Hey, and welcome back to day 4 of Blogtober and another monthly reading wrap up! I read 7 books in September, which is 3 short of what I was aiming for but it’s still a good amount! Now that I have a part time job I know it will significantly decrease but sometimes I surprise myself, so we’ll see!
Most of the books I read in September were for the Villain-A-Thon, and the others were for blog tours. Let’s jump in!
#1. Scouts by Shannon Greenland – 3/5 (Review)
I read this book on the eve of evacuation for Hurricane Dorian because I needed something captivating but not too intense to read before bed to help take my mind off of things. It was a good book! Like Stranger Things meets The Boxcar Children with some panhandle behavior (you get me, Small Town Murder fans 😉 )
#2. The Steel Prince Graphic Novel by V.E. Schwab – 3.5/5 (Review to come!)
This is a fun look into A Darker Shade of Magic’s Rhy Maresh’s father’s life when he was known as the Steel Prince for his way with steel wielding abilities and prolific skill reminiscent of Lila Bard for fighting bad guys. In this first installment bind-up, you see him in his teen years being sent to a far away city to learn some hard lessons. The review for this will be live tomorrow at noon EST!
#3. Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand – 4.5/5 (Review to come!)
The second book I read for the Villain-a-Thon, I couldn’t put it down! It reminded me very much of a mix of The Devouring Gray, The Lost Coast and The Raven Boys. All odd things to combine but it worked really well! My review will be posted sometime this month for Blogtober, so keep an eye out for that!
#4. Reach For The Skai by Skai Jackson – 4/5 (Review to come!)
When Girls Life Magazine reached out to me and asked if I wanted to spotlight this book, how could I say no? You can read my full “mini-review” during this blogtober as well!
Thanks, Girls Life!
#5. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan – 4.5/5 (Review)
I had to reread this because 1, I love it and 2, Netgalley randomly approved me to read the arc of the next book, Ruthless Gods! *AHHH!* I wanted a refresher before I dove back into Tranavia, but I’ve been putting off reading Ruthless Gods because I’m scared to read it! I’m planning on getting around to it this month though, so fingers crossed!
(BTW, Wicked Saints was just as good as before )
#6. Crier’s War by Nina Varela – 4/5 (Review)
I was fortunate enough to be chosen to help host the blog tour (Through FFBC Tours) to get an arc of this book early to review, and though I didn’t end up reading it until the day before the book came out (and two days before my review went up) I enjoyed it immensely! A good slow-burn f/f human/android romance in the middle of rebellion, love triangle and rewritten history, this book is sure to blow your mind. Also, that cover? AMAZING.
#7. Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis – 5/5 (Review to come!)
I loved this book very much. It was sooo so intense and terrifying, but it was also really raw and fascinating. My review will be up next week for Blogtober, so get ready for me to use every synonym ever invented for the word ‘intense’ to describe this book!
So there you have it! These are the books I read in September. I actually read the last two in the same day, though don’t ask me how because I somehow squeezed a doctors appointment in the middle of it all?
I really enjoyed these book so if you’ve read and loved them, let me know what you think!