Hi everyone! It’s time for my final monthly TBR of 2022! And you know what that means – soon I’ll be posting my 2022 wrap up posts which are some of my favorite posts to make! The books I’ve got on my TBR this month includes a lot of recent or upcoming releases, and one book that I’ve been wanting to read for a while!
The Whispering Dark by Kelly Andrew
This has been making the rounds all over bookstagram (as you’ll see with many of the books on my TBR this month) and I just really want to read it! I got the Illumicrate edition which is stunning, and I’ve seen really good reviews and I’ve heard that the rep included is well done. However, I am a bit cautious because this is also labeled as dark academia which….doesn’t always work out for me. This follows a Deaf main character who goes to a school that trains students to slip into parallel worlds and has to team up with a student from her past to solve a murder that happens on campus.
Episode Thirteen by Craig DiLouie
If you’ve seen any of my posts lately, you’ll know that I’ve been really loving and exploring a lot of horror lately. This is a 2023 horror release that I was approved for on Netgalley, and I’m super excited about it because it’s about a couple who has a ghost hunting reality show that goes to an old mansion that had bizarre experiments that happened in the past, and things start to happen. This is told in journal entries, research files, and other documents and I’m very excited to read it, as well as DiLouie’s other book The Children of Red Peak!
Such Pretty Flowers by K.L. Cerra
Another 2023 horror release that I got through Netgalley is Such Pretty Flowers! This comes out in February, so I’m really trying to get ahead of all of my ARCs for 2023 since I have way too many already. This follows a woman trying to investigate her brother’s suicide since she doesn’t believe that he actually killed himself and starts to fall for her suspect – her brother’s girlfriend. I’m thinking that there may be some body horror in this which I’m excited for because that’s been one of my favorite horror tropes so far! This is also a Southern Gothic horror, which I’m excited for because Gothic has been something that I’ve enjoyed a lot of lately.
A Fire Endless by Rebecca Ross
I recently read A River Enchanted and loved it so much that I’m going to be reading the sequel as soon as my copy from Illumicrate arrives! I jointly read and listened to the first book, and I think I’ll probably do that again with the second book, because the audiobooks are so good! This series follows Adaira and Jack on the Isle of Cadence, which is split into two clans – East and West, and is ruled by the spirits. In the first book, Jack and Adaira work together to solve the mystery of missing girls from their clan, and the sequel will follow directly after the events of the first book. I’ve been reading a lot of duologies lately and I’m really excited to finish this one out, because it may very well be a new favorite!
The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten
I’m a huge fan of The Wilderwood Duology (For the Wolf, For the Throne) and so I was always super excited for Hannah Whitten’s next book. Orbit actually sent me a physical copy and while I would normally wait until closer to the release date to read it (it releases in March) I just couldn’t help myself! I’ve read about 25% of this as of writing this post and I’m really enjoying it. It’s about a woman who has the secret power to raise the dead who is given the choice of death because of her powers or use her powers to help the king solve the mystery about why entire villages are dying overnight. I’m really loving Lore and Gabriel so far, and I can’t wait to see where this goes!
Sister, Maiden, Monster by Lucy A Snyder
Whoops, I’ve got yet another horror on my TBR this month! So much for reading some Christmassy books! This is a post apocalyptic horror after a virus sweeps across the globe and transforms it’s victims. Three women come together as the world collapses – one with a taste for a woman and her brain, one who gets turned on by murders, and one plagued by tumors and desperation. This is also inspired by the authors Bram Stoker Award winning story “Magdala Amygdala” which I haven’t read, but I’m curious to see what I think of this one!
King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair
I’ve wanted to read this book since it came out, but I just never got around to it. With the second book due out in December I really would love to read this one! Plus, a ton of people on Instagram have been recommending this to me and I just really want to read it as I’m feeling some major FOMO. If you don’t know what this is about, it’s an adult fantasy romance about a woman who is going to marry the vampire king so that she can get close enough to him to kill him. But of course, it doesn’t end that way.
What books are you hoping to read in December? I’d love to discuss!