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October Wrap Up

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.

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Shadow of the Fox coverShadow 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.

star rating 4-5

rating: 4.5 stars

review: here

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What If It's Us coverWhat 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.

star rating 3

rating: 3 stars

review: here

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city of ghosts coverCity 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.

star rating 4

rating: 4 stars

review: here

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The Bad Beginning coverThe 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.

star rating 3.5

rating: 3.5 stars

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Broken Things lauren oliver coverBroken 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.

star rating 4-5

rating: 4.5 stars

review: here

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The Lost Sisters Holly Black coverThe 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.

star rating 4

rating: 4 stars

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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. 😀

 

5 thoughts on “October Wrap Up”

  1. October wasn’t great reading month for me either, school took my energy and only read five books plus a novella. I read
    -Warm Up by V.E. Schwab ⭐⭐⭐
    -The Hate U Give ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    -Pride and Prejudice ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    -Daughter of Smoke and Bone ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    -Aru Shah and the End of Time ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    -Renegades by Marissa Meyer ⭐⭐
    I should also really just read The Lost Sisters already

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  2. YOU HAD SUCH A GREAT READING MONTH!!! i’m currently reading shadow of the fox and its really good so far, happy to see you enjoyed it! im so interested to see how Broken Things is going to be bc ive heard really polarizing reviews

    glad to see so many high rated books!

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    1. Yeah, considering the second half of the month was really slow on the reading side, it was a good reading month since my life is so crazy. Ohh I hope you have a good time with Shadow of the Fox, I really liked it. 😀 I’ve seen polarazing review for BT too and I’m relieved that it worked out well for me. I hope it does for you too if you end up picking it up!

      haha yes, but I’ve been missing a 5 stars for a while now.

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