I had quite a proficient month of reading in September so I managed to get through almost everything on my TBR leaving very little for me to complete in October, hence it will mainly be new books and not ones I have started and am yet to finish. So lets crack on with this. (As always all the descriptions are from Goodreads)
Book I Own But Haven’t Read Yet:
The two books in this category you’ve heard me talk about on multiple occasions:
Firstly, Eclipse (Twilight Saga #3) by Stephanie Meyer. I talked non stop the last few months about how I had to force myself through New Moon so I could get to this one as it is my favourite of the films and I want to see the famous “She broke her hand punching my face” scene. Truly Excited! (Side note: New Moon wasn’t that bad looking back on it, why did it take me so long??)
As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob – knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?
Secondly, Just Listen by Sarah Dessen which was on my TBR last month but my friend just finished it the other day and has been nagging me relentlessly to read it. (Technically since this post going live I have already finished it and I loved it; full review coming this month)
Last year, Annabel was “the girl who has everything” — at least that’s the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf’s Department Store.
This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong.
Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen’s help, maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.
Books I Didn’t Finish Last Month:
I started the The Recruit (C.H.E.R.U.B #1) by Robert Muchamore two months ago after the Edinburgh book festival and just haven’t got back round to it, hopefully third months the charm.
CHERUB agents are highly trained, extremely talented–and all under the age of seventeen. For official purposes, these agents do not exist. They are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists, hack into crucial documents, and gather Intel on global threats—all without gadgets or weapons. It is an exceptionally dangerous job, but these agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that teens are spying on them. James is the latest CHERUB recruit. He’s a bit of a troublemaker, but he’s also brilliant. And CHERUB needs him. James has no idea what to expect, but he’s out of options. Before he can start in the field he must first survive one hundred gruelling days of basic training, where even the toughest recruits don’t make it to the end.
Back in March my kind friend lent me Betrayed (House of Night #2) by P.C and Kristen Cast and she is refusing to take the book back until I finish it. I have started this book no joke, 9 times. I just can’t take to the characters but I need to read it or it will never escape me. Here’s to forced reading.
Zoey, High Priestess in training, has managed to settle in at the House of Night and come to terms with the vast powers the Vampyre Goddess Nyx has given her. Just as she finally feels she belongs, the unthinkable happens: human teenagers are being killed, and all evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves.
The final one in this category is The Princess Bride by William Goldman. I am reading this for my English dissertation this year, it is also my favourite movie of all time so I am excited to get further into it. I had some others I needed to get to prior to this so I can finally give it my deserved and undivided attentions.
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be…well…a lot less than the man of her dreams? As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad’s recitation, and only the “good parts” reached his ears. Now Goldman does Dad one better. He’s reconstructed the “Good Parts Version” to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.
What’s it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.
In short, it’s about everything.
New Book Series:
The new series I plan on starting this month is the Beyond Moondust Trilogy by J. E. Nicassio. The first two in the trilogy From the Sky (#1) and Equinox (#2) were sent to me for an honest review through YA Bound Book Tours and that post will be up on Friday 13th October.
When high school junior, Samantha Hunter, and her father move to New Mexico, it’s a chance to leave tragedy behind and start over. However, the arrival of a dark-haired stranger changes everything. Lucien introduces Sam to the prospect of enjoying life again, and to the hidden world of aliens. But crazier than that, Lucien doesn’t feel entirely like a stranger. Redemption and romance follow Sam in her new life as she works to understand the alien-human romance she’s developing—a romance that feels beyond her control. There’s something bigger happening around her, and to her, too, and this is just the beginning….
Unfinished Book Series:
I read the first book in the Starcrossed Series by Josephine Angelini at the start of September and I am only now just considering reading the second in the series Dreamless as the last one ended on a dramatic climax that angered me greatly and I couldn’t get myself into the right mindset for the next one, until now.
Can true love be FORGOTTEN?
As the only Scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on. Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running out – a ruthless foe plots against them, and the Furies’ cry for blood is growing louder. As the ancient Greek world collides with the mortal one, Helen’s sheltered life on Nantucket descends into chaos. But the hardest task of all will be forgetting Lucas Delos.
The final series I want to finish this month is The Soul Mates Series by L. A. Weatherly. I read the first one two months ago and I want to finish this off before I forget the plot of the first. The second and third in the series are only 80 pages each and are dyslexic friendly, so that’s a bonus.
Beautiful and intriguing paranormal romance about two teenagers whose love is so special that nothing can keep them apart – not even time. Iris and Nate have dreamed of each other all of their lives. When they meet by chance in an abandoned house, they discover that their dreams were more than fantasy – they are soul mates, destined to be together. But someone or something is watching them, determined to tear them apart. Will Iris and Nate’s love be strong enough to survive the test of time?
And that is what I plan to do with my October. I know many blogs theme around Halloween this month and if there is anything halloween-ey you would like me to do please don’t hesitate to comment it below. Also I was fiddling with the layout and look of the blog, if you like it better please tell me because its you that needs to be able to stand looking at it for 5 minutes not me.
Wednesday’s Word of the Week: Virile
which means powerful, masculine and lusty, see the things you learn while googling better word from masculine for your English essays.
Thanks and Happy Reading,