(or happy holiday to those who don`t celebrate Halloween)
Trick or Treat?
Today I have a very Halloweeny wrap up! Ha ha. I tricked you! I actually don`t have a Halloweeny wrap up because non of the books I read are scary. Let me tell you something, I`m am an absolute chicken towards horror or thrillers, I can`t read them and I probably won`t ever read them.
Anyway the books that I mention today are the books I read in September and October. Recently I been finding myself reading less because of the amount time I have to read. The only time I have to read is before I go to bed and lets be honest that this isn`t the best time because I normally find myself finding it hard to put the book down.
The lovely September books:
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas– Now surprisingly I really enjoyed this book and I just find that the books get better and better. I feel like something big is going to happen in the next book.
How to be Bad– Sadly I didn`t enjoy this book as I wanted to. If I`m completely honest the main reason why I wanted to read this book is because I wanted to read a road trip book but I couldn`t get my hands on Amy and Rodger`s Epic Detor. One of the main problem I had with this book was I couldn`t connect with any of the characters and they were just a bit boring me. I know that my friend enjoyed this book so maybe you might enjoy it.
The Assassin`s Blade by Sarah J. Maas- I finally read this book and it is amazing as they say. I would really recommend reading this book but reading if after you read Throne of Glass because right now I am torn between Sam and Rowan. This novella gave me a great insight into the life of Selaena before the salt mines and it made me feel for her even more.
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Hello fellow bookworms and avid readers it`s the end of August and the start of September so school is back and this essentially means I will be reading less, due to the masses of work that needs to be done. 😦 However I did enjoy August because it was the month that I felt I had achieved more blogging-wise and I read a few books that I love.
Anyway lets get into the books. I read 6 books in August:
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. This was a re-read for me as I`ve already read this book but I wanted to read it again because I forgot the plot and I felt it was the right time to. I actually did enjoy the book and wrote a review.
- I then went immediately on to the second book of this massive six books installment- Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. Unfortunately I didn`t enjoy this book as I enjoyed the first book and I felt that nothing happened until at the end where everything was just thrown in. Here is my review.
- Finally I went onto reading Heir of Fire also by Sarah J. Maas. Originally I wanted to read this book very slowly so that I could read the book for what it`s worth and so I would finish the book in time for Queen of Shadows. So that was the plan but as I got into the book the pages where turning faster and time was going slower, in other words, the plan failed. I was so engrossed in the book that I forgot to pace myself and now I would have to wait.
- To the endless wait and guilt of finishing Heir of Fire very quick I decided to read a well known book that I`ve heard lots of good things about. I read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Trying not to make anyone angry or sad, I didn`t like this book as much as many people did. I found that it was bit of a cliché at times and some of the plot was quite obvious. However the plot twist wasn`t obvious and I was surprised.
- The Queen of the Tearling by Erica Johnasan. This has become my favoruite book and it`s just… I don`t know… words can`t describe how much I love this book. Just go and pick it up! Here is my review.
- The Sin Eater`s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury. This was another re-read because I remember loving this book and I just wanted to relive the story.
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It`s the end of July and this means that it`s time for a July wrap up where I review all the books I have read in July. This is actually my first wrap up and I`m very exited! So in July I read… Drum roll please… 5 BOOKS!!! I must say that this isn`t a lot compared to other avid readers but it`s a accomplishment and during the end of July I had a mini reading slump where I just didn`t know what read, this included picking up books and reading the first few page pages before putting it down. 😦 Here are the books:
- I`ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson– I didn`t enjoy this books as many people did and I found the twins relationship was kind of weird. I think that there needs to be more character development and the characters need to be more universal so that everyone can relate to one of them if not more.
- Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe– If your wondering yes I actually did enjoy this book. It`s more of a reflective book than a action-packed parcel. The characters are very reflective and naive and this makes the book more delicate, I think. The book also covers controversial themes that need to be discuss in YA and this makes the book more special. The fact that the book goes through the characters growing for year, the readers can learn more about the characters- their flaws and weaknesses.
- The scorch trials by James Dashner– I already wrote a review on this so you can reader it here. Overall I had mixed views on it but the plot was quite interesting.
- The death cure by James Dashner– The straight after reading the second book in The Maze Runner series I decided to finish the series and read the Death Cure. WOW. What can I say? This book would have to be the best book out of the trilogy and the ending is just amazing. I really can`t say anything because I would spoil the whole book. Just read it! 🙂 I kind of want to write a review on this book but I`m not sure.
- Finally I read An ember in the ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Lets just say that I the hype made me want to read this book, so I did, although it was due to the hype that made me expect more from the book and so it didn`t go up to my expectation. Maybe it was because I read the book to fast or I wasn`t the mood of reading during the time. I just need to re-read the book again so that I can collect my thoughts together and have one final opinion on it.
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