{Planned Reads} May 2017


So I’m much more excited about my reading prospects this month than I was going into last month. I’ve just finished my busiest semester at school ever and I’m going to have way more free time on my hand. I’m still not going to go crazy in this post, because I’m anticipating my planned TBR will change a little bit as the month goes on. I always end up requesting more ARCs, and I’ve been entertaining the notion of joining in some blog tours as well.

Still, here are the books I’m most looking forward to reading this month.

{Planned Reads} May 2017

by Megan Spooner

Beauty is pitted against the Beast in this dark fairytale retelling of the classic tale. When Yeva’s father goes missing while out on a hunt, Yeva gets more than she bargained for when she sets out to bring him home.

I bought this book last month and recently started reading it in a Buddy-read with a friend. I’m about 50% in at the moment and going to stay mum on how I’m feeling right now so you can all be surprised when the review drops. 😉

Sleep Tight.jpgSleep Tight
by Caroline Mitchell

Detective Ruby Preston is back on the case; hunting down killer who models his victims off of old fairytales. When evidence begins to point towards her ex, Nathan, Ruby tries to prove his innocence while questioning if she really knows him at all.

This is the second in the Detective Ruby Preston crime series. I really enjoyed book one, which I bought when I was approved for this sequel on Netgalley. I’m reading this right now, and I will say that it’s definitely not let me down! Review to come shortly!

The heart of betrayalThe Heart of Betrayal
by Mary E. Pearson

Trapped in a dangerous situation and wrestling with her newfound gift, Lia tries to navigate foreign politics that may alter her own destiny forever.

I’m really excited to see where this story goes! I read and reviewed The Kiss of Deception earlier this month and thought it was a shining, underrated gem in the YA fantasy genre, so I hope I like this just as much!

by John Gwynne

In this return to the Banished Lands, the heroes struggle to pull themselves together after tremendous betrayal and loss as a new, otherworldly threat begins to stir. 

I am so excited to be jumping back into this series! I had hoped to get to this last month after reading and reviewing book one in the series, Malice, but I just didn’t have the time for it thanks to school.

The Sea of MonstersPercy Jackson and the Olympians – The Sea of Monsters
by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is back, this time tasked with retrieving the golden fleece before Camp Halfblood is destroyed. 

I absolutely loved the first book, which I read earlier this year. I wanted to read this last month, but again, school got in the way. I’ve literally placed this book on my bedside table, to force myself to prioritize it after Hunted. 

Quincy Wolfe's Glass Vault.jpg
Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault
by Candace Robinson

People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are going missing just as a strange new museum known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault springs up over night. When Perri’s best friend goes missing, she enlists her best friend August to help her search the mysterious Glass Vault. 

One of my blogging buddies/friends on Goodreads is trying her hand at putting her work out into the world and asked that I read and review it. I’m excited and honored she’s given me the opportunity.

Deep Blue.jpgDeep Blue
by Jennifer Donnelly

A darkness befalls the underwater kingdom of Miromara when their queen is attacked. Serafina, her daughter, begins a quest to find the assassin’s master and prevent war from consuming the nation. 

Okay, this one is a bit strange, I admit, but I had the strangest desire to read a book about mermaids, and after a lot of suggestions from my friends on Goodreads, this series has caught my eye. So yeah, I’ll be starting yet another series. I just want some underwater, magical goodness.

Shadow and BoneShadow and Bone
by Leigh Bardugo

When Alina Starkov’s regiment is attacked, she discovers a great power that had laid dormant inside herself. She is whisked away to the Royal Court to be trained as a Grisha, where nothing is as it seems. 

That’s right, I am finally committing to starting the Grisha trilogy this month! I’ve heard such great things, I really do need to get moving on it!

That’s it! Those are my planned reads I hope to get through for the month. I think 8 is a healthy amount. Again, I’m expecting it to change a bit as the month goes along, because I’m going to try to jump into some blog tours if I get the opportunity, but I think this is the starting point I’m most eager to follow.

Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? 

Thanks for reading!



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  1. That’s a cool selection there! The John Gwynne books make me curious, I might check them out. Could be something for me 🙂

    It’s always fun to plan for the month ahead and pick a couple of books you want to read 🙂 I do the same, although I change my mind all the time and end up reading something completely different hahaha

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    1. Haha yup, I’m fully anticipating that will happen to me at least once this month! Lots of stuff catches my eye and then I have to move all my reads around. Planning it out gives a good starting point though. I definitely think you’d enjoy John Gwynne’s series. All my friends on Goodreads love it and say the series only gets better.

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  2. Oh, now I’m really curious about what you think of Hunted! I’m also really excited for you to continue the Percy Jackson series ^_^ the Grisha series isn’t my favourite, but it does have some of my favourite characters. Happy reading, Bentley!

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    1. Downtime is seriously the best. Getting to just kick back and read without worrying about the other stuff in life is my favorite thing so I totally understand that. Can’t wait to see what you think of the Ruby Preston series!


  3. A BIG YES TO SHADOW AND BONE!!! I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 😀
    I’m interested to hear what you think of Hunted – I’ve seen it around on Goodreads and the bookish community but I never really thought to pick it up!
    I hope May will be another great reading month for you 🙂

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      1. …oh man, my social life is about to go to a halt ha-ha! Now I’m finding ways to get to the closest Chapters sometime this week. I’m extremely excited now; thank you for the suggestion!!

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  4. Ooh I hope you enjoy Hunted! I love Beauty and the Beast retellings so that one has been one on my list. I love the Grisha trilogy (though I love the spinoff series Six of Crows even more), I really hope you enjoy the books!

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  5. I won a copy of Deep Blue when it first came out, but I still haven’t read it yet. I’m hoping to sometime in the not too distant future. I’ve heard mixed reviews on it, so I’m looking forward to seeing what you think about it.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! I felt like Mary Pearson’s prose veered more closely to adult fantasy than YA in a lot of ways. She takes more time with her characters to build relationships and situations that a lot of YA fantasy skips right over.


  6. I really need to pick up The Heart of Betrayal. I think it’s been years since I read the first book. I also have to binge read The Grisha trilogy soon. I own all three books, but haven’t gotten a chance to read them. I’m in love with the Six of Crows duology, so at some point I need to give these ones a chance too. Good luck with all the books on your May TBR!

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  7. I have Hunted on my TBR, I love Beauty and The Beast and I’m really eager to read that one – hope you’re loving it!! 🙂
    I need to read the Grisha trilogy just as well – I am sooooooooo late on that one ahah 🙂 Hope you’ll enjoy! 🙂

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  8. TBRs are so fun! Thanks for sharing yours. I’m about 90% of the way through the Hunted audiobook right now and wow! So atmospheric and lovely. Glad to hear you’re enjoying it, too- and I agree with your Top 5 Wednesday post about the cover. The colors kept catching my eye, demanding I read it XD Hope you have a great reading month!

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    1. I love TBR lists too. I kind of need them to help keep me grounded and on track, otherwise I feel like I’ll wander into Netflix binges and waste a ton of my time. Yeah the cover is stunning! One of my favorite aspects to it is the depth of the trees in the background. It really does look like a snowy, golden forest.

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  9. Oooh!! Great titles! The second Percy Jackson was my favorite, so I hope you like it! I’m actually one of those unipolar opinions when it comes to the Grisha Trilogy – the first one was okay, but I got really bored with the second and didn’t continue on.

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      1. I’ll be interested to see what you think when all is said and done. It has some good elements for sure. 🙂 take my opinion with a grain of salt though, because I’ve been on a robust high fantasy kick lately.

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