I wanted to start this new feature on my blog where every month I do a round up up all the books that released the previous month. Often times I get caught up in reviews, posting them two weeks ahead. I forget about the books that released. Sometimes I see reviews I like, but don’t want to pre-order and then still read. And then they’re gone!
So to help us all out, I’m doing round ups of the reviews of books that released in January. Plus I’m boiling down the whole review to a sentence. All you have to do is read the sentence, decide if you want to read the whole thing, and then add it to you TBR. Easy enough right?
(They’re organized chronologically. I will organize them by week and the cover next to the week will be my favorite release that week! I’ll also tell you have many of them were hits – i.e. books I’d recommend).
January had so many books that were hits!
Week 1 – January 2 (4/5 hits)
Chainbreaker: manipulation of time mixed with fantastic characters and themes
Escape from Aleppo: heartfelt story for children about refugees and resilience
Everless: time is money and we play in blood money
As You Wish: great promise that falls short and drags on
Week 2 – January 9 (3/3)
The Lost Plot: latest sequel in a thrilling series featuring librarians and dragons
Robots vs. Fairies: stories that show you the dark side of both robots and fairies, but it asks the ultimate quesiton – which side are you on?
Seven Sided Spy: non-stop action that leaves you questioning your loyalties
Week 3 – January 16 (2/2)
Binti: The Night Masquerade: highly anticipated sequel that combines aliens and reminds me of Octavia Butler
Beneath the Sugar Sky: combining sugar, plots of confection, and mermaids
Week 4 – January 23 (4/5)
Reign of the Fallen: Fierce heroine struggling with grief and the undead
Markswoman: rich world building with a female assassin order
Only Harmless Great Thing: poignant perspectives from elephants
Before I Let Go: tremendously slow without much thrill but plenty of eerieness
Let’s Talk About Love: ace representation I’ve never seen before
Week 5 – January 30 (2/2)
Dangerous Art of Blending In: surprisingly deep read about discrimination and finding your voice
The Hazel Wood: eerie mystery of family and fairy tales
Total hits? 15/17 – This was an awesome month!