Hi everyone! Today I’m bringing to you my July TBR! I’m really hoping to get all of these books read or at least started this month! I’m also really hoping that this will be the month I can get back to posting more regularly here on my blog, I’ve been focusing so much on my bookstagram lately that I’ve been letting my blog slide a bit more than I would like!
The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni
I read and really enjoyed The Prison Healer in June (stay tuned for my June Wrap Up!) so I really want to continue the series soon! I initially wanted to binge read the series, but I was camping with no service so I couldn’t download this second book, so it didn’t work out that way. This book starts shortly after the events of the first book, so I won’t spoil that for you if you haven’t read the first book yet. The first book followed Kiva Meridan, the healer at Zalindov prison who is tasked with keeping the sickly rebel queen alive long enough to face her trials. She receives a message from her family telling her to keep the queen alive at all costs and they will rescue them both, and so Kiva volunteers to take her place in the trials.
Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin
This is one of my August ARCs, so I want to get it read and reviewed for it’s release date on August 2nd! I read and loved this author’s first book The Nature of Witches, so I have high hopes for her second book which follows a young witch who works at a wildlife refuge. She tries to curse one of the interns who works with her, but a bird steals the curse. She must track down the bird before it turns everyone in the region into a witch. I love the magic meets conservation vibe that this author goes for as someone who loves nature, so I’m very excited about this one!
Ten Thousand Stitches by Olivia Atwater
This is the second book in the Regency Faerie Tales series of standalones, and it’s a retelling of Cinderella but with faeries! This is another ARC which comes out on July 19th, and is a whimsical fantasy romance where the faerie Lord Blackthorn helps housemaid Effie win the heart of one of the gentlemen that she works for. I’ve around 20% of this already and it definitely is very whimsical and cute, and I’m looking forward to finishing it!
A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross
I want to do better at reading the books I get in book boxes, so I’m hoping to read my Illumicrate edition of A River Enchanted this month! I’m thinking this could be a good one to both read physically as well as listen to the audiobook, because it’s set on an island ruled by spirits who will only answer to a Bard’s music. Jack is called back to the island after studying music on the mainland to help find girls who have started going missing. It sounds interesting, and I’ve really enjoyed books from this author before so I’m looking forward to reading it!
The Rise and Reign of the Mammals by Steve Brusatte
I listened to the audiobook of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by this author earlier this year, and when I saw it was a series I immediately preordered this sequel! If you’ve been here long enough, you know that I have a conservation biology degree and evolution was always one of my favorite things to read about, so knowing that this book shows how mammals became the rulers of the world is just up my alley! I’m very excited about this one, and I’m doubly excited because it means that I can also look at all the illustrations since I’ll be physically reading this one!
This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede
This was a last minute add to my July TBR, and I’m glad I added it because I read almost 60% of this book in just one day! I’m absolutely loving the banter and I’ve already teared up a few times as well. This follows Alessa, whose gift is meant to magnify her partner’s magic to save their island from a swarm of demons. Instead, she accidentally kills every suitor she touches. She hires an outcast to protect her after her own soldiers attempt to kill her, and what ensues is what is shaping up to be a great fantasy romance! I’m hoping the last 40% of this is just as good as the first half, because this could easily become a new favorite!
What books will you be reading in July? It’s hard to believe we’re already 7 months into the year!