recent TBR additions

Recent TBR Additions (20th of September, 2018)

A feature in which I share new books I added to my TBR.

Yes, my friends, it is time for another quick round-up of the new books I discovered and added to my TBR. I have been living that saying of “so many books, so little time” lately, so I was just compulsively browsing Goodreads, podcasts and the interwebs, so here are some books I want to read, someday (hopefully soon).

1. Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce 

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, #1)Why I added it: I am one of those people who has never read a Tamora Pierce book before. It might not be wise to start here (I am pretty sure all of her books are set in the same universe), I really like the premise of this one (and the cover, let’s be real), so I got an ARC of it.  This is a prequel to one of her other series and it follows Arram as he is studying to become a mage (I am hoping the school is mentioned a lot). The story is centered around him and his two best friends, Varice, described as a clever girl with an overlooked talent (aren’t they all?) and Ozorne, a “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. This promises friendship, adventure and magic, and what more can you ask from a book?

2. Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly 

Amberlough (The Amberlough Dossier, #1)Why I added it: Let me quote you the pitch for this book:

Le Carré meets Cabaret in this debut spy thriller as a gay double-agent schemes to protect his smuggler lover during the rise of a fascist government coup. 

I mean, who doesn’t want to read this? This is like a Fantasy, thriller, mystery mix and I am ready for it. All of my friends liked it and it just sounds like something unique and new and fresh, so I am totally on board with this one.

3. Sadie by Courtney Summers

SadieWhy I added it: I am sure you’ve heard about this one, but it mixes two of my favorite things – books and podcasts. After Sadie’s sister is found dead, Sadie is determined to find her killer and bring him to justice. A reporter overhears her talking about this, and gets obsessed with the case. After that, he starts a podcast which tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened. Everyone is obsessed with this book, and it actually has a companion podcast that just started airing. Sounds amazing. I actually have the audiobook for it (thanks Scribd), which has a full cast, so I am really excited to dive into that one as soon as I can.

4. Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro 

Anger Is a GiftWhy I added it: Another YA novel that promises to be incredibly powerful. The story follows Moss, whose father was murdered by a police officer, which not only left Moss without a parent, but ended up giving him bad panic attacks. Years later, Moss and his friends are being targeted and treated like criminals by their own school, so they decide to push back. This has an incredibly diverse cast of characters and I think it’s gonna be amazing.

5. Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram 

Darius the Great Is Not OkayWhy I added it: Keeping it on theme – this book follows Darius, who is od Persian decent and who is dealing with depression. He never truly felt like he fit in, until he travels to Iran to visit his grandparents. There, he meets Sohrab, and for the first time, starts feeling like he has a place in this world. Another novel that promises to be very powerful and heartwarming. Plus, it comes highly recommended from my Twitter friends.

 

And those are some books I recently decided I need to read. As always, let me know how you like these, and tell me all about your recent TBR Additions!

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25 thoughts on “Recent TBR Additions (20th of September, 2018)

  1. Sadie has been getting fantastic reviews, so that one’s on my list! I have Tempests and Slaughter, and I might be, maybe, definitely, 100% am hosting an international giveaway of my blog tomorrow for a finished hardback copy 😉

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  2. oooh, TWO on here that I love – hope you’re a fan of both!! I’m excited to read Darius the Great and Anger is a Gift too!! and I haven’t read a Tamora Pierce either ://

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    1. Your review of Amberlough was what made me add it to my TBR, since ya know, I trust your opinions religiously (except on Truthwitch, but I forgive you 😂). And I have seen so much of Darius on Twitter, I have no other choice but to love it. I don’t know how we missed out on Tamora Pierce?? I am looking forward to checking this one out though!

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  3. I really want to read Tempests and Slaughter too, but I’ve heard that even though it’s still a prequel it’s hard to read if you haven’t read her other books because there’s still a lot of background characters and references that you won’t get. I want to read this one eventually but I think I’ll read some of her other books first.

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  4. I’m never really into prequels because I feel claustrophobic knowing how the characters will end up and the ticking time bomb of waiting for certain events to transpire is too stressful for me, lol. I hope you’re able to read Tempests & Slaughter okay without knowing the world that book’s set in, it may even be better without knowing everyone’s destinies.

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      1. that’s fun, I’m glad you can do that! sometimes I wish the flashy-thingy from Men In Black existed so I could erase my memories of books and go into them fresh with no idea what’s going to happen…it would also be handy with prequels in this case!

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  5. omg when you mentioned Anger is a Gift I felt full-on SADNESS. Such a great book,,, the plot was BRUTAL though!!!??? But the characters are so diverse that it’s worth it. I remember there was a genderqueer friend, a lesbian best friend, Moss is gay + Moss is black (which I sadly don’t see in YA books very often??) BUT OVERALL. I’M CRYING.
    && you know about my undying love for Darius. oh god. ❤ c:

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