October was a very productive month reading-wise, 6 books! That’s the most I’ve gotten through this in a month this year! However, I seem to pay no attention to my TBR, lol. I’m still going to try to focus on those books but I won’t relist them here, however, I plan to add a few more books to my TBR, because I’m a book blogger and my TBR is always growing.
A couple of these books I’ve been looking forward to all year.
The Midwinter Witch
The conclusion to Ostertag’s The Witch Boy trilogy, Ariel and Aster must face dark magical forces as Vanissen Midwinter Festival near. Aster looks forward to the Midwinter Festival where there will be competitions in witchery and shapeshifting. This year will be the first year he gets to compete as a witch so he’s extra excited to everyone he’s grown into his power. But he knows that showing the whole family, the Midwinter Festival is also the Vanissen Family reunion, that is he’s defying tradition won’t be easy.
Meanwhile, Ariel is thankful for the Vanissen family, but seeing them all together just highlights to her the fact that she doesn’t really belong. And when a witch appears in her dreams claiming to know the secrets about her mysterious past, Ariel can’t help but try and figure out what her dreams mean.
The Festival doesn’t go according to plan for either Aster or Ariel, but when a sinister force finds its way into the festival and tries to destroy everything the Aster and Ariel have fought for, will they be able to face it together, or will it tear them apart?
So excited for this to come out on November 5th!
Keeper of the Lost Cities: Legacy
I’m especially looking forward to this book as I love the series. After years of secrets, Sophie Foster and her friends are on the edge of the truth about their lives and legacies. She and her friends have blank spots in their memories and they are in need of answers.
But finding answers may come at a bigger price than they are willing to pay when they out they are a part of bigger plans than they could have imagined and that their roles in these conspiracies have already been chosen for them.
When new revelations make them question themselves and each other, will they able to fight together against the roles that have been chosen for them, or will everything fall apart?
Out November 5th
Tunnel of Bones (City of Ghosts #2)
Cassidy Blake’s and her corporally challenged best friend Jacob’s adventures pick up after their dangerous adventures in Scotland. Now they are in Paris, filming the next episode of Cassidy’s parents show The Inspecters. While Cassidy hopes Paris isn’t as haunted as Eninghburgh her hopes are dashed when she learns about the ghosts hiding beneath Paris in the Catacombs.
And when Cassidy awakens a strong spirit from the Catacombs, she must rely on her growing skills as a ghost hunter, as well as new and old friends. Together they must solve a mystery before the spirit Cassidy unleashed becomes strong enough to be free to haunt Paris forever.
More to the Story
A retelling of Little Women set in a Pakistani American family. In this case, Jo is Jameela Mirza who was just picked to be the feature editor in her middle school newspaper. Jameela wants to be an award-winning journalist like a late family member. The head editor keeps shooting down her ideas, and she finds herself writing about a new student, a boy with a British accent who keeps to himself. But how will she make this story engaging enough to win a national media contest?
But things get complicated when Jameela’s family is shaken up by her father taking an overseas job that takes him away from their Georgia home. Jameela, along with her three sisters aren’t sure what to do. Missing her father ignites a fire under Jameela, she’s going to write the best article ever and make her dad proud.
But when her younger sister gets seriously ill, Jameela has to decide what is really important. She has to make the same choice at school where her quest for fame might cost her a friend.
While trying to find out what matters most Jameela wonders whether she’s cut out to be a journalist after all.
Written by Pakistani-American writer Hena Khan.
What are you adding to your TBR this November?