I am finally here with my October & November wrap-up! I got a new job in September and am still trying to find the best way to manage my time so that I can read, bookstagram and blog so bear with me! I read three books in October and four in November, and completed my Goodreads goal of 50 books!
This evening I have a very exciting spoiler-free review to share with you. At YALC 2017 I managed to grab an ARC of The Hazel Wood and I am so glad that I did. I absolutely loved this book and think anyone who enjoys dark fairy tales will love it as well!The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
- UK ARC – 357 pages
- Release date: 8th of February 2018
- Published by Penguin
- ISBN: 0141388668
- Goodreads page for The Hazel Wood here!
I am very excited to be sharing my review of Cloaked in Shadow with you all today. Ben is one of my closest friends and I was over the moon to be able to read an early copy of his debut novel. It’s always a little daunting reading a friend’s book, but luckily I LOVED this one!!Cloaked in Shadow by Benjamin Alderson – The Dragori, #1
- ARC – pages TBC
- Release date: 18th of December 2017
- Published by Of Tomes
- Goodreads page for Cloaked in Shadow here!
Today I have a book haul for you and, as you can see from the title, it’s because I started a new job! My TBR is out of control and I definitely shouldn’t be buying new books… but I got paid and the next thing I knew I’d bought quite a few new books. Let me know if you’ve read any of these!
This evening I have a spoiler free review of Call Me By Your Name for you. I must admit that the film trailer for this book is what made me want to read it, as well as my friend Nicole (@colecordium) loving it. This book follows the summer romance of two bisexual Jewish guys in the Italian Riviera and, for the most part, I absolutely loved this book.Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
- US paperback – 248 pages
- Release date: 3rd of October 2007
- Published by Picador USA
- ISBN: 1250169445
- Goodreads page for Call Me By Your Name here!
Today I have a review of an exciting October release for you. Beasts Made of Night is a Nigerian inspired fantasy following Taj, an aki who can kill sin-beasts and eat sins. This was such a unique read and I definitely recommend to fans of YA fantasy!
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
- UK ARC – 296 pages
- Release date: 31st of October 2017
- Published by Razorbill
- ISBN: 044849390X
- Goodreads page for Beasts Made of Night here!
My first read of October was Because You Love To Hate Me, a book with 13 tales about villains. I thought it was the perfect book for October and Halloween. As with all short story anthologies, there were some stories I loved and some that I really did not. Overall though my ratings averaged out at 4.07 stars, so I can definitely say I liked this book.
Because You Love To Hate Me edited by Ameriie
- UK paperback – 368 pages
- Release date: 24th of July 2017
- Published by Bloomsbury Childrens
- ISBN: 1408882760
- Goodreads page for Because You Love To Hate Me here!
This is the best reading month I have EVER had! I managed to read 10 books this month and I am so happy about it! 8 of the books I read were new September releases and I am quite proud of myself for managing to keep up with new books a little better this month. Continue reading
Today I have a spoiler-free review of another September release, this time it’s Warcross. I was sent a copy of this book by Penguin and I can’t thank them enough! I absolutely love this book and definitely reccomend, whether you’re a gamer or not!Warcross by Marie Lu (Warcross, #1)
- UK hardcover – 368 pages
- Release date: 14th of September 2017
- Published by Penguin
- ISBN: 0241321425
- Goodreads page for Warcross here!
Today I finished Invictus, a time-travel novel following Faraway McCarthy and his wonderful crew. This book is definitely one of my favourite books of 2017 and I can’t recommend it enough. Here is my spoiler-free review!Invictus by Ryan Graudin
- UK arc – 458 pages
- Release date: 21st of September 2017
- Published by Orion Children’s Books
- ISBN: 1510102868
- Goodreads page for Invictus here!