TBR Lows & Highs | Last Post | #23 🌙

🌙 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful day full of good readings. Today I bring you my last post of the TBR Lows & Highs, where I’ll be finishing cleaning my TBR, OMG, I can’t believe that it has been so long since I started this series of posts, and the truth is that I had a lot of fun. SO thankful to you for being here every week to help me make the most impossible decisions, you’re INCREDIBLE. 🥰  And of course super grateful to DestinyHowling Libraries | 💫, the creator of this wonderful idea, because thanks to her my TBR looks more decent and I’ve been able to establish my priorities. 👏🏻 
On the other hand, I also have a mini TBR-Jar with all the choices you have made, the book you’ve decided to save each week has gone to that jar and now I’ll soon be choosing some to read.⚱️ 
So although it’s a bit nostalgic that it’s my last post, I hope you’ll join me and help me make the last decisions & soon I’ll be coming back with another series and new ideas to share with you every Sunday! I LOVE YOU ❤️ 

As always, I want to ask you to vote for one of the books in the “LOWS” section and not only I’ll be adding it to my priority list, but I’ll also be adding them to my own TBR Jar. So here we go! 🌙 

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Rules:

  • Link back to the original post at Howling Libraries
  • Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, ascending
  • Find 5-10 (or more, if you feel ambitious!) titles to purge from your TBR (the “lows”)
    • ALTERNATIVE OPTION: Find 5+ titles that are at the BOTTOM of your TBR—books you want to read someday, just not right now!
  • Post those 5 books in the list, with a brief explanation
  • Next, sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, descending
  • List the last 5 (or more!) books you added to your TBR, with a synopsis or your brief summary of why you added it (the “highs”)

 


 

Thank you SO much if you voted on the previous week post and thanks to you as well that have let me know your thoughts, it was really helpful to make my decisions ❤️

✔️ I KEEP ON MY TBR | By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery, A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell #1) by Deanna Raybourn, Fortuna Sworn (Fortuna Sworn #1) by K.J. Sutton, The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher, The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor & The Muse by Jessie Burton

❌ LEAVES MY TBR | On the Island (On the Island #1) by Tracey Garvis GravesThe May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude

⚱️ TBR JAR | The Flatshare by Beth O’LearyThe Vine Witch (The Vine Witch #1) by Luanne G. Smith

 


 

🌙 Red Winter: The Complete Trilogy (Red Winter Trilogy #1-3) by Annette Marie | This is a YA Fantasy book. If Emi is sure of anything, it’s that kami — the gods — are good, and yokai — the earth spirits — are evil. But when she saves the life of a fox shapeshifter, the truths of her world start to crumble. And the treachery of the gods runs deep.
I find the idea of ​​this quite interesting especially because it reminds me of Shadow of the Fox, a trilogy that I’m still reading, so maybe I could save this one for when I feel nostalgic and want to read another fantasy based on Japanese mythology. What do you think about it? Have you read it? I certainly know it’s not well known, so any opinion would be very helpful. It has incredible reviews, so I will think about it, I don’t want to miss an incredible trilogy.


🌙 Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger | This is a YA Fantasy (featuring LGBT + characters). Four destinies collide in a unique fantasy world of war and wonders, where empire is won with enchanted steel and magical animal companions fight alongside their masters in battle. A soldier with a curse, A prince with a debt, A detective with a grudge & A thief with a broken heart, This band of rogues and royals should all be enemies, but they unite for a common purpose: to defeat an unstoppable killer who defies the laws of magic. In this battle, they will forge unexpected bonds of friendship and love that will change their lives — and begin to change the world.
I LOVE how this one sounds, but about everything, got my interest and I added it first because I heard that in this world you have animal companions, like in Pokemon or something like that, and love the idea of ​​reading something like this. I’ve heard very positive things so far, so I think I’m almost sure I’ll keep this one. What do you think? Are you interested in the idea of ​​the book?


🌙 Wicked (A Wicked Trilogy #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | This is a NA Urban Fantasy Romance book. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her — the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
I don’t really know why I added this one, it sounds like those old paranormal stories that I used to love, but I don’t know if the Sofi of now will be able to handle this kind of plot. On the other hand, I adore the author, she’s the creator of one of my favorite books “Don’t Look Back” and at the time, I read and enjoyed the Lux series a lot, so I don’t know what to do about it. I do have”White Hot Kiss” in my TBR and I want to read that because I feel that it’s a type of fast and addictive reading that I sometimes need. So let me know what you think? Wicked is it worth the try? or should I let it go?


🌙 Jane Doe (Jane Doe #1) by Victoria Helen Stone | This is an Adult Mystery/Thriller. Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses and extra efficient at her low-level job. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes — meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. And Steven’s bringing out the worst in her. Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. It’s time for Jane to dig out everything that matters to Steven. So she can take it all away. Just as I did to her.
I want to read this book only because I’ve seen the most incredible reviews about it, I can tell that although not many people have read it, those who have done it have enjoyed it a lot and that’s great! I love revenge stories, so it could resonate with me & it’s not even long, so I think you could try reading this one. Would you be interested to know my opinion? Have you read it? Let me know!


🌙 The Looking Glass by Janet McNally | This is a YA Contemporary with a Magical-Realism touch. Sylvie Blake’s older sister Julia renamed their favorite fairy tale book, way back when they were just girls themselves. Now, Julia has disappeared — and no one knows if she’s in trouble. Sylvie is trying to carry on Julia’s impressive legacy at the prestigious National Ballet Theater Academy, but Julia, ever the star of the show, can’t stay hidden forever. And when she sends Sylvie a copy of their old storybook with a mysterious list inside, Sylvie begins to see signs of her sister everywhere she goes. With the help of her best friend’s enigmatic brother and his beat-up car, Sylvie sets out to the beat of a Fleetwood Mac playlist, determined to return to New York with her sister in tow. But what Sylvie doesn’t expect to learn is that trouble comes in lots of forms — and that the damsel in distress is often the only one who can save herself.
You know, I’m TRASH for stories about sisters and more when magic realism is happening. I added this book, confession time: for the beautiful cover! but after reading the synopsis I think that’s all I need in my life. I also heard that the writing style is super poetic, so I think it will be interesting to read it to give you my opinion! What do you think about this one? Do you like the cover?


🌙 The Wives by Tarryn Fisher | This is an Adult Mystery/Thriller book. Imagine that your husband has two other wives. You’ve never met the other wives. None of you know each other, and because of this unconventional arrangement, you can see your husband only one day a week. But you love him so much you don’t care. Or at least that’s what you’ve told yourself. Who exactly is your husband, and how far would you go to find the truth? Would you risk your own life?
I read Never Never written by this author and Colleen Hoover and I absolutely loved it (we won’t talk about the third book, though lol) and since then I wanted to give Tarryn Fisher a chance, so I thought with this book it would be the perfect occasion! Right now, I’m not so sure anymore, I’ve heard the worst things about this book, and even when it’s short there are many people who have had problems finishing it. I love the promise, it sounds like something interesting to follow, but so many negative reviews stop me. Do you think it’s worth reading? Or should I just choose another book from the author?


 

Book Reviews List (5)

🌙 Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann | Running is a quiet rebellion. But Amber wants so much more – and she’s ready to fight for it. It’s time for a revolution. ( YAContemporaryPoetry )


🌙 Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6) by Seanan McGuire |A young girl discovers a portal to a land filled with centaurs and unicorns in Seanan McGuire’s Across the Green Grass Fields, a standalone tale in the Hugo and Nebula Award-wining Wayward Children series. ( YAFantasy )


🌙 A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #1) by Roseanne A. Brown | The first in an fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore in which a grieving crown princess and a desperate refugee find themselves on a collision course to murder each other despite their growing attraction. ( YAFantasy – Romance )


🌙 A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope by Patrice Caldwell | A Phoenix First Must Burn will take you on a journey from folktales retold to futuristic societies and everything in between. Filled with stories of love and betrayal, strength and resistance, this collection contains an array of complex and true-to-life characters in which you cannot help but see yourself reflected. ( YAFantasy – Anthology )


🌙 She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard | Inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray, this sexy psychological thriller explores the intersections of love, art, power and violence. For fans of E. Lockhart, Lauren Oliver, and Kara Thomas. New love spirals into lethal danger in this expertly plotted YA thriller. ( YAContemporary – LGBT+ Characters )


🌙 I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre | A YA contemporary rom com about two girls who start as rivals but after a twist of events, end up falling for one another–at least they think so. A pitch perfect queer romance–and it’s a paperback original! ( YAContemporary – Romance – LGBT+ Characters )

 

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Thank you SO SO much for joining me on this mini-journey & helping me to make decisions about my books. You’re amazing and I hope you continue there for more adventures soon. LOVE YOU ❤️ 

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22 thoughts on “TBR Lows & Highs | Last Post | #23 🌙

  1. Definitely get rid of The Wives! I haven’t read anything else by Tarryn Fisher so I don’t know which one you should try instead. But not this one! I almost never tell someone not to read something, because lot’s of books still have qualities others might like, but this book kind of pissed me off 🙈. Not only is the synopsis extremely misleading, but it also has one the worst tropes in it. I think the overall plot was also pretty ridiculous.

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    1. OMG, it sounds really terrible, I’m glad you let me know! 😣 I’ve heard pretty bad things, so I think I should let it go. And I understand you, I never tell anyone not to read a book but there are a couple that are honestly too bad 😅

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  2. I’m so excited to read A Song of Wraiths and Ruin! I love fantasy and the fact that its worldbuilding has to do with West Africa makes me so excited to read it 🥺 I also love the covers for I Think I Love You and She’s Too Pretty to Burn so much—the sapphics are winning!! But, um, about Steel Crow Saga, I would suggest taking it off your TBR or at least trying to get it secondhand. The author has harassed multiple women of color and been accused of other not-so-great behavior! ❤

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    1. A world building inspired by West Africa sounds too incredible to pass it, right? I’m dying to read that one, it will be SO good, I can feel it! 😍 I haven’t seen anyone talk about I Think I Love You yet, perhaps because it’s a 2021 release, but it looks SO BEAUTIFUL. ❤️✨
      OMG, definitely taking Steel Crow Saga out of my TBR, I had no idea about that, thanks so much for letting me know, beautiful & hope you have a great month 😊

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  3. The Looking Glass really does sound AWESOME, Sophie! And the COVER?! Whoaaa! It’s too pretty for words! 😍😍😍😍

    Plus, I know it may sound as a repetition but I just…I can’t help reiterate my effusive praises for your beautiful, beautiful posts EVERY SINGLE TIME I VISIT THEM! 🤷🏻‍♀️😍😍

    THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE THEM TO THE MOON AND BACKKKK!! 😍😍🦋🦋🌻🌻🌻

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    1. I’m SO in love with the cover of The Looking Glass & it sounds so magical, as well!! I’ll definitely keep that one. 😍✨
      OMG! You’re too kind, I don’t deserve you, THANK YOU SO MUCH, beautiful! 🥺❤️🥺❤️ I’m sure this month will be your month, I hope you enjoy your readings, be healthy and safe always ✨🌻

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  4. I’m really exited to read a song of wraith and ruin, it sounds phenomenal. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book.

    The wayward children series has been on my TBR for a long time and I’ve been wanting to get to it for a long time

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  5. Can’t believe it’s the final of these posts~! I know a lot of people are excited about A Song of Wraiths and Ruin. I’m actually supposed to be reading it for a book club right now but I’m busy mood reading other books at the moment haha. ❤

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