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Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Jessica and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Kathryn at the Book Date‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading?

Books added to TBR: None

Read this Week:

Giant Days Vol 3 broke my heart a little bit I am not going to lie. I really want to read the next one quickly because of some shit that goes downs in this one. 4/5. The Season was a kind just a good time it wasn’t anything remarkable but it was entertaining and I am trash for anything that is regency era. I gave it 3.75 out 5. Walk the Edge was definitely the highlight of the week. I listened to the audiobook and I found myself just laying around listening to it because it was just that good. I am completely obsessed with this series and cannot wait until I read the last book. 5/5

Currently Reading:

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Books added to TBR:

Bone Talk Diamond & Dawn (Amber & Dusk, #2)

Read this Week:

 Extraordinary Birds The Witch With No Name (The Hollows, #13) Sweeping Up the Heart Astray

We Were Liars Rose Coffin Operatic

Extraordinary Birds was a touching story that makes me one day want to become a foster mom. There’s something about stories about foster kids who can’t find the right home that touches me. The Witch With No Name is the final book in Kim Harrison’s Hollows series and it was bittersweet seeing it end. No real losses at least, I was a bit worried at the opening, but I loved how she wrapped everything up. Sweeping Up the Heart was a sweet story about a girl who finds herself in love for the first time.. although a bit reluctantly. I loved this story, it was sweet and touching and had a little bit of strife in it. Astray is a collection of historical fiction short stories and all on the theme of being “Astray” and based loosely on articles the author found. I really enjoyed each one’s uniqueness. We Were Liars was a bit of a mystery… a slow unraveling of a story of how a girl came to lose her memory and what happened two summers previous. A great summer story for one who doesn’t want sweet romance stories. 🙂 Rose Coffin doesn’t come out til October but I love the author’s previous books and had to dive into this one when it came in the mail. It’s quite creepy and another unexpected heroine arises from a girl who before was timid and unable to stand up for herself. I’m not sure I liked the ending.. but we’ll see if it changes in the final copy. Operatic sung to my soul. It’s a graphic novel about a girl dealing with unrequited love, an abandoned friend and being able to show herself through music. I just really enjoyed the illustrations and story and how music tied everything together.

Currently Reading:

Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1) This Was Our Pact

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That is all for us this week. So until next week, stay scary Monsters.

Kristen

Kristen is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. Kristen is an Elementary School Library Media Specialist in the Chicago suburbs who loves reading. Why else would she be a librarian?

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