MONTHLY WRAP-UP : october 2020 #wrapup

Hello Readers! I hope you had great month. Birthday month turned out good both in life and in reading. We booked our house, bought some books, got a rental home until our house is getting ready, and I started watching Emily in Paris. I watched only 4 episodes and I enjoyed it so far. November is going to be busy month with Diwali and upcoming wedding and at the end of the month we are going to Hyderabad to get our furniture here.

Reading stats:

Books Read – 10
Review Posts – 10
Pages Read – 3070

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Comments – 220

Books Read:

Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown — [Review] ★★★★★ / / Mystery Thriller / / Angels & Demons revolved around ancient Illuminati brotherhood and their vendetta against catholic church. It was about science vs religion, terrorism, hope and faith, good vs evil, catholic rituals and ceremony, history and art. It was brilliant, thought provoking, action packed and thrilling mystery filled with religious history, science and art.

One Fatal Night by Helene Fermont — [Review] ★★★★ / / Crime Thriller / / One Fatal Night was revolved around three characters tangled by one fatal night when a woman was murdered. It was about revenge, deception, crime, troubled past, regrets and guilt, dysfunctional family, domestic abuse and its impact on kids and their mental health. It was quick, intriguing and thrilling read with developed characters and secrets, suspense and drama.

Lion (Faeries of Oz #0.5) by Candace Robinson — [Review] ★★★★★ / / Fantasy / / Lion was a prequel novella that is not sparkling land anymore. It revolved around the headless witch and the cowardly Lion who is not coward anymore. It was about game of power, control, deceit, and manipulations. World was amazing. This was dark, gory, gritty and edgy. It’s definitely not for kids.

The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker — [Review] ★★★★ / / Romcom / / The Christmas Swap revolved around three friends and their Christmas Swap. It was about friendship, family, love, and Christmas magic. It was fun, entertaining and very Christamasy romcom with amazing setting, lovely characters, and 3 in 1 story- a holiday offer you wouldn’t want to miss. 

Unravel the Dusk (The Blood of Stars, #2) by Elizabeth Lim — [Review] ★★★★★ / / Fantasy / / Unravel the Dusk revolved around Maia’s inner battle and her efforts in saving her country, her heart and her loved ones. It was about good vs. evil, pride, power, war, family, love, friendship, fighting the demon and darkness, and hope. It was fascinating, powerful, and perfect sequel with heart aching romance, blood soaked battles, and satisfactory end.

The 12 Christmases of You & Me by Jennifer Joyce — [Review] ★★★★★ / / Romcom / / The 12 Christmases of You & Me revolved around Maisie’s unexpected time travel to past Christmases and face her mistakes that broke the friendship she cherished most and lost her chance at love. It was about family, friendship, and love, redemption, facing the past, and being brave to accept and express feelings before it’s too late. It was fun, engaging, cosy, and emotive romcom with well written time travel, redemption and festive theme. 

Escape Room by Maren Stoffels — [Review] ★★★ (3.5 Stars) / / YA Thriller / / Escape Room revolved four friends and the escape room game they signed up going wrong. It was about revenge, mental illness, self-discovery, self-esteem issue, and friendship. It was interesting, short and quick teen/YA thriller. It was like those books that you go along with, is no- brainer, and somewhat predictable but you still enjoy it.

Finding Henry Applebee by Celia Reynolds — [Review] ★★★★★ (4.5 stars) / / Fiction / / Finding Henry Applebee revolved around three travelling companion Henry Applebee, Ariel and Travis and how their chance meeting connected them for life. It was about intergenerational relationship, friendship, family, guilt, misunderstanding, forgiveness, kindness, and how it’s never too late to pursue your dream and right the wrong. It was emotive, thought-provoking, moving and lovely fiction.

Epona (Highlands Series Book 1) by Michelle Dalton — [Review] ★★★★ / / Romantic Suspense / / Epona revolved around Sadie’s loss and her love for horses. It was about trauma, grief, regret, guilt, desolation, greed and vengeance, redemption, a second chance to life and love, and triumph of love over evil. It was intense, dark, heart-wrenching and captivating romantic suspense with strong female character and theme.

Vala (Highlands Series Book 2) by Michelle Dalton / / Romantic Suspense / / This was as interesting as Epona. Setting was similar, I loved meeting old characters again but this was more focused on Calla’s grief and struggle with her gift and murder investigation than romance.

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I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know in comments if you have read any of these book, which was your favourite book of the month, and what are you planning to read this month.

Happy Reading!

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Hi, I'm Yesha, an Indian book blogger. Avid and eclectic reader who loves to read with a cup of tea. Not born reader but I don't think I’m going to stop reading books in this life. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”


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