I read and enjoyed my first Ruth Ware book a couple of months ago and was desperate to immediately get my hands on more of her work. Fortunately, my sister had a copy of Ware’s latest novel, The Turn of the Key, handy and I grabbed it from her as soon as I could. I expected a fun and spooky thriller, and I got so much more than that. Filled with twists and turns, The Turn of the Key is a great book for all your spooky fall and winter needs.
I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting retellings that are a little different from the standard fairy tale retellings we see so often in YA, so I was immediately drawn to The Guinevere Deception. I had never read anything by Kiersten White before, so I didn’t quite know what to expect. I ended up really enjoying this book!
I am a few days late with this post because, well, I totally forgot about it. However, I am pleased to report that October was a fantastic reading month for me! I struggled a little in September, but was able to turn things around this past month. So pleased! Take a look at what I read and hauled in the month of October.
It has been hard to escape the hype for Truly Devious, a book that has taken the YA book world by storm, and I was totally taken in by it. I try to not let hype dictate my reading choices -- I so often end up disappointed -- but I was just so curious about this book. I had never read YA crime before, knew that it was the first in a trilogy, and knew that the author is a true crime fan -- that was all. I had one false start with this book because I couldn't get past the main character, however I ended up giving it a try on audiobook and absolutely devoured it.
I had taken a long, unintentional break from grimdark, one of my favourite genres, but started to slowly return to it in the second half of 2019. Enter Priest of Bones, a book that I had heard a lot about but hadn’t actually read. I bought it awhile back because the author is lovely on Twitter -- one of the main reasons I buy books, honestly -- and it had been sitting on my shelf for ages. Now that I've read it, I'm officially adding it to list of ‘why didn’t I read this sooner?’ books -- I absolutely loved it!
Happy Friday! I can’t believe that we’re nearly at the end of October. Halloween is coming up, I’ve got bookish plans for the weekend, and I’ve been reading up a storm! This week, I’ve managed to read the same number of books as I did in the month of September. Crazy, huh? Sci-fi and fantasy haven’t been on the agenda much, but I’ve been tearing through some great books anyway.
Hello friends, happy Friday! I, for one, cannot believe we are halfway through the spookiest month of the year. I've read a ton of books this week (I don't know what magical thing happened this week but I'm definitely pleased), and today is the start of the Off the Grid readathon so I should get even more reading done this weekend!