Happy first day of summer! I haven't really posted an official blog post on this site yet, so I figured I would start out talking about the books I'm looking forward to in the coming months. I have all of these books preordered, and I'm looking forward to all of them even though I have a stack of 10+ books in my tbr that I need to catch up on (...oops).
Let me know in the comments what books you'll looking forward to reading this summer!
I'm interested to see if I like this book. I think what really draws me to it is that though the main character and her friend are trying to discover the truth behind a tragic car accident, it sounds like the focus is going to be on a developing friendship/relationship. I'm curious to see how other authors write books that don't have a lot of action or "danger" but focus more on the characters and character development.
I've been following Sierra through various social media circles for years. I'm purposefully trying to steer clear of reviews and blog posts about it though, because I want to go into without anything swaying my expectations. I do know that it's a contemporary and there's romance, so I'm fairly certain that I'm going to enjoy it.
This book has been on my to-be-read list for so long, and I'm so excited that it's finally coming out! It's published through Swoonreads, which I love supporting. Basically, writers can upload their manuscripts to Swoonreads where readers can read and rate the stories. The submissions with the most ratings and popularity are looked at for official publication. I've read quite a few of the books Swoonreads has published, and I voted for this cover when they posted the poll on the blog last year way back in August.
I think I'm super excited about this story because of the obvious hate-love relationship hinted at in the title. Couples who bicker and don't quite get along at first are so fun to read. Part of the story takes place at a Medieval Times-esque restaurant which sounds really cool, and the cover is just adorable. Like I said, I've been waiting quite awhile for this one, so I'm hoping it's all I want it to be.
I just recently learned about this one. I read Wanderlost by Jen Malone last year, and while I liked it in general there were some elements I didn't really appreciate. I'm curious to see if this novel will show some improvement from the last one. This one is also a contemporary romance with some serious themes involving family, so I want to see how those elements all come together.
Apparently the main character, Cassie, is forced to go sailing for a few months with her mother and brother after her parents divorce. Though she is angry at her mom for both the divorce and being forced to go on the sailing trip rather than all of her other summer plans, Cassie starts to fall for the deckhand, Jonah. Hopefully, this novel will be a nice blend of romance and family relationships.
Finally. This book releases more towards the end of summer, but it's one of my most anticipated (probably of the whole year!). It's the final installment in Jennifer Wilson's dystopian trilogy. I absolutely enjoyed the first two books, and I'm so excited to finally learn how the story resolves.