Top 5 Anticipated Reads: December 2021

I can’t believe it’s the final month of 2021 already! I swear we just started a couple months ago lol. So this will be my last Anticipated Reads for 2021, next will be 2022! You can probably look forward to some check-ins, especially when we loop back to a July when we first started this.

So for the last time for 2021 releases, what are my top 5 anticipated books coming out in December?

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Book Tour: I Know Your Secret by Daphne Benedis-Grab | Review

Welcome to my stop on the Terminal Tours Book Tour for I Know Your Secret by Daphne Benedis-Grabs. I’ve been really into mysteries lately, especially cozy ones or ones like Pretty Little Liars or Gossip Girl. This middle grade definately fits – although I haven’t read one for a middle grade audience before!

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Daphne Benedis-Grab and Scholastic Press for providing me with an ARC for this review.

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Odds & Ends: End of the Year Book Tag 2021

I can’t believe we’re already nearing the end of November! This year has flown by!

I’ve finally planned well enough that I can actually participate in the End of Year Book Tag this year! Thankfully, Megan from Megwithbooks did it early enough to remind me lol. I’ve got a cat in my lap so it looks like I’m here for the long haul – let’s see just how well I’m doing!

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First Line Fridays | 26 November

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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Book Tour: Blood, Fire & Mercy (Da’Valia Trilogy #2) by Christina Davis| Author Interview

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Blood, Fire & Mercy (Da’Valia Trilogy #2) by Christina Davis. I absolutely adored Born at Dawn when it came out last year (November 15th 2020) so I was beyond excited to find out that TBR and Beyond Tours got Blood, Fire & Mercy for a tour – and beyond extatic to be able to interview Christina Davis. Let’s also take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous covers for this series so far! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Be sure to check out my review of Born at Dawn. Thank you to Christina Davis for taking the time to answer my questions.

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Review: Written in the Stars (Written in the Stars #1) by Alexandria Bellefleur (ARC)

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Title: Written in the Stars
Series: Written in the Stars #1
Author: Alexandria Bellefluer
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: November 10th, 2020
Page Length: 384
Genre: Romance | RomCom
Age Range: Adult
Rep: Bi, Lesbian
Rating: 4⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

With nods to Bridget Jones and Pride and Prejudice, a charming #ownvoices queer rom-com debut about a free-spirited social media astrologer who agrees to fake a relationship with an uptight actuary until New Year’s Eve—with results not even the stars could predict!

After a disastrous blind date, Darcy Lowell is desperate to stop her well-meaning brother from playing matchmaker ever again. Love—and the inevitable heartbreak—is the last thing she wants. So she fibs and says her latest set up was a success. Darcy doesn’t expect her lie to bite her in the ass.

Elle Jones, one of the astrologers behind the popular Twitter account, Oh My Stars, dreams of finding her soul mate. But she knows it is most assuredly not Darcy… a no-nonsense stick-in-the-mud, who is way too analytical, punctual, and skeptical for someone as free-spirited as Elle. When Darcy’s brother—and Elle’s new business partner—expresses how happy he is that they hit it off, Elle is baffled. Was Darcy on the same date? Because… awkward.

When Darcy begs Elle to play along, she agrees to pretend they’re dating to save face. But with a few conditions: Darcy must help Elle navigate her own overbearing family over the holidays and their arrangement expires on New Year’s Eve. The last thing they expect is to develop real feelings during a fake relationship.

But maybe opposites can attract when true love is written in the stars?

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First Line Fridays | 19 November

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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Book Tour: The Art of Running Away by Sabrina Kleckner | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for The Art of Running Away by Sabrina Kleckner. This looks like such a sweet middle grade read – one that I’m hoping to get to real soon. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

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Book Tour: Passport by Sophia Glock | Review

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Passport by Sophia Glock. When I first found out about this book, I knew it was one I would want to read. And don’t get me started on how much I love that cover! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Sophia Glock and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for this review.

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