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Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Time for another backlist love! This one is another deviation from the norm, in that we're looking at books I *haven't* read, but just had to have, for some reason? And yet they're just sitting untouched on my shelves... Also, Amazon informs me that I actually own multiple copies of not 1, but TWO of these books!

(Amazon also informs me that two of the three are on sale! So that's probably why...)

Thief's Covenant, Ari Marmell, vlog, backlist love, book blog, ya books, The Book Rat, BookRatMisty
Once she was Adrienne Satti. An orphan of Davillon, she had somehow escaped destitution and climbed to the ranks of the city's aristocracy in a rags-to-riches story straight from an ancient fairy tale. Until one horrid night, when a conspiracy of forces--human and other--stole it all away in a flurry of blood and murder. Today she is Widdershins, a thief making her way through Davillon's underbelly with a sharp blade, a sharper wit, and the mystical aid of Olgun, a foreign god with no other worshippers but Widdershins herself. It's not a great life, certainly nothing compared to the one she once had, but it's hers.

But now, in the midst of Davillon's political turmoil, an array of hands are once again rising up against her, prepared to tear down all that she's built. The City Guard wants her in prison. Members of her own Guild want her dead. And something horrid, something dark, something ancient is reaching out for her, a past that refuses to let her go.

Widdershins and Olgun are going to find answers, and justice, for what happened to her--but only if those who almost destroyed her in those years gone by don't finish the job first.

Angelfall, Penryn, Susan Ee,  vlog, backlist love, book blog, ya books, The Book Rat, BookRatMisty
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with Raffe, an injured enemy angel. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco, where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

Sweet Venom, Tera Lynn Childs, vlog, backlist love, book blog, ya books, The Book Rat, BookRatMisty
Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.

Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.

Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they’re triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful Gorgon maligned in myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.


  1. I think I could do a decade of this type of post a few times of week because I have so many backlog unread ones. Angelfall is one of mine and, haha, yes... I had two and gave one to my SIL. I still want to read it because it gets a bit dark and gritty in a post-apoc with angels gone bad (or so I got from the buzz at the time). I can see why you went for cover love with the Thief's Covenant. I've got a few books/series on my physical shelf for the same reason (pet the pretty covers). The mythos in the last would definitely pull me in as that is a buzz word/element for me, too.

    1. Agree, 100%- I don't even try to read new releases, because I have so many backlist books that look amazing.


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