Hey guys! It’s time to update you on all the Netgalley arcs I need to read. I am happy to share that I’ve either read or DNF’d the ones from the last time I did this. So that is very exciting! I currently have 14 books I need to read. I’m currently reading one of them right now. I have a couple of them on hold at the library. A couple of them have been released already. Since I’ve started blogging again, I’ve been trying to read them before release. Let’s dive in!
Tag: Historical Fiction
Literacy Partners Book Haul
Hey guys! As I posted I had this amazing opportunity to go to the Literacy Partners Gala on Monday, May 1st. If you would like to hear about that event, you can find the post Here. It was an incredible evening. I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to go to this. At the event, they had a bunch of books on the table. I mainly was the only one interested in the books at the table so I got lucky. I honestly never heard of any of the books besides one of the children’s books. I’m very excited to pick up these books. Let’s dive in to see what I picked up!
Hey guys! It’s been a hot second since I’ve created a TBR for myself. I’ve been just picking up books as I go. I’ve also been trying to catch up with my Netgalley arcs. I’m still behind but slowly getting there. I can’t stop requesting arcs. Anyway, for my May TBR I picked books I own, Netgalley books, and books I’ve put on hold from the library. I hope I get to all of these in May. Let’s dive in to see what books I picked.
Blogmas Day 2: My December TBR
Hey guys! So I am excited to share with you my December TBR. I decided I wanted to do a themed December TBR. I decided to pick to pick fun December/Christmas reads. I was debating picking up books I’ve been saying I’ll read but haven’t yet but decided not to. These are books I really wanted to read in December so figured I’d try. If I finish these and still have time I’d like to squeeze in a couple other books. So let’s dive in! Continue reading “Blogmas Day 2: My December TBR”
Waiting on Wednesday: Capturing the Devil By Kerri Maniscalco
Capturing the Devil By Kerri Maniscalco
Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, and Mystery
Pages: 448 pages
Release Date: September 10th 2019
Publisher: JIMMY Patterson
Plot: In the shocking finale to the bestselling series that began with Stalking Jack the Ripper, Audrey Rose and Thomas are on the hunt for the depraved, elusive killer known as the White City Devil. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse has them fighting to stay one step ahead of the brilliant serial killer—or see their fateful romance cut short by unspeakable tragedy.
Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell have landed in America, a bold, brash land unlike the genteel streets of London they knew. But like London, the city of Chicago hides its dark secrets well. When the two attend the spectacular World’s Fair, they find the once-in-a-lifetime event tainted with reports of missing people and unsolved murders.
Determined to help, Audrey Rose and Thomas begin their investigations, only to find themselves facing a serial killer unlike any they’ve heard of before. Identifying him is one thing, but capturing him—and getting dangerously lost in the infamous Murder Hotel he constructed as a terrifying torture device—is another.
Will Audrey Rose and Thomas see their last mystery to the end—together and in love—or will their fortunes finally run out when their most depraved adversary makes one final, devastating kill?
Why I Need This Book: So I am a huge fan of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. I am so sad that this is the last book but man I can’t to see what’s going to happen. I did what to reread the series before it ended up but I might try to read the last one before this one comes out. I am very interested to see what is going to happen to Audrey Rose and Thomas in this book. Plus I love the location a lot. Very excited!
Have you gotten to read this early? If so what are your thoughts on it? If not, are you guys interested in picking this up? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I seriously can’t wait for them to come out!
Bookish In Bed
Arc Review: Daisy Jones and The Six By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy Jones and The Six By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Historical, Fiction, Adult, Music
Pages: 368 pages
Publication Date: March 5th 2019
Publisher: Ballantine Books
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Synopsis: Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.
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Waiting On Wednesday: Escaping from Houdini
Escaping from Houdini By Kerri Maniscalco
Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Mystery,
Pages: 416 pages
Release Date: September 18th 2018
Publisher: JIMMY Patterson
Plot: In this third installment in the #1 bestselling Stalking Jack the Ripper series, a luxurious ocean liner becomes a floating prison of scandal, madness, and horror when passengers are murdered one by one…with nowhere to run from the killer. .
Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.
But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale?
Why I Need This Book: So a couple of months ago on twitter I made a trade with someone so I could read this early. I needed to get my hands on it because Kerri had mentioned that the arc has a different ending from the finished copy. So now I’m anxiously waiting for this book to come out so I can reread it. I am dying to know what this new ending is going to be. I did enjoy the arc ending. I am curious to see how she switches it up. I am very excited because I am planning to go to the signing for this book. I met Kerri last year and she was a sweetheart. I can’t wait to see her again!
Have you gotten to read this early? If so what are your thoughts on it? If not, are you guys interested in picking this book up? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I seriously can’t wait for it to come out!