Monthly Wrap-Up | September 2022

Hello Everyone!

September was a lacklustre reading month since I read only 3 great books out of the 9 I read. I continued my reread of Era Two of Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson and my fan fiction journey with The Last Enemy: The Howling Nights by CH_Darling, which is a Marauders era fic.

So, here are some stats!

Number of pages read: 3460
Number of print books: 4
Number of e-books: 5
Favourite quote of the month: 

“What I mean to tell you is that I think you’re very brave for standing up to your family. It takes incredible courage to grow up to be someone different than who our parents want us to be.” – The Last Enemy: The Howling Nights – CH_Darling

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Without further ado…. here is where I usually feature my top two books from differing genres that are not rereads, but I only read one standout book that wasn’t a reread.

I completely forgot how heartbreaking the end of this novel is and cemented by absolute love for Era 2.

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The Last Enemy: The Howling Nights is spectacular. I am distraught and it’s taking everything in me to not read book two right away. 

Free to read on AO3

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The Dark King is more spice than fantasy but features an interesting enough world with a snappy main character. 3 Stars

Love on the Brain was good, but not great. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it. Its lack of anything actually happening and Bee’s obliviousness made it difficult to fully immerse myself in the story. 3 Stars

Girl, Forgotten is everything you’d expect from a Slaughter novel: unflinching depictions of the realities faced by the characters, a solid mystery, and compelling characters. 4 Stars

A Familiar Stranger started out well but faltered in its conclusion. I wish Torre would have made different choices after the 60% mark because I probably would have ended up rating this five stars. 3 Stars

Court of the Vampire Queen is the perfect read if you’re looking for shameless smut with very little plot. The main character isn’t a doormat and the male leads are not overbearing or obnoxious alphamales. DNF

The Rules of Dating was a disappointing single dad romance that lacks the signature Ward and Keeland chemistry. 2 Stars

Runaway Groomsman had the potential to be a standout romance but fell flat in its execution and quickly lost my attention. 2 Stars

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Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of August?

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