I’m a couple days late on this but here is what I’m currently planning to read in the month of June. I’m very much a mood reader so my TBR is subject to change – actually it’s very likely to change!

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (not pictured above) – This is getting released on June 11, so I don’t have a copy to show yet but I’m really excited for it.  I will 100% be reading this one.  It’s one of my most-anticipated.

A Darker Shade of Magic by Victor Schwab – I’ve been meaning to start this series for what seems like forever .  My YA bookclub, Life & Lit, voted and this book won so I’ll 100% be reading this one.  Feel free to come join us – we have lots of fun in the group! Almost 400 members – VERY active.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater –  This is another series that I have been wanting to read for awhile.  The Goodreads group that I co-run voted for this one.  The group can be found on Goodreads at Forgotten YA Gems – again another fun group! Almost 600 members.

Frogkisser by Garth Nix – This will actually be my first Nix book and I’m really excited about it.  It’s a middle-grade retelling of The Frog Prince.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston – I’m not normally a huge light contemporary reader but I’m broadening my horizons this year and giving it more of a chance.  … Read the rest

This Savage Song

Title: This Savage Song
Author: Victoria Schwab
Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: Greenwillow Books
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Pages: 464
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

“It was a cruel trick of the universe, thought August, that he only felt human after doing something monstrous.”

I adored this book COMPLETELY. This novel might be a slow burn but I was drawn in right from the start and never felt a moment of boredom.

I was interested in This Savage Song from the get-go. I hadn’t read Schwab yet but this was the one I knew I wanted to start with. What piqued my interest? The fact that this book was being marketed as a YA Fantasy, with NO romance. Nope, not even a drop. We have two protagonists of the opposite sex and they aren’t being set up for some big epic romance. That is so refreshing. Don’t get me wrong. I love a great romantic YA tale, but sometimes you just want a little variety. Schwab managed to pull off the friendship very well.

This book is a dual POV and our main protagonists are, Kate and August. August lives in very bleak world. He also happens to be a monster, in the literal sense. He is built to kill – only one problem. He doesn’t want to be a monster – yep, it’s not an uncommon trope but I happen to really love this one so I’m not mad. In order to stay alive, August MUST … Read the rest