I had ambitious September reading plans to usher in the spooky season, but I was unexpectedly auto approved by Orbit Publishing on Netgalley so that threw my reading plans for a loop as three titles were immediately delivered to my account. I am so incredibly grateful to be auto approved! I didn’t get to read If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio and Follow Me Darkly by Helen Hardt. September was a crazy month, but manage to get a lot of reading done. Fall is in the air and I am ready for all the fall aestethics!
During the month of September, I read 9 books.
So, here are some stats!
Number of pages read: 4271
Number of print books: 2
Number of e-books: 7
Favourite quotes of the month:
“Glory,” Gabriel scoffed. “Tell me something, Vampire. If death is so glorious, how is it meted so cheaply and so often by the most worthless of men?” – Empire of the Vampire
This month I couldn’t pick books from differing genres for my best books of the month. #SorryNotSorry
Empire of the Vampire is easily one of the best fantasy novels I’ve read all year. Kristoff blended fantasy and horror beautifully to create a terrifying world rife with deep lore and complex characters.
Jade Legacy is a truly satisfying ending to an epic character driven urban fantasy story. From expansive world building to intimate and detailed character work, Jade Legacy will leave readers in awe of everything Lee accomplishes with this trilogy. Full review to come!
Release Date: November 30, 2021
The only reason I finished Assassin’s Quest was so that I could potentially keep reading the other novels in this world as I’ve been told they are much better than this trilogy. Assassin’s Quest is an unnecessarily long and boring journey that never pays off. Three Stars
The Spanish Love Deception is a fun fake dating romance with enough angst and spice to make the slow build up worth it. Four Stars
Dark Fae is an intriguing start to this reverse harem series. Peckham and Valenti know how to tease their readers, so I know this series will deliver tenfold in the end. Four Stars
Savage Lands is an interesting first novel that hooked me, but failed to leave me fully satisfied. The lack of answers and shaky world building diminish what Savage Lands could have been. Four Stars
A Shadow in the Ember is a fantastic retelling of Persephone and Hades that builds beautifully on Armentrout’s already well crafted From Blood and Ash world. If you’re a fan of From Blood and Ash, you do not want to miss A Shadow in the Ember! Five Stars
Fallen Empire is a disappointing conclusion that lacked the tension, lust, and chemistry of its predecessors. Three Stars
The Good Lie is a quick read that will keep you glued to the pages as you follow every twist and turn. Torre has created a well-crafted thriller that will have you second guess until the final few pages. Four Stars
Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of August?