#PubDayTuesday: “Under the Whispering Door” & More New Releases

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“Under the Whispering Door is thought-provoking with loads of questions from several characters dead or alive…depressing and sad…a home filled with the most delightful people you will ever meet…I was crying by the end – pleasantly surprised, incredibly moved, and oh-so happy. Klune has once again crafted an outstanding and memorable novel. 5 stars!”

Full Review

More New Releases

Maya and the Return of the Godlings by Rena Barron (read more)
Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds by Samira Ahmed (read more)
When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting (read more)

TBC Happenings

2021: September Happenings!

School Is Back In Session…

I’ve been trying all month to get back on my work sleep schedule so that I’m ready for the first day of school. Results have varied in success, but I’m getting there.

While I’ve enjoyed my first official summer off in many many years (no work, no commitments), I am ready to get back to work. I’m not sure how this school year will go with all students in the building and covid cases rising in my area. On the upside, I’m working with some awesome people this year, so I’m looking forward to that.

I expect this month will be busy, tiring, overwhelming maybe, as we make the adjustment back to a mostly normal school life. I remain ever hopeful but practical. We got this!

New Theme Incoming…

I have a new theme ready to go for autumn that I can’t wait to show you. I’ve also been thinking about re-branding lately, changing much of the visuals for posts, and redoing my About page. You may see a few of those changes before the end of the year.

I like to periodically change the appearance of my blog because it keeps things fresh (at least for me) and it gives me a chance to do something artistic. Plus, the blog will be turning 6 years old in January and it’ll be a brand new year. I want to do something different for the occasion.

September TBR

I’m nearly done Blade of Secrets and will be able to start on my (tentative) September tbr over the weekend. Right now on my tbr I have:

  • How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan (arc)
  • You Can Go Your Own Way by Eric Smith (arc)
  • Servant of the Crown by Duncan M. Hamilton
  • At Summer’s End by Courtney Ellis

This is the minimum I want to get through since I’ll be going back to work soon. If there’s time for more, great! But everything left over from summer reading is being moved to my fall tbr.

As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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Books of the Month

[September 2021] Book of the Month: The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

For September’s Book of the Month, I chose to spotlight The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross because it’s an incredible duology but also it kind of fits the back to school vibes I’m feeling right now. I highly recommend this story!

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Title: The Queen’s Rising
Series: The Queen’s Rising #1
Author: Rebecca Ross
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: HarperTeen
Recommended?: Yes

Goodreads Summary: When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she chose knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true: she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, she reluctantly accepts. But there is much more to his story, for there is a dangerous plot to overthrow the king of Maevana—the rival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved, some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. Who will be that queen?

Anticipated Book Releases Bookish Lists

September 2021 New Book Releases

My City Speaks by Darren Lebeuf, Illustrated by Ashley Barron (arc review)
Snow White with the Red Hair (Volume 15)
Narwhal’s School of Awesomeness by Ben Clanton
Partly Cloudy by Tanita S. Davis
Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero by Saadia Faruqi
The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun
Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore

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A Soft Place to Land by Janae Marks
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation (Vol. 4)
Before We Were Blue by E.J. Schwartz
Battle of the Bands edited by Lauren Gibaldi & Eric Smith (anthology)

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Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune (arc review)
Maya and the Return of the Godlings by Rena Barron
When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting
Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds by Samira Ahmed

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Her Renegade Cowboy by Lora Leigh (arc review)
Steelstriker by Marie Lu
The Sweetest Remedy by Jane Igharo
It Started with a Dog by Julia London
Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by Soman Chainani
No Words by Meg Cabot
Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis

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As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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