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5 Wondrous Reads to Get You Through Being Stuck at Home

Right now things are pretty crazy around the world, we all need a way to get through this. For me, the best way to get through being stuck at home is to read a good book. Below, I have picked a list of five books that I adore and are guaranteed to entertain you in this tough time.

1. Chain of Gold

Cassandra Clare brings us a new and dazzling installment in her series of Shadowhunters. Chain of Gold follows the lives of Shadowhunters Cordelia, James, Lucie, Matthew, and more. This gang works together to navigate their way around London society and protect the mundane world from demons. When demons begin to pop up after years of being gone, the shadowhunters must figure out what is going on and stop it before anyone else gets hurt. If you loved Clare’s previous Shadowhunter series, then you will absolutely love Chain of Gold. For fans of fantasy, adventure, and romance, this is the book for you.



2. Crescent City

Sarah J Maas’s newest series brings us into a brand-new world with angels, fae, and humans. Crescent City follows half-fae Bryce Quinlan, who is struggling to grapple with the loss of her closest friends after they are murdered in a demon attack. Years later, when the demon attacks start up again, Bryce soon realizes that they have arrested the wrong man for her friend’s murders. Bryce is forced to partner up with brooding fallen angel Hunt, and together they work to figure out who is behind these attacks before more people get hurt. Sarah J Maas does not disappoint with the first book in her newest serious. If you need a book that we have you reading for hours and leave you breathless, then I recommend Crescent City.


3. Caraval

In Stephanie Garber’s Caraval, readers are taken on a wondrous ride through the game of Caraval. Sisters Scarlett and Donatella have always dreamed of participating in the Caraval ever since they were children. When the opportunity finally arises for both of them to go, they seek help from mysterious sailor Julian to take them. When Scarlett and Donatella are separated before the games even begin, Scarlett must navigate her way through the deceptive game of Caraval in order to get her sister back. Things are not what they seem when they are in the game, Scarlett and Julian must work together, even though there are plenty of secrets lurking in the shadows threatening to keep Scarlett from ever seeing her sister again. For fans of magic, deception, mystery, and romance, Caraval is the perfect book to curl up with next to the fire!




4. Shatter Me

Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi, follows Juliette, a prisoner that hasn’t had human contact in almost a year. The reason of her isolation being that her touch is lethal, she is faced with the constant fear of killing whoever she touches. Once she is finally freed from the clutches of the Reestablishment, she goes on the run. Soon, Juliette realizes that she is not alone, and that there are more like her. With the help of her new friends in the resistance, Juliette learns that she is way more than she thought she was. Shatter Me is the perfect book if you are looking to start a new and thrilling series with magical abilities and romance.

Shatter Me book cover


5. The Stars We Steal

The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne takes readers on a journey that is quite literally out of this world. Leonie, “Leo”, is just like any other eighteen-year-old girl, except for the fact that she is a princess that lives in space. Ever since the earth froze, its inhabitants were forced to live in space until it defrosted. Life in space is the only life that Leo has ever known. After losing her mother at a young age, Leo has become the protector of the family and now the provider. This year, Leo will have to participate in the traditional marriage ceremony in hopes of finding a husband to bring her family out of financial ruin. Not only does Leo not want to get married, but things get even messier when her ex-fiancé, Elliot, shows up determined to get back at Leo for breaking his heart. The main problem for Leo is that she is not quite sure her feelings for Elliot are gone, but he is no longer the man she once knew. The Stars We Steal is the perfect book to read because once you start you cannot stop!


I hope you all love these books as much I have! I hope you all stay safe and inside during these times of uncertainty.

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New Sarah J. Maas’s Book Title and Cover Drop!

Huge news for Sarah J. Maas fans! This morning, Bloomsbury USA just dropped a big reveal that has us hyped all the way to a solid 10 on the hype train. On Twitter, Bloomsbury announced the publication, cover, and release date for Sarah J. Maas’s first adult fantasy series, called Crescent City, with the first book known as The House of Earth and Blood. The release date will be January 8th, 2020. The cover for the first book is below, looking wicked:


The cover to Crescent City by Sarah J Maas, featuring a cracked column with a crow roostingImage Via Goodreads


The synopsis, released via Goodreads, is just as intriguing. The plot is about a half-fae, half-human girl called Bryce Quinlan. By day, she sells illegal magical artifacts, while by night she savors the pleasures of her home, Crescent City. But her life is shattered when a murder shakes the foundations of Crescent City. Two years later, she’s stuck in a rut when the murderer strikes again. Bryce is assigned to the investigation against her will and paired up with a brooding Fallen angel. But they’re going to have to work together to solve the murder, even as ancient things beyond their comprehension begin to stir…

The story is said to deals with themes of suspense, mystery, and romance. It has been described as a spine-tingling page turner, which we can’t wait to pick up. Sarah J. Maas has struck again and 2020 can’t get here fast enough! How hyped are you? Let us know in the comments!


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