Hello people who like to read! September was sadly, one of the best reading months I’ve had so far. I feel like this year has just been one big reading slump. It’s been so bad that I’ve had to lower my Goodreads goal twice. However, on the good side, the books I’ve read this month, I have mostly enjoyed!
So this is my first time doing a wrap-up for this blog so bear with me as I try to find the right fit for me. Also, these wrap-ups will contain no spoilers.
Okay so the first book I read come September is Stars Above by Marissa Meyer. I gave this book a rating of 4.5 stars. I enjoyed this book, it was nice to get a little background for some of the characters. However as much as I enjoyed the stories, I felt that they didn’t add much as a whole to the story. The only one I felt that added was the very last one. I thought this was the only story that added was because it was about what happened after Winter. This was also my favorite of the stories because it felt like a bonus epilogue that I’ve been waiting for. And lastly, I thought the story that was suppose to be A Little Mermaid retelling was pointless and was just a filler story for the whole novella.
The second book I read was The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson. I gave this book 3.5 stars. Okay, I had such a struggle getting through this book. I often considered DNFing it many times. After reading Mistborn, I had some high expectations for this book. But for me, this book just let me down. I was missing the action for over half the book. Only around the last 100 pages did the action that I was looking for finally come. One thing that I did like in this book was the romance in the book. It was nice to see the romance between Vin and Eland evolve and form into something.
Third, I picked up Blind by Rachel DeWoskin. I made the mistake of looking at the reviews before reading this book. So by doing this, my expectations for this book were not very high. Having low expectations for this book was probably a good thing because I was able to enjoy this book more. In short, this book was meh. It wasn’t great but it didn’t suck either. I thought the execution of the whole student death thing was poorly executed. I also wasn’t to much of a fan of the main character. I get that going from being sighted to being blind is really tough. However I found the main character sometimes a little to whiny.
Next I read Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I gave it 4.25 stars. I am not going to say much about this book because I already wrote a review for it(Slaughterhouse-Five). I enjoyed this book and the writing was so good!
After Slaughterhouse-Five my copy of Wildcard came! So naturally, thats what I picked up to read. I gave this book 4.5 stars. I enjoyed this book so much, I read it nonstop and could not put it down. I ended up finishing it in about three days. I didn’t enjoy this book as much of Warcross, I will say that. And for the amount of days it took place, it seemed like to much was happening. Along with that, the whole thing surrounding Zero was a bit confusing for me. I am not going to dive much into that because it will spoil the book and I do not want to do that. That was the only thing that I had trouble with in the book. I love the ending so much! I was quite worried about what was going to happen but I was satisfied with the ending and I’m glad that it ended the way it did.
I decided to pick up Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody. I gave this book 5 stars. I’m not going to say much because I have a review for it(Ace of Shades). I love this book so much and I just got sucked into the mystery and the world.
The last book I read for September was Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. Oh my goodness did I love this book. I gave this book 5 stars. While reading the book I was remembering why I love these characters so much. It wasn’t hard to get swept into the world and the scheming. Overtime something went wrong, I was worried and then of course, Kaz foresaw it and there was a whole new plan or it was part of the plan. How Bardugo comes up with the complexity of all the schemes and the whole plot of this book, I do not know. And the writing, it was just so good! Bottom line is everyone needs to go read this series if they haven’t already.