Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

A few highly anticipated books are coming out this month. Several books are coming out on the 4th of July, so if you’re like me and going to be sitting at home doing nothing, reading a new book will be a great way to pass the day.

July 4th:  Ashes (Dark in You #3) by Suzanne Wright


I’ve only read the first book in this series. It was a fairly standard paranormal romance IMO, but I have been meaning to read more of the series.

July 4th:  Grave Ransom (Alex Craft #5) by Kalayna Price


This has always been an UF series that I’ve really liked despite the long standing love triangle. The rare thing about this love triangle is that I’m equally rooting for both of the men. One is the sexy fae Falin and the other is Death. The world building is pretty good too.

July 4th:  Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry


Christina Henry wowed me with her retelling of Alice in Wonderland, so I’m really looking forward to this and am wondering if it’ll be as dark as Alice was.


July 11th:  Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3) by Rachel Caine


I’ve got to be honest I’m not really looking forward to this one. I think this is the last in the series. I’ve read the other two, so I might as well finish it. The idea behind the story is great. This series failed to have memorable characters and adequate character development.

July 18th:  The Broken Puppet (The Elite Kings Club #2) by Amo Jones


I have yet to read the first book in the series, but it sounds like an interesting dark romance. The cover is beautiful. I’m a sucker for a pretty cover.

July 18th:  Spellbinder (Moonshadow #2) by Thea Harrison


I’ve been looking forward to this despite having mixed feelings about the first one. This is one of those series where each book focuses on different characters. The female MC in the last one drove me nuts. The world building was good though. It involves the fae, and anything with the fae is worth giving a shot.

July 25th:  Blood Gamble (Disrupted Magic #2) by Melissa F. Olson


The first book in this spinoff series was so good. I received an ARC for this. It was good but disappointing. Some flaws in the MC’s personality came back in full force causing a story arc I didn’t care for. You can read my review here.

July 25th:  Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody


The idea for this sounds original: illusions performed at a circus become real. It is YA, so the potential to be bad is there. Circus stories aren’t my favorite either. I may pick this up if the library gets it.

July 25th:  Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews


Mad Rogan. Need I say more?


3 thoughts on “July New Releases!

  1. Well you managed to get me to finally add the Alex Craft series to my TBR list. It’s one I’ve tossed back and forth about reading but when you mentioned that Death is a love interest? Oh yes, that. That is an intriguing concept.
    I really need to get my hot lil hands on White Hot still!


    1. Alex Craft isn’t the best UF series, but it’s entertaining. I love Death as a love interest! He’s a grim reaper. The relationship presents some challenges since most of the time he is non-corporeal.

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