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Devour Your TBR - Sci-Fi July Wrap Up & Avid August TBR

Happy Thursday everyone!  This year I'm taking part in Devour Your TBR which is hosted by Kathy @ Books and Munches and destiny.  Each month the Goodreads Group for the challenge dedicated to knocking out our ever growing TBRs comes up with a themed challenge. Keep reading to see mini reviews of my Sci-Fi July reads & my potential TBR for Avid August (all about catching up on ARCs and reading books that were on previous TBR lists but you never got around to reading):





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I think The Custard Protocol is going to become a new favorite series. I loved seeing Prudence all grown up, favorites popping up from the prequels, and more of the wider supernatural world. Gail Carriger's brand of steampunk is one of the best.

I read Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1) by Gail Carriger from July 11 - 13, 2019 and my review is also on Goodreads.


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I've heard so many great things about The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past #1)by Liu Cixin and had high expectatio…

And Then There Were Dragons by Aicy Leyva - Release Day Spotlight

AND THEN THERE WERE DRAGONS SHADES OF HELL, BOOK II ALCY LEYVA | JULY 30, 2019 Urban Fantasy, Adult Black Spot Books For Amanda Grey, stopping the all-encompassing Apocalypse fated to plunge our entire existence into never-ending darkness ... just kind of sucked. Sure, she had managed to capture every demon set loose on New York City. And yes, she ended up thwarting an evil angel’s plans to destroy humanity. But she also lost her sister, her apartment, and—oh yeah—Amanda Grey totally died and got her soul banished to hell as a result.

Luckily, she’s not the type to take that kind of thing lying down.

AND THEN THERE WERE DRAGONS thrusts Amanda Grey into a whole new world of weird as she ventures out into the fiery wastelands, decrepit cities, and Olive Gardens of the afterlife in search of her sister and her own redemption. As the penultimate entry in the Shades of Hell Series, Amanda will be coming face-to-face with the truth behind the demon Shades, as well as a destiny she sure as hell…

Mini ARC Reviews - Spin the Dawn, #MurderFunding, Gods of Jade and Shadow, and The Dragon Republic

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I'm sharing three mini reviews with you: Spin the Dawn (The Blood of the Stars #1) by Elizabeth Lim (available July 9th,2019), #MurderFunding (#MurderTrending #2) by Gretchen McNeil (available August 6th, 2019), Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (available July 23rd, 2019), and The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang (available August 6th, 2019.  Thank you very much to NetGalley for providing me with ARCs of these novels in exchange for honest reviews.  Read on to see my thoughts on these books:


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Spin the Dawn is a great series opener from Elizabeth Lim.  It totally deserves and lives up to the hype surrounding it.  To be honest, as soon as I heard it compared to Mulan, I knew it would be right up my alley.  I loved getting to know this Chinese folklore inspired world, the whimsical and fairy tale-esque sense of magic, and the cast of characters.  The detail in the world-building and in the descriptions of the cloth…

Book Riot's 2019 Read Harder Challenge - July Update: Queens of Geek & The Swan Book

How has July come and gone so quickly?  Anyway, now that means that I've completed 14 out of 24 books of Book Riot's 2019 Read Harder Challenge!  The tasks I completed  this month required me to read a book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverseand an #ownvoices book set inset in Oceania.  For the tasks, I selectedQueens of Geek by Jen Wilde and The Swan Book by Alexis Wright.  Read on to see my mini reviews and what's next for July:



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The only reason Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde isn't getting a full five stars from me is because I had a hard time differentiating between the perspective characters while listening to the audiobook. Otherwise this YA contemporary story is practically perfect. The characters are even fans of Supernatural.
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My choice: The Swan Book by Alexis Wright - I was originally planning to read Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina for this task but unfortunately it&…

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I'm Not Planning To Finish

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is a freebie, so that gives me the opportunity this week to do anything I like this week.  This week I'm sharing Series I'm Not Planning To Finish.  Here we go, in order alphabetical order by title of the next book in the series that I'm not going to read:


A Betrayal So Cruel (The Reckoning #2) by Candace Wondrak - The first book in the urban fantasy series seemed like it had so much potential, but it never managed to live up to it.


The Book of the Unwinding (Witches of New Orleans #2) by J.D. Horn - I much preferred the concept of the first book in this series to the final product to continue on to the sequel.


Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2) by Morgan Rhodes - I've tried the first book in this series twice and couldn't make it beyond the halfway mark.  I don't think this series is quite for me.

Eclipse the Skies (Ignite the Stars #2) by Maura Mi…