October Book Round Up

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted and I know it’s December but better late than never! Here are the books I read in October and my thoughts.

1. Hex Appeal by Kate Johnson

This witchy tale was fun a fun and exciting love story with a wild and diverse cast. So many unexpected twists and turns. I enjoyed this and it was the perfect read for spooky season.

2. Loathe to Love You by Ali Hazelwood

I listened to Ali Hazelwood’s 3 novellas. These are enemy to lover, forced proximity romances, heavy in the spice (a bit much for me, personally). I thought they were alright my favorite being Under One Roof which I gave 4 stars, the other two I gave 3 stars. The audiobook narrators were pretty good.

3. The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

This was a reread so I could refresh the story before reading the second in the series. I decided to listen to the audiobook which was alright. The story itself was enjoyable but the male character is suppose to be Welsh and the narrator used an American accent…so that was weird. It’s witchy and it’s a little spicey. I originally rated it 4 stars but after the second time through I’d give it 3.5 stars.

4. The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling

Guys…this was BORING. Nothing, NOTHING happens for like 200-250 pages. The positive is that I adored the characters, absolutely loved, but the plot was not the best. The end was pretty good but still left me unsatisfied. It was kind of a bummer. Despite the boring read, if there is a third in the series I will likely read it because I’d love to see where the story goes, the ending definitely leaves it open for more.

5. These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan

This book was nuts! I listened to it and enjoyed the narration. I loved it and I’m looking forward to the sequel because it leaves you on a MASSIVE cliffhanger. If you love the fae, fantasy, enemies to lovers, love triangles, magic – you’ll enjoy this. 5 stars!

6. Turtles all the way Down by John Green

5 stars. This read was everything I needed. It is about a high schooler who deals with health anxiety OCD, is in therapy, and trying to navigate high school, friendship, and a mystery all while suffering mentally. As a person who deals with health anxiety it was so validating and comforting to read a story the felt so much like my inner disgorge. I am not alone and neither are you. If you or someone you know suffers from health anxiety, I highly recommend this.

7. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Obsessed. The whole series is so good. I haven’t fallen in love with a big series since I read HP. I listened to this on Libby on a whim and LOVED it. The story has twists that I didn’t see coming and the last 25% of every one of these books is WILD. This story involves humans, the fae, enemies to lovers, and a whole magical world.

8. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

The second in the ACOTAR series and even better than the first. It’s a wild journey. 5 stars.

That was my October! It was a wild ride, many ups and downs, mostly ups. 🙂

Thanks for checking out my blog and happy reading!

– Rin

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