Reverie by Ryan La Sala
Monthly Challenge

January TBR & Featured Books

Ahhh…I’ve been so busy I have barely blogged or read…but you know how it is…new year, new me. I’ll post this up…but I forsee myself still being quite busy for atleast the next few weeks. :/

JANUARY GOALS
Publish January’s Post
Finish 3 Books
Read 1000 Pages
Publish 3 Reviews
BARNES & NOBLES BOOK CLUB
Reverie by Ryan La Sala
Reverie by Ryan La Sala
Reverie by Ryan La Sala
YA Fantasy | 416 Page | Pub 2019

Inception meets The Magicians in the most imaginative YA debut of the year!

All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why his life seems so different now. And it’s not just Kane who’s different, the world feels off, reality itself seems different.

As Kane pieces together clues, three almost-strangers claim to be his friends and the only people who can truly tell him what’s going on. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident. And when a sinister force threatens to alter reality for good, they will have to do everything they can to stop it before it unravels everything they know.

This wildly imaginative debut explores what happens when the secret worlds that people hide within themselves come to light.

YA BOOK OF THE MONTH
Oasis by Katya de Becerra
Oasis
by Katya de Becerra
Oasis by Katya de Becerra
YA SciFi/Mystery | 320 Pages | Pub 2020

The oasis saved them. But who will save them from the oasis?

Alif had exciting summer plans: working on her father’s archaeological dig site in the desert with four close friends . . . and a very cute research assistant. Then the sandstorm hit.

With their camp wiped away, Alif and the others find themselves lost on the sands, seemingly doomed . . . until they find the oasis. It has everything they need: food, water, shade—and mysterious ruins that hide a deadly secret. As reality begins to shift around them, they question what’s real and what’s a mirage.

The answers turn Alif and her friends against one another, and they begin to wonder if they’ve truly been saved. And while it was easy to walk into the oasis, it may be impossible to leave . . .

Katya de Becerra’s new supernatural thriller hides a mystery in plain sight, and will keep you guessing right up to its terrifying conclusion.

OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST FOR JANUARY

This post is part of the “Monthly Challenge” series, which consists of “Wrap Up Round Up”, hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction and “Month in Review”, hosted by The Book Date. Also, I have most recently added in “Best of the Bunch”, hosted over at A Cocoon of Books. Each month recap and summarize our month as well as set goals for the next month. To see all my Monthly Challenge posts, check out my archive. I’ve also recently published my Reading Stats from 2018 as well as my Blog Stats from 2018!

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I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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