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
*Kind of a little spoilery*
I’m getting invested!
The ley lines around Cabeswater have officially been woken and now things really seem like they are coming together in their search of the Raven King. That is until an unknown Gray Man lurks into town in search of a Greywaren and seemingly interferes with everything.
Things have really taken a turn that I absolutely did not see coming! The developments of the characters are slight but impressive. We really get to delve deeper into their motives and how each of them entwine around the plot is so entrancing. I particularly enjoyed the psychics and the role they played. Maura, Calla and Persephone are so interesting and enigmatic and how they each have a distinctive voice is wonderful. Even though they are not the main protagonists in the story they are quite vital and each have scenes that I really enjoyed that explain why they are necessary.
I think that Ronan was really the star of Dream Thieves. I like that he’s kind of unlikeable but every now and then he shows a different side of him and you can catch a glimpse of his redeemable qualities that he shields within himself. I enjoy how much we get to see about his past and what happened with his father and how that affected his relationship with his brothers and Gansey. The introduction of his powers and the connection with Cabeswater was super clever and ties things together from the last book but also establishes new questions that I need answering thus ensuring my continuation of the series (which was inevitable anyways).
I think Dream Thieves although highly entertaining and action packed was just really setting up for the next two books in the series. I highly enjoyed the read and I am surprised and intrigued about everything that has gone on in the story. But I really feel that everything is building up and the hunt is really going to be on in Blue Lily, Lily Blue and then the crescendo at the end with Raven King. I honestly have no idea what is going to happen next, but after that ending I can really see things becoming a lot more frenzied and urgent, particularly in Blue’s case.
⭐️4/5 stars literally cannot predict what’s going to happen next!
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.