Monthly TBR: May 2016

Hey, and good afternoon!! I can’t believe that we are already on the fifth month of the year. Time is flying by quickly! April came and went, and now it’s May. I have several books that I am excited for that are coming out this month like The Crown’s Game and A Court of Mist and Fury. I’m trying to enjoy each of the books that I want to read.

This is how I’m currently feeling:

so many books, so little time.jpg

Here’s a list of all the books I’ve read in the month of April:

  1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. The Moth & The Flame by Renée Ahdieh ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. The Crown & The Arrow by Renée Ahdieh ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  4. Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  5. The ‘Ohana Tree by Rebecca Addison ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  6. A Stolen Kiss by Kelsey Keating⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. The Mirror & The Maze by Renée Ahdieh ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  8. No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Now, the only book that I didn’t get to read that was on my April TBR was The Winner’s Kiss. As for that book, I will add it to my May TBR.

The Books

the winner's kiss Goodreads Synopsis: Some kisses come at a price.

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.

At least, that’s what he thinks.

In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.

But no one gets what they want just by wishing.

As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?

the rose and the dagger Goodreads Synopsis: The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as “a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance.”

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

a quarrell called.jpgGoodreads Synopsis: The Sage, The Guardian, The Lantern, The Light – together we four are Stewards of the Plane, a Quarrel.

G. is the Guardian; he’s developed a strong protective instinct and a kickass sword of light that can chase away the baddies like nobody’s business.

Sam is the Lantern; his dreams shed light on possible futures – he’s always had dreams, but now he sees where we’re going and how far, and it scares the crap out of him.

Tara is the Sage; as our resident mystic, she can commune with the Akashic records: the big data warehouse in the sky. She can get information on anywhere, anywhen, if only she can learn to ask the right questions.

And me, I’m Melody, I’m the Light. I can channel the earth’s energy and according to Gramps, I can stabilize a vortex. It’s a good thing, too, or else we would be in a lot of trouble.

Before the summer started, we were a bunch of normal teenagers getting ready for our senior year in high school. By the time summer was over, we’d fought and won battles, lost friends and saved the world (except for that time when we made it worse).

This is our story. We wrote it all down; that way when it happens to you, when you’re called to be a Steward of the Plane – a member of a quarrel, you’ll know what to do.

**This book is told in first person from four alternating character viewpoints.

the crown.jpgGoodreads Synopsis: Kiera Cass’s bestselling Selection series has enchanted readers from the very first page. Now the end of the journey is here, in a wonderfully romantic series finale that will sweep you off your feet.

Twenty years have passed since the events of The One, and America and Maxon’s daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own. Princess Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you… and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.

The Selection series has sold more than 3 million copies and captured the hearts of fans around the world. This swoon-worthy final installment is the happily ever after they’ve all been waiting for.

The Scarlet LetterGoodreads Synopsis: A powerful tale of forbidden love, shame, and revenge comes to life in Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter. Faithfully adapted by Crystal Chan from the original novel, this new edition features stunning artwork by SunNeko Lee (Manga Classics: Les Miserables) which will give old and new readers alike a fresh insight into the Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tragic saga of Puritan America. .Manga Classics editions feature classic stories, faithfully adapted and illustrated in manga style, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions. Proudly presented by UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing.”

4 thoughts on “Monthly TBR: May 2016

  1. Looks like a great reading month for you! It would be so interesting to read The Scarlet Letter in manga form, and I hope TRATD lives up to expectations – I’m also so excited to get my hands on it. 🙂

    • Thank you! It was a good reading month since I got to read much more than last month. As for the Scarlet Letter manga, I’m totally excited to read it. If I like it, I might try to go for other manga forms of classics! I read two chapters from TRATD and loved it! I have a feeling that it will be amazing!! Hope you get your copy soon! Happy reading 😀

  2. Such beautiful books you’ve featured in the post, and your blog looks lovely. I am such a fan of the story, The Scarlet Letter, and can’t WAIT to read the manga version. Thank you so much for telling me about this!

    • Thank you!! I kept seeing the manga versions in bookstores, and I really wanted to try it out. Netgalley luckily had The Scarlet Letter available. I liked reading it when I was in high school 😀

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