Today’s review is about FORGED BY BLOOD by Ehigbor Okosun, the first book in a duology inspired by Nigerian mythology. This debut incorporates quite a few themes, including colonialism and racism, balanced with magic and mythical elements.
Author: Ehigbor Okosun
Series: The Tainted Blood Duology, 1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publish Date: August 8, 2023
Print Length: 400
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It’s time for my July 2023 TBR list! July is a busy month for me because my attention will be elsewhere for a bit. So I’m honestly not sure how many of these I’ll actually finish. But it’s good to have goals (or so I’m told), right? August has a ton of book releases, for which I have four ARCs, I believe. It may not seem like a lot to the bookish community at large, but it is when juggling travel, a full-time job, mundane house chores, and gardening.
That said, my intent is to focus on these August ARCs. But mood reading is good for the soul. And chances are I will stray from my ARCs to get a mood read or two in. So, let’s get on with my July 2023 TBR list!
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When I make TBR lists I tend to treat them as a list of “hopeful reads.” I’m easily swayed from a TBR list I create for myself, usually because of mood reading or the arrival of a library hold. However, this time I want to stick to my June 2023 TBR list. I don’t know if I’ll be able to read all of these books. But I want to stay as close to this June 2023 TBR list as possible for several reasons.
The first is to read the first book of a series or two to decide whether I want to purchase the inevitable special edition of their sequels. Second, I want to focus more on my own physical backlog, which was one of my bookish goals this year. And third, August is an ARC-heavy month and I need to start prioritizing because July will be incredibly busy for me.
With all that in mind, here is my June 2023 TBR list. It seems I gave myself a lot of chonkers for this month. The book titles link to either Bookshop.org or Amazon.
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