This meme is hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading. By the first Saturday of the month, I’ll pick three books from my massive TBR pile and then you will vote which one I read. Majority vote wins and I’ll post the winner on the second Saturday of the month. Then I will read the book and on the last Saturday of the month I’ll share what I thought about the book you picked for me to read. Fun right ? I’ve tweaked this meme just a little and will also share with you what I plan to read for the month. Voting is at the bottom.
Happy Saturday y’all! This month I’m participating in the Caffeinated Reviewer’s Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge which started on March 1st (aka Thursday). My goal is to finish at least 10 books during this challenge (for more info on my goals click above). I think this is doable. I managed to read/listen to 9 (and DNFed 1) books from my TBR list in February out of the 13 I listed. Not too bad I guess 😀 Because the point of the challenge is to read books published prior to March 1st of this year, I’ll be reading mostly old ARCs that I didn’t get a chance to read yet and hopefully a few from my own TBR pile.
The New Dark by Lorraine Thomson: I’m both afraid and excited to start this book. The blurb sounds right up my alley, BUT the reviews are horrible….like the overall rating is 2.99 😳 I love dystopias and I love the sound of this one with mutants and a post-modern society SO I will tentatively read this one.
Spindle Fire by Lexa Hilyer: A retelling I’m really looking forward too. The publisher recently sent me copies of both this one and Winter Glass which comes out mid-April. So I really need to get to reading….plus it’s Sleeping Beauty. I’m excited 😀
The Strategist by Gerrard Cowan: I LOVED the first book of this series The Machinist. It is one of the most unique stories I’ve ever read. To say I’m excited to read this one is an understatement. In fact, I’m embarrassed it’s taken me this long. I received a copy from Netgalley in the Fall last year AND somehow read the release date as August of this year 🤦🏼♀️ My bad! It’s high on the list to read this month.
Nemesis by Anna Banks: I am in need of a good high fantasy to sweep me away and I’ve heard this one will do that. High stakes adventures, a little romance…yes please!
The Falconer by Elizabeth May: Fairies and historical fiction are my go-to when I need an escape from reality but want something that could have potentially happened…does that make sense? I don’t know how I missed this book when it was first released, but I cannot wait to read it now!
Cold Summer by Gwen Cole: Time travel, WWII, PTSD, future and present colliding….everything I love in a good sci-fi book. I cannot wait to get into this one. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve had a copy since before it came out last year. Somehow I just missed it on my Kindle.
Free Space by Sean Danker: Admiral was one of my favorite reads from 2016, even if my review doesn’t reflect that. I cannot wait to return to this world and find out more about the main character, the empress, and this war.
Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey: I love a good dystopian so this is on the top of my priorities this month. I can’t believe I’ve had it for so long and have yet to read it. I plan to remedy that ASAP.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige: This is my #2018HW pick for March. I have a newfound love for retellings, and The Wizard of Oz was always a favorite of mine. SO I cannot wait to read this one.
Unread Books from Previous TBR
Time to Vote!
Most humans have no idea that a dark and deadly underworld, filled with magic and monsters, exists. They wander through life blissfully ignorant of the supernatural world around them. Nora Jacobs is different. Nora knows exactly what kinds of hellish creatures haunt the streets of Detroit.
Thanks to a unique set of psychic abilities, Nora has managed to steer clear of the underworld most of her life. But all that changes the night the most powerful vampire in the city discovers her gifts and decides to use her as a tool to find one of his missing clan members.
As if that’s not bad enough, Nora believes she’s cursed. All her life, people, especially men, have been drawn to her—some to the point of obsession and violence. Underworlders, it seems, are not immune to this curse, and now she’s caught the attention of some of the most dangerous monsters in the city.
Neck deep in an investigation only she can solve, Nora quickly makes as many new allies as she does enemies. Her biggest problem is staying alive long enough to decide which is which.
Blood Oath by Raye Wagner and Kelly St. Clare
Dark Fantasy. Dragons. Intrigue. Romance.
More than anything, I crave adventure. But in the disease ridden land of Verald, life is mapped out much like the well-established rings of our kingdom.
At the very heart reigns our vicious king and Lord Irrik, an invincible dragon shifter, at his side. Their power poisons the land and the people, leading to a steadily mounting number of enemies.
But change is coming.
When the rebellion surges, the king strikes back. Captured by Lord Irrik, I’m suddenly embroiled in a deadly game. One where I’m desperate to understand the rules.
Because I’m not only fighting for my life… but also a love that could be the very key to my freedom.
Ever Leath, leader of the deadliest crew within the Magical Enforcement and Containment Agency’s ranks, has always known she’s a half-breed—until a visit from her estranged mother changes everything. She’s determined to marry Ever off for political gain, no matter the consequences—even if it means Ever’s life.
Searching for the truth leads to disturbing doubts about Ever’s heritage, and just as answers appear, so does Dare Fitzpatrick. Captain of the Royal Goblin Guards and son to the current Goblin King, he claims he knows who Ever’s real father is and that she could be in danger. Ever doubts Dare, until he helps her escape the clutches of her would-be suitor and grants her shelter within the Goblin Kingdom.
Staying in Goblin, which has previously been off-limits to half-breeds, is a risk Ever has to take to keep everyone she loves safe. Neither of them planned on the fiery heat between them, but Dare won’t take no for an answer. Ever knows she can’t risk losing her heart to the cocky goblin, despite her attraction to him. At least that’s the plan.
Until it all falls apart.