To Be Read: July 2022

July will be the month of advanced reading copies. I haven’t taken any on for a while due to having so little spare time, but that’s potentially about to change. I’m predicting that I will read a lot in July (famous last words) and so I’ve accepted a ton of ARCs with releases in the next few months. Very exciting!

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood 

*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* 

I’ve been sitting on this for quite a while, almost 6 months now. So I think it’s time to get started with it. The only reason why I put this off for so long was because of its late publication date and also because I wanted to get through some of the books I’ve actually brought. 

This will be my first book from Ali Hazelwood and after seeing so much praise for her work online I’m excited to read Love on the Brain. 

Goodreads synopsis: Like an avenging, purple-haired Jedi bringing balance to the mansplained universe, Bee Königswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering project—a literal dream come true after years scraping by on the crumbs of academia—Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward.

Sure, Levi is attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. And sure, he caught her in his powerfully corded arms like a romance novel hero when she accidentally damseled in distress on her first day in the lab. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school—archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away.

Now, her equipment is missing, the staff is ignoring her, and Bee finds her floundering career in somewhat of a pickle. Perhaps it’s her occipital cortex playing tricks on her, but Bee could swear she can see Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas…devouring her with those eyes. And the possibilities have all her neurons firing. But when it comes time to actually make a move and put her heart on the line, there’s only one question that matters: What will Bee Königswasser do?

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* 

I’ll be honest and say that the cover is what drew me into this. I’m pretty sure the birds are blue tits (I could be wrong I don’t know anything about birds) and they have a special meaning to my boyfriend. Obviously, this isn’t the only reason why I wanted to read this, but it’s nice. 

I haven’t read anything by Adalyn Grace before so I’m excited to get started with this.

Goodreads synopsis: Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa has been raised by a string of guardians, each more interested in her wealth than her well-being—and each has met an untimely end. Her remaining relatives are the elusive Hawthornes, an eccentric family living at Thorn Grove, an estate both glittering and gloomy. Its patriarch mourns his late wife through wild parties, while his son grapples for control of the family’s waning reputation and his daughter suffers from a mysterious illness. But when their mother’s restless spirit appears claiming she was poisoned, Signa realizes that the family she depends on could be in grave danger and enlists the help of a surly stable boy to hunt down the killer.

However, Signa’s best chance of uncovering the murderer is an alliance with Death himself, a fascinating, dangerous shadow who has never been far from her side. Though he’s made her life a living hell, Death shows Signa that their growing connection may be more powerful—and more irresistible—than she ever dared imagine.

Cursed Fates (Zodiac Academy #5) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti 

Yes I have fully jumped on the Zodiac Academy hype, I’m not fully understanding the hype just yet as the writing is still a bit cringe. However, despite that I am enjoying them. 

Things are beginning to get spicier, which is fun, and the story finally seems to be moving. The fact that the page numbers keep drastically growing with each instalment is quite intimidating though. I don’t know how ready ill be for an 886 page book. We shall see. 

Goodreads synopsis: After the devastating events at Zodiac Academy, we have to deal with this darker world we’re faced with.

Lionel seeks to hurt us, the Nymphs seek to hurt the entire Fae race, and between all of it, we just have to try and survive each day as it comes.

I’m afraid of everything falling apart, but it looks like it already has.


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