Week Twenty-Three (June 4 – June 10)

82. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord82

  • Standalone
  • Young Adult
  • Contemporary
  • Female main character–Reagan
  • After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own.

    Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence.

    This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking.

    A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord’s gorgeous writing hits all the right notes

This was good! I like how the snarky best friend got to be the lead character. 

Verdict: Yay for snark!

 

83. Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows83

  • The Orphan Queen; Book 1
  • Young Adult
  • High Fantasy
  • Female main character–Wilhemina
  • Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

    She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

    She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

    She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others.

Dead. I have been slayed.

Verdict: Skull emoji

 

Book of the Week: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

 

❤ Rae

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