September was insane. And I warn you now that the post is long! I honestly didn’t think the month could end soon enough. It simply wasn’t my favourite. So I’m glad to see it go.
Now October is here, I cannot wait to see all the Halloween decorations pop up! On a personal matter, Mom will have finished her cancer treatments by next Monday. And I am counting down the days to hear the gong ring. She deserves it. And I’ll be glad to see cancer in the rearview mirror.
Now, let’s get to the post! I hope you love the read.
Well, I never expected myself to read eleven books in one month. No. Never in my life have I ever read that much before. But here I am. And I’m drowning in reviews right now. But I’m slightly to blame, right? Right? Damn you, authors, for all these great books.
Father Mine by J. R. Ward
You all know my love for Zsadist and Bella. But I was worried about loving this novella. I want more of the both of them, but when they’re against each other, the storyline sometimes suffers. However, I love how these two characters find themselves. Another great Black Dagger Brotherhood addition.
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Me reading a witch book? Really? I rarely get to them. But when I went to the HarperCollins Frenzy Presents, I was sold by the pitch. A witch marrying a witch hunter. What can possibly go wrong? I love the easy writing, banter, sexual tension, and enemy-to-lover storytelling.
Burnout by Coralee June
I don’t typically read contemporary books. But I’m sure loving the genre lately. I want to dabble into more different novels and find myself beautiful characters. This novel is a strictly taboo, teacher-and-student love story. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing. And yes, I shed a few tears by the end.
Cruel by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy
Okay, let me get this out first: yes, I wanted to smack the main character for letting the boys walk all over her. But the way the authors wrote the novel makes me love it more. I couldn’t get enough of it and finished it within twenty-four hours.
Void by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy
Void is a fun paranormal reverse harem. If you’re looking for a light bully romance with tons of haters-to-lovers storyline, then Void is your best bet. The main character is strong and relatable.
The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young
Perhaps my expectations of this sequel are what killed my love of it. Unfortunately, I didn’t love the book as much as I did with Adrienne’s debut novel. I was thrilled to see the older characters I fell hard for, but I wanted something more.
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
Ah! I love Cassidy and Jacob. This MG paranormal novel is perfect for October and Halloween. These two find themselves in a poltergeist situation. Honestly, these two are a magnet for danger. I love Victoria’s easy flowing storytelling.
A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth
I received this title as an ARC. And while I loved the atmospheric tones, I struggled quite a bit with the pacing. I believe if there were more action during the slower scenes, then I would have liked it more.
Tame by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy
This bully romance series is my new addiction. And I wish I could binge read it all in one standing, but I’m still waiting on the final book. This book is what I needed. The way the authors wrote about PTSD, trauma, and sexual abuse is superb. I never knew I needed the read it, but I’m damn proud I did. I love the Savannah Heirs!
Wild by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy
Ahh! An age and brother’s best friend taboo themes are what I wanted to read. I love how the authors make these characters honest and real. While they’re rich, they must fight for their own.
Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
I regret not reading this book sooner. I’m not always a big sci-fi reader, so when I find a new series I love, then I know I’ve found something good. This one is an Anastasia retelling space opera that deserves more attention.
I knew September would break the bank. But I didn’t expect it’d be this bad. And after seeing the final credit card bill is scary, so I’ll avoid it for a few more days. As you already know, I’ve read some of these titles. But I am looking forward to the rest I didn’t have time for!
- Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
- The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young
- Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
- Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake
- Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
- Lover Avenged by J. R. Ward
- Tame by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy
- Wild by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy
- The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
- Elaine from Elaine Howling shares her October calendar, which is great for planners!
- You know Kal from Reader Voracious will always be brutally honest in her reviews. Her latest one for the Babysitter’s Coven is worth the read. This reason is why I trust her the most.
- My twin, Jess, from Fiction No Chaser gives us tips on how to make reading more affordable.
- Sam from Fictionally Sam and Clo from Cuppa Clo are hosting BookEnding Autumn 2019, which is similar to last year’s Blogoween. I am excited to join!
- Alexandra from Reading by Starlight writes about reader quirks and favourite tropes. I loved this post!