I read way less than I bought this month unfortunately, but I did read 8 books and found two new favourite series, kind of finished a favourite series and read two whole books for school. So accomplishments were made, I guess.
Saphirblau von Kerstin Gier Macbeth by William Shakespeare Nevernight by Jay Kristoff Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles
- Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
I actually DNF’d Beneath Wandering Stars at around 32 pages, which I am upset about as I was really excited to read it. Alas, the main character was annoying me greatly and I have too many other amazing books to read. I didn’t get around to reading Night Owls unfortunately as I had to move at the end of the month, but that’s okay.
- Alight by Emma L. Adams is urban fantasy novel (pretty clean NA) about a dragon shifter living in a world where practically everyone despises her kind. One day her little sister gets kidnapped and she, along with her friends and an unlikely (and somewhat reluctant) ally plan to get her back. This is the first book in the Legacy of Flames series. I’m not quite sure where my thoughts on this one are going yet. Whether or not this becomes a series I devour (like Ilona Andrews’ books) or one I don’t revisit but look on fondly, I’m not quite sure yet, but I did enjoy it. I give it 3 stars.
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff is a New Adult Fantasy novel (I say New Adult because of the mature content, but it could equally be enjoyed by mature YA readers and Adults, of course). I had a friend who asked me what it was about and my answer went something like this: “Assassins. Revenge Plots. Fucking.” Not sex, fucking. Very specific on that one 🙂 This if the first book in a series and it was excellent. Enthralling, managed to make me not upset I had to wait to read ACOWAR until finishing some other books (which is quite a feat) and really pulled at my heart-strings.
- Saphirblau von Kerstin Gier is a YA Fantasy novel about time travelling and sketchy possible-villains… with a heavy dose of romance. It’s called Sapphire Blue in English and is the second book in the Edelstein-Trilogie or the “Precious Stone Trilogy” in English. I am reading these books in the original German as I am reading them for my tutor. There was one thing I remember being slightly problematic, but I can’t remember what it was, but the romance in this book was also a bit of the miscommunication/melodrama you often get in more cheesy YA (or even Adult… looking at you Drums of Autumn) which I’m not a massive fan of, but it was still mostly fun and enjoyable. In the end I gave it 3 stars.
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas is a 700 page long NA Fantasy Novel which I managed to read in just under 5 hours. Don’t ask me how because I really have no idea, but I did. I wanted to drag it out more too. This is the third book in the ACOTAR world and the final in the original ACOTAR trilogy from Feyre’s perspective. All I have to say is this: READ IT, DEVOUR IT, LOVE IT TO DEATH AND FEEL ALL THE FEELS. Seriously, just read it. 5 stars (how could it not be though).
- A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet is the first book in the Adult Fantasy series The Kingmaker Chronicles. I loved it so much that I immediately ordered the sequel in paperback even though it was €12 and the only thing that prevented me from also buying the eBook so I wouldn’t have to wait four days for the book to arrive (curse prime for failing me) was the fact that I would then have been distracted all day and not revised for my biology test. A Promise of Fire is full of everything I love: politics, magic, romance, action. Oh, and an amazing group of friends which I might grow to love as much as I love the Inner Circle in ACOMAF. And that’s saying something!
- Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet is the second book in the aforementioned The Kingmaker Chronicles series and I gave it 5 stars as well, although it was a slightly lower 5 than the first book. All I can say is that it is a good thing for my bank account and my grades that the next book doesn’t come out until January 2018, because otherwise I probably wouldn’t have done any studying this weekend.
- Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews is the 7th book in the Kate Daniels series, which is a NA Urban Fantasy novel about a mercenary turned detective turned ???. (And yes, the question marks were on purpose).
- Macbeth by William Shakespeare is obviously one of Shakespeare’s plays which I had to read for school about a very, very nasty man and his wife.
A Promise of Fire, Nevernight and ACOWAR were my top 3 favourite books I read this month. What were your favourites? Happy reading, Keira x.