Books Read in October 2015 | Wrap Up #1

Hello! I had a great October. Did you? A lot happened; reading wise, in October. I managed to read 13 books. This is what I read last month:

The Girl From the Well (The Girl from the Well, #1) by Rin Chupeco
My Review

I didn’t think I would like The Girl From the Well as much as I did. I really love Okiku. So I’m so excited to read the second book, The Suffering. I haven’t read the synopsis yet, so I don’t know what exactly will happen. I just hope that there’s some justice to serve!!

Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash

After reading the synopsis for this book, I was very hesitant to read Silent Alarm.. I wasn’t sure what reading this book would be like; nor was I sure about my reaction to the novel. I found Silent Alarm to be educational, in a way.

Spelled by Betsy Schow

I have to say, that I was pleasantly surprised by this novel! And because its a stand alone, I think that makes this book even better. I don’t know what I would do if I had to read another book with Dorothea as the main character. I mean, she grew a lot as a character, and in the end, she’s really admirable. I just don’t think I could handle reading her going back into the spoiled brat she was.

The Vanishing Girl (The Vanishing Girl, #1) by Laura Thalassa
My Review

I got this book a long time ago and completely forgot about it. Mind slip! When I did managed to tell myself to sit down and read this netgalley read, I was drawn in so quickly. The story line is insane. There are so many ups and downs, holy crap. Just remembering it all, I want to get a physical copy!!!

The Decaying Empire (The Vanishing Girl, #2) by Laura Thalassa

The Decaying Empire is (obviously) the second novel to, The Vanishing Girl, and I won’t  say much for fear of spoiling anything. I will say though, that so much happens. I live for the beginning of this novel. When I read what was going on I was jumping up and down in my seat screaming. My mom actually told me to quiet down because my dad was sleeping.

Carefully Everywhere Descending by L. B. Bedford
My Review

I was iffy about this novel because, if you haven’t read the synopsis, the main character, Audrey, is gay. And not a lot of books can capture what it feels like to have feelings for the same sex. Aside from that though, a lot happens in this novel. Feelings are recognized, feelings are denied.. and unlikely friendships are made. I would like to say that Audrey makes some real friends in this book.

Atlantia by Ally Condie

When I first heard about this novel I was excited because there was the word ‘Sirens’ associated with this novel. And the word ‘Sirens’ is usually always in the same sentence as mermaids are. I got this book out of the library, and I was so glad I did! I don’t think I’ll ever read this book again, but the characters of Atlantia will stick with me for the rest of my life.

Sisters of Blood and Spirit (The Sisters of Blood and Spirit, #1) by Kady Cross

Sisters of Blood and Spirit is a book that I picked out for Halloween. It’s actually hard for me to get scared while reading books. And while I didn’t get scared or have that fear factor when I read this book, there are some creepy parts in this novel that I will remember for a long time. I actually really enjoyed this novel because there are two very unique points of view. Looking back on this book makes me realize how much I enjoyed the stories and how much I enjoyed getting to know theses characters. Each character obviously has their own story, and we get to know them individually through Wren and Lark. I am so freaking excited for the second book.

Ever Near (Secret Affinity, #1) by Melissa MacVicar

I got Ever Near through netgalley and I wasn’t very impressed with this book, to be honest. I couldn’t take much away from the book except that the main character is in love with someone she shouldn’t be. What I do like about this novel is that the MC is a medium, and the town she lives in really haunted.

Come Sit By Me by Thomas Hoobler

I, again, got this through netgalley. I couldn’t even finish reading this because I couldn’t connect with the main character. At all. Every time I started to read this book, I just got unnecessarily angry.

Desolate (Desolation #2) by Ali Cross

The second book to the Desolation trilogy, Desolate takes place about 2 months after Become. While everything has happened, there is yet still more, and I have no idea how Cross managed that. There was one plot twist that I didn’t expect, but when I went with the flow; instead of questioning everything, I still found this book pretty predictable.

Your Voice Is All I Hear by Leah Scheier

Your Voice Is All I Hear is a book that I found on netgalley. I was drawn in by the cover, but was unable to read it. So I waited until the library brought it in. When the library finally had it in, I snatched this book up and brought it home. I actually really enjoyed this book. If I remember correctly, the characters (Jonah and April) gave me a serious case of the feels. I remember crying a little bit after I finished reading this novel. I found that Your Voice Is All I Hear is actually a really important novel. The story line is about Schizophrenia.

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
My Review

I knew that A Madness So Discreet was supposed to be a creepy novel, but there wasn’t really anything creepy about it. I actually really enjoyed this book. A great thing about this book is that there isn’t really any romance. This novel focuses more on friendship than anything. Even then, I enjoyed this book immensely.

Thats what I read last month. I guess I read a lot in October! What did you read in October? Have you read any of these books?

Thanks for reading!

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