Recent Reads: 22-28 July 2018


Shark Week is coming to an end! *sad face*

But even with all the fin-tastic sharks I’ve watched over this last week (which has been a TON), I was able to get two books read: an original fairytale and a mental health contemporary.img_1571

Monday (23rd July)

Legend of Me by Rebekah L. Purdy


legend of me“No one should ever go into the woods alone.

Brielle has grown up listening to tales of a beast that attacks humans, leaving behind only a scattering of bones and limbs. It’s probably the elders’ way of keeping little children in line, but it doesn’t explain her grisly premonitions of blood, claws, and severed heads.

But when Brielle finds a mangled body in the woods, she begins to wonder if the grim stories may actually be true. Soon, Lord Kenrick, Knight of the Crowhurst Order, arrives asking questions about the legendary monster. Brielle’s attraction to him is immediate and undeniable. She volunteers to help him search for clues to the creature’s existence, despite her suspicions about his timing.

As her seventeenth birthday approaches, Brielle’s nightmares worsen and more villagers go missing. If Brielle doesn’t figure out the connection between Kenrick, the beast, and her visions, more people will die. As Brielle falls deeper in love with Kenrick and deeper into the snares of the abominable beast, she’ll become part of a legend so great, no one will ever question its validity again.


Published: 4 September 2018

Publisher: Month9Books

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Re-Telling

Pages: 298

Check out all my thoughts HERE!

*Disclaimer: I received this book through YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review in the official blog tour. All of my reviews contain my opinion only*

Thursday (26th July)

No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli *finishing later tonight*


no sad songsFollowing a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball team. It doesn’t take long for Gabe to realize that going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer’s is more work than he ever imagined. And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds that living with Nick and Grandpa is like babysitting two grown men. Aside from John, the only person who truly understands Gabe is Sofia, a punk-rocking rebel he meets at the veteran’s hospital. When these three unlikely friends are faced with a serious dilemma, will they do what it takes to save Grandpa? If there’s a chance of preserving the final shreds of Grandpa’s dignity, Gabe may have to make the most gut-wrenching decision of his life—and there’s no way out.


Published: 20 February 2018

Publisher: Fish Out of Water Books

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Pages: 228

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are of my own and are not influenced in any way.*

Favorite Book of the Week: Legend of Me

For this next week, I’ll be giving myself the goal of reading FOUR books. Let’s do it!

Also, if you are a fan of the Throne of Glass series, I will be releasing a bookish announcement in the next few days!!

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Stay tuned next Sunday for more of my weekly reading adventures! I have a ton of books that I am excited to get to!!


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Until next time..

Happy Reading,


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