Library Reads #44


Library Reads: I’m a huge fan of libraries. I tend to visit the library quite often, and I even come across great finds. These Library Reads posts are where I write a tad about the books I’ve borrowed.

In this post I’ll write about what books I borrowed, and what I think of the books before I actually start reading them. Whether what I say is a sentence or a few sentences long, here I catalogue the books I’ve borrowed. — From doing these posts I hope to spread a little love for libraries and the stories they can give us.

Have you borrowed any books lately? 


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Young Adult Books Borrowed

Scion of the Fox (The Realms of Ancient, #1) by S. M. Beiko

know I’ve seen Scion of the Fox around in the internet somewhere. I just cannot remember where. Which is just. so frustrating. anyhoo…. Scion of the Fox, I found out, is a YA Fantasy Mystery. And to be honest, I’ve been wanting to read more Fantasy Mysteries — so if you have any recommendations, throw ’em at me.

As per usual to my mystery novel finds, I didn’t, and still haven’t, read the synopsis for Scion of the Fox. I might read the premise before I sit down and read it, but I might just skip doing that and only read the synopsis after I’ve finished my review of the book.

In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira

I know I’ve heard of In Search of Us before. And I did express a little interest in the book. I might’ve actually recommended In Search of Us as a purchase recommendation to the library.

What I know about In Search of Us is that this novel is a YA Realistic, Contemporary Fiction novel. That’s about it. I also know that the cover is absolutely freakin’ gorgeous. I love the text and how the confetti looks so real.

The Graces (The Graces, #1) by Laure Eve

So I saw that The Graces was on the shelf at my local library. What drew me into reading about The Graces was the spine, actually. There’s a pentagram on the spine, along with some stars. And then when I saw the cover for The Graces, I was pretty much shocked. I love the paperback cover for this book.

did look into what The Graces was about. Actually, scratch that. I skim-read the synopsis for The Graces, and then I checked GoodReads on whether or not The Graces was a series, and if it was, I wanted to make sure that The Graces wasn’t a book further along into the series. I’m glad and relieved that The Graces is the first novel. You don’t know how many times I’ve gone home with a book, only to figure out that said book wasn’t the first of its’ series.

What I do know about The Graces is that they might not be human. And because of that people are drawn to them. I also got from the synopsis is that The Graces are actually a people, and they’re extraordinarily beautiful and have well….a lot of grace in what they do. I could have read that wrong though.

The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck

I believe that I’ve only read one of Houck’s works before, so I don’t really know what to expect within Lantern’s Ember.

Yet the synopsis sounds so interesting, and the cover is too pretty to pass up.

I hope that there’ll be quite a bit of intrigue, and plot within Lantern’s Ember—-because I already know that Lantern’s Ember is filled with Fantasy elements. Those of which I am super excited to read about.

Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury

What drew me in about Last of Her Name was obviously the cover. It’s so freakin’ gorgeous. I can’t help but check out the synopsis. To my surprise, Last of Her Name reminded me a lot about the Anastasia Disney film. So I’m hoping that Last of Her Name will be similar to Anastasia, but more Sci-Fi/Fantasy themes to the story.

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi – Translated by Cathy Hirano

I’ve been wanting to read The Beast Player ever since I first read about it on Netgalley a few-ish months ago. The Beast Player … my imagination has already gone wild, but trying to reel that excitement in is difficult. I can’t help but expect great, action-filled moments. Aside from that, I don’t know what to expect from The Beast Player.

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Trying to Re-Read

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Daughter of the Burning City is actually going to be a re-read for me. I had planned to review this novel before. in fact I had a drafted review in my nots on my phone. And then my phone freakin’ died on me. So I not only lost my drafted review of Daughter of the Burning City, but I lost about 20 other reviews as well.

It’s been a long time since I last read Daughter of Burning City. Hopefully I’ve forgotten a lot, because I actually remember quite a bit. When I sit down to re-read Daughter of the Burning City, I hope to be re-surprised by a few things.

Sweet (Series Books 1-4) by Wendy Higgins

The Sweet series is a four part series wherein there’s quite a bit mythology and god like characters within the novels. Or maybe it’s angels?? I can’t quite remember. Which means that I’m going to be re-reading and reviewing the Sweet series! Another thing about this series–off-handedly, is that I don’t think I’ve read the fourth book in the Sweet series, so that should be…….interesting.

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These are the books that I’ve borrowed. Have you read them? If you have, what did you think?

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!

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