We haven’t done a book haul since March, she we thought it was time to do another. Christy’s birthday is in September and she’s sharing the books she received this year.
Happy almost Autumn everyone! I love getting books for my birthday and this year I lucked out with an incredible haul. Have you read some of these books? Let me know in the comments. I can’t wait to spend my favorite season curled up with some amazing new reads.
1. The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Just in time for book club! I spent the the past week reading The Hawthorne Legacy and absolutely loved it. After reading The Inheritance Games, I needed to know what Avery, Grayson and Jameson were up to next. Expect our full review to come in the next few days.
2. Gods and Monsters by Shelby Mahurin
Finally, the long-anticipated third book in the Serpent & Dove series. We were obsessed when it came out in 2019 and I’m so pumped to find out what happens to Lou and Reid Mahurin left us with quite the cliffhanger at the end of Blood & Honey. I can’t wait to see how this trilogy will end.
3. Girl Off the Grid by Jillian Dodd and Kenzie Hart
If you’re a regular reader, you know that Jillian Dodd’s London Prep series is one of my favorites. The European setting + swoonworthy romance makes for a perfect YA contemporary. I was so thrilled to receive a different book from Dodd, Girl Off the Grid. Fashion blogger Camille is in for a rude awakening on her eco-trip to Costa Rica.
4. My Contrary Mary by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand and Brodi Ashton
I love this writing trio’s The Lady Janies series and was psyched to see they moved on to Mary. My Contrary Mary follows Mary Queen of Scots during Renaissance France. It’s rare to find a good alternate history in YA so I love when I get the chance to read more of the genre.
5. How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
I wanted to find another book set abroad, so I love that How to Ruin a Summer Vacation is set in Israel. Amy Nelson does not want to spend the summer with her estranged father, but suddenly she’s on a flight to Israel and adapting to a whole new life and culture.
6. The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
Kara Thomas’s books are amazing! I read That Weekend back in July and it hooked me immediately. The Darkest Corners is the the only book of hers that I haven’t read. If you’re looking for some dark mysteries before Halloween, check out Thomas’s books.
7. They’ll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman
This cover already has me pumped! They’ll Never Catch Us is another perfect Halloween read. Goodman is great at crafting mysteries, so I can’t wait to see what she does with this new YA book about two sisters.