Hey guys, how you doin’?
Today I came here with a quick October Wrap Up. I don’t usually do wrap ups because with me being a slow reader plus having to deal with college, I don’t really get to read that much anyways, but I thought I’d give it a try and see how I feel about posting one. I was in an excellent reading mood at the beginning of the month, but then the Fall Season of American TV happened and all the TV shows I watch came back at once, so that big reading mood didn’t survive long.
I’ve read only 2 books from my October TBR. Who is shocked? No one.
Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1) by Julie Kagawa
I really loved this ARC. All the Japanese Mythology filled my japanese culture loving soul. It was nice realizing I actually picked up a lot from the language over the years, and I really liked the main characters. I cannot wait for the sequel, which is on my most anticipated list for sure. This book is a new favorite.
rating: 4.5 stars
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
This was a roller coaster of emotions, like literally. I was on board with the story at first, and then I wasn’t, and then I kind of forgave the middle part of the book. A lot of mixed feelings on this one, which is kind of sad because I love Becky and Adam so much. This book did disappoint me, but I also think a lot of people will like it. For some reason it just didn’t work as well for me.
rating: 3 stars
City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1) by Victoria Schwab
Well look at me, reading middle-grade. I actually had fun with this one, it was quick, simple and had that spooky October vibe. A perfectly light Halloween read. I really liked the setting of Edinburgh and I think it fit very well with the ghostly vibes. I particularly enjoyed the friendship between the two main characters, and I intend to read more of this series. This was only my second Schwab book, even though I own a bunch of her stuff haha.
rating: 4 stars
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) by Lemony Snicket
Two middle-grades in a row, who am I? I can’t believe I finally started this series. I used to love the movie adaptation as a kid, and I want to watch the tv show, but if I don’t read the books first I just know I won’t read them after watching it. Olaf was actually a bigger creep here than in the live action versions. That really caught me by surprise, but it also made me take the struggles of the Baudelaire siblings more seriously.
rating: 3.5 stars
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
This was unexpectedly engaging. I had never read anything by Lauren Oliver and I was pleasantly surprised, I was into it from the start. As usual, with stories that have any kind of murder mystery, the reveal didn’t blow me away (why do I always have to guess this things right? It’s annoying because I actually like to be caught off guard by stories), but I was really interested in the characters and the whole Lovelorn thing. This was kind of like Pretty Little Liars meets The Magicians (without the magic) and Fangirl.
rating: 4.5 stars
The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5) by Holly Black
I do like getting other characters perspectives. I don’t think this novella is supposed to make you like Taryn, it just shows you how she justifies being a jerk, which honestly was pretty interesting to me. I do think is a valid read, especially if you’re highly anticipating The Wicked King (and feel like you’re one the few people that didn’t get to read it yet) like me haha.
rating: 4 stars
So that’s all I got for you guys. Now tell me, what have you read this month? Did you find a new favorite? Let me know in the comments. 😀