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August and September Reading Wrap Up

In August I was super busy and only managed to read 2 books so I saved them to do one big wrap up this month instead. I’ve read some great books over the last couple of months when I’ve had the time so I can’t wait to share them with you now.

Books Read – 5
Pages Read – 2,206

  1. Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski – 5/5 Stars

I really enjoyed reading more about Geralt and Ciri’s journey together in this book. I like the introduction of Triss too and she’s become one of my favourite characters so far. I do miss the action of the first two books as they are full of stories about killing monsters but I do like how this is one big story.

I’ve played The Withcer 3 recently and I love it when a character is introduced in the book that I know from the game. Meeting the dwarves was my favourite bit in this book! I’m looking forward to reading the next one soon now.

2. The House That Fell From The Sky by Patrick R Delaney (Gifted from Net Galley) – 5/5 Stars

Scarlett is a great character and I found myself relating to her lots – a blogger, into anything horror related and older than a teenager too! I found that I couldn’t wait to read more about her life and her relationships with her friends. Jackson and Tommy I also loved. Hannah was a pretty annoying character for me, but she needed to be like that in order for the story to progress.

I loved the description of the gothic inspired house and I could really imagine what it looked like. The description of the horrors inside the house were also great and I found it really spooky and creepy. Some of the creatures were very inventive and pretty scary to imagine! I liked learning about the back story behind the house and where it came from and how it was built. I hate when authors leave things like that unexplained. I also really liked how there was past connections between some of the characters.

All in all, a great spooky read that I will definitely be re-reading in the future. A brilliant horror story that I wouldn’t mind having a sequel to!

3. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas (Gifted from Tandem Collective) – 5/5 Stars

You should know by now that this is one of my new favourite series. I’m in love with the world, the characters and everything else about this book! I loved seeing Feyre go back to the Spring court and infiltrate their war plans and I loved seeing how Tamlin handled it all.

It was interesting to see how Nesta and Elain managed what happened to them although Nesta is still the character that I dislike the most! It’s a nice change to see how other Made people handle the changes though.

The war and the lead up to it were great and I could easily see the setting and the emotions. Another great addition to this series!

4. The Guest List by Lucy Foley (Gifted from Tandem Collective) – 5/5 Stars

I haven’t read a crime thriller book in a while and this was a great one to start back with. It reminded me very much of an Agatha Christie style book. I loved the characters and I loved how it skipped backwards and forwards to add more information to the characters throughout the story.

The twist at the end was brilliant and I did manage to guess the killer but that didn’t take away from the fact that it was a great ending and had some good twists and turns. I really enjoyed it and once I got about halfway through I couldn’t put it down!

5. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas (Gifted from Tandem Collective) – 4/5 Stars

This book got a lot of bad rep as people said that nothing happened in it and weren’t happy. But I actually liked it more because of that! I always hate it when you finish a good book and the drama is over and they all live happily ever after, but you never get to see it! This book is basically that – what happens when the war is over and Feyre and Rhys live their normal everyday life.

Yeah it’s not action packed but it’s a nice book that helps to develop the characters and their relationships. I personally really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the release of the next one in February.

I realise that I have rated a lot of books 5/5 stars this month but I’ve just been lucky enough to read some amazing books! Usually I am happy with my choice of books so I do rate books quite highly any way as I won’t pick up a book I don’t like the look of. These last couple of months have just been great for good books picks!

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