Last months wrap up was a little, okay a lot, sad. But I’ve somehow stepped up my game this month, despite being incredibly busy. Also, I literally didn’t read a single book from my October TBR, which is exactly why I don’t know TBR’s.
1. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
A Gentleman’s Guide follows Henry “Monty” Montague the sarcastic, alcoholic, and selfish lord who is in love with his best friend, Percy. As he, Percy, and his stubborn sister leave for their grand tour of Europe they could never imagine all the crazy events that are about to unfold.
God, I hate typing out that title. Although I didn’t love this book as much as I thought I would, because everyone was raving about it like it was the best thing in the world, it was still a great and entertaining read. It was fun, quirky, adventurous and also kind of crazy. All the characters were incredibly amazing, and overall it was a great light-hearted adventure that you could easily fall in love with.
2. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige (Book 1 in the Dorothy Must Die series)
Dorothy saved Oz, she was their hero and protector. But then she came back and now Oz’s saviour is their destroyer.
This book was delicious darkness wrapped around an exceptional retelling of The Wizard of Oz. I mean it’s not exactly a retelling more like an extension of the original story, but I loved it. It was such an interesting twist on the entire Oz story, and the darkness added the perfect amount of uniqueness and intrigue.
3. Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
Kacey has finally found a home, she has parents, siblings, a job, and two best friends she does everything with. But what starts with a harmless séance, ends with one of her friends missing and Kacey learning that she can’t trust anyone.
What do I even say, I’m pretty sure this will be ranking a minimum of number two on my favourite books of the year list. I don’t think I have any more to add other than what was said it my review, which was more like a few hundred words of me gushing over this book. Overall it was massive mystery, psychologically dark and completely fascinating. You can read my review of Little Monsters here.
4. The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
After ten years of being away from her hometown, Tessa has returned. She’s determined to put everything behind her, the murders, the trials, the lies. But it’s happened again, and Tessa can’t help but think that the man they put away, might be innocent.
After Little Monsters, I just had to pick up another Kara Thomas book. While this book was still great, it just fell a little flat since I had just finished Little Monsters but it was amazing. You can read more of my thoughts on The Darkest Corners here.
5. All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis (book 1 in the Word$ series)
Speth lives in a world where everything is copyrighted. The moment you turn 15 you must start paying the right holders for every word and action you ever say or do. But as her last day speech approaches Speth’s world is turned upside down, and instead of speaking she takes a vow of silence and everything changes.
Such an interesting premise that is so close to our already copyrighted world. And such a great first quarter of the book, but then everything else just started to tumble downhill in a whirl of boredom and frustration. It’s such a devastating result for a book with such a unique premise. You can read my full review of All Rights Reserved here.
6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stones (book 1 in the Harry Potter series)
I don’t know what happened, I was in the middle of The Wicked Will Rise and suddenly I was reading Harry Potter. Which I read literally a few months ago, but It was the illustrated edition, if that makes any difference at all.
7. The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige (book 2 in the Dorothy Must Die series)
I was so excited for this book, and I was let down so hard. I don’t even know whats happening, probably because basically nothing is happening. This whole book has been pretty dull in comparison to the first and now I’m unsure if I should finish the series. If you’ve read the books then let me know down below if I should continue!
See I didn’t lie when I said I made up for last months abysmal reading. Let me know in the comments what you read this month!
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