November 2018 New Releases

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This post is a little late in the month so some of these are already out, but that just means you can enjoy those books ASAP. November isn’t an overly crazy month for new releases, so your wallets can relax a bit just in time for Black Friday and Christmas shopping. As always, if I forget anything you’re excited for, be sure to tell me in the comments! Here’s some new books I’m excited for this month:



(A Late) October 2018 Wrap Up

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This is more than a week late, but better late than never, I suppose. In the month of October, I read 9 books. My average rating was 4.56 stars, so it was another good month. I tried to read some spooky books, and I ended up reading a few! Here’s a look at the last month in books for me:


Waiting on Wednesday – We Told Six Lies

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Happy Halloween! It’s time for another Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This week, my pick is We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott.

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Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.

But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.

The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.

And that’s yours truly.

Blog Tour/Review: Toxic by Lydia Kang (Spoiler Free)

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I’m here today to help kick off the blog tour for Toxic by Lydia Kang, hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can find the schedule here. Be sure to check out the content that the other awesome blogs are sharing. I’m sharing my review, and there’s a giveaway at the end of this post if you stick around. Let’s jump in.


Review: Illusions by Madeline J. Reynolds (Spoiler Free)


Title: Illusions

Author: Madeline J. Reynolds

Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

Publication Date: November 6, 2018

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.

Thomas Pendelton was born into wealth and prestige. He has a sensitive heart and wants nothing more than to write poetry. Instead, he is apprenticing for Neville Wighton the Great, an aging magician who has become somewhat crazed over the years in his pursuit of fame. With Thomas’ help, Wighton is about to premiere the greatest illusion seen by man, for Thomas possesses something no other illusionist has: real magic. Many in the theatrical world are desperate to learn Wighton’s big secret. One such magician is Paolo il Magnifico. His apprentice, Saverio Moretti, is also seeking the answer. He has a scheme to get close to Wighton by seducing Thomas but seduction turns to real feelings. Now the young men must struggle to keep the secret of their romance, as well as the secret of Thomas’ magic, as both of these things could cost Thomas his life. Through journal entries, posters, letters, and other documents, ILLUSIONS is a story of love, betrayal, and of course, magic.


Waiting on Wednesday – The Gilded Wolves

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Happy Halloween! It’s time for another Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This week, my pick is The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.

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Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.

Review: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L Armentrout (Spoiler Free)

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Title: The Darkest Star (Origin #1)

Author: Jennifer L Armentrout

Genre: YA Sci-Fi Romance

Publication Date: October 30, 2018

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.

When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…

#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the universe of the Lux in this brand new series, featuring beloved characters both new and old.


Monster Monday – Witches

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It’s finally the week of Halloween, so this will be the last Monster Monday. I’ve saved one of my favorites for last: witches. I have so many recommendations for witch books, so this post will be a bit longer than the other Monster Mondays. I couldn’t bring myself to narrow down the list any more than I already did. All of these book will be YA fiction, but if there’s any interest in books actually about the craft itself, I would consider sharing. It’s something a bit personal that I haven’t shared much on here, but if people would want to see a post about nonfiction witchcraft book recs, I would try to oblige. Without further ado, something wicked this way comes!