YA Book of the Month Club September HUGE DISCOUNT

If you’re anything like me, you’re broke but want to buy all the books.

I’ve got a solution for you because I have the best discount code you could ever imagine!

Have you checked out YA Book of the Month Club’s September picks? They are STELLAR and you can choose one today for just $5!

Haven’t seen them yet? I’ve blogged about 2 of them…but check all the choices out!

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There seriously isn’t a bad book in this stack. ALL of these are on my list to read! Right now, you can pick one for just $5 by using this link here and entering promo code YALIT. This deal ends September 30th or when these books run out which is getting pretty close! Don’t experience FOMO!

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Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior

I have a confession to make. The first thing to attract me to wanting to read this book was the cover! It’s adorable! My daughter is also named Hazel so I’m always intrigued when I see that name since it doesn’t come up very often.

Thank you Berkley Publishing for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: In the rolling hills of beautiful Exmoor, there’s a barn. And in that barn, you’ll find Dan. He’s a maker of exquisite harps – but not a great maker of conversation. He’s content in his own company, quietly working and away from social situations that he doesn’t always get right. But one day, a cherry-socked woman stumbles across his barn and the conversation flows a little more easily than usual. She says her name’s Ellie, a housewife, alone, out on her daily walk and, though she doesn’t say this, she looks sad. He wants to make her feel better, so he gives her one of his harps, made of cherry wood. And before they know it, this simple act of kindness puts them on the path to friendship, big secrets, pet pheasants and, most importantly, true love. 

Ohhhh this book 💕 it has a special place in my heart because I played the harp for a few years. Ellie wasn’t my favorite character, but Dan certainly was. Talk about an adorable feel-good story! If you love romance and music, you’ll love this book. Anyone else read this? What did you think?

4/5 Stars

A Dangerous Engagement by Ashley Weaver

I spent the weekend on a much-needed beach trip just right before Hurrican Dorian arrived. Talk about a dangerous engagement!

Thank you Minotaur Books for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: Set in the 1930s New York City – As they travel by ship to New York for her childhood friend Tabitha’s wedding, Amory Ames gazes out at the city’s iconic skyline, excited by the prospect of being a bridesmaid. Her husband Milo, however, is convinced their trip will be deadly dull, since Prohibition is in full swing. But when a member of the wedding party is found murdered on the front steps of the bride’s home, the happy plans take a darker twist. Amory discovers that the dead groomsman has links to the notorious–and notoriously handsome–gangster Leon De Lora, and soon she and Milo find themselves drawn into another mystery. While the police seem to think that New York’s criminal underworld is at play, Amory feels they can’t ignore the wedding party either. Tabitha’s fiance Tom Smith appears to be a good man, but he has secrets of his own, and the others in the group seem strangely unaffected by the death of their friend . . .In an unfamiliar city, not knowing who they can trust, Milo and Amory are drawn into the glamorous, dangerous world of nightclubs and bootleggers. But as they draw closer to unraveling the web of lies and half-truths the murdered man has left in his wake, the killer is weaving a web of his own.

I have developed such a love for the early 1900s era. A 1930s mystery like this did not disappoint! This is the 6th installment of the series, but my first one to read. There were a few things that I felt like I didn’t understand because I jumped late into the series, but it wasn’t anything I couldn’t follow along with. It’s a slow burn, but still fell in love with the characters nonetheless! Now I have to work back from the beginning 🙂

4/5 Stars

Trace of Evil by Alice Blanchard

I’m in LOVE with this cover! A sleepy mountain town with witchcraft and a mysterious murder…can’t ask for a better suspenseful novel!

Thank you Minotaur Books for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: Natalie Lockhart always knew she was going to be a cop. A rookie detective on the Burning Lake police force, she was raised on the wisdom of her chief-of-police father. These cases will haunt you if you let them. Grief doesn’t come with instructions. But the one thing her father couldn’t teach her was how to handle loss. Natalie’s beloved sister was viciously murdered as a teenager, and she carries the scars deep in her heart. Although the killer was locked up, the trace evidence never added up, and Natalie can’t help wondering―is the past really behind her? As the newest member on the force, Natalie is tasked with finding nine missing persons who’ve vanished off the face of the earth, dubbed “the Missing Nine.” One night, while following up on a new lead, she comes across a savage crime that will change everything. Daisy Buckner―a popular schoolteacher, wife to a cop, and newly pregnant―lies dead on her kitchen floor. As Natalie hunts for Daisy’s killer in the wake of the town’s shock, her search leads to a string of strange clues―about the Missing Nine, about Daisy’s secret life, and reviving fresh doubts about her sister’s murder. As the investigation deepens, Natalie’s every move risks far-reaching consequences―for the victims, for the town of Burning Lake, and for herself.

I’m pretty sure this book couldn’t have come out at a better time. Spooky, thrilling, and full of spell-binding mysteries. I loved it! I couldn’t put it down! What great writing! Highly recommended.

5/5 Stars

The Passengers by John Marrs

I’ve been really getting into some science fiction mystery reads lately and I blame that on my husband 🙂

Thank you Berkley Publishing for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course. The passengers are: a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife – and parents of two – who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man. Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem? 

To be honest, I was so nervous about reading this because this is a true fear of mine…no kidding! I drive quite often and dream of the day we have self-driving cars. But this? This is allll too real. This read like a Twilight Zone episode and I absolutely loved it. It had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I was trying to predict what would happen next, but I couldn’t! This is a must read thriller!

5/5 Stars

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow

If you’re like me, you may be wanting desperately to read something to sweep you off your feet. Look no further! This book had my jaw dropping to the floor.

Synopsis: In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut. In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own. Lush and richly imagined, a tale of impossible journeys, unforgettable love, and the enduring power of stories awaits in Alix E. Harrow’s spellbinding debut–step inside and discover its magic.

I have yet to see a bad review about this book. It’s fantastical! If this sounds like something you want to get your hands on, I have a discount code for you to get your copy for $5 by using this link here and entering the word “YALIT”. Offer ends at the end of the month! You don’t want to miss out on this read!

A Prairie Devotional by Wendi Lou Lee

Whenever I would stay home sick from school I would always watch Little House on the Prairie. When I saw that Wendi aka Baby Grace had released a devotional, I was so excited!

I want to thank Thomas Nelson for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: Loyalty, hard work, and love of God, neighbor, and country have never been more cherished or needed. For nostalgic fans who seek a more meaningful way of life, A Prairie Devotional offers deep lessons drawn from the beloved TV series. For the first time, fans of the Little House TV series have a spiritual resource based on its rich themes of faith and family. Author and former child actress Wendi Lou Lee, who played baby Grace on the TV show, offers unique stories and insights, giving readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the hearts and souls of the characters. For nostalgic fans who seek a simpler, more meaningful way of life, A Prairie Devotional offers powerful life lessons. Blending personal anecdotes with stories and quotes from the TV show, Scripture verses, and thought-provoking questions, Wendi Lou Lee invites reflection on the ideas that made the TV series so popular: soothing broken relationships, keeping your head up in challenging situations, and relying on God’s guidance when life looks impossible. With more than 90 devotions, A Prairie Devotional is an inspirational compilation of heartwarming material that lifelong fans will love.

I thought this was beautifully done. The devotions are short yet packed with important takeaways and reminders from God’s Word. To read about the trials and tribulations that Wendi has gone through is amazing as you see what she has become because of it. She has become stronger than ever and is such an inspiration to all. Those who loved the series and those who are in need of some encouragement, this is for you!

4.5/5 Stars