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