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:
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!!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!