I’m excited to share the books I’m looking forward to that release in November with you today! Take a look below to see what I’m looking forward to reading, then check back every month on the 15th to see what else I’m looking forward to reading this year!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originally started over at The Broke and the Bookish, and then transitioned to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. This week’s topic is all about our favorite books that have been published in the last 10 years! Take a look at my favorites below…
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…all games must come to an end.
It’s been two months since the last Caraval concluded, two months since the Fates have been freed from an enchanted deck of cards, two months since Tella has seen Legend, and two months since Legend claimed the empire’s throne as his own. Now, Legend is preparing for his official coronation and Tella is determined to stop it. She believes her own mother, who still remains in an enchanted sleep, is the rightful heir to the throne.
Meanwhile, Scarlett has started a game of her own. She’s challenged Julian and her former fiancé, Count Nicolas d’Arcy, to a competition where the winner will receive her hand in marriage. Finally, Scarlett feels as if she is in complete control over her life and future. She is unaware that her mother’s past has put her in the greatest danger of all.
Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun―with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win…and those who will lose everything. . .
Every now and then I read a book that I think would be perfect as a movie or TV show. I’ve seen so many books get optioned lately for TV or movies recently, many of which I had previously read and thought would be amazing on screen, so I wanted to put together a list of books I think would be great as movies or TV shows that haven’t been adapted (yet!). Take a look below and let me know what you think!
I’m excited to talk about all of the books that come out in February that I’m looking forward to! It’s always so hard to not get carried away when writing these lists. I’m curious to hear whether any of these are on your lists too! Check back every month on the 15th to see what else I’m looking forward to reading this year!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s prompt is all about the books on my fall TBR! I’m going to include books that are releasing in fall, as well as books I’m planning to read this fall that aren’t new releases, in hopes of holding myself accountable for getting to some of the books that are on my backlist! Let’s dive in!
Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the public can tune in at any time to watch the live feeds of the prisoners. What makes this prison different is the fact that there are killers on the island, who, allowed by the government, torture and kill the convicted felons that end up there. The audience can watch the murders and place bets on who they think the killer will be for each inmate.
Dee swears she’s innocent, and refuses to become one of the island’s next victims. She forms a group of friends, nicknamed by the public the Death Row Breakfast Club, and together they try their best to stay alive day by day. Dee is determined to find a way off of the island to prove her innocence, but in doing so, has placed herself right in the The Postman’s line of sight.
I’ve seen this tag floating around, and honestly, I don’t know where it originated from because it’s been around for years! I tweaked it slightly so that it worked for me, so read on to find out about the books that I’ve loved, hated, and fangirled over so far this year!
A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.
After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.
The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…the games have only just begun.
Fifteen year old Beck has been playing the piano for as long as he can remember. He longs to play the music he composes in his head, but is forced to play the classics by his violent mother. The more mistakes he makes, the worse the consequences are. As Beck strives for perfection to please his mother, he begins to resent playing the piano all together.
When Beck is forced to partner with a girl named August for a school project, he is drawn to her eternal optimism, but feels forced to push her away. His mother would never approve of the distractions a friendship would create. As August refuses to give up on Beck, he can’t help but wonder if a new life could be waiting just around the corner if he only dares to stand up to his mother. Is he willing to risk everything he’s known for a chance at happiness?