September Wrap Up

Hi! October is here, my favourite month of the year and I want to read so many books and do so many things, it’s ridiculous and I think I’m biting off a lot more that I can chew. But before I get into all of that, let’s reflect back on September.

In September, I have set myself a TBR and once again, missed it by half a book (just like I did in August).

  • Number of books read: 6
  • Number of pages read: 2758
  • Average star rating: 4 stars

Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

To anyone not aware of what the Three Dark Crowns series is about, I’ll give you a bit of synopsis. The island of Fennbirn is ruled by a matriarchy. Every Queen, in due time, has a set of triplets, with different magical powers – and once they’re born she leaves the island. Those triplets are raised separately and once they turn sixteen, they have to fight for the throne. We follow 3 of those triplets: Arsinoe is a naturalist, Katherine, a poisoner and Mirabella, an elemental.

I liked the first book a lot, I thought it had potential, but the pacing was a bit off. The second book suffered from the “second book syndrome”. But, oh my god, did this one deliver. I am very anxious to pick up the last book, as I NEED to know what happens, after that ending, but also… I don’t want the series to end, so I might wait a little bit.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

I’ve been on a big sci-fi kick this year and I picked up The Three-Body Problem to read with my boyfriend. It’s a first contact with aliens story, written by a Chinese author and deeply rooted in Chinese history, and I liked it, but didn’t love it. Although the plot was interesting, there was a lot of filler which I thought could be completely removed and the story wouldn’t be any different. Also, a heads up – it is very sciency. Parts were hard to read, because my tiny brain couldn’t comprehend what I was reading (in other words, though I love sci-fi, sometimes I’m just too dumb for it).

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

I have a full review on this one on here, if you want to hear my full thoughts. I hate receiving ARCs for really popular books and not enjoying them as much as some people – this book was one of those… I wanted a lot more from this book, but I found I didn’t enjoy the writing and most of the plot. Not quite the vampire revival I expected.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell

It’s the second book in the Last Magician trilogy (I believe it’s a trilogy?). It is HUGE (I think, honestly, I should count is as two books, because it’s so big). I don’t have much to say about it, other than I really enjoyed it, but I thought the first book was a tad bit better. If you’re looking for a fantasy with time travel, a rich world, and a kickass heroine – look no further – and pick up The Last Magician.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Jackpot by Nic Stone

Jackpot is my second Nic Stone book, and I think I can safely say by now, I am going to enjoy anything this author writes. I have a full review on it on here, so I won’t blabber about what I thought of the book. I think it’s worth a read, especially if you like contemporary novels with great representation and commentary.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I am slowly rereading the series, once again. It’s like a cosy blanket, and this time of the year is perfect for it. I loved it. I have a Twitter thread for the reread, and one for Philosopher’s Stone, also, and if you’re interested, here it is:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Those are all the books I’ve read in September. What was your favourite read of last month?

I’ll be back tomorrow, with my overly ambitious TBR.

Thanks for reading!

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