Down The TBR Hole || #21 ||☕️

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💫 Hi guys, I hope you’re having a beautiful day! Today I bring you another part of our series, the book meme “Down the TBR Hole”, which I’m doing hoping that it will help me to reduce the number of books that are in my current TBR

My plan is to upload this meme every week!. I’ll show you 10 books of which I’ll choose which one I’ll keep or get rid of. I want to make this weekly meme as interactive as possible, so I’ll be consulting a lot with you, to decide what to do. There will be those books which I’ll be interested in (Keep), those which I’ll not be interested in anymore (GO) and those which I’ll not be sure about, and with those, I’ll need your help. So please, let me know all your thoughts in the comments and I’ll be able to take my decision and let you know in the next post. 💫

I’m very happy because I’ve seen that you have participated a lot in the previous post, leaving me your comments, so I’m super excited to continue with this weekly meme.
If you’re doing the same meme right now, let me know so I can check your post out and leave my thoughts there 💖



Previous Posts

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Rules

💫 Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.

💫 Order on ascending date added.

 💫 Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.

 💫 Read the synopses of the books

 💫 Decide: keep it or should it go?



☕️  Keep or Go? || Previous Week Decision ☕️ 

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Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

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In fact, I had about 2 weeks to think about what to do with this one and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not very interested in reading it and that I prefer to read the author’s Ace of Shades, I think sounds quite unique to me, so I’ll do that and I hope I’m not missing out on too much letting this one go. *fingers crossed*

 💫 GO 💫



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☕️ #1 – King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo

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This is a YA Fantasy book. Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he suffered in the bloody civil war of his country, and he intends to keep it that way. Now, when the enemies gather at their weakened borders, the young king must find a way to fill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances and stop a growing threat to the once-great Grisha Army. However, with each day a dark magic inside him strengthens, threatening to destroy everything he has built.
You know that I LOVE everything that has to do with the Grisha universe, I know that I’ll love anything in this world. With this specific book something very weird happens to me, I always feel like reading it and I intend to read it, but then I let it pass, I don’t know if it’s because I’m a little scared of the fact that I may not enjoy it as much as the previous books, but still I know that must happen at some point and hopefully this year. I love Nikolai, he’s one of my favorite characters, I’m dying to continue reading about him and know more about his story now as the king, so I hope to enjoy it once I go for it, I’ve heard mixed things but we’ll see. 😊

 💫 KEEP 💫


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☕️ #2 – Emancipated (Emancipated #1) by M.G. Reyes

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This is a YA Contemporary/Mystery book. The good girl, the bad boy, the diva, the hustler, the rock star, and the nerd. Six teens legally liberated from parental control for six different reasons, all with one thing in common: something to hide. In this steamy, drama-filled series, relationships are tested and secrets revealed as lies threaten to destroy their perfect setup.
I’m SO excited to read this book, but I’m saving it to read it on the beach, I feel it’s a summer reading, I’m in winter right now, so I still don’t want to pick it up. I think I read a review some time ago from someone who loved this trilogy so I thought it would be interesting to check it out, it doesn’t have good reviews, though, most of them are 3 stars or down, but it’s one of those cases when I really want to find out what it’s about for myself, I also love to read a bit of teenage drama from time to time, and more if there’s a good mystery involved. We’ll see how I feel with this one, maybe I agree with the majority and end up hating it, but I’m interested in knowing a little more. 🌊

 💫 KEEP 💫


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☕️ #3 – What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

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This is a YA Contemporary/Romance book (Featuring LGBT + Characters 🌈). Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?.
I’m really dying to read this book, right now though, I feel that I’m more in a stage of reading a lot of fantasy and I’m enjoying it so it’s fine, but when I feel in the mood to pick up some contemporary, I’ll surely go for this one. Sounds adorable, it’s a love story in New York so I think it will be entertaining and easy to read. Surely I must be prepared for some feelings, because the authors write in a very sentimental way that reaches your heart, so no doubt, trying this one at some point 💞 

 💫 KEEP 💫


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☕️ #4 – Far from the Tree by Robin Benway

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This is a YA Contemporary book. Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including—
Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother.
Don’t miss this moving novel that addresses such important topics as adoption, teen pregnancy, and foster care
This sounds like an important reading, being honest, I’d forgotten a little about what it was about and now reading its blurb, I think I continue to be very interested in this story, especially because it touches very strong and interesting family dynamics, such as adoption and also focuses in teen pregnancy, things that I feel deserve more attention in YA, so I’d really love to read it to tell you and shared with you my thoughts. It’s one of those books that I want to read so I can chat with you about it and maybe even recommend it if I like it a lot, so I can expand your TBR and you can add books with this type of discussion, which is so important. I’ve never read anything from the author before, but if you did, I’d love to know your thoughts 👏🏻 

 💫 KEEP 💫


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☕️ #5 – Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen #1) by Sarah Glenn Marsh

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This is a YA Fantasy book (Featuring LGBT + Characters 🌈 ). Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised–the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin. A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa’s necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead–and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer’s magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?
This book sounds so AMAZING!! I’ve had it for a while in my TBR, and there are no excuses because I’m dying to read it since I know about it. It was also one of my most anticipated of last year so I’ve failed in reading it! I think it’s that kind of fantasy that I usually enjoy so my expectations are high. I hope to read it soon 😄 

 💫 KEEP 💫


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☕️ #6 – Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake

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This is a YA Fantasy/Mythology book. The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores. The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.
The thing is, it sounds GOOD, I think I could enjoy it if I give it a chance, but at the same time, I’m not interested in really pick it up and read it, there’s something that stops me, is like I lost interest and it’s a shame because you know I LOVE mythology, but I think I’ll go for another kind of mythological fantasy maybe, because giving it an opportunity just because I feel sorry to let it go, isn’t an option in this case. I really lost interest in this one, so I hope you aren’t disappointed about, it’s my humble opinion. 👋🏻 

 💫 GO 💫


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☕️ #7 – A Conspiracy of Stars (Faloiv #1) by Olivia A. Cole 

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This is a YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi book. Octavia has only ever had one goal: to follow in the footsteps of her parents and become a prestigious whitecoat, one of the scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv. The secrets of the jungle’s exotic plants and animals are protected fiercely in the labs by the Council of N’Terra, so when the rules suddenly change, allowing students inside, Octavia should be overjoyed. But something isn’t right. The newly elected leader of the Council has some extremist views about the way he believes N’Terra should be run, and he’s influencing others to follow him. When Octavia witnesses one of the Faloii—the indigenous people of Faloiv—attacked in front of her in the dark of night, she knows the Council is hiding something. They are living in separate worlds on a shared planet, and their fragile peace may soon turn into an all-out war.
Well, another book that although I think it sounds good, is no longer my type of reading, especially because it’s Sci-Fi and I’m being quite selective with that genre since I don’t like it very much. It doesn’t have something that particularly catches my attention neither, I guess at the time the hype and the cover made me add it, but I’m not interested anymore, so the best idea will be to let it go. I’ve also read average reviews so this time I don’t feel so bad for saying goodbye 👋🏻 

 💫 GO 💫


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☕️ #8 – Sinless (Eye of the Beholder #1) by Sarah Tarkoff

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This is a YA Dystopian/Sci-Fi. In Grace Luther’s world, morality is physically enforced. Those who are “good” are blessed with beauty, while those who are not suffer horrifying consequences—disfigurement, or even death. When the cleric’s daughter stumbles onto information that proves her world is more complicated than it seems, she finds herself at the center of an epic battle where good and evil are not so easily distinguished. Despite all her efforts to live a normal teenage life, Grace is faced with a series of decisions that will risk the lives of everyone she loves.
This book sounds like an interesting dystopian world, that although I haven’t read anything like this before I know there are some other books with similar themes that have already been published many years ago. Although it sounds really good, sadly, I have to say again that I’m no longer interested in it. I think, at the time I added it sounded really good and the cover is wonderful, so I added it as a possible reading, and today I still haven’t picked it, nor even thought about it, that feels super bad to say, so I don’t think that having it in my TBR forever be a good decision. I’ll let it go but I still recommend that you check it out, it has very good reviews on Goodreads so maybe someone can find a good read with it. 👋🏻 

 💫 GO 💫


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☕️ #9 – Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) by Maureen Johnson

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This is a YA Contemporary/Mystery book. Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym, Truly Devious. It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history. True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.
I think this book sounds SO INCREDIBLE, I’ve also heard the best things about it. You know that I can’t resist a good mystery book, so it certainly sounds interesting to me and I’m dying to discover what the scandal is about! I let “The Name of the Star” go for the same author a while ago from my TBR, but this one certainly captures my attention. If you have read it, you have to tell me what you think! 🧐 

 💫 KEEP 💫


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☕️ #10 – The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1) by Melissa Albert

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This is a YA Fantasy book. Alice has spent most of her life on the road, always one step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at her heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her isolate estate – the Hazel Wood – Alice discovers how bad her luck can really get. Her own mother is stolen away – by a figure who claims to come from the supernatural world where the fairy tales are set. Alice’s only clue is the message left behind:
STAY AWAY FROM
THE HAZEL WOOD.
To rescue her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began…
After checking some reviews out, I can say that this book is a hit or miss. I’ve seen people who adored it and people who have given it 1 star. So, what will I do? Personally, reading the blurb I think it’s very intriguing, the cover is really beautiful as well, and I know it’s not an excuse but I still want to give it a chance, I think it will be interesting to see what I think and which side I’ll be on. I hope to enjoy it, though, I can see that the idea is good, so hopefully, the execution is good as well. 🤞🏻

 💫 KEEP 💫



Books Removed in this Post: 4
Books Removed in Total: 50



I hope you enjoyed it! and you know, I want to know everything you think about all these books, so let me know in the comments!! 💕 

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37 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole || #21 ||☕️

  1. WOW. Wonderful set of books!! I’m scared to do this simply because I find it so hard to let go of books. But your post has made me determined. ONE DAY!!

    Also, is it just me or have all the cover designers upped their game straight out of this stratosphere?

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    1. Oh, I get it, totally! Sometimes it’s quite difficult but it has a very good side because it reminds you of those books that you have since forever on your TBR and you can also do a great cleaning to add more 😅. I hope you enjoy the process if you do it. I would love to see your post 😍

      I know, right?!! OMG, I’m weak in front of beautiful covers, I just can’t 😄

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  2. I’ve heard of this meme before but realise now I’ve never actually paid attention to what it is. This is a good idea. I’ve decided I want to start decluttering and this might just be the perfect way as to how. Good luck with the rest of yours anyway!

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  3. I’m so glad you’re keeping King of Scars and What If It’s Us, since I LOVED both of those books. They both made me feel so many things! And Reign of the Fallen and Truly Devious are both on my TBR as well – really excited to pick them up 😀

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  4. Glad you’re keeping What It It’s Us. Just finished the audiobook a few weeks ago (the narrators were outstanding), and it was such a sweet story. I haven’t read Daughter of the Burning City, but Ace of Shades was one of my best reads last year.

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  5. Far From the Tree made me sob. It’s a rough one, but it’s so beautiful. I’ve read some of the author’s other books. Audrey, Wait! is pretty good. The one about the sisters…not my thing.

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    1. OMG, Lauren! I LOVE to read books that can make me cry, not trying to be a masochist here lol, but when a book touches a strong theme it’s beautiful how much it can reach you and touch your heart, I love that. I hope to enjoy it as well! 😍
      I hope you have a beautiful day 💕

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    1. OMG, is it THAT bad?! 😅 I know it’s not very loved because I’ve heard several bad things, but I’m curious, maybe I read a chapter to decide 🤔
      What If It’s Us sounds really adorable and judging by the writers I’m sure it is, I’m glad you enjoyed it 😊

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      1. 😂 To be fair, I think I rated the Hazel Wood about a 4, as the start was really good. But then it dragged weirdly, and the ending was just odd. (This also reminds me that I need to go back and rerate books…)

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