I entirely forgot that I had gotten through all of April’s releases and that we’re now into May! And with it now being the new year, these are all officially being labeled as 2018 and not really new releases at this point. Though, I suppose, to be fair they weren’t really all that new when I was featuring April’s books in December. Anyway, without further ado, here are five more books from 2018 that I’ve added to my TBR.
I’m honestly a little reluctant to put A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas on my list for a number of reasons, the main one of which lying in the fact that I’m honestly on the fence about even reading the second book in the series, let alone the others. I just…want nothing to do with the Fayre/Rysand pairing and it really infuriates me that the love it took to save Tamlin is so far devolved and degraded in the subsequent novels–at least, as far as I can ascertain from what I’ve seen thus far since I haven’t actually read the books–and I’m honestly just kind of infuriated about it. But I think that my curiosity is going to win out in the end and at some point I will be picking this up, so for now it’s there.
I’m about 90% sure that Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt is only on my TBR because I received an ARC for it–if this is any indication of how far behind I am in my reading priorities, that’s it because I think I got this a while ago, though it was after it was published (yay giveaways!)–because the synopsis does not sound all that wonderful. I mean, it sounds okay, but there’s nothing that really grabs my attention. It’s also possible that I don’t have an ARC of this and I’m confusing it with another–I’m not currently home to check–and I merely added this because the cover made the story sound interesting. And, to be fair, that title does sound rather intriguing.
I suggest you don’t read the blurb for Unbreakable by Sara Ella and just go add Unblemished to your TBR instead. For one, the synopsis definitely has some spoilers–though I don’t personally think I understand enough about the world to fully comprehend what those spoilers mean–and for another it’s just plain confusing. As I was reading it, though, I could just tell that it was some sort of sequel. Turns out that it’s book three. In a weird twist of fate, though, I don’t think I personally would have added the first one without having read this one’s synopsis as it just didn’t sound like anything exceptional but there was something about this one that just got my attention. And who knows, it may have just been the fact that it was confusing and I wanted to know what mirrorwalk meant.
If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales gets your attention instantly because all you want to know is what the tweet was. I feel like this book has some real potential to be an impressive and important commentary about our world, society, oppression and being offensive, and the ways in which we use the internet. I can’t speak to whether or not this book actually accomplishes this commentary in a poignant and positive way or if it is damaging and potentially superficial, but I’m looking forward to finding out. And hopefully I’ll come to find that this is a book I’ll be really glad to have had the chance to read.
I genuinely don’t know how much I care to read Royalsby Rachel Hawkins, but on a whim I added it to my TBR and I can’t very well say that it’s not there now. I think I had entered a Goodreads giveaway, which is how it ended up on there. But, if I’m being thoroughly truthful, I do have a weak spot for books that are similar to this one. I’m hoping for a slow burn hate to love story, naturally, and I swear if it doesn’t happen in this book it will have been so far not worth my time that I’ll be really upset that I wasted moments reading it when I could have been reading something better. But I have a feeling I’m right and maybe the book will even surprise me with other aspects being better than I imagined, as well.
There you have it, the first books from May 2018 that are on my TBR during the first week of January! What do you think of these books? Are they on your TBR? Have you read them? Are you not interested? Let me know in the comments!