So, seeing as school starts on September 6th, I don’t see myself reading nearly as much as I want to. But I won’t let that stop me! I’ll read as much as possible, and we’ll see how it goes. So, without further ado, here’s my September TBR List.
Court of Twilight by Mareth Griffin
Explore the hidden world of ancient magic within modern Dublin.
Six months ago, Ivy stumbled into the deal of a lifetime – great rent in a posh Dublin neighborhood and a flatmate, Demi, who was only a little weird. It didn’t matter that their flat is packed with exotic plants or that her flatmate does all her shopping on-line but refuses to meet the delivery man at the door?
Now, though, Demi’s gone missing, there are strange men hiding in the flower boxes, and a lot of strangers have suddenly taken interest in the whereabouts of her peculiar flatmate. When the police won’t help, Ivy knows she’s going to have to solve this mystery on her own.
Ivy dives headfirst into a secret Dublin, hidden in plain sight, and discovers that the longer she stays in, the more she risks losing the world she always knew. Can she save Demi without losing herself?
This was an ARC given to me by the publisher and I’ve already started reading it. So far it seems pretty good and I’m actually hoping to finish it this weekend (if I ever stop procrastinating).
Broken Blades Don’t Sing by Kayl Karadjian
Elementalists are those who have the ability to command the elements. Only recently has humanity witnessed such unfathomable power. Some people believe it is a curse and that all elementalists are possessed by demons, but others claim it is a gift from the deities above. It is neither.
The power to control the elements can be used by elementalists to selflessly help people in need, but some abuse the power out of greed for personal gain.
Neither understands what elementalism truly is.
Serraemas is one of the first of human elementalists who sees the world as it should be. He has the ability to manipulate the element of ice, but while trying to save the world, he might just bring about its end instead.
I read Dragonsoul by Karadjian, and absolutely loved it. So, after that he sent me signed copies of the first two books in the Tales of Ashkar series, and they’re currently sitting on my bookshelves waiting to be read.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.
But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.
So, after an impulse buy of the second book in the series based on the beautiful cover (yes I realize that sounds really shallow) I realized there was a book before it. So I bought this at my school book fair in 8th grade (two years ago) and I keep meaning to read it because it sounds awesome. I hope I’ll actually get around to it this month, then if so I’ll read the next one next month.
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.
One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he barely knows—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.
The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.
Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .
So, I have a confession. I’ve started this book 3 times. I’ve loved it every time, but I always get distracted. But this time, I’m gonna finish the book! I have to, especially since it’s by Rick Riordan, who I totally love, he’s definitely an auto-buy author for me.
The Program by Suzanne Young
Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.
Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.
This has been on my TBR for years now, and my bookshelves for just as long. For some reason I’ve never gotten around to actually reading it though. So it’s on my TBR for the month, and I hope I’ll actually get to it. I’ve heard great things about it, and I loved the excerpt I read.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
So, obviously this book is everywhere. And I’ve heard a lot about it. After reading the summary, I can easily see why this book has become so popular, and it’s definitely on my list of books to
beg ask for. I can’t wait to read it and see if it’s really worth all the hype it’s getting, my assumption is yes.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.
This is another one I’ve heard a lot about. And people seem to love it. I can’t wait to buy it and this is also another one I’m going to request from my mom (maybe as an early birthday present).
So that’s that, are there any books on my list you’re planning to read? Or ones you already read and loved? Also, if these are on your TBR, I’d love to buddy read them, so that maybe someone can keep me on track (we all know I’m incapable of doing it myself😂)