'Tis The Season
Happy December everyone! This is officially the last issue in my first ever volume of Precommendations. I can't believe that it's been one year since I started this series. It's the first series I've ever done on my blog, and I am so proud of myself that I've been able to stick with it. I do plan to continue with volume two next year, so you can count on another issue in January just like always.
I could sit here for hours and I still would not be able to mention all of the blogs out there that deserve it. There are so many unbelievable writers with amazing pages, and I know they have worked incredibly hard to earn their followings. If it weren't for those blogs and the inspiration they provide me, I would not be doing what I love today.
Personally, I have only had one major interaction with an author, but there have been many little run-ins with them online, and every single author has been kind. Some will comment on posts when their books have been featured, and others have even reposted my pictures. Every time this happens, I am always sure to remind myself that they don't have to do these things. I know I'm not a big platform for them to be supporting, so the fact that they pay any attention to my little baby blog is such an honor. I hope that I am able to go out and meet some of my favorite authors in person in the future.
Better Late than Never...?
Hello, everyone! Nothing like bringing some November releases to you halfway through the month, am I right? I know, I know, some of you are probably upset that all of these books will have been released by the time you can read this, but you know what? That's okay! (And that's also what I'm going to keep telling myself as I shrink into my blogging hole and cry about it for while. [Just kidding])
If you would've told me a year and a half ago when I started this blog I would be doing all of these weird things for a book page on the internet, I probably would've laughed at you. But, here we are and yes, I do actually do all of these crazy things. Don't worry, though, it's all worth it for great photos, blog posts, and even just to have some fun.
risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love, violating the fair folks’ ruthless Good Law. There's only one way to save both their lives, Isobel must drink from the Green Well, whose water will transform her into a fair one—at the cost of her Craft, for immortality is as stagnant as it is timeless.
Isobel has a choice: she can sacrifice her art for a future, or arm herself with paint and canvas against the ancient power of the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.
Before we start, I want to take a moment to say that in the grand scheme of things, I have a very small pile of books (physically, mind you) that serves as my TBR pile. The problem is all the books I want to read I don't actually own. If you were to decide to scroll through my Goodreads shelf, (which I don't recommend.) you will find the equivalent of a never-ending black hole filled with books. I'd say it's safe to say my entire TBR is a bit extensive, so let's answer some questions about it!
My current (physical) TBR Pile.
The goal is to finish them all before the new year. :)
Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.
I am so excited for October...changing leaves, cool weather, and not to mention new book releases! There are a bunch of books that I am (not-so-patiently) waiting to be released this month (Because aren't we all? Just give me the books already! ALL THE BOOKS!). I am also excited to learn what you guys are looking forward to, so be sure to let me know in the comments!
Far from the Tree, by: Robin Benway
And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.
This book is definitely not something I would typically go for, but I am actually very excited to see how it is received by the book community. After doing a bit of research on the author, I saw that she is also the author of Emmy & Oliver, which I haven't read, but remember hearing good things about it when it came out. (I also am IN LOVE with this cover. It's like fall threw up all over it.) Overall, I don't know a whole lot about this book, so if you have any more insight about it, I would love to hear from you!
been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
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