Holy smokes can anyone else believe how fast September just flew by? I cannot believe I am already a month into my last year of undergraduate studies, it’s crazy! September has been a crazy month for me, with classes starting and immediately burring me in work. I haven’t had as much time to read as I would have liked, but I did manage to get through a considerable chunk of my TBR so in that I am happy.
The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen, 2.5/5 Stars
This book ended up being pretty disappointing for me. it felt like a replica of several YA books I had read before, and not a very good replica at that. It was lacking originality and intrigue, and because of that it failed to captivate me.
S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett, 3.5/5 Stars
This book was a bit of a surprise for me. I am not usually a thriller person but I found myself enjoying this story. The twist at the end was fun, and overall it was a good introduction into the genre.
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee, 4/5 Stars
I was so excited to get an ARC of this book from Harper Collins, because I loved The Gentleman’s Guide and this book looked just as fun! It did not disappoint, it was fun and thrilling, and continues to have excellent LGBTQ+ representation. I thoroughly enjoyed this read.
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh, 3.5/5 Stars
This was also an enjoyable read. My only major issue with this book was that the world building and complex backdrop detracted from the flow of the story. I found myself getting a bit bogged down by the background writing.
This Savage Song, by Victoria Schwab, 4/5 Stars
I really liked this book! It was very unique and interesting, which I’ll be honest is rare in YA (usually the stories always remind me of at least one other book I have read). The review for this one will be going up tomorrow so stay tuned!
Awards and Tags:
The Social Media Tag
this tag was so fun! I loved getting the chance to highlight some of my favourite bloggers and hopefully grow my blogging connections a little bit!
Top 10 Tuesday is always a nice meme, and I have been trying to engage with it a bit more frequently lately, so look out for more related posts in the weeks to come.
This was another really fun tag! I loved this movie and so when I was tagged for this I knew I had to do it immediately .
Favourite Posts of the Month:
A Book A Thought– “My Top 5 Favourite Booktubers”
Book Tales By Me– “My Lady Jane Review”
Paper Royalty– “Get to Know Ya Tag”
Bionic Bookworm– “If you Liked This Then….#16”
The Awkward Book Blogger– “My Book in GIFs Tag”
Mirage, By: Somalia Daud
This Mortal Coil, By: Emily Suvada
Ace of Shades, By: Amanda Foody
The Black Witch, By: Laurie Forest
What about you guys? did you have a good reading month? what books are on your October TBR? Let’s chat it the comments!