Library Reads #48

Hello hello! 👋 Welcome back to my blog! Today’s post is about the books I’ve recently borrowed from the library. My Library Reads! I hope you enjoy–and let me know if you’ve read any of the books I mention today. I’d love to know what your thoughts on the book(s) are.

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.


The first time I tried to write this post, was back in August of 2020. It’s been a while since I’d done a Library Reads post.

Here’s what I’ve gotten from the library back in August 2020. It’s been a long time, I know! 😂

Chosen by Taran Matharu

Chosen on GoodReads

Chosen is a book that I’ve had on my tbr for a while now. I believe that I’ve had my copy pre-pandemic, though I never got around to reading it. So I’m hoping to change that! Especially so, since Chosen is due back in three days (as I’m writing this) so I’ve got to read it fairly quickly! Haha 😆

Nevertheless, I am excited for Chosen! I believe that this is the first female protagonist story that Matharu has gotten published. So I’m excited! Chosen is an assassin story so I’m even doubly excited!! I’m doing a little happy dance (more of a sway tbh)! Did I mention that I’m excited?

Paranormalcy by Kierstin White (Books 1-3)

The Paranormalcy trilogy on GoodReads

Paranormalcy is a book that, again, I’ve had on my tbr for a while, but actually never got around to reading it. I actually came across the Paranormalcy trilogy by going through my online account at the library and perusing the For Later section. Gotta say that the For Later section of the online library helps me soo much!

I’m looking forward to reading the Paranormalcy trilogy (even though they’re due back in 3 days as well)!

The Guinevere Deception by Kierstin White

The Guinevere Deception on GoodReads

I’ve heard good things about The Guinevere Deception so I’m actually really looking forward to reading it! TGD is a book with Fae, if I’m remembering correctly, and I love fae stories! Apart from that, I know I’ve read the synopsis for the book, but I…don’t remember a lot of detail. Which suits me fine! I’d like to dive into The Guinevere Deception not really knowing anything.

Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal

Ink in the Blood on GoodReads

Hmmm…If I’m remembering correctly, I tried to get Ink in the Blood as an ARC via NetGalley. I’m pretty sure that I got declined as well, which is totally fine! I get to read Ink in the Blood via the library so it’s a good outcome in my opinion!

Now A Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy

Now A Major Motion Picture on GoodReads

To be completely honest with you, I’m over-the-top picky when it comes to both Sci-Fi novels as well as Contemporary stories. HOWEVER, Now A Major Motion Picture sounded too good to pass up, and I’m incredibly happy that my library acquired this book, as I’ve been wanting to read it for over, what, 2 years now?

I’m SO excited to read Now A Major Motion Picture!!

Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

Priest of Bones on GoodReads

Priest of Bones is a book I found via the second novel, Priest of Lies. I found Priest of Lies on NetGalley, and before I requested it, I checked GoodReads to see if it was the first in the series or not. When I found that it wasn’t, I was a little bummed out, but I checked the library to see if they had it, and to my surprise, they did! So I ended up borrowing both Priest of Bones, and Priest of Lies, and I couldn’t be happier!

The titles for both books are too intriguing to pass up! I honestly hope I enjoy reading these two…if I don’t I’m probably going to be upset with myself, haha 😆

NOTE: I DID borrow POB, and tried reading it. Ultimately I DNF’d it quickly into the story. I didn’t want to read a story of war.

Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chipeco

Wicked As You Wish on GoodReads

I adore Rin Chupeco’s writing (surprise!), yet… I tend to fall off the face of the internet (quite a lot actually) so I was totally shocked when I found out that Chupeco had come out with not one, but two books. In my mind they came out super close together in dates…am I wrong? 🤔

To be fair, I don’t quite know what Wicked as You Wish is about apart from the main character ending up being a total badass.

City of Beasts by Corrie Wang

City of Beasts on GoodReads

I came across City of Beasts when my local library had opened up again 😭. The moment the library closed (for safety measures of course!!) I immediately knew that my almost weekly visits came to an end and let me tell you, I was so bummed out by that.

When the library opened back up again, City of Beasts is one of the first books I picked up to take home!

City of Beasts piqued my interest all because of the main character’s little brother, whom was kidnapped. Then (in my opinion), the MC does whatever it takes to get him back. Even working with the opposites in society, known as Beasts.

And tbh, the premise totally got to me and I need to know what happens, 😝.

The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa De la Cruz

The Queen’s Assassin on GoodReads

The Queen’s Assassin is a book that I have been looking forward to for like, a year and a half. An assassin who works for the Queen? Sign me up. I don’t need to know more. Just gimme this book and leave us alone for a few hours.

Fdjaklfjd Yes, I needed that little keyboard jumble. I just. LOVE assassin stories, okay? I’m kind of obsessed. If you’ve got any recommendations for me, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Storm and Fury on GoodReads

It’s been a while since I read an Armentrout novel! So I thought I’d pick up with Storm and Fury. Especially since I’m not ready to read the last book of her other series “A Wicked Trilogy.”

I don’t know what Storm and Fury is about, but I expect winged people for some odd reason(?). Totally because the cover of the book has wings/feathers on it.

The Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood

The Summer Dragon on GoodReads

There was a book that I borrowed awhile back and all I remember of that book was that the book was absolutely monstrous. And that the cover of the book was white with this big ass white dragon on the front, I think, roaring? ANYWHO, I was looking for it in the library without recalling who the author was, or what the title was, and found The Summer Dragon.

And I thought, since it’s still summer where I live (I am SO jealous of people who aren’t in the summer months right now), what a great un-ironically ironic time to try and read The Summer Dragon.

I have no clue what The Summer Dragon is about, though I do think I’m going to have to mark TSD as DNF, since there will no doubt be triggers that I don’t want to deal with.

Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie

Bone Crier’s Moon on GoodReads

BCM is a book that I’ve been meaning to get around to reading for. So. Long. I know little-to-nothing about Bone Crier’s Moon, and I’d like to keep it that way, so, no spoilers please!!

MANGA

Tomo-chan is a Girl! By Fumita Yanagida

I’ve borrowed volumes 1-6 and I’m super excited about it! I haven’t read a physical copy of a manga in so long, I miss it !

QQ Sweeper by Kyousuke Motomi

I’ve borrowed the first volume of QQ Sweeper since I’ve been really curious about the possibilities that the QQ Sweeper story line has. I have absolutely no idea what is in store for me tbh.

Queen’s Quality by Kyousuke Motomi

Again, I’ve borrowed the first volume of Queen’s Quality, and I gotta say… I believe I have to read one manga series to understand the other? I think I’ve to read Queen’s Quality before I read QQ Sweeper.

I’ll google to double check whenever I get around to reading these last two manga series though.

Note that in the meantime, I’ve returned and re-borrowed some of these books.

Phew! We made it to the end, friend. Thank you so much for not only stopping by, but for taking a gander at my not at all entirely recent Library Reads post. It means more than you know!

Were there any books mentioned today that you’ve read? Tell me what you thought about them, I’d love to know.

Happy Reading!
Adele


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