Last month, I set out to read some spooky books in honour of Halloween and I succeeded! The first time in a couple years that I actually read Halloween appropriate novels.
I managed to read 8 novels and 3 graphic novels. I didn’t read all of my TBR that I set out to in my Monthly TBR post. I missed out The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan and The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan.
As always, here are my two favourite books of the month from differing genres.
The Play is the perfect NA sports romance. Kennedy proves that she is on top of the competition when it comes to this genre.
The Wives will leave you breathless as you try to reconcile what you read with the revelations revealed at the end of the novel. The Wives was worth every second I spent pinning for it and every second I spent traveling for it.
Every Little Piece of Me is an exploration of social media influence, fame, and women.
Regretting You is Colleen Hoover’s latest novel where she tackles difficult emotions and an impossible situation. Regretting You may be Hoover’s most difficult novel to read for more than one reason. The story tackles grief, love, and infidelity and the characters emotions and reactions.
I did not enjoy The Butterfly Girl as much as The Child Finder, I would certainly read another novel in the series as Naomi tackles another case.
White Sand is a well constructed world about a group of people who are able to manipulate sand to do as they wish, however it requires the manipulator’s own water to fuel the magic. This is where Sanderson shines when it comes to magic systems and world building.
I didn’t enjoy White Sand Vol 2 nearly as much as the first. I enjoy Kenton as a character, but the writing wasn’t as tight as the first, especially near the ending.
White Sand Vol 3 is the third and final instalment in the White Sand trilogy. I flipped back and forth between rating Volume 3 four or five stars. After writing this review, I settled on four star.
Serpent & Dove is just another YA fantasy with bland characters and a poorly defined magic system.
Broken is an excellent addition to the Will Trent series that dives into Sara’s past while delivering an engaging mystery with an ending I didn’t predict.
The Family Upstairs was a disappointing read that doesn’t pay off the time spent reading.