It’s been a while since I’ve done a TBR post.
But I felt like doing one this month, even though this is pretty late but here we go..
Books I’d like to get to this month:
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Reading by Alexandra Bracken
This book just screams fall/winter to me.. its whole aesthetic. This is Alex’s first middle-grade book and I’m excited. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this one. This will also be my first read by this author (yes I own the darkest minds and yes I’ve been meaning to get to it).
Goodreads synopsis: Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history — that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper’s great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn’t exactly the forgiving type.
The fiend has reawakened with one purpose — to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his future without a side of eternal servitude, thanks.
Little does Prosper know, the malefactor’s control over his body grows stronger with each passing night, and there’s a lot Alastor isn’t telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host.
Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard
I read Sara’s second novel A Quiet Kind Of Thunder earlier this year and completely loved it. (If you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend it!) So I can’t wait to get into this one, I was kindly sent a proof from the publisher a couple of weeks ago.
Goodreads synopsis: Eden McKinley knows she can’t count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it’s a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with the boyfriend Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs. Especially when the police arrive on her doorstep and Eden finds out that the boyfriend is actually their music teacher, Mr Cohn.
Sworn to secrecy and bound by loyalty, only Eden knows Bonnie’s location, and that’s the way it has to stay. There’s no way she’s betraying her best friend. Not even when she’s faced with police questioning, suspicious parents and her own growing doubts.
As the days pass and things begin to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
I just finished the previous book, Clockwork Prince, last week, so I am hoping to continue with my Shadowhunter reread this month. I’m having the best time reading these books again, Cassie can literally write 50 novels set in this Shadowhunter world and I will gladly read them all. I’m rereading these books ready to start The Dark Artifices! which I have somehow managed to avoid spoilers about.
As always this might be an overly presumptuous TBR that might change a little. Sometimes I’m just that mood reader.
Goodreads synopsis (for the first book in the trilogy)
In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…