Mini TBR – May 2021

I can’t believe we’re already into May! If this were a safer year where things were open, I’d probably be hoping to go to the London MCM Comic Con, whatever it’s called. I miss being able to go look at artists stalls and go buy all the anime and game merch, sigh. But that does mean that I should have plenty of time to read!

That aside, I will be once again trying to keep this mini TBR, well, mini. Just so it isn’t hellishly difficult to write. I’ve got five books to go through with you all this month, so let’s get started!

Book Club Books

Once again we only have my readalong book club this month. I won’t lie, there hasn’t really been any discussion for a few months, sadly. But I’m still enjoying my series reread. So I’ll definitely be keeping it up.

Broken – Kelley Armstrong

This is the sixth book in the Women of the Otherworld series, and with this one, we’re back to Elena. The fact she’s pregnant has seriously been freaking Elena out. There’s never been another pregnant werewolf before that she knows of, and it’s worrying her. When she’s tasked with retrieving a letter supposedly from Jack the Ripper, she decides this would be a great distraction. But this letter appears to be a portal, and with zombies on the loose, Elena has let herself in for more danger than she realised.

This is the first book in Elena’s POV that I actually remember liking. I know I’ve reread this one, and I’m a little excited to do so again. There’s a lot of action in this one, and I know my favourite character pops up too. So it’s safe to say that I am very excited!

I’m probably going to try not to get to this until the middle of the month. Most of the books I’ve sped through at the beginning, if not a little before the actual month begun! So that’ll give me something to look forward to.

Amazon UK | Waterstones | Bookshop Org

Review Copies

From Little Tokyo, With Love – Sarah Kuhn

I was technically supposed to have read and reviewed this book last month. But there were some issues in getting the books to us. I’m reading this book for a bookstagram tour through Kaleidoscopic Tours. My stop will be on the 13th of May, so please follow me on Instagram and keep an eye out for that if you’re interested in what I thought!

This book is described as being a modern fairytale. And Rika’s life seems to be following this mould. She lives with her aunts and bossy cousins, working in their business. Her cousins are even named after Disney princesses. But Rika loves her family, and she’s definitely no princess. But after catching a glimpse of her long-lost mother at an event in Little Tokyo, Rika decides to try to track her mother down with a cute actor boy. As she explores her neighbourhood, she may discover things about herself and find her happy ending.

I’ve read Sarah Kuhn before, but only her adult books. This is my first foray into her contemporary, and this seems like the perfect place for me to start. Even the cover is completely adorable, and I’m looking forward to this one. Fairytales, rom-coms and Little Tokyo? What more could I ask for?

Amazon UK | Waterstones | Bookshop Org

Owned TBR

Contagion – Teri Terry

I’ve loved almost every Teri Terry book I’ve read so far. Though my Slated reread didn’t go as well as I’d have liked. But I’ve been wanting to give this series a go for a while. I got the whole trilogy for Christmas, and now I’m finally giving it a chance. This was probably the series I was least excited about, though. But I’ve tested the first few pages, and it does seem interesting. So fingers crossed, this will be an obsess-worthy trilogy for me!

This book follows Kai, who is desperately looking for his missing sister, Callie. His only hope is Shay, a girl who saw Callie on the day she disappeared. Their search leads them into the heart of a terrifying epidemic, and all they can do is hope to find Callie and escape death.

Honestly, I don’t have much to say on this one. It seems kind of fun and exciting. But something about it just never called to me until recently. I really don’t know what I’m going to think about it.

Amazon UK | Waterstones | Bookshop Org

Not Quite Out – Louise Willingham

I don’t really read much New Adult fiction. But I found out about this one through a queer book shop on Twitter. And it sounds so good. Super emotional? Yes. But I’m looking forward to it

William is done with relationships. He’s going into his second year of medical school with plans to stay single and focus on his career. Then he meets Daniel, a recovered drug addict. There are two problems there though William isn’t out as bi and Daniel’s abusive ex is still hanging around the university, waiting for Daniel to crack and return to him. William is pretty sure that he’d be happy to just stay friends with Daniel…or is he?

There’s a plethora of trigger warnings with this book, I’m pretty sure. So check them out before picking up this book. It’s not a book I know much about, but I do know I’m looking forward to it.

Amazon UK | Queer Lit (signed) | Waterstones

Wicked As You Wish – Rin Chupeco

I always forget what this book is about. But considering events recently, I’m glad I can finally get to this one. I think I talked about this one a little when I was on booktube last year. So I’ve definitely had it for a while!

Many years ago, the magical kingdom of Avalon was encased in ice by the evil Snow Queen, and its inhabitants had to travel as refugees to another world. A world with no magic. Now the crown prince Alexei lives in small-town Arizona. The only person who knows his secret identity is his best friend Tala, but it’s okay as she has secrets of her own. An ability to negate magic. Something that could come in useful where the Firebird appears for the first time in decades, and Alexei will travel back to Avalon with his friends to save it.

This a contemporary portal fantasy. It’s not something I read much of. But it does seem like a lot of fun, and I’m glad I’m finally getting the chance to read it.

Amazon UK | Waterstones | Bookshop Org

Any particular books you’re planning on reading this May? Or do you fancy buddy reading any of these with me? Let me know down below!

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