So, I didn’t get through as much as I hoped I would this month, but I’ve still managed to get through quite a lot. I’ve been plugging away at The Cuckoo’s Calling on my lunch breaks at work, but I didn’t quite get round to Bitterblue. Which just means I’ll have to read it this month 🙂
This month I have read:
Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley
The Ripper Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I’d heard everyone raving about this series, so I decided to pick it up now the final book was out. I loved this. I listened to about 6 hours straight while painting my fence and it made doing a horrible, messy chore an absolute pleasure. I loved the characters, the relationships, and main character Alina’s own inner battle with herself. The book leaves off on a fairly positive end, like it was intended to be standalone if necessary, but I’m so glad there are books two and three still to go, and that I get to spend more time in the magical world Bardugo created.
Visions by Kelley Armstrong
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
An excellent follow up to the first book – the stakes are raised, the conflict escalates, and it has the least annoying ‘we love each other but we can’t be together’ storyline that I’ve read in forever. I felt for everything Mal and Alina went through, and the difficult decisions they had to make about their relationship. Alina’s struggle to be the ‘saint’ everyone needs her to be, and how that conflicts with the girl she actually is, was really heart wrenching at times, and really makes me hope for a happy ending for them.
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Review to follow.
September Reading List
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
Found by Harlan Coben
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Embassytown by China Mieville (because I didn’t get round to listening to this with listening to the entire Grisha trilogy last month >.<)
If I get round to it:
Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore (again lol)