Anticipated Books Coming October 2022

Happy October everyone! The cool weather has finally set in (at least where I live) and with that a new list of books to settle down with and read by the soon-to-be roaring fireplace. I am definitely ogling a few covers this month and I’ll be looking to get my hands on some if I can. As usual, I have linked their goodreads pages your convenience, and I hope you enjoy!

October 4

Scions (Starcrossed #4) by Josephine Angelini
Pretty Dead Queens by Alexa Donne
The Empress of Time by Kylie Lee Baker
The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera
The Second Death of Edie and Violent Bond by Amanda Glaze

October 11

Dark Room Etiquette by Robin Roe
If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang

October 18

Love from Mecca to Medina by S.K. Ali
Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra
Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad

October 25

Strike the Zither by Joan He
Eight Nights of Flirting by Hannah Reynolds

And that’s a wrap! Any important ones for you that we missed or any covers that you particularly love? Let me know in the comments below!


Anticipated Books Coming September 2022

Happy September everyone! Or not so happy, for those of us who have to go back to school, or work, or what have you. Nevertheless, there are fantastic books waiting for us to be read! So here to provide you with some joy in this possibly darker time is our anticipated books coming this month. As usual, we have linked the goodreads pages for your convenience. Enjoy!

September 6

The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D Jackson
Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah
The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

September 13

The Ballad of Never After (Once Upon a Broken Heart #2) by Stephanie Garber
Wishtress by Nadine Brandes
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum
I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers

September 20

Seoulmates by Susan Lee
Defend the Dawn by Brigid Kemmerer
The Killing Code by Ellie Marney
Stolen City by Elisa A Bonnin
The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers by Adam Sass

September 27

Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalco
The Golden Enclaves (The Scholomance #3) by Naomi Novik
Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong
Spells for Lost Things by Jenna Evans Walsh
Last of the Talons by Sophie Kim

So many good titles coming up this month! Which ones are you all looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below!

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Life Update: Andge in Wonderland – The Alice Experience

Wherein I, Andge, lover of all things Alice and Wonderland-esque will chronicle in picture and words the insane experience that is The Alice Cocktail Party Experience.

Please note this blog is not affiliated in any way with The Alice Experience and I do not get compensated for any promotional reviews I leave below. I’m just a girl who has a shared love for Lewis Carroll and his fantastical world.

The lovely entrance to Wonderland

We start off at the door, which is a beautiful key-shaped entrance that’s oddly reminiscent of Kerstin Gier’s book covers.

You see the similarities right?

Back to that door. Of course it wouldn’t be to Wonderland without the tagline: Down the Rabbit Hole. You know I’m partial to it. So shall we head on down the rabbit hole together?

Upon entering, this is the wondrous view. Colours! Odd shapes. Random knickknacks. You name it, it’s here. Separately they may be less overwhelming but together? Just brilliant.

Everything is completely on theme, from the wondrous tea party table spread to that GIANT Cheshire grinning down at us.

Not to mention, Wonderland wouldn’t be complete without our very own Mad Hatter guiding us through whatever wacky tea party he’s about to throw. Talk about getting into costume and character! This guy was absolutely marvelous.

I loved all the creativity and thought put into the smallest things, from the teacups on our table to the many suits decorating the walls and objects. (And by that I do mean the cards.)

The atmosphere was set and the party itself was interactive and loads of fun! From solving riddles to making tea (the alcoholic kind), it was a one of a kind experience that’s for sure.

This may look like ordinary tea – I can assure you, it’s got some special ingredients 😉

I must applaud the workers who make this party so lively and entertaining. Just look at that wondrous Queen of Hearts gown! I haven’t had that much of a surprising good time since before the pandemic.

Overall, I never thought I’d get to experience any Alice in Wonderland themed anything but it goes to show there are fellow lovers of Wonderland out there like me. So here’s to going down the rabbit hole (outside of a book for once) and loving every moment of it.

Cheers, my friends ♥️