I am always amazed by the people that manage to read like 20 books each month ( you are so cool, good job), but I’ve always been a slow reader, and for the last few years I’ve never managed to finish my Goodreads reading challenge. But no more, October was the month when, for the first time ever, I’ve completed my reading challenge.
Overall I’ve read a total of six books, two of which were ARCs that I got either from NetGalley or book tour.
Keeping in mind that this was also the month I stared nursing school I can say I am proud of myself for managing this many books. so let’s start this wrap up!
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon ★★★☆☆
This was actually such an interesting read, the world is so rich and amazing. But is a very slow read, it started to pick up toward the end and I had to use an audiobook in order to push through the middle. If slow burns, with lots of world-building it’s your thing, this might be the one for you.
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White ★★★★☆
This was such an exciting surprise, a retelling of the Arthurian legend centered on Guivenere. The only reason I won’t ramble more about this one is that I have a review coming up in the next days. Can’t wait to share that with you.
Quincredible Vol. 1 by Rodney Barnes ★★★★☆
This was actually a pretty good superhero comic. It was action packed and had awesome graphics.
I would have loved for it to dig deeper into the story and world building, but as it’s only the first volume I expect things to get better. I would put Quinn up there in my cards next to Danny from Dreadnought in terms of ground breaking superheroes.
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo ★☆☆☆☆
This was bad. Made little to no sense and had the worst and most forced romance I ever read. My expectation were low, but oh boy this book… As a personal rule I don’t review books under 3 starts so, let’s move on.
Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite by Zoraida Córdova & Natalie C. Parker ★★★☆☆
It’s always so hard to rate short stories collections, some of these were 5 stars some were 2. Probably my favorites were Seven Nights for Dying by Tessa Gratton and First Kill by V.E. Schwab. I also personally don’t like to read short stories in general because it leaves me with a feeling of unfinishedness.
The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White
Which I got through a book blog tour and I will talk about more later, but all I can say is get excited folks!
This was such a good reading month, and for the first time ever I will try and set a TBR for November. This never works, I am too much of a mood reader but here we are!
I have around 80 unread books on my shelves and I need to do something about it. So I randomly chose from my TBR the following books (plus Addie Larue, which should be here this week).
Ninth house by Leigh Bardugo, Gideon the ninth by Tamsyn Muir, Cemetery boys by Aiden Thomas The falling in love Montage by Ciara Smyth, and as I said The invisible life of Adie LaRue by V.E. Schwab.