Book Reviews by Steph

Live, Laugh, Love, Read

Okay so I researched the web and Goodreads and found you all (and myself) some good new releases to look forward to this month! I ranked them in order of their Goodreads ratings, though that’s not how I decide how to read a book. These are only from genres I’m interested in so there are definitely more books out there being released as we speak!

  1. The Color of Fear/ Written by Marcia Muller/ Release August 8th 2017/ Rating 5.0/ Genre Mystery
  2. A Game of Deceit/ Written by K.A. Davis/ Release August 1st 2017/ Rating 4.41/Genre Suspense Fiction
  3. Among the Dead (Rachel Carver Mystery #1)/Written by J.R. Backlund/ Release August 8th 2017/ Rating 4.33/ Genre Mystery Fiction
  4. The Good Daughter/ Written by Karin Slaughter/ Release August 8th 2017/ Rating 4.27/ Genre Thriller
  5. Zero Repeat Forever/ Written by Gabrielle Prendregast/ Release August 29th 2017/ Rating 4.22/ Genre Sci-fi/YA
  6. The Blinds/ Written by Adam Sternbergh/ Release August 1st 2017/ Rating 4.03/ Genre Thriller/Western
  7. This is Not the End/ Written by Chandler Baker/ Release August 8th 2017/ Rating 4.02/ Genre YA Contemporary
  8. Are You Sleeping/ Written by Kathleen Barber/ Release August 1st 2017/ Rating 3.99/Genre Thriller/Mystery
  9. Emma In The Night/ Written by Wendy Walker/ Release August 8th 2017/ Rating 3.97/ Genre Mystery Thriller
  10. A Beautiful Poison/ Written by Lydia Kang/ Release August 1st 2017/ Rating 3.94/ Genre Historical Mystery
  11. Unraveling Oliver/ Written by Liz Nugent/ Release August 22nd 2017/ Rating 3.91/ Genre Thriller
  12. Desert Flowers/ Written by Paul Pen/ Release August 8th 2017/ Rating 3.88/ Genre Thriller
  13. God Country/Written by Donny Cates,Geoff Shaw/Release August 2nd 2017/ Rating 3.81/Genre Fantasy/Graphic Novel
  14. Just Friends/ Written by Tiffany Pitcock/ Release August 1st 2017/ Rating 3.78/ Genre YA Contemporary
  15. Marked For Revenge (Jana Berzelius #2)/ Written by Emelie Schepp/ Release August 29th 2017/ Rating 3.75/ Genre Thriller,Crime,Mystery
  16. Below (Broken Sky Chronicles #1)/ Written by Jason Chabot/ Release August 16th 2017/ Rating 3.75/Genre Dystopia, Fantasy, YA
  17. Return to Your Skin/ Written by Luz Gabas, Noel Hughes/ Release August 15th 2017/ Rating 3.71/ Genre Historical Romance
  18. The List/ Written by Patricia Forde/ Release August 8th 2017/ Rating 3.54/ Genre Dystopia YA
  19. Girl In Snow/ Written by Dnya Kukafka/ Release August 22nd 2017/ Rating 3.54/ Genre Mystery Thriller
  20. The Dying Game/ Written by Asa Avdic/ Release August 1st 2017/ Rating 3.25/ Genre Sci-fi, Dystopia
  21. The Mystery Man: A College Students Nightmare/ Written by Eva Pohler/ Release August 7th 2017/ Rating (unknown)/Genre Adult Fiction
  22. Skykeeper/ Written by S.M. Gaither/ Release August 14th 2017/ Rating (Unknown)/ Genre Fantasy, YA
  23. Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life/ Written by Gary John Bishop/ Release August 1st 2017/Rating (Unknown) / Genre Non-Fiction, Self-help

I hope you’ve enjoyed this enlightening look into my choice of reads, I’m not big into self help/non fiction but sometimes things catch my eye and I can’t help it. Hence the last book on the list he, he.

Now that this is done, it’s time to go read for reviews! I’m currently reading Out of the Shadows (Shadowlands #1) written by Ashlee Nicole Bye. It seems like a very promising start if only my meds would stop making me fall asleep, lol. Seriously I’m enraptured by the story. Here’s what Goodreads says about it:
Nobody ever said death would be easy…

From the streets of Melbourne to the bowels of Westminster, the delicate balance between life and death that is so painstakingly maintained by the reapers of The Order of Dark and Light is being tested by the return of an ancient threat. Tensions are rising within the hidden world of The Shadowlands and if this threat is not contained war will be inevitable. And the destruction of the human world is bound to follow in its wake.

Amidst this tension, eighteen year-old Sachi Manning is struggling to cope with the grief and guilt that has plagued her ever since her best friend was murdered six months earlier—that is, until she spots him seemingly alive and well and being held at scythe point by a hooded figure who looks more like a GQ model than the Grim Reaper.

Sachi shouldn’t be able to see through the glamours that shield Shadowlanders from the human world, so the reaper in question wants some answers. And so begins the craziest couple of weeks of Sachi’s life as she is drawn into a world of mysteries, magic, monsters, and mayhem, encountering dragons, faeries, soul-sucking demons, not-so-grim reapers, and even the Horseman of Death.

With a mix of heart, humor and hair-raising action, Out of the Shadows is the adventure of an afterlifetime, perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Paula Weston.

Happy Hump Day ya’ll!


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