Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Book Recommendations for September

Is it really September already? Really?!? It feels like yesterday was the beginning of the summer.

BUT September kicks off the start to my favorite time of year! I love the end of Summer/Fall/Christmas season! It means holidays, food, sweats, blankets, and being cozy!

With that being said.... it seems like the perfect time of year to line up some good reads when you can't be outside all the time!



I am still on hold for a ton of new books, but here are a few of my recent reads!


Nice Girl's Don't Have Fangs- by Molly Harper

This was a hilarious read. It was witty and I enjoyed the relationships between all the characters.


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Don't get me wrong I think the main character Jane is a little high and mighty on herself, but still it's a funny read! 

It's the first book in the Jane Jameson series.

Here is the description of the book: 
Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed twenty-five dollars in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-colored cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood.
Jane is now the latest recipient of a gift basket from the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee, and her life-after-lifestyle is taking some getting used to. Her recently deceased favorite aunt is now her ghostly roommate. She has to fake breathing and endure daytime hours to avoid coming out of the coffin to her family. She's forced to forgo her favorite down-home Southern cooking for bags of O negative. Her relationship with her sexy, mercurial vampire sire keeps running hot and cold. And if all that wasn't enough, it looks like someone in Half Moon Hollow is trying to frame her for a series of vampire murders. What's a nice undead girl to do?
A Court of Thorns and Roses- by Sara J. Maas
I really enjoy this author. I already recommended her Heir of Fire series here. Well this is the first book in a new series she wrote. 
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I really like the setting she has created for her main character, Feyre, and how all the fairy tales we have heard as children all have some truth to it. I just love the imagination and adventure!
It's just a really fun, action packed story!
Here is the description:
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it...or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever. 
All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes- by Betsy St. Amant
This is an interesting story that incorporates my love of baking and the ideal of reality TV shows, like the Food Network's series Cupcake Wars. 
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This story takes some twists, but will the main character prevail in her efforts on and off set? Read to find out!
Here is the book description:
Kat Varland has had enough of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.
At twenty-six years old, Kat is still living in the shadows of her family in Bayou Bend, Louisiana. Still working shifts at her Aunt Maggie's bakery. Still wondering what to do with her passion for baking and her business degree. And still single.
But when Lucas Brannen, Kat's best friend, signs her up for a reality TV bake-off on Cupcake Combat, everything Kat ever wanted is suddenly dangled in front of her: creative license as a baker, recognition as a visionary . . . and a job at a famous bakery in New York.
As the competition heats up, Lucas realizes he might have made a huge mistake. As much as he wants the best for Kat, the only thing he wants for himself—her—is suddenly in danger of slipping away.
The bright lights of reality cooking wars and the chance at a successful career dazzle Kat's senses and Lucas is faced with a difficult choice: help his friend achieve her dreams . . . or sabotage her chances to keep her in Louisiana.
Now that fall is on it's way, check these books out and find your coziest blanket.
Until next time,
Kara

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