Bookish Monday (#19) : Back to School TBR

For those stuck in the world of schooling, the time is here.  It is time for the late-night studying, hand-cramping note taking, and the caffeine powered days.  But through it all, there is always the little down time of curling up with a good book 🙂

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Here are some great books that will help to take your minds off of your chaotic weeks.


The Grisha triology by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Book 1 in the Grisha trilogy
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Books 2 and 3 in the Grisha Triology

Looking for a book that will draw you in?  This series is about a girl who has an unknown power that could save their world from the darkness that devastates anything it touches.  She is whisked away by the terrifying Darkling who believes she is the answer to all of their prayers, but maybe she is in for something else entirely..

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Co.
  • Genre : Young Adult Fantasy

The Wanderers by Kate Ormand

the wanderers

Love circus stories?  This story is about a girl named Flo who is a part of a circus full of orphaned secret shape-shifters.  Full of action, mystery, and romance, this book will surely take ahold of you as hunters are after the special children and Flo may have just let her power slip.

  • Publisher : Sky Pony Press
  • Published : 1 September 2015
  • Genre : Young Adult Fantasy
  • Pages : 320

Salt & Storm by Kendell Kulper

salt and storm

Avery just wants to be the witch she was born to be.  The only problem is her mother who wants to keep a magic-free life.  But when she has a nightmare of her own death, she decides running away may not be the choice to make after all.  Then she meets a boy who leads her to make the decision before time runs out.

  • Publisher : Little Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Published : 23 September 2014
  • Genre : Young Adult Fantasy
  • Pages : 416

Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer

the inventors secret

In this steampunk series, we find a world where the Revolutionary War never happened, and the British have taken over.  Charlotte must find a way to survive among the refugees of the crumbling world of machines.  Then a boy comes along that will jeopardize everything.

  • Publisher : Philomel
  • Published : 22 April 2014
  • Genre : Young Adult Steampunk Fantasy
  • Pages : 336

The Raft by S.A. Bodeen

the raft

Do you like survival stories?  As a frequent flier from Hawaii to the Midway Atoll, Robie knows the route by heart.  When she needs to return to Honolulu ASAP, she decides to take a cargo flight instead from a pilot she knows well.  As they are over the Pacific, a storm hits, and the next thing she knows, she is in shark-infested water.  Now she has to find a way to survive on Skittles alone..

  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Published : 21 August 2012
  • Genre : Young Adult Survival
  • Pages : 231

These books have been jumping out at me to be read.  I found many of them while casually browsing through Barnes & Noble.  You can find reviews for each of these books coming within the next few months, so stay tuned!

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Happy Reading,

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