To Be Read: July 2021

After a somewhat interesting reading month in June (check out my wrap-up which will be posted later this week) I’m not too sure how to go about planning for July. With a couple of arcs to read and review, one of which is a Christmas book (it’s way too early I know) I don’t really have much I can talk about in this post. However, I have consistently posted these for over a year I really didn’t want to miss a month. 

With that being said here is my very short to be read for July. 

These Hollow Vows (These Hollow Vows #1) by Lexi Ryan 

I’ve wanted to read this for quite a while so I was super excited when the opportunity for an arc came around. Like most of you (I’m assuming) I love a fae story so I can’t wait to get started. 

I will be posting a full review of These Hollow Vows later this month so keep an eye out for that. 

Goodreads synopsis: “Brie hates the Fae and refuses to have anything to do with them, even if that means starving on the street. But when her sister is sold to the sadistic king of the Unseelie court to pay a debt, she’ll do whatever it takes to get her back—including making a deal with the king himself to steal three magical relics from the Seelie court.

Gaining unfettered access to the Seelie court is easier said than done. Brie’s only choice is to pose as a potential bride for Prince Ronan, and she soon finds herself falling for him. Unwilling to let her heart distract her, she accepts help from a band of Unseelie misfits with their own secret agenda. As Brie spends time with their mysterious leader, Finn, she struggles to resist his seductive charm.

Caught between two dangerous courts, Brie must decide who to trust with her loyalty. And with her heart.”

The Near Witch by V.E Schwab

I actually started reading this a few months ago but my Kindle Unlimited subscription ran out before I could finish it. So I am going to attempt to finish this in July which shouldn’t be too hard as I was about halfway through it. 

Hopefully, I remember what was going on because otherwise I will be adding this to my did not finish pile and never looking at it ever again. 

Goodreads synopsis: “The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

And there are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.

But when an actual stranger-a boy who seems to fade like smoke-appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.

Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.”  

Apologies that this was a super short post, however, my reading habits are completely controlled by arcs right now and I can’t talk about most of them as they won’t be published for a while yet. Do let me know what you are planning to read in July as I am always interested in new recommendations! 


Like this post? Why not read this one too: Mid Year Wrap-Up: My Top 4 Reads Of 2021 So Far

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