Saturdays are coming around fast! I have a few new books to show you this week, so let’s get into it!
ARCs and review copies
How to be Brave by Daisy May Johnson
I’m about halfway through this NetGalley read at the moment and it’s weird, but fun. I requested it because the author is a big fan of classic girls’ school stories (one of my favourite genres) and this is about a girls’ boarding school, but it’s not exactly what I was expecting. I like it though!
The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme
This was a NetGalley book that I don’t even remember requesting – it must have sat for a long time before being approved! It looks like a fun YA fantasy romance with court intrigue, so definitely my kind of thing.
The Archive of the Forgotten by AJ Hackwith
This is the sequel to The Library of the Unwritten, which I enjoyed a lot – I reviewed it here if you want to check it out. I actually thought the first book rounded off in a very satisfying way, but I wasn’t going to turn down more adventures from Hell’s Library!
How to Train Your Earl by Amelia Grey
I picked this up on NetGalley on a whim – it looks like a historical romance story with a fun dynamic between a roguish earl and an independent widow.
The Foundling by Stacey Halls
I loved Stacey Halls’ first book, The Familiars (review here), but somehow never got around to picking up her second, so I entered a competition to win a paperback copy and was lucky enough to win!
Purchased by me
How to be a Hero by Cat Weldon
I preordered this fun Viking tale from my favourite indie bookshop, Mostly Books, when I kept hearing about it on Twitter. My natural inclination is to read middle grade books with female protagonists, so I’m trying to build up a stash of good male protagonists to have on hand to recommend to my son when he’s older!
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty
And of course, you can’t just buy one book when you make an order, so I also ordered this one, which has been on my list for ages. I loved Jaclyn Moriarty’s contemporary teen books when I was younger, and I’m excited to see her turn her hand to fantasy!
(running 2021 total: 26 books in, 18 read. TBR at 511)