I am super stoked with what I’ve managed to accomplish this month reading wise! I ended up completing nine of the ten books that I had on my TBR for this month as well as one extra from last month that I didn’t end up finishing, which comes to 10 books! And I also completed my Good Reads Reading Goal for the year…so yay me! I have reviews on all the books I’ve read this month so feel free to click on the titles and check them out!
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – ⭐️4/5 stars
The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater – ⭐️4/5 stars
Fire Study by Maria V Snyder – ⭐️3.5/5 stars
The Dream Theives by Maggie Steifvater – ⭐️4/5 stars
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Steifvater – ⭐️4/5 stars
Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson – ⭐️3/5 stars
This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab – ⭐️4/5 stars
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – ⭐️4/5 Stars
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater – ⭐️4/5 stars
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff – ⭐️5/5 stars
Once again Maggie Stiefvater has taken the plot in a whole different direction to what I thought was going to happen. I honesty haven’t been able to predict anything in this series and that’s one of the qualities that I am really enjoying!
Blue Lily, Lily Blue starts about a month after Maura has disappeared underground. Blue is trying to adjust to life without her mom and the boys have renewed their attempts to try and find Glendower whilst dealing with their own personal issues in the meantime.
One thing I love about this series is how multifaceted the characters are. They all have some many layers and different sides to them that really help to convey their personalities that are all so different.
I enjoyed Blue a lot more in this book than The Dream Thieves. I thought she was a lot more vulnerable and showed a lot more emotion and anguish that we haven’t seen from her. We see her relationship with Gansey start to grow even though she knows what will become of it which is kind of exciting to read as we don’t know when or how or what will happen after so that’s keeping me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. Adam was a little up and down for me. I liked that he decided he wasn’t going to hold any grudges against Gansey and Blue and let everything go, simply because he still didn’t want to loose either of them. I thought that shown more maturity from him that we haven’t seen before. I think that has a lot to do with the Cabeswater and how much responsibility he has taken on listening and trying to interpret its needs. Ronan is showing more and more of his softer side as the series progresses. Even though he still has that hard outer shell that he wears constantly we are getting more glimpses of what I think is his true self. The caring, die-hard, loyal person I think he would have been had everything not happened with his dad. Gansey I think grew a lot more as a character in this story. He’s always been pretty well established but every now and then he displays these raw emotional scenes that really touches me. All of the scenes with him and Blue by themselves are so emotionally charged and the scene in the cave where he falls and he opens up to the rest of them was beautifully done.
There is still the end goal of finding Glendower but I find everything else that’s going on is sidetracking me. The pace of the story was a little slow in comparison to the other books. There was a really slow kind of build up to the final scene where everything was kind of jam packed in. There was a lot more intrigue in this book though and some plot twists that I definitely did not see coming! Ultimately I am deeply invested in the story and the characters, I now need to know what is going to happen next and I am excited to pick up the last book and read the conclusion.
⭐️4/5 stars I’m picking up The Raven King and reading it ASAP!
This series has seriously been at the top of my TBR for the looooooongest time now! Sometimes I am the worst procrastinator of life and I honestly don’t know why I do this to myself because all I have heard since these books came out a while ago is how good they are. Finally I have the complete series in my possession so I am definitely going to be reading them this month! Hopefully I will have time to get through all of them and have a binge! This is my first time reading anything by Maggie Stiefvater so hopefully her style and technique is to my liking!
Kind of following on from last month and doing some catch ups as well as a couple I’ve been eyeing and a few books I’ve been putting off for a while now. I’m excited for the books I’m hoping to read this month and hopefully I find a few that I fall in love with.
The first 4 books on my TBR for October is The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. This series consists of The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King. This is another series that is very well loved in the YA community and again I just haven’t gotten around to picking them up and reading them.
The next book on my TBR for October is Fire Study by Maria V Snyder. I’ve been slowly making my way through the Study Series and I have absolutely loved it! Poison Study was great and Magic Study was even better, so I am very excited to finally get to Fire Study and continue on in the wonderful narrative Maria V Snyder has created.
The 6th and 7th books on my TBR are the Monsters of Verity duology by Victoria Schwab. This duology consists of This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet. I have loved every book I have read so far by Victoria Schwab but I realised I haven’t read any of her YA books yet. I’ve heard nothing but great things about these books so I am eager to give them a read and see what I think.
I would also love to read Nevernight and Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff this month. I have been eyeing off these books for a while now and after finishing and loving the Illuminae files that Jay co-wrote really spurred me on to pick this book up and read it. It is a lot more my style being a dark, YA fantasy series and I can never get enough!
And lastly this if I get enough time I would also like to read Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson. This is a novella thats follows on after Words of Radiance and before Oathbringer. I haven’t really looked that much into it but I believe this follows the perspective of one of the minor characters that popped up in Words of Radiance.