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Anticipated Releases Autumn 2021

Hello everyone!
Today I’m talking about the books I’m excited for this Autumn. There are so many books coming out, it’s actually overwhelming!

Here’s my top 4:

Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

This is my most anticipated read of Autumn, if not 2021. I love this series!! Starsight’s cliffhanger was BRUTAL. I have been eagerly awaiting this book ever since. I cannot wait to see where the story goes. I already know this will be amazing. Sanderson Never disappoints.

Out November 25th

*Gilded by Marissa Meyer

Gilded by Marissa Meyer | Waterstones

I will read anything Marissa Meyer puts out after absolutely loving The Lunar Chronicles. I love retellings and I’m super interest in this since I’ve never read a Rumpelstiltskin retelling (nor do I know much about the tale tbh). I’m super lucky to have received an ARC of this, I cannot wait to pick it up soon!

Out November 2nd

Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

Vespertine | Book by Margaret Rogerson | Official Publisher Page | Simon &  Schuster UK

After loving Sorcery of Thorns earlier this year, I am interested to see whether I enjoy this one. Having not enjoyed An Enchantment of Ravens, this could go either way… I’m hoping to love it but we’ll see! Stay tuned for that review!

Out October 5th

Empress & Aniya by Candice Carty-Williams

Pre-order: Empress & Aniya by Candice Carty-Williams – The Book Nook

I enjoyed Queenie by this author and I’m excited to read her YA debut! The synopsis gives me Freaky Friday vibes and I am SO down for that!!

Out October 7th

Are you excited for any of these? Let me know what books you’re excited for so I can put them on my radar!

Books · Diverse Reads · Graphic Novels · Review

Graphic Novel Review: The Tea Dragon Society by K. O’Neill

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own.

My thoughts:

Oh my goodness, where to even begin. I don’t have the words to express how adorable this graphic novel is!

It’s middle grade graphic novel with LGBTQ+ & disability rep and the most wholesome vibes ever. Despite being for children, anyone could pick this up and enjoy it. It’s such a lovely, comforting read. Honestly, I was just in awe of the cuteness throughout.

It’s all about dragons – Tea Dragons, to be more specific. It’s such a cute and cool concept. Who doesn’t love dragons?! It’s also about friendship and love and it’s just a beautiful story about finding your place in the world. *sheds tear*

THE ARTWORK – Oh how I wish I could draw even half as well as K. O’Neill. The art is simply stunning.
Here are some examples (taken from the Amazon preview):

I am obsessed with this cutesy art style! It’s so beautiful. Such a joy to look at!

Rating: 5 Stars

Books · Wrap-up

August Wrap Up | 2021

Happy September!
I literally cannot believe it’s September already?! Where is this year going???
August was a bit of a slow reading month for me. I managed to read 4 books, which I’m actually really happy with as I didn’t read for a few weeks and one book was over a 1000 pages long. So, I don’t think I did too bad.

Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler

A sci-fi short story/novella. Very interesting and weird. I honestly didn’t know what to make of this when I read it. I still can’t really articulate what went on nor how I felt.
Rating: 3 Stars

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Reread)
I want to continue the Stormlight Archive but it’s been a few years since I first read TWOK, so I reread it. I didn’t really enjoy it when I first read it but now I cannot understand why?! I absolutely loved it. It was dense and hard going – it’s over 1100 pages, which I think was overwhelming the first time. This time around I listened to the audiobook while reading which was a great decision. I loved it! Now onto the sequel!
Rating: 5 Stars

A Dance with the Fae Prince by Elise Kova

One of my most anticipated releases of 2021 and it did not disappoint!
I really really enjoyed this! I devoured it in one sitting, so good. I love this series and cannot wait for the next one.
Full review here // Rating: 4 Stars

The Tea Dragon Society by K. O’Neill

I finished off the month with a light, easy read. This adorable middle grade graphic novel!
I will have a full review up for this soon. But OMG, the cuteness of this!!! I can’t get over it. I will be reading the next one ASAP!
Rating: 5 Stars

Let me know what you read in August!