has sworn off romance and love thanks to her first love being a complete and utter asshole. So when she begins to flirt with the breathtaking gorgeous security guard on campus, Zafir, she is determined to keep him in the friend zone. When circumstances happen and a picture of the two of them goes viral, Zaf & Dani do the only logical things, they pretend to date; I mean Zafir gets the good publicity for his non-profit and Dani gets sex with no strings attached. Of course sex with no strings is easier said than done and pretty soon both Zaf and Dani are struggling to remember why they are fake dating to begin with.
Talia Hibbert’s books are so much fun and full of soooo much heart….go buy this book as soon as you can, it will not disappoint!
I’ve been in a reading slump, so I went back to one of my favorite teenage trilogies. It took me back to a time when I could easily love a simple story of faeries, politics, magic and cute boy drama. I tore through this book and can’t wait to finish re-reading the rest of the series. I highly recommend going back to a book you adored years ago. Sure, your tastes may have changed but it’s always fun to go back to the feeling of an exciting book you’re more than likely to love.
Do you have high expectations for this book? Raise them. I enjoyed Roanhorse’s urban fantasy offerings but this is a cut above. I absolutely loved this book.
This one has it all. The writing is engaging and perfectly paced, the world-building is rich and well realized, and the characters come to life in aching detail. This reminded me of Fifth Season in that is intricate, well written, and has a distinct flavor wholly its own. After reading countless epic fantasy novels with strong European influences Black Sun brings a refreshing take to the genre with a story influenced by indigenous cultures of the Americas. It is a world filled with subtle magic, cities in cliffs, oceanic canoes, giant crows, intriguing politics, and vengeful gods. The only thing I didn’t love is that it ended on a cliffhanger and now I have to wait for more. If this isn’t already on your pre-order list add it immediately.
I’m never reading only one thing at a time, but it actually wasn’t that hard to pick which of the books I’m in the middle of to highlight. The follow-up to Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky kicks off with the same energy and intensity as the first book in the series, and is reminding me exactly why I love Tristan so much. Witty and clever, vulnerable and a disaster waiting to happen, Tristan is one of the best characters in middle grade literature right now. And this new adventure is going to be just as insane a ride as the last one. Heroes from African American folklore and gods from West African mythology are going to need Tristan to once again band them together to face a new threat–or an old threat. A threat that’s playing on all the trauma Tristan is still dealing with in the aftermath of his first adventure. It’s going to be powerful, it’s going to be fun, and it’s going to be unmissable. Pre-order it now.
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