Top 5 Anticipated Reads: August 2022

After looking through my anticipated reads for the last year, I’ve decided I will NOT be going over 5 lol That one 9 really messed with my numbers (ok maybe only by a few percentages but still). So the 6 I had listed… we’re booting one lol. Don’t worry I’ll tell you the “honourable mention” at the end, but it wont count against me when I do a check in later lol

In release date order, here are my top 5 (and 1 honourable mention) anticipated books for August 2022.

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Top 5 Anticipated Reads: July 2021 – June 2022 Check-in

I had planned on checking in way more often, but I have to start at some point. Here are all the releases I was interested in since I started this segment until now, so July 2021 to June 2022 (well, you’ll actually see it’s only until May because I forgot June, but it felt better as a year lol). Luckily, I missed a lot of months within that year so it may not be as dense as I fear. Going forward, to make sure to avoid so long posts, I’ll make sure to check-in quarterly and make it one of my quarterly check-in posts (way less daunting).

So how am I going to do this? This post will likely just be the cover, whether or not I’ve read it and my rating with a quick sentence or two on thoughts or a link to my review if they exist. I’m sorry because I know this is just going to be a super long post…. sigh, so without further adieu – let’s do this!

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Review: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

Title: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea
Author: Axie Oh
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: February 22nd, 2022
Page Length: 336
Genre: Fantasy Romance | Retelling
Age Range: YA
Rep: AAPI (Korean)
Rating: 4.25⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homeland for generations. Floods sweep away entire villages, while bloody wars are waged over the few remaining resources. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curses them with death and despair. In an attempt to appease him, each year a beautiful maiden is thrown into the sea to serve as the Sea God’s bride, in the hopes that one day the “true bride” will be chosen and end the suffering.

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