Part 2 of my 2022 anticipated releases list is here! This time my list is comprised of only sequels or books by authors I’ve already read – and mostly it’s a mix of romance and middle grade, so I’m definitely more likely to read these.
Looking back at my first list of anticipated releases for January-March, I’m definitely less excited about a few of them, but I still think I’ll read most eventually. As for my progress, I’ve read 4 of 12 and still have arcs to read for another 2.
[Goodreads] Aru is only just getting the hang of this whole Pandava thing when the Otherworld goes into full panic mode. The god of love’s bow and arrow have gone missing, and the thief isn’t playing Cupid. Instead, they’re turning people into heartless fighting-machine zombies. If that weren’t bad enough, somehow Aru gets framed as the thief. If she doesn’t find the arrow by the next full moon, she’ll be kicked out of the Otherworld. For good.
But, for better or worse, she won’t be going it alone. Along with her soul-sister, Mini, Aru will team up with Brynne, an ultra-strong girl who knows more than she lets on, and Aiden, the boy who lives across the street and is also hiding plenty of secrets. Together they’ll battle demons, travel through a glittering and dangerous serpent realm, and discover that their enemy isn’t at all who they expected.
I hope everyone reading this had a wonderful Christmas. I’ve been absent for about two weeks from all of my social media accounts so I could just spent time with my family and enjoying christmas reading, watching movies and playing switch.
I definitely feel reinvigorated and now that we’re getting close to the end of the year I thought it was finally time to share my list of favorites books of 2019.
I’ve already talked a bit about my favorites in my Mid-Year Update in June, and Summer Reading Wrap Up, but this was a difficult list to make. I know which books I loved, and which were my favorites but to reduce it to a reasonably-sized list was more tricky. (Stay tuned for the honorable mentions list at the end.)*This list features books in reading order by the way and not by top most favorites.
[Goodreads] Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from their latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?
One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru’s doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don’t believe her claim that the museum’s Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again. But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it’s up to Aru to save them.The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?