2021 August Wrap Up – Tops & Bottoms

I’ve missed a few of these, even before my hiatus. I think it was becoming too much to review every single book – especially since I’ve been reading between 17 and 26 books a month since February.

We’ll start out with the stats (❤️) then I’ll explain what I’ve planned for the rest of my Wrap ups going forward.

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First Line Fridays | 3rd Sept

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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Review: The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins

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Title: The Woods Are Always Watching
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 31st, 2021
Page Length: 240
Genre: Horror
Age Range: YA
Rating: 3⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

New from bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, and the perfect companion to her New York Times bestseller There’s Someone Inside Your House, soon to be a Netflix feature.

Bears aren’t the only predators in these woods.

Best friends Neena and Josie spent high school as outsiders, but at least they had each other. Now, with college and a two-thousand-mile separation looming on the horizon, they have one last chance to be together—a three-day hike deep into the woods of the Pisgah National Forest.

Simmering tensions lead to a detour off the trail and straight into a waking nightmare … and then into something far worse. Something that will test them in horrifying ways.

Stephanie Perkins, the bestselling author of There’s Someone Inside Your House, returns with a heart-stopping, gut-wrenching novel about friendship, survival, and navigating unmarked paths even as evil watches from the shadows. 

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2021 September TBR

Opps, looks like I haven’t done a TBR since June…. well time to start back up again. Like always, I have a few Group Reads/Buddy Reads, some that ARCs need to read, and a few hopefuls too. I’m hoping to participate in a couple of Readathons (Becca’s BookoplAthon & Magical Readathon). So because of that I’m going to organize this month’s TBR based on them.

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Book Tour: Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain. I’ve fallen behind on my reading, but I’m so excited to read this next month! 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: Edie in Between by Laura Sibson | Author Interview + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Edie in Between by Laura Sibson. Let me just say – THIS COVER!! – I absolutely love this cover, reminds me of a tarot card. I wanted to thank Laura Sibson for offering interviews and taking the time to answer my questions. All information about the giveaway can be found near the end of this post. Also, 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: Burden Falls by Kat Ellis | Review

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Burden Falls by Kat Ellis. It’ll start to feel like a pattern, but Burden Falls just sounded so good and I knew I had to read and review it for the tour. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Kat Ellis and Dial Books|Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for this review

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Book Tour: Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis. This cover drew me right in, and I’m really hoping to get to it this fall! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

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Odds & Ends: The Wolf’s Curse by Jessica Vitalis | Author Guest Post

I was approached by the publisher about The Wolf’s Curse by Jessica Vitalis asking me if I was interested in doing a feature with the author. I jumped at the chance because I was super curious about this book and the features available sounded super interesting. I will be reviewing The Wolf’s Curse, but not until later (a future announcement will give you an idea why), so I opted to do an Author’s Guest Post to find out what Jessica thought about tackling deep themes like death and grief and why it’s important for young readers to be exposed to these subjects.

Without further delay, this is what Jessica had to say.

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