TBR: October

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Woohoo! Tenth month of the year already and it's just going quicker and quicker. I have a little less on my plate this month -- less books out in October! I'm looking forward to cooler weather, esp. cause Phoenix is the worst. 

For my last weeks chilling poolside, here are a few books coming up in the TBR:

A Song of War by Kate Quinn, Stephanie Thornton, Christian Cameron, Libbie Hawker, Vicky Alvear Shecter, SJA Turney, and Russell Whitfield

Troy: city of gold, gatekeeper of the east, haven of the god-born and the lucky, a city destined to last a thousand years. But the Fates have other plans—the Fates, and a woman named Helen. In the shadow of Troy's gates, all must be reborn in the greatest war of the ancient world: slaves and queens, heroes and cowards, seers and kings . . . and these are their stories.

A young princess and an embittered prince join forces to prevent a fatal elopement.

A tormented seeress challenges the gods themselves to save her city from the impending disaster.

A tragedy-haunted king battles private demons and envious rivals as the siege grinds on.

A captured slave girl seizes the reins of her future as two mighty heroes meet in an epic duel.

A grizzled archer and a desperate Amazon risk their lives to avenge their dead.

A trickster conceives the greatest trick of all.

A goddess' son battles to save the spirit of Troy even as the walls are breached in fire and blood.

Seven authors bring to life the epic tale of the Trojan War: its heroes, its villains, its survivors, its dead. Who will lie forgotten in the embers, and who will rise to shape the bloody dawn of a new age?

I am lucky enough to be a part of this blog tour. I've been making myself wait since I received my ARC to start this -- so I am pretty excited to see how some of my favorite authors depict one of my favorite legends.

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid --- the comp titles are making me a bit leery, but the cover and synopsis sound so good I can't wait to get to this BEA ARC.
A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith - another "premise is perfection" novel! This sounds so dark and intense and appealing. It also sounds diverse and fresh, so it will be a highly anticipated read for me this month.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer -- it's finally time to crack the covers on one of the years hottest novels! I've been trying to keep from any hype about this because I want to go into it completely knowign nothing. So far, so good.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love.

Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
2) A person’s undoing
3) Joshua Templeman

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

Trapped in a shared office together 40 (OK, 50 or 60) hours a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There’s the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything—especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking.

If Lucy wins this game, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua, and dressing for work like she’s got a hot date? After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she’s got Joshua Templeman all wrong.

Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn’t hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

This sounds like it is made of shippy goodness. I haven't been reading much besides review books so it will be nice to sneak a "me" read in there. This is def the pick -- I've seen a lot of friends reading and loving this over the last few weeks.

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