Welcome to my October 2018 wrap-up. I hope everyone had a stellar reading month and a spooky halloween. This month I read ten books and one novella. Almost all the books I read were either four or five stars, so it’s safe to say I have a fantastic reading month!
As usual, I feature my top two books of the month from differing genres. However, this month my two favourite books are both from the same genre. #SorryNotSorry
The Black Prism is a phenomenal novel that I would recommend to anyone. It’s full of great characters, an exciting plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and a magic system that will dazzle your imagination.
Wrath of Empire is the second novel in the Gods of Blood and Powder series. I read this 639-page book in three days. I was so obsessed with it that it put me in a book hangover. I’m desperate to find out what happens next and spend more time with these characters. Check out these two books if you’re looking for a fantasy series that will capture your attention and refuse to let it go.
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds is another work of Sanderson’s you can point to to showcase his incredible writing ability. With characters that jump off the pages and plots to rival some of the best science fiction writers, Legion with leave you clamouring for more.
Kings of the Wyld is a rock and roll kind of fantasy novel that just didn’t work for me. I loved the characters, but not much else.
Shacking Up is another novel in a long line of novels Hunting can call upon to demonstrate her skill as a romance writer.
Bad Mommy is fantastic novel if you’re looking to get into the headspace of a sociopath and psychopath. Everything about this book is disturbing as Fisher takes her readers on a journey through the minds of people you hope you never meet.
The Good Luck Charm is a steamy sports romance if you’re willing to overlook a few problematic moments.
How I wish I read The Lost Sisters immediately after finishing The Cruel Prince. I had a bit of trouble remembering what happened in The Cruel Prince, so this novella, or apology letter, if you will, didn’t resonate as strongly as it could have for me.
Surviving Ice is a fun and steamy romance with an edgier plot.
Everything about From Here to You is just annoying. The characters, plot, and romance are all cringe and eye roll worthy.
I went into Red Sister expecting to love it unconditionally. I’ve read countless reviews from people with similar tastes as my own praising every aspect of Red Sister. So, when I got about halfway through and didn’t love it like everyone else I was surprised and confused.