My October Wrap-Up

I cannot believe October is just about over! Where is the time going? It feels like it was just summer, but summer always goes by way too fast.

October was a pretty rough month. In the sense that I barely had any time to read. I’ve started Christmas shopping and handmaking gifts for family members. I’ve also been scrambling trying to have everything in order for Nanowrimo. I am beyond excited to start writing my novel tomorrow (I’m one of those people that, yes, waits until November 1 to start their novel, since some people start writing in October, which is not a bad thing).

Even though October has been busy, I have been able to dedicate some time to reading. I managed to finish three books, which for me is not that bad since I am a decently fast reader, I just lack the available time to read.

Rosemarked

The first book I read in October was Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne. My review is coming soon (hopefully in the next couple of days if Nanowrimo does not take control of my life) so keep a look out! This was not a bad read, it just took me a while to get drawn into the setting and plot. I am huge on action scenes, and there was not much in the book, but nonetheless, the main character was strong and brave, and definitely someone I would look up to.

My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.

 

 


FrostbloodThe second book I finished was Frostblood by Elly Blake. This has been one of my most anticipated books to read and I FINALLY had the chance to read it. I loved this book! I really enjoyed the novel being from Ruby’s point of view, but I also liked the complexity of the book and how the plot kept thickening until the last page. I plan on reading the second book soon (as well as posting my review of Frostblood), especially since I get to meet Elly Blake Sunday. I am super excited to meet her, along with a TON of YA authors and Anderson’s Bookshop YA Frenzy!!

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

 


Darkest StarsAnd the final book, which I happened to finish today, was Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett. Isn’t that cover absolutely stunning?! When I first heard of this book, I had high expectations. Unfortunately, those expectations were not quite met, but I was overall very pleased with the story. The worldbuilding is phenomenal and breathtaking! My full review will be posted in the coming days (along with Rosemarked and Frostblood).

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

 

 

 


I, unfortunately, did not attend any fun author signings or book events this month, but November is jam-packed with events EVERY WEEKEND. One of those events is YallFest in South Carolina and I am absolutely stoked! I had so much fun at YallFest last year and I know this year is going to be even better!

If you’re attending YallFest,

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! What are you dressing up as tonight? I have school tonight so no dress up for me, but I’d totally dress up as a Witch.

-Nikole

July wrap up

So for the month of July I did pretty outstanding on reading a ton of books which I did 10 I’ll start from start of month till last read.

1.eliza and her monsters

This book is the book my friends and just all said amazing things for contemporary readers & if you had social anxiety/ introvert it was for you. 

2.ringer by Lauren Oliver

This book I was sooo looking forward to after reading replica last year. While replica was boring on lyra’s side this one hit its mark

3.the geeks guide to unrequited love

When started this I was seriously in a need for a contemporary and after much thought finally decided on this. It’s very cute like what if can happen if trying make comic con perfect and at same time wanting to date your best friend for like forever only thing I didn’t like its ending 

4.dreadful take of prosperous Redding by Alexandra bracken 

Going into this one I was looking foward to just was unsure if I would after passenger series I disliked but loved the darkest minds but I ended up loving this and it’s amazing read for fall and Halloween and highly suggest it. 

5.prince In disguise 

Going into this book it sounded cute all ready minus the reality tv part. But oh my god it was soooo fluffy cute!!!  I loved it for the most part minus one thing 

6.warcross by Marie lu

This game *ahem* mean book was very good and this was my first ever book by her. But highly suggest and gamers should love it.

7.spells and sorcery

Going into this book was finally feeling more of another dose of wanting fall so what better way then going with witches :). This book was mostly training but big time witchy element so I look forward to book 2. 

Phew seems like taking forever I read a ton!!!

8. & 9.gunslinger girl & greetings from witness protection

I did these together since photo is of both of them. But gunslinger girl was way western style than I thought and felt more like a carnival book Instead. But overall was ok but wanted more gun action. And greetings from witsec was ok. I give it a pass since was middle grade but I haven’t read a book about someone in witness protection since zach’s lie and read it back in 6th grade and loved it. So if want stories from middle grade and friendship I say this book is for you.

At last my last book read in July also witness protection. Was 10. rules for disappearing.

My second witsec book and I enjoyed this one a lot more since there was a lot more fear and confusion going on and on top of that the guy for mc’s love interest was down right amazing.

So my fav few reads of this month have to say 1. Prince in disguise #2. Alexandra brackens new book #3 warcross #4the geeks guide unrequited love #eliza and her monsters and last rules for disappearing