September TBR

Since I’ve started writing book reviews for self-published/indie authors, I thought it would be a good idea to highlight the books that are scheduled for the month! Check back for book reviews every Friday and sometimes a random one thrown in if I read additional to the list!

While not self published, this month I am SO excited for Adam Silvera’s newest release. If you haven’t read his other books, go read them and then pre-order They Both Die at The End!!


Title: Child of Humanity by Alyse N. Steves

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

Rating on Amazon: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Synopsis: 

My name was Allyson Owens. It isn’t anymore, but it was back then. I was a daughter. I was a sister. Most importantly, I was supposed to be a friend.

By the time I realized that I wasn’t, it was too late.

This is the story of how we not only failed those we swore to protect, but how, in our darkest moments, when we fell into shadows that we couldn’t see, we had to be shown the light.

This is not a story to be repeated. I ask that you make certain it never is.


Title: Variant Wars: The Prisoners (Book #1) by Sam Baker

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating on Amazon: 5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis: 

There are many things they call the Variants…diseased, dangerous, cursed. But it’s not all true. The Pures have attempted to eradicate the Variant people for nearly a century. After the first three Variant Wars, the Variants are barely surviving in the unforgiving world of theirs. The inhuman things they can do strikes fear in the hearts of the Pures. And now, some anti-Variant groups like the Patrol have vowed to exterminate the Variants. How far will the Variants go until they stop trying? How long with they fight to defend their people? These are the raw truths of the Variant Wars. This is what the people must do to protect their family and friends in the face of disaster. No one will survive without cost, and some may not survive at all. This is the story of the Fourth Variant War. This is the story of its prisoners.


Title: They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

Genre: Young Adult

Available on September 5th! Pre-order now.

Synopsis: 

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.


Title: Shadows of Light: The Legacy is Born (Book #1)

by Paul E. Petty

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating on Amazon: 5 out of 5

Synopsis: 

Edgar Freeman never thought that turning 15 would cause an ancient seal to break, making unnatural powers emerge from within. After a series of accidental events, he learns that he was sent a thousand years through time to be hidden from an evil king. And as if he wasn’t already busy enough struggling to fit in with school bullies, he discovers a lot prophecy that he must play a role in. As Edgar and his friends find the surrounding darkness closer than they think, they must stand together and destroy the one named Henry before they are all overwhelmed.


Title: Rose by Another Name by Melanie Thurlow

Genre: Historical Romance

Available September 15

Synopsis: 

Her marriage has been arranged since her infancy…

Her worth decided over a game of cards, Lady Rosalyn Hayes has accepted her future. She will marry a duke she doesn’t know to protect her sisters’ reputations. But when a year of preparation for her debut vanishes in the blink of an eye, Rose flees her gilded cage in search of unrestrained adventure.

Lord Robert Phillip Clarence, Duke of Brighton, lives a life of debauchery far from his country estate, and even farther from the lady he must marry in order to restore his family’s ancestral lands. But when he is summoned home to meet his future wife, he realizes he hasn’t lived at all.

Rose and Robert do not meet when their eyes lock across a ballroom swathed in candlelight. They do not meet amid fine clothes, genteel manners, debonair charm, and chaperones. They meet, alone, upon Rose’s near death. It is this near-death experience that catapults the two nobles, disguised as servants, towards a romance that seems destined for failure.

They think they know each other. But when their true identities are revealed at a house party, will they live happily ever after or will the ton be shocked to see a lady run? 

Chelsea Lauren

Chelsea Lauren is addicted to drinking coffee, writing in cafes, and walking the beach. A New York native, she recently moved to Melbourne, FL and found having conversations with her character’s on the beach is the perfect cure to writer’s block. To learn more about her, check out “About Me.” Her debut novel, Underneath the Whiskey, is now available on Amazon.

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