I’m hoping that September will provide a much better reading month. Slight spoiler for my wrap-up, which will be posted in a few days, but honestly it’s been pretty bad. I’ve been in a huge slump this month and I think I am just about on the other end of it now.
As always I have a few arcs that I am going to read, but I also want to make use of my Kindle Unlimited subscription whilst I still have it (three months in and I’ve read one book). If you have any recommendations for great and possibly short reads on there that would be amazing!
Little Thieves by Margaret Owen
*I was sent an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
This book sounds incredible. The cover is definitely what first drew me in because, well, it’s stunning. But the synopsis is the reason why I really want to read this.
I will be most definitely posting a full review of this so keep an eye out near the end of September to see what my thoughts and opinions are.
Goodreads synopsis: Once upon a time, there was a horrible girl…
Vanja Schmidt knows that no gift is freely given, not even a mother’s love–and she’s on the hook for one hell of a debt. Vanja, the adopted goddaughter of Death and Fortune, was Princess Gisele’s dutiful servant up until a year ago. That was when Vanja’s otherworldly mothers demanded a terrible price for their care, and Vanja decided to steal her future back… by stealing Gisele’s life for herself.
The real Gisele is left a penniless nobody while Vanja uses an enchanted string of pearls to take her place. Now, Vanja leads a lonely but lucrative double life as princess and jewel thief, charming nobility while emptying their coffers to fund her great escape. Then, one heist away from freedom, Vanja crosses the wrong god and is cursed to an untimely end: turning into jewels, stone by stone, for her greed.
Vanja has just two weeks to figure out how to break her curse and make her getaway. And with a feral guardian half-god, Gisele’s sinister fiancé, and an overeager junior detective on Vanja’s tail, she’ll have to pull the biggest grift yet to save her own life.
The Princess Trials (THE PRINCESS TRIALS #1) BY CORDELIA CASTEL
The title of this one is what is drawing me in. I’ve found recently that I really enjoy these types of books where there’s a battle royale kind of situation going on. I’m thinking this is going to be a similar process to The Selection by Kiera Cass, but a lot more cutthroat. Which sounds excellent to me.
I went through a period of time last year where I was really into books about monarchy so am looking forward to seeing what the royals are like in the world of The Princess Trials.
Basically, this is a kindle unlimited title and I want to get some actual use out of my subscription before it runs out next month. Wish me luck.
Goodreads synopsis: “Thirty young women. A handsome prince. A battle to the death
Water is scarce. Deserts have taken over the land. Nuclear war has devastated humanity. Humans live in walled super cities to keep out the irradiated. The land that was formerly known as America is divided into kingdoms ruled by royal elites.
Born into the lowest Echelon of the Kingdom of Phangloria, sixteen-year-old Zea Calico faces a life of hunger, thirst, and toil. The only way out of this drudgery is revolution, and Zea is desperate to help the cause.
When the palace calls for candidates to compete to marry Prince Kevon, Zea joins the Princess Trials to search the palace for weaknesses.
The trials should be a fairytale of sumptuous meals, ballgowns, and romance, but one misplaced word causes Zea to attract the Prince’s attention. When Zea uncovers the man beneath Prince Kevon’s public facade, she is at risk of falling in love and losing sight of her mission.
But the televised beauty pageant turns deadly, and Zea must fight for survival.”
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