From The TBR List: Early September Releases

This past week has been incredible in finding new authors (at the very least, new to me) and picking up some fabulous new reads. Two of these great finds have releases coming in the next few weeks, early September. So you know what that means… to the top of the TBR list, they go! Honestly, I have a gorgeous stack of books just waiting for the right moment to distract me but I am going to have to put them off because new releases are a bit of a priority!  You know how it is!!

All of that said, I’ve already delved into one of these books and WOW. It’s so darn good! I’ll save the details for a proper book review but let me tell ya, September is looking good for book releases. A couple previously reviewed books are making their way onto bookshelves during my birthday month (yeah, Virgo!) and there’s a number of others I can’t wait to get my hands on (hint, hint)…

Ok, enough of that… let’s take a look at two books that are keeping me captivated!

First on my list is a Goodreads win. Thank you Goodreads!! I entered to win Friend Request by Laura Marshall because the description sounded really interesting and I am finding I am really into mystery type books right now. Plus, the cover looked really good! I’ll let you in on a little secret… this book is impossible to put down… !


Friend Request
Laura Marshall
Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date (U.S.): September 5, 2017
Summary via Goodreads:


“1989. When Louise first notices the new girl who has mysteriously transferred late into their senior year, Maria seems to be everything Louise’s other friends aren’t. Authentic. Funny. Brash. Within just a few days, Maria and Louise are on their way to becoming fast friends.”

“2016. Louise receives a heart-stopping email: Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Long-buried memories quickly rise to the surface: Those first days of their budding friendship; cruel decisions made and dark secrets kept; the night that would change all their lives forever.”

“Louise has always known that if the truth ever came out, she could stand to lose everything. Her job. Her son. Her freedom. Maria’s sudden reappearance threatens it all, and forces Louise to reconnect with everyone with whom she’d severed ties in order to escape the past. But as she tries to piece together exactly what happened that night, Louise discovers there’s more to the story than she ever knew. To keep her secret, Louise must first uncover the whole truth, before what’s known to Maria-or whoever is pretending to be her-is known to all.”

“With her mesmerizing debut, Laura Marshall offers a timely and essential story of how who we were shapes who we become, the hidden cost of our increasingly connected world, and the dangerous shape that revenge can take in our modern era.” 


The second book I am going to be reading was picked up through NetGalley. Thank you! The Daybreak Bond by Megan Frazer Blakemore just looked really interesting and loads of fun. I normally shy away from Sci-Fi but that cover just spoke to me. After picking this title up, I realized it was a sequel to The Firefly Code! Oooops! So, yup… I will be reading both books (I can think of worse things). I can’t very well read a sequel and nothing more! For the sake of this post, I will share just the tidbits of this new release.

The Daybreak Bond
Megan Frazer Blakemore
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
Summary via: NetGalley:

“Mori and her friends Julia, Benji, and Theo have never seen life beyond the walls of their perfect society, Old Harmonie. That changes when their new friend Ilana is threatened by the rules that are supposed to keep them all safe. They escape together, hoping to find help in Boston with Dr. Agatha Varden, one of Old Harmonie’s pioneering founders.”

“But the outside world is nothing like they anticipated. As they face challenges they never expected and encounter a group of kids from the outside, Mori and the others begin to understand the complicated reality of their supposedly perfect community. With the help of these new friends, they just might be able to save Ilana . . . but at what cost?”

“This thought-provoking sequel to Megan Frazer Blakemore’s stunningly imaginative novel, The Firefly Code, gives readers a chance to see our world in a brand new light.” 



Which one would you add to your TBR list, based on the provided summaries and cover art? Do you have a preference for mystery or science fiction? Both? Neither? I’d love to know what you think!

…updates and reviews to come… xo

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