We are solidly into the month of June and yep, I am only now doing my wrap up post. Sorry guys! It’s been crazy busy! After taking several days off to travel to New Orleans for the Booklovers Con in May, the rest of the month flew by and I am just now getting caught up on a back load of ARC’s and reviews. If you missed what happened on the The Reading Chick last month, read on! I’ll give you a rundown and provide some links just in case you want to catch up.
GREAT MAY READS!
Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards #1) by Jennifer Estep
“I am a big fan of Jennifer Estep’s YA Mythos Academy series because I have a fondness for fantasy action novels. Kill the Queen was right in my sweet spot and when I finished I immediately gushed about it to anyone that would listen to me. If you like fantasy novels you MUST read Kill the Queen it’s one of my favorite novels so far this year. “
Click this link to purchase! Kill the Queen (A Crown of Shards Novel)
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
“”If you are looking for a fast, fun, vacation bound book then you must give The Unhoneymooners a try out. If your own vacation is lacking that sizzle and spark -this novel will fire you right up! Plus give you a good laugh as well. “
Click this link to purchase! The Unhoneymooners
Fiercely Emma (Cake series #3) by J. Bengtsson
“I had previously read books one and two, but for some reason stopped with Fiercely Emma came out. Emma hadn’t been my favorite character and I think because I wasn’t drawn to her I put off reading the book. I’m going on record to say that I made a bad decision….I LOVED Finn and the two of them together are such good awesome sauce! “
THIS CHICKS SUNDAY COMMENTARY & BLC CON ’19
As I mentioned in my intro my sister and I went to the Booklovers Con in New Orleans last month. I met so many authors and also went to a few blogger events and met other bloggers and some contacts at a few of my favorite publishers. It was fun, eye opening, and very educational. I shared two posts from the actual event and if you missed them here are the links for you to check them out. Next year this convention is in Nashville, where I live and I’d love it some bloggers came and we could all get together!
I also wrote a little memory post as an Ode to my mom for Mother’s Day and just in case you missed my Wrap Up post for April, here’s the link!
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR JUNE?
I’d love to say June will slow down a bit, but the truth is that I have a ton of books still on my TBR, many of them with reviews required. It’s not a task because I love reading so much but when you have four books to read that all start on 6/25? I’m a bit in panic mode. LOL.
Here are some of the books I’m looking forward to reading this month. Look for my reviews!
Six months ago, writer and bookstore owner Maddie Hanson was left at the altar. Since then, she’s had zero interest in romance—despite the fact that she runs a book club full of sexy eligible bachelors. But when her latest novel is panned by an anonymous blogger who goes by the name Silver Fox—and who accuses her of knowing nothing about passion—she decides to prove her nemesis wrong by seeking a romance hero in real life . . .
There’s the smoldering rock musician, the bookish college professor, and her competitive childhood friend who may want to steal her bookstore more than her heart. Even Silver Fox is getting in on the action, sending Maddie alarmingly—and intoxicatingly—flirtatious emails. And that’s not all. Her ex wants her back.
Now Maddie is about to discover that like any good story, life has twists and turns, and love can happen when you least expect it—with the person you least expect . .
Click this link to purchase! Dating by the Book
“Few crimes are reported as quickly as a snatched kid.”
That’s what the officer tells single mother Aubrey Finch after she reports a kidnapping. So why hasn’t anyone reported the little boy missing? Aubrey knows what she saw: a boy being taken against his will from the park. It doesn’t matter that the mother can’t be found. It doesn’t matter if no one reported it. Aubrey knows he’s missing.
Instead, people question her sanity. Aubrey hears the whispers. She’s a former stay-at-home mom who doesn’t have primary custody of her daughter, so there must be something wrong with her, right? Others may not understand her decision to walk away from her safe life at home, but years of hiding her past – even from the people she loves – were taking their toll, and Aubrey knows she can’t be the mother or wife she envisions until she learns to leave her secrets behind.
When the police refuse to believe her, she realizes that rescuing the boy is up to her alone. But after all the secrets, how far is she willing to go? Even to protect a child.
Click this link to purchase! Wherever She Goes: A Novel
My heart wasn’t part of the deal when I bargained for my life,
But assassins so rarely keep their word.
Exiled Charmer Leena Edenfrell is running out of time. Empty pockets forced her to sell her beloved magical beasts-an offense punishable by death-and now there’s a price on her head. With the realm’s most talented murderer-for-hire nipping at her heels, Leena makes Noc an offer he can’t refuse: powerful mythical creatures in exchange for her life.
Plagued by a curse that kills everyone he loves, Noc agrees to Leena’s terms in hopes of finding a cure. Never mind that the dark magic binding the assassin’s oath will eventually force him to choose between Leena’s continued survival…and his own.
In a game of trust and half-lies, only one thing can be certain: traps capture more than beasts and ensnared hearts are impossible to untangle.
Click this link to purchase!
Kingdom of Exiles (The Beast Charmer)
Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.
When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…
Click this link to purchase! Storm and Fury (The Harbinger Series)
ALL OF THESE FOUR NOVELS ARE BEING RELEASED ON JUNE 25TH, 2019 EXCEPT STORM AND FURY WHICH RELEASES JUNE 11TH.
If you’ve read to the bottom, then thanks and I hope you enjoyed my look back at what happened on The Reading Chick in May.