Hello readers! I hope you all are well and had great month in reading. October was okay for me. There was lot going in life and like I said in the beginning of the month I wouldn’t be able to give blog or reading much time because of my daughter’s speech therapy sessions and school and shopping for wedding. Usually, October is my favorite month of the year because of my birthday and change of the season in Indian but this time it felt like birthday came and went with nothing special. The only good thing about this month was the change in weather. After 7 months of terrible heat and then sticky weather it feels good to have pleasantly chilly winds and dry weather. So this month wasn’t as good as I would have liked.
Books Read – 6
Pages read – 2054
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This was tense and dark mystery with sci-fi and paranormal element that revolved around Nordic folklore and mystery of missing Stay family.
Overall, The Lighthouse Witches was dark, intense, atmospheric, chilling and engaging mystery with Gothic vibe and sci-fi and paranormal element made it perfect for Halloween read.
I highly recommend this if you love,
witch hunt books
magic and curses
Icelandic myths and Nordic folklore
atmospheric Scottish setting
Dark and layered plot
multiple timeline and POV
flawed and interesting characters
spooky and chilling story
A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli
(Review will be up later this week)
A Holly Jolly Diwali was heartwarming romance that revolved around Niki’s personal journey and holiday fling during her visit to India that turned out much more than just fling. The story was about connecting with roots, family drama, Indian culture and festival, friendship, and love.
Overall, A Holly Jolly Diwali was heartwarming, lovely, and enjoyable own voice romance with South Asia representation.
I recommend this if you like,
South Asian representation
Indian culture and festival
Own voice romance
insta love arc
I’m always drawn to unique book with its unique concept and Frolic was exactly like that. Frolic was cozy and fun humorous fiction that revolved around adventure of Brian at nudist park that turned him into from textile to nudist in making.
The story revolved around concept of nudity, perception against it, joy of being free and safe, body confidence, close-knit community, friendship, and love.
Overall, Frolic was fun, cozy, refreshing and feel-good fiction with well written portrayal of concept of nudity.
I recommend this if you love,
concept of nudity
exploring other places for nudist
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) by Holly Black
The Cruel Prince was addictive YA fantasy, an interesting beginning of The Folk of the Air series, that revolved around Jude, a human girl’s survival in the Faerieland. The story was about royal politics, political intrigue, trust, betrayal, family drama, deception, magic, desire, and cruelty.
Overall, Cruel Prince was dark, twisted, fascinating and fast paced YA fantasy with complex and interesting plot and characters.
I definitely recommend if you like,
YA fantasy with violence
complex plot and characters
fascinating twisted faerie world
bad boy is actually good arc
possible enemies-to-lovers arc
strong female character
Less focus on romance
royal politics and political intrigue
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) by Holly Black
The Wicked King was an amazing sequel to Cruel Prince, an intriguing YA fantasy that revolved around trying to keep her control over Cardan and fighting the trouble brewing in court. The story was about deceit, mind games, trust, betrayal, court politics, game of power, secrets, cruelty, and love.
Overall, Wicked King was brilliant, fascinating, captivating and wicked YA fantasy filled with bloody politics and amazing twist and turns.
I highly recommend this book if you like,
Royal politics and political intrigue
complex characters and plot
cruel and twisted world
Blood-thirsty YA fantasy
The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) by Holly Black
This revolved around Jude coming back from her exile, finding the scheme of her father to get the crown, and being the true queen of Elfhame. The story was about scheming, deception, betrayal, curse, political intrigue, power game, family drama, and love.
Overall, The Queen of Nothing was brilliant, fascinating, fast paced, flawlessly written YA fantasy with a mindblowing plot and characters.
I highly recommend this if you like,
royal politics and great scheming
lots of twists and turns
Curse and prophecy
Best book of the Month
Looking forward in October
– November is going to be hectic with both festival and two weddings in family.
– I might read whenever I get time, I sure will be reading another trilogy with Toni but I’m not sure if I can read more than 4 books in November.
– I might go on hiatus than try to catch up with posts in between functions.
Thank you for reading! Let’s chat…
Have you read any of these books or added to TBR? How was your month in reading? What are you planning to read in November?
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