As a result of my previous post discussing how YALC has put a setback in my #10by2018 plans, and because I was lucky enough to receive a good number of ARCs at YALC and have been approved for a few on Netgalley, I thought it’d be a good idea to get involved.
For more information about ARC August, see the original post here.
I am a mood reader and so am usually rubbish at sticking to strict TBRs so I am hesitantly picking out a few books that I would really like to get to first. I’ll then list the other ARCs that I have in both physical and E – arc format. If there are any that you think I should really get to right way, let me know in the comments below!
The first book I am reading right now is The Book of Fire by Michelle Kenney. It is being released as an e – book on the 27th of August by HQ Digital.
Life outside the domes is not possible. At least that’s what Insiders are told. Twins Eli and Talia shouldn’t exist. They’re Outsiders.
Their home is a secret. Their lives are a secret. Arafel is a secret.
An unexpected forest raid forces Talia into a desperate mission to rescue her family while protecting the sacred book of Arafel from those who would use it as a weapon. As Talia and her life long friend Max enter the dome, she makes some unexpected discoveries, and allies, in the form of rugged Insider August, that will change the course of her life forever.
She’ll stop at nothing to save her family but will she sacrifice her heart in the process?
The Fire Sermon meets Gladiator in this brilliant YA debut.
The second book I’m hoping to read is the ARC of Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (out 19th September) which I managed to get a hold of at YALC. I’m reading this with a group of other bloggers I met at YALC, so we will be posting our reviews together , so keep your eyes peeled for all of those!
An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Matheiu, author of The Truth About Alice.
MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!
Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.
Viv’s mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.
Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!
The third book I am hoping to finish this month is The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. I know, I’m behind on this one and very embarrassed. I received a copy of this from Netgalley and was desperate to read it, and did start it, but then moving and YALC got in the way.
The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. But the girl was fiercer.
Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracized in the kingdom. For theirs is a powerful, elemental magic that can reach beyond the boundaries of the living—and of the human.
Great power comes at a price, forcing Tea to leave her homeland to train under the guidance of an older, wiser bone witch. There, Tea puts all of her energy into becoming an asha, learning to control her elemental magic and those beasts who will submit by no other force. And Tea must be strong—stronger than she even believes possible. Because war is brewing in the eight kingdoms, war that will threaten the sovereignty of her homeland…and threaten the very survival of those she loves.
Other Physical ARC’s I own but have not read
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
The Fandom by Anna Day
Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn
Blackbird by N.D. Gomes
The Next Together by Lauren E. James
A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke
All our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles
I am Traitor by Sif Sigmarsdottir
The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
WaR: Wizards and Robots by Will.i.am and Brian David Johnson
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Other e – arcs I own but have not read
Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Letters to Eloise by Emily Williams
The Names They Gave Us by Emry Lord
The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
Noonday by Pat Barker
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Blur Guitar by John Banville
The Girl Who Beat ISIS: Farida’s Story by Farida Khalaf
Homo Deus : A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast
Roseblood by A.G. Howard
The Night Clock by Paul Meloy
The Border by Steve Schafer
I’m totally not panicking over the number that I have to read… Comment below if there is any other books you think I have to get to this month!