Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer ’19 TBR

Hi everyone! I’m back with my sixth Top Ten Tuesday post and this week’s prompt is to list the (First Ten) Books I Reviewed. I am not doing this prompt ’cause I don’t really remember what my thoughts were and instead, I’m doing this => Ten Books On My Summer 2019 TBR 

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I saw a blog post listing Books on my Spring TBR but the season here is that of Summer so I’m gonna post about my Summer TBR. So, brace yourselves for there are a bunch of book recommendations coming your way.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala: Indian author + Indian Young Adult Fantasy. I love reading fantasy but I hardly ever saw a Indian girl as a protagonist in those fantasies I read. The last fantasy I read that had Indian protagonists was Roshani Chokshi’s The Star-Touched Queen.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim: “Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places.” Is anyone craving dumplings? *runs off to order one*

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim: Described as a mashup of Project runway + Mulan. I’m so here for this!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

The Beholder by Anna Bright: *Stares at cover for 10 mins* Whaaat? Look at that cover, looking like the Choco Lave cake of all holy book covers. Okay, besides the cover..lemme tell you that it’s The Odyssey + Cinderella retelling.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Finale by Stephanie Garber: I’m highly anticipating this third and final instalment of the Caraval series. I didn’t like Caraval much but I loved Legendary so I’m eager to see how Stephanie Garber will wrap up this trilogy!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang: Like how many times have you heard me screaming about The Bride Test? If you’re new to my blog, probably never so let me tell you…after reading Helen’s debut The Kiss Quotient, I immediately snatched my phone to look up her upcoming books and there it was…in all its yellow glory..THE BRIDE TEST!!!! I hope you understand my excitement now..

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

My Lullaby of You by Alia Rose: I’m on the bookstagram tour for this book so watch out for a giveaway(maybe).

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding: I’m on the blog tour for this thriller and I love thrillers even if they creep me out.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali: Another book with Asian representation that I’m really looking forward to!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren: Christina Lauren are on the list of my favourite authors so I’m excited to read this rom-com. Expecting loads of smut scenes, lovely banter, and swoonworthy romance.

That’s a wrap on today’s Top Ten Tuesday post featuring Ten Books On My Summer 2019 TBR

Thank you for reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

What about you? Do you have any of these books in your TBR? Let loose with your recommendations, if you have any..

A story where the dead live and have unique names | ARC Review: Smoke And Key by Kelsey Sutton

A story where the dead live and have unique names | ARC Review: Smoke & Key by Kelsey Sutton


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A sound awakens her. There’s darkness all around. And then she’s falling…

She has no idea who or where she is. Or why she’s dead. The only clue to her identity hangs around her neck: a single rusted key. This is how she and the others receive their names—from whatever belongings they had when they fell out of their graves. Under is a place of dirt and secrets, and Key is determined to discover the truth of her past in order to escape it.

She needs help, but who can she trust? Ribbon seems content in Under, uninterested in finding answers. Doll’s silence hints at deep sorrow, which could be why she doesn’t utter a word. There’s Smoke, the boy with a fierceness that rivals even the living. And Journal, who stays apart from everyone else. Key’s instincts tell her there is something remarkable about each of them, even if she can’t remember why.

Then the murders start; bodies that are burnt to a crisp. After being burned, the dead stay dead. Key is running out of time to discover who she was—and what secret someone is willing to kill to keep hidden—before she becomes the next victim…

Should You read Smoke & Key by Kelsey Sutton?

I gather an unnecessary breath several times, about to put voice to my confusion, but it feels as though talking isn’t allowed.

I was supposed to write a review post for a blog tour but since I didn’t like it, I’m reviewing it, super late. I was about to DNF this book but I kept saying let’s read on, maybe I’ll like it … maybe …maybe.. maybe not.

First impressions, I loved the cover and the synopsis so much. I was fascinated the idea of naming people by the object they were found with. However, as the story progressed, I was confused about everything and my situation mirrored with that of the protagonist’s.

The protagonist of Smoke and Key is Key and this is her name because she was buried with one. Key wakes up from the dead, disoriented and can’t recall anything about her identity, the cause of her death or why she can speak even when she is dead. Then, some of her questions are answered by a mysterious boy called Smoke. Smoke tells her that this place she sees around her is called Under and no, it isn’t “hell”. Key is soon attacked and she just wants some answers (and so do I) but all she gets are more questions.

Just remember. you can’t kill what’s already dead.”

Then someone gets killed in UNDER, and I’m like whaaaaat?! How can you get killed when you’re know.. DEAD. Then I remembered the freakin’ White Walkers but then realised oh, I’m not reading or watching GOT.. you get my point(I hope). Anyway, so everyone is panicking now and some suspect Key because theses “killings” didn’t happen until after she arrived.

Then, a lot of things happen which lead Key to discovering the reason for everyone’s deaths. Question is, ” Will Key succeed in rescuing everyone from Under before she and her loved ones die in the hands of a killer?”

I was confused throughout most of the book. It was like wandering through a maze and failing to find a way out. I reread some pages because I wondered if I my brain was fried and maybe that’s why I was so confused. When I neared the ending, I finally found my way of the maze and understood everything that was going on.

Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this book if you’re thinking of picking this up as your first fantasy read or just in general.. I didn’t like it and I’m sorry because this book is an author’s years of hard work. I loved the unique concept of the undead, their naming, and the backstory of how they came to be undead.

Thanks to the publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


Author: Connect with Author Kelsey Sutton here or here

  • Publisher: Entangled Teen
  • Publication Date: 2nd April , 2019
  • Paperback: 304 Pages


You can check out the rest of the tour here .

A story where the dead live and have unique names | ARC Review: Smoke & Key by Kelsey Sutton
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