October was a great reading month. I read eleven books and one short story. However, October hasn’t been as good of a month for my blog. I decided that I would rather read instead of writing reviews after long days of Uni work. The reviews will be up eventually and posts will be irregular until the second week of December – Christmas Break 🙂
The books I read:
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: YA/Dystopian. The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite – the Grisha. A really, really good book. 4.5/5 stars. Review to come. (The Grisha #1)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews: YA/Contemporary. Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they make movies. Rachel has leukemia. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives. Funny and sweet book. 4/5 stars. Review to come.
Head and Shoulders by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Classic/Short Story. Horace Tarbox is a child prodigy who falls in love with an opera actress and later becomes a gymnast to support her lifestyle. It was good. 3/5 stars. There will not be a review for this one.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling: YA/Children’s/Fantasy. It’s Harry Potter – Everybody should know by now. It was amazing as always. 5/5 stars. Review of the series will be up soon. (Harry Potter #7)
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black: YA/Paranormal. Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave. A really good book. 4/5 stars. Review to come.
The Program by Suzanne Young: YA/Dystopian. In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program. A very good book, original story. 4/5 stars. Review to come. (The Program #1)
The Diviners by Libba Bray: YA/Fantasy/Mystery. Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. One of the best books that I read this month. 5/5 stars. Review to come. (The Diviners #1)
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan: YA/Fantasy. Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. It was OK. 3.5/5 stars. There will not be a review of this book. (Percy Jackson #1)
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout: YA/Paranormal. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, Daemon, the hot Alien. I really liked it. 4/5 stars. Review to come. (Lux #1)
Book of Shadows, The Coven, Blood Witch all by Cate Tiernan: YA/Fantasy. When Morgan meets Cal everything changes. She is thrown into Wicca head first and discovers things about her self and her family. I read the first bind-up of the first three books. All get 4/5 stars. Review will be of the whole series when I’ve read it all. (Sweep #1, #2, #3)