Sadie by Courtney Summers

I could not stop listening to this audiobook. It’s 8 hours long and I finished it in a day because I. Could not. Stop. Listening. If you like listening to podcasts, you are going to like this audiobook. Period. In fact, if you like podcasts, you can actually listen to half of this book in podcast form. Let me back up. Here’s the need to know background: Sadie’s life has been difficult. Mom has never been much of a mom. A heroin addict who is always looking for a man to take care of her, she gives birth to Sadie but a kindly neighbor, the grandmotherly, Maybeth, does more to raise Sadie than Mom. A few years later, when Mom gives birth to another daughter, Sadie finds her life’s purpose

The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spaulding

Umm, why didn’t I read this sooner? Labor Day weekend still counts as summer right, because this is the perfect summer read. Okay, it’s a good read regardless if you are snuggled under blankets in front of a warm fire or sitting by the pool but I’m glad I snuck it in with the latter. The cover, the rainbows, the pink hair, and burger emojis should set you up for the adorableness that is this book, but I didn’t know just how much. And, Julie Murphy’s cover blurb says it all “The queer, fat girl rom-com of my dreams!” If you are a fan of Murphy’s characters in Puddin’ and Dumplin’, Abby Ives would fit perfectly in their town. But, she lives in LA, perpetually sunny and almost perfect. She’s st

Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Invictus was so much fun! I loved it! It’s pretty much the Guardians of the Galaxy as time traveling thieves. I laughed and swooned and clutched my heart as much as I do during a Guardians of the Galaxy movie. It’s easy to picture Chris Pratt as Far - BONUS!!! Priya plays the Gamora role (except sweet), Gram is Groot (but human), Imogen is Mantis, and Saffron the Red Panda is Rocket Raccoon. Omg, so much fun. I might be the only one who gets this carried away with the comparison (and surely the author didn’t intend it) but it makes me happy, so yeah. The camaraderie among this crew is so fantastic, it’s the best literary crew since Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Jason, Leo, Reyna, Frank, Piper

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

In a world where angels and humans have been warring for thousands of years, a very important angel/prophet predicts that a time will come when there are two queens - the Sun Queen who will save all of mankind and a Blood Queen who will unleash the angels and destroy the world. In the prologue, Queen Rielle is in the throes of a painful and violent childbirth. When her daughter is finally born, the Queen thrusts the baby into the hands of seven-year-old, Simon (the healer’s son) and begs him to use his secret, special, half-human, half-angel time and space-time traveling powers to get the princess to safety. Simon acquiesces even though he hates Queen Rielle and all that she’s done. An angel

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