I realize I have been totally slacking and haven't done a TBR post in a while. This has been a very busy year for me, and for a while, I was having problems trying to get reviews done. It was feeling like a chore, but that was because I said yes to every request that came and I wasn't reading books of my own choosing. After taking some time to catch up and reflect this year, I've gotten better about saying no. I've also gotten better at admitting that sometimes a book just isn't the right fit for me, and have had to tell the author I couldn't finish their book. It's an awful feeling, but it's been the right choice. Importantly, the changes have made reading fun again. Some of these books are requests, and some are one's I chose myself. I got a one month trial to KU and I plan on using it. So let's get to the great books I've got lined up.
Spells & Magic, Rachel Medhurst
This is the final book in the Paranormal MI5 series, and while I'm sad to see Gemma go, I know that perhaps in the future, there might be more of her, as Rachel did with Devon in her hit Hunted Witch Agency series. You can start the series with Spells & Death which is available on Amazon for $2.99 and is enrolled in KU. If you're all caught up with the series, Spells & Magic releases on April 30th and is available for preorder on Amazon for $2.99.
Council of Souls, Jen Printy
Jen Printy is a new author for me, and so far, the writing is fabulous. I hadn't read book 1 in this series, and while I feel I'm missing a couple of things, I don't feel like you need to have read book 1 to catch on to the plot. While I'm only halfway into this book, this has been a fun ride. I imagine I will be going back to read book 1 after I finish. You can buy Council of Souls on Amazon for $7.99.
Ambivalent, Stefanie G. Torres
I'm in a readers group and found out one of the other members is an author. So I figured I would grab Stefanie's book while I had KU. So far this has been a fun read and I'm enjoying watching Ciaran come out of her shell. Romantic Suspense is still a new category for me, and while I haven't gotten too far into this, but from the reviews, it looks like I'm in for a ride. You can buy Ambivalent on Amazon for $2.99, it's enrolled in KU.
No One Here is Lonely, Sarah Everett
This is an interesting book that involves interactive companions. So when Eden loses her friend, she's able to call him, so to speak, through this service. This is a YA book, and I got quite a bit of it read last night. I do wonder if this was an actual service we had, if it would consume our lives, being able to talk to the one's we lost. I am anxious to see if that happens to Eden as well. You can buy No One Here is Lonely on Amazon for $10.99.
Memoir From Hell, Stephen Ross
The author warns in the blurb this book isn't for the faint of heart, and I imagine it might be a tough read. But I'm hoping it will be a rewarding read. There is one great review up for it already. From what I can tell, Ross will include such things as the cycle of abuse and how we carry our trauma. I'm looking forward to reading this one. You can buy it on Amazon for $4.99.
As you can see, I have a huge variety of books on my TBR, from romance, to YA, to literary, and fantasy. So what are you reading?