This month’s To Read is going to be a little less hectic, but I’m honestly unsure how successful it’s going to be. I’m moving away to university in less than two weeks, so I’m spending most days with family and friends and preparing for the move. However, as soon as I’m settled in I’m sure I’ll be able to return to my reading before my course officially starts.
These choices are all from what I picked up at YALC a few months back, giving me a little more excitement about this month’s plans! I really hope I’ll be able to get around to all of them. I’ve also put down a few ARC’s I’ve received from Netgalley, feeling as if I’ve been neglecting that site somewhat recently and there’s a few I’m behind on. Fingers crossed I’ll manage it!
1. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
The night Cameron Post’s parents died, her first emotion was relief. Relief they would never know that hours earlier, she’d been kissing a girl.
Now living with her conservative aunt in small-town Montana, hiding her sexuality and blending in becomes second nature to Cameron until she begins an intense friendship with teh beautiful Coley Taylor.
Desperate to ‘correct’ her neice, Cameron’s aunt takes drastic action.
Now Cameron must battle with the cost of being her true self – even if she’s not completely sure who that is.
2. Ariadnis by Josh Martin
We are the ones who came after the comet. We survived the great wave that covered the world. We are the chosen.
Aula and Joomia have been chosen to decide the fate f their people. On their eighteenth birthday, the girls will compete in a mysterious and dangerous trial to prevent a war between their two nations.
Now, with just a year left, Aula and Joomia must prepare. There’s no time for friendship. No space for love. But how can you train for a deadly challenge you know nothing about?
Only one girl will claim Ariadnis’s final prize. Only one will survive.
3. Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
1914. The world stands on the edge of change. But women still have no vote.
Evelyn is rich and cleaver, but she isn’t allowed to go to university. Life is set out for her, but Evelyn wants freedom and choice, even if it means paying the highest price alongside her fellow Suffragettes. Meanwhile, May campaigns tirelessly for women’s votes with other anti-violence suffragists. When she meets Nell, a girl who’s grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit. Together and in love, the two girls start to dream of a world where all kinds of women can find their place.
But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, May and Nell more than they ever could imagine. As the Great War looms, just how much are they willing to sacrifice?
4. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (Physical ARC)
We’re back, Witches.
Meet teenage Wiccan Mila Flores, who truly could not care less what you think about her Doc Martens, her attitude, or her weight because she knows that, no matter what, her BFF Riley is right by her side.
So when Riley and Fairmont Academy mean girls June Phelan-Park and Dayton Nesseth die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life.
Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders. But they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer… before the killer strikes again.
ARCs from Netgalley
1. It Ends With You by S.K. Wright (Kindle ARC)
Everyone loves Eva. Beautiful, bright, fun, generous – she’s perfect.
So when her body is found in a ditch in the local woods the only thing anyone wants to know is: Who could have done this?
It has to be Luke, her boyfriend. He has the motive, the means, the opportunity and he’s no stranger to the police.
even though the picture is incomplete, the pieces fit. But as time passes, stories change.
Who could have done this? You decide.
2. School Lies by Kimberly G. Giarrantano (Kindle ARC)
Guilt, lies, and betrayal — all before first period.
After finding his headmaster father slumped over his desk from a gunshot wound, Levi Abrams is ready to sever his ties to Hulbert Academy with a sharp blade. Though the authorities have ruled his father’s death an accident, Levi has his doubts. But with graduation only weeks away, Levi wants to get his diploma and move on.
Then Troy Byrne returns to school.
It’s been three years since Troy got expelled from Hulbert on bogus drug charges — but he’s over it. And over his parents’ impending divorce. Maybe even over his feelings for Levi. But when his troubled sister disappears, he must return to the treacherous halls of Hulbert. Photo negatives in her trashed apartment connect her disappearance to the headmaster’s death. To find his sister, he’ll need Levi’s help. Now Troy has no choice but to confront his feelings for a boy he was hoping to forget.
As Troy and Levi follow a scavenger hunt of clues, they unearth a dangerous blackmailing scheme that extends far beyond their claustrophobic prep school. Is Troy’s sister missing or did someone make her disappear? And are the boys next?