Another month is done and it was a pretty solid reading month once again! I didn’t end up watching anything exciting or listening to anything new but I managed to read 10 books and I really enjoyed most of them! I’m super excited for October and all the good books I know I’ll read and I hope that you all managed to read some pretty solid things this month too. I’ve been super sick for the past two weeks so if none of this is coherent then I am very sorry, talking has been tricky for me sometimes so typing is bound to be worse! I mean my wrap ups are never very coherent but still.
Last Call At The Nightshade Lounge by Paul Kreuger
This is one that I’ve been hearing about for quite a while, a couple years I think? And I’m so glad that I finally picked it up because IT WAS SO GOOD. It was just fun and weird and super unique and easy to read. If you want a really fun read with so many different elements then please read this one, I am so grateful that the ebook was on sale because YES.
Daughters of Ruin by K.D. Castner
I’ve been super interested in reading this one since it came out, after reading it I can say that I’m glad I got it on BookOutlet and didn’t spend $20 on it. It definitely wasn’t a bad book, it was an interesting story with good characters and enough suspense to keep me reading, it just all felt very rushed. It definitely would have been better if it was a duology, or even just a longer book. A bit more time for world building and character development would have been ideal. Still entertaining enough though!
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
I finally got my hands on this one!! My mom was actually nice enough to buy this for me early in the month and I’m so grateful because it’s one that I’ve wanted to read since I first heard about it. I think it’s safe to say that I love books about spooky things, so a book set in New England around Halloween that features a demon? I’m so here for that and it was so good! I can’t wait for the second book.
Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
Okay. This book. This was one of the most haunting and clever books I’ve ever read, and I absolutely loved it. It’s the perfect creepy and eerie book to read during the fall and I seriously hope everyone that’s into that sort of book picks it up. I’ve got a review right here if you want more of my thoughts!
Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout
This book was adorable! I was looking for something a bit lighter after reading Strange Grace and this was exactly what I wanted. It’s the most perfect little collection of stories that are all so lovely and sweet AND UGH. I loved every single one and will probably reread this anytime I need something adorable. I even managed to finish it while I was SUPER sick so that’s dedication.
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
I finally read this one! I mean I only had it for a couple months before picking it up which isn’t bad but still, I’m proud. It was such an amazing story as well! Literally exactly what I was looking for and ugh I just love it. It’s got witchcraft and zombies and a super badass main character that I just want to love forever and the twists and the setting! And just all of it. It’s great and is another super creepy read that’s perfect for fall.
Famous Last Words by Katie Alender
Carrying on with the creepy reads I finally tackled this one by one of my favourite authors. I’m a massive fan of Katie Alender and this was the last of the standalones that I needed to read and oh wow am I glad that I did. It had a serial killer and a ghost? Literally what else do you need? It’s not a super deep book but it’s just some good creepy fun and I can’t wait for the next release.
The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2) by Brittany Cavallaro
After remembering exactly nothing that happened in the first book (except that I loved it) I decided to pick this one up and omg it was so good. I just forgot how much I adore these characters and the writing but WOW. It was so much fun to read, and so fast paced and the tension and the questions and I just love Charlotte and Jamie so much and I need the next one now.
Escaping From Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco
This was 10/10 the best book that I read this month and maybe one of the best books that I’ve read all year, and I say that knowing that I read the first two books in this series this year. This installment was everything I wanted it to be and then some. I absolutely loved the setting, I mean a cruise ship AND a carnival? Thank you yes. Also the murders were just as great and Thomas and Audrey Rose were just top notch and I loved it and I don’t know what else to say because it’s just perfect. Okay great.
The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
And the last book that I read in September was one of my favourites! I was lucky enough to get an ARC on Netgalley and my god was this one amazing. It’s literally got everything that I love, it’s historical fiction and there’s ghosts and other creepy shit and honestly it’s just too much for me to handle. I’m gonna write my review right now so look out for that for more of my thoughts! But yes. Very good and if you like creepy historical settings then please pick this one up when it comes out on October 2nd!
It’s a small haul this month but I’m still super excited about what I got! The only physical book that I bought was Escaping From Houdini which I obviously read and loved so go me. As for ebooks I bought, Everless by Sara Holland, Jade City by Fonda Lee and The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston. I’ve heard really good things about all of them, and I’ve started reading Jade City already and love it so hopefully I can finish it in October! I’ve also heard that The Witch’s Daughter is the beginning of a pretty dark trilogy so fingers crossed that I love it!