Waiting on Wednesday #20

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


Title: Wintersong

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Author: S. Jae-Jones

Publisher: Thomas Dunne

Publication Date: 7th of February 2017

Synopsis:

Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

 


What books are you anticipating this week?

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2017 Bookish Resolutions!

Hey Everyone!

Happy New Year! I can’t believe that it is 2017.

This year is going to be a very interesting year. I am graduating from school! I am still in shock about that. I’m starting to think about universities and what I want to do with my life and even though I am an adult (though I haven’t been for long), it still feels really weird.

Any way, enough about my emotions when it comes to school and life. Lets get onto the actual posts which is my bookish resolutions for 2017. I got this idea from Amy @ Shoutame. Her video is really good so I definitely recommend watching her video as well.

Anyway, onto the post. Here are my 2017 bookish resolutions.


1. Read 52 Books

As I did during 2016, I’m going to set my reading goal to 52 books again. I did reach 52 books quite easily last year but this coming year is going to be quite busy with school and work, along with applying to universities and planning a holiday at the end of the year which will be a reward for graduating school. I reached 52 books last year by August so I am definitely comfortable with this goal.

2. Read more Classics

This year, I definitely want to read more classics. For my 18th birthday, I received a bind up edition of seven of Jane Austen’s works. I’m hoping to read the entire bind up by the end of this year. I also plan to read part of the Iliad and Odessy as well as The Rise and Fall of Athens which is one of my text books for school this year.

3. Complete four unfinished series on my shelf

This year I really want to focus on finishing any unfinished series on my shelf. I have four series in particular which I really want to finish which includes The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, The Winners Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski, Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy by Lani Taylor and The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan. Whether I will actually get to all these books, I’m not entirely sure but I am going to try. If I do read all these this year, I will be able to put a sizeable dent into my tbr pile which will be good.

4. Read at least one contemporary book per month.

This is one resolution which I may not complete but I am really hoping that I will. At this current moment, I own about 9 contemporary books which I haven’t read. I know that I will aquire around 3 to 4 during 2017 but I will probably aquire more. Hopefully by reading a contempoary book a month, I will be able to take all my contemporary books off my tbr pile.

5. Post at least twice a week on here.

Lastly, I will be trying to post on here at least two times a week. I will be having small breaks during exams and I may allow myself to post less during the period of time coming up to exams. Other than that, I will try to post regularly. I do have a free line on Monday mornings so I will probably write my blog posts during that time.


So, those are my bookish resolutions for 2017. I will be posting updates throughout the year so stay tuned for that.

Do you guys have any resolutions for this year? Comment below because I’d love to know.

I hope that you all have a wonderful day and that you have a wonderful 2017 full of happiness and good fortune. Thank you to each and everyone of you for making this year just that little bit better for me. evryone was so kind this year, welcoming me into this community. I can’t wait for another year with you all.

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Top 5 Most Disappointing Reads of 2016

Hey Everyone!

How are you all? I haven’t been on here for a couple of weeks which I apologise about. The holiday season is quite busy as you all would know and I was absent across all my social media platforms which sucked. I am back because Christmas is over and I know how free time which feels quite foreign at the moment since I haven’t truly had free time on my hands since the beginning of the year in January.

So, I have a couple of posts which shall be posting in the coming days leading to the new year. I am going to start with the negative post so that I can end the year on a positive note. Today, as you can tell by the title of this post, I am going to talk about my most disappointing reads of 2016. This list does only include books which I completed, otherwise this list might end up being a top 20 or even top 30.

So, I am going to stop rambling like i always do. Here are my top 5 most disappointing reads of 2016.


5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

This is a very unpopular opinion but I really didn’t like this book and I am really close to dnfing the entire series. There is nothing there that compels me to read the rest of the series. I didn’t really like the characters and I didn’t connect to them in any way. I found the plot to be boring. I do feel that had the series been under-hyped, I might have enjoyed the book more but I had such high expectations and they fell short by quite a bit.

4. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling

This may be another unpopular opinion but this post is going to be full of them in all honesty. I did actually enjoy this book but it was a disappointment in terms to the original series. I am sure that I would enjoy it more if I saw the play but the book fell short for me. There were so many plot holes and events which occurred which I refuse to accept as canon. I was able to enjoy it though by separating this book from the original series though.

3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Unpopular opinion number 3. This book has such a huge hype surrounding it and trust me when I say that I was really disappointed. I wanted to enjoy this book so much but I found the main character Cath, to be infuriating. Seriously, I could write an essay on why she bothered me. I also found the fan fiction part to be boring which didn’t help with my enjoyment of the book since it is featured at the end of every single chapter!  I’m hoping that Rainbows other book Eleanor and Park will be an improvement.

2. The Crown by Kiera Cass

Okay, so I feel like this won’t be an unpopular opinion since I haven’t heard a single good thing about this book from other people. Once again, I could write an 1000 word essay on why I didn’t like this book but I will say two thing, 1. You can read my review of the book HERE if you want to know my exact thoughts and 2. This book shouldn’t have been written. Harsh? Probably, but it should have stayed a trilogy. These books aren’t the best, in fact I can say that they aren’t really that good but they are my guilty pleasure books. The last two books kind of ruined the series for me. I usually like to accept that it’s a trilogy.

1.  The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

The Leaving was by far my most disappointing read of 2016. It had such a good premise and it had such good potential but it fell flat. The characters were written so poorly and the plot, while done okay, was so predictable. Usually I don’t have an issue with this but it was a mystery book! If you want, you can read my review HERE. Other than that, all I can really say is that I do not recommend this book at all.


So, that was my most disappointing reads from 2016. Thank you so much for reading this post. I promise that I will be back with a happier post which will include my top 10 favourite books from 2016.

Let me know what books disappointed you this year. Do we share the same ones? Do you have any other ones. Feel free to comment below because I would love to have a discussion with you all.

Have a wonderful day and I shall talk to you all later.

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Aftermath by Clara Kenise | Review

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me for review by the publisher. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way shape or form.

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Author: Clara Kenise

Publisher: Merit Press

Publication Date: 1st of November 2016

Synopsis:

Charlotte survived four long years as a prisoner in the attic of her kidnapper, sustained only by dreams of her loving family. The chance to escape suddenly arrives, and Charlotte fights her way to freedom. But an answered prayer turns into heartbreak. Losing her has torn her family apart. Her parents have divorced: Dad’s a glutton for fame, Mom drinks too much, and Charlotte’s twin is a zoned-out druggie. Her father wants Charlotte write a book and go on a lecture tour, and her mom wants to keep her safe, a virtual prisoner in her own home. But Charlotte is obsessed with the other girl who was kidnapped, who never got a second chance at life–the girl who nobody but Charlotte believes really existed. Until she can get justice for that girl, even if she has to do it on her own, whatever the danger, Charlotte will never be free

Review:

I finished this book a couple of days ago and it left me stunned.

This book left me with so many emotions, so many opinions but I was unable to put them into words until now. Even now, I’m not entirely sure if this review will give the book the justice which is truly deserves.

This book is one of those books which keep you up at night, thinking about the story which was contained within the books pages. In this case, I was left in my bed thinking of the raw story that I had just read. The book itself was definitely dark, darker than what I was expecting. It is hard to describe stories such as these because I feel that it is inappropriate to say how great the story was when the events in the story were anything but.

During this book, we follow the story of our main character Charlotte who had been kidnapped four years earlier. After the events which lead to her being found in the attic which she had been contained for four years, we follow her recovery and as she enters society again. The themes of grief, trauma and recovery amongst many over themes which the story contains. These themes were explored in such a raw and realistic manner which as a reader, I really appreciated reading and I applaud the author for exploring such themes.

Also, to add onto how realistic this book was, the way that the author wrote the other characters, mainly her family was done very well. Each member of her family deals with her difference in their own way which is expected in this sort of situation. However, what I really appreciated was the fact that once she had been found, it didn’t impact the changes that the family had faced when she was missing. Yes, things improved which would once again be expected but her family wasn’t perfect and they did not return to how they had been before. This alone added to how realistic, raw and emotional this book was.

The topic of recovery is the main part of this story and once again, it was done so well. Charlotte faced many struggles, some that would never get better. As someone who has experienced something traumatic, though not as bad as what Charlotte experienced during this book, I really appreciated the way her recovery was shown. Yes, she would might not fully recover in the sense that all her problems will go away but was able to learn about ways to deal with it, that it was okay to  feel the way she did and that there were many different ways to deal with an event which had had a large impact on your life, or in this case, her kidnapping.

In conclusion, Aftermath is an incredibly realistic, raw  and captivating book which left you on the edge of your seat. It was rather difficult to put my thoughts in words for this review but let me say that this book is a book which I would recommend to everyone! I would easily say that this book is as good or even better than The Lovely Bones. If you haven’t brought this book or haven’t checked it out of your library, I suggest you do so right now. The themes that this story contain are so important in my opinion and I feel as this is a book which everyone should read during their life.

Rating: 5/5 Stars.

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


Title: Flames in the Mist 23308087

Author: Renee Ahdieh

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 2nd of May 2017

Synopsis:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Tamora Pierce.

The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she’s quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she’s ever known.

 


What books are you anticipating this week?

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Life Updates: School, Reading and More!

Hey Everyone!

I’m currently in the middle of my exams and I just finished my study for the today. I’m currently watching a movie which is horrible since I am watching Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters but hey, it’s distracting me from being anxious. It’s horribly cringey to watch.

So, while I’m watching this horrible movie (never watch it if you haven’t already), I thought that I would give you all a little update on what has been happening over the past couple of weeks. I have been pretty absent on nearly all my social media accounts since around the 2nd of November due to exam study. While it sucks that I haven’t been able to post, it is worthwhile because so far, I’m doing well with my exams (I think).

I was thinking about this blog once my exam had finished and I was going to write this post on Thursday when I was going to have a break from studying for that day since I wouldn’t have another exam until next Tuesday but I thought now would be a good time.

So, I’m starting to ramble like always so I am going to stop talking and get onto the little updates.


1) School:

So, as you would all know since you have read the beginning of this post, I am currently in the dreaded season of end of year exams. Since I am in grade 11, many of you are probably wondering why they are so important as grade 12 exams. The annoying part about where I live is that in grade 11 and 12, you get points from your exams which somehow turn into a university entrance score at the end of grade 12 (I have no idea on how they do it). To say the least, these exams are really important if I want to be able to get into the university courses that I would like. I’m also going into one of my exams on the highest mark that you can get and I’m going into my other two exams on the second highest score. As someone who has always been a C student who got the occasional B, this is honestly unbelievable and I really want to do well.

I had an exam earlier today which I think went well. I have another on Wednesday morning and then one next week on Tuesday afternoon. I am quite nervous about these two since I have been doing well internally. Wish me good luck because I will need it.

2) Reading:

As I am currently in the middle of exams, I would think that my reading would be impacted. Luckily this is not the case thanks to the wonderful creation of audio-books. I am currently re-reading all the Percy Jackson books and so far I have read seven this month.

You probably are thinking, how are you listening to audio-books when your supposed to be studying. Maybe you’re not asking that. Well, I’m going to tell you anyway. My brain works in  way that I either need dead silence or large amounts of noise which I have control over. Whenever I am studying, I like to listen to something, usually music. However, lately I have began listening to audio-books while studying and surprisingly, I have been able to take the audio-book in while studying at the same time.

I’m not sure how many of you count this as reading a book. I didn’t count audio-books as books until recently but I definitely feel as they should be counted. Comment below on whether you think audio-books should be counted as an actual read book.

3) What will be happening next?

Onto the last and most exciting part of this post in my opinion. What is going to be happening next on this blog?

Well, firstly and sadly, I will be inactive up until the 25th of November. I am going to be super busy up until that day. Why you may or may not ask. Well, I will be doing the last-minute preparations for my 18th birthday! On that day, I will be posting a special post which I am not certain what it will be exactly. It might be a book tag or something else. I will however be hosting a small give-away on here and on my instagram account @capitolbooks. They won’t be huge give-aways since I don’t have a lot of money but I really want to give something to all you guys since you have all been so wonderful and amazing.

After this, all I can really say is that I will a lot more active. I will hopefully have a review up at the end of each week since I do have a big pile of review books which need to be read. I will also have a couple of author interviews from some exciting authors such as Elise Kova who is the author of the soon to be released The Alchemists of Loom.

So, that is all that I have planned for my blog at this current moment. I will be hopefully doing another post like this in the coming months so stay tuned for that! 🙂


That is all that I have to say today. Thank you so much for reading this post and for sticking it out until the end. If you did, you would know about the little surprise that I have in store for next week. If you haven’t read it yet for some reason, I definitely recommend that you check that out because even though it will be small, you don’t want to miss it, especially to my Australian followers.

I hope that you all have a wonderful week. I shall talk to you all next week when I post my special surprise 🙂 I apologise if this post is a bit all over the place. I began writing it about an hour ago and usually I will leave a post for a couple of days before proof reading it but I really want to get this post out to all of you so I apologise to you all in advance if there are a heap of errors in this post.

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Waiting on Wednesday #20

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


Title: The Alchemists Loom 31549513

Author: Elise Kova

Publisher: Keymaster Press

Publication Date: 10th of January 2017

Synopsis:

Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.

 


What books are you anticipating this week?

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Wrap Up | September + October

Hey Everyone!

I originally was going to do a separate wrap up for each month but I have two main reasons why I didn’t.

  1. I didn’t read many books in September. School has been really hectic meaning that I haven’t been able to read as much as i hoped. I didn’t read many books either this month, having only actually read three books besides listening to four audio-books which I don’t count completely since I didn’t actually read them. I will however include them in this post.
  2. By the time I had began writing my post for September, it was already halfway through the month which in my opinion is wayyyyy to late. It was then that I decided that I would do things a little different this month.

So, those are the reasons why things will be a little different. I was thinking about doing something similar since I doubt i will be reading any books next month due to exams but I know I will have a huge book haul since it is my 18th birthday in November and Christmas is of course in December. It would probably be best to have them separate. I will give you a heads up that I doubt I will have a wrap up in November though.

Okay, so I’m rambling which is something I do best. I’m going to stop rambling and get onto what you all want which is my September and October wrap up, so without further a due, lets get onto that!


Books Read in September:

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas – Rating: 4.5 stars

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon – Rating: 5/5 stars

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir – Rating: 5/5 stars

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – Rating: 5/5 stars

While I didn’t read many books during the month of September, all the books I read were amazing so overall, it was better reading month if I had read twenty three star reads.

Now, onto the books which I read in October…

Books Read in October:

The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín – Rating: 4/5 stars

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron – Rating: 3/5 stars

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan – Rating: 5/5 stars

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan – Rating: 5/5 stars

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan – Rating: 5/5 stars

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan – Rating: 5/5 stars

Grim Nora and the Secret of the Skull by A.M. Albaugh – Rating: 3/5 stars

So, I read quite a few more books than I did in September. I did however listen to 4 audio-books which is why I was able to read this many books last month. I didn’t have a lot of time to read last month so thankfully I was able to listen to audio-books to instead.


So, that is my September/ October wrap up. I will hopefully have my September and October book haul up soon.

Before I finish this post I do want to talk about my posting schedule for November. I finish school on the 4th of November and my first exam is on the 14th of November. My last exam is on the 22nd of November. Since my last exam is close to the end of the month, I’m not sure if I will be posting at all during the month of November. These exams are really important since they count towards my university entrance score for next year. I’ve never been that great at school but this year I am going into these exams on really good results so it is something which is really important to me. So, if I don’t post at all this month, please stick along with me because I will be back in December and I will be posting quite regularly then.

Thank you all so much for reading this post. I hope you all have a wonderful day, week and month. I shall talk to you all when I post next.

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Grim Nora and the Secret of the Skull REVIEW + Author Interview and Giveaway!

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.


Title: Grim Nora and The Secret of the Skull. 30297677

Author: A.M. Albaugh

Synopsis:

When Nora Youngblood’s father dies on her sixteenth birthday, it’s the end of everything she ever knew. But a new journey begins with a skull-shaped pocket watch – the last gift from her father, a professor of archaeology. Where did this mysterious trinket come from, and why would a warlock named Kabos now be hunting her for it?

Nora, now an orphan, finds protection under a wizard named Malachi, his handsome apprentice, Aidan, and a brother she never knew she had. As she learns the truth about her family’s mysterious past, Nora seeks to uncover the secret of the skull, which leads to both a powerful and dangerous weapon. With the fate of the skull in her hands, she’s lured into the hidden world of Dubhgail to combat the treacherous Kabos – who has kidnapped her brother. Can she sacrifice herself to save her brother and her friends?

In this fantasy novel, a teenage girl discovers her magical heritage and soon finds herself facing the might of an evil warlock in another world.

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Book Recommendations | Halloween

Hey Everyone!

Today I thought since it is Halloween, I would share some recommendations for you all. I am not a huge reader of thrillers or horror books so this list won’t be super long but I thought I would still share with you all some recommendations for Halloween. If you have any recommendations, feel free to comment below because I am always looking for new books to read (even though my tbr pile is huge).

So, without further a due, lets get onto the recommendations!


1. The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín

This book without a doubt is one of the most gruesome and horrific books that I have ever 28600081read. There are points throughout the book when you feel like you have to put the book down because it is getting so gruesome but at the same time you have to know what’s going to happen next. I read this book in only two hours so I definitely recommend this for a quick but gruesome Halloween read.

Synopsis:

Imagine a world where you might disappear any minute, only to find yourself alone in a grey sickly land, with more horrors in it than you would ever wish to know about. And then you hear a horn and you know that whoever lives in this hell has got your scent and the hunt has already begun.

Could you survive the Call?


2. The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

28691932This book isn’t classified as a thriller or anything like that but when I was reading the book, it definitely gave me a vibe which reminded me off Halloween. This book was once again a super quick read, mainly because once you got through the the first maybe 50 or so pages, you were hooked. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone!

Synopsis:

What isn’t written, isn’t remembered. Even your crimes.

Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person’s memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn’t written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.

But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence – before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.


3. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

I don’t remember much about this book (I need to re-read it), mainly because i read it 12998980back when I was 13 but I do remember really enjoying this book. Just by judging by the cover and synopsis, you can tell that this book could be considered Halloween type books because it involves a monster. While this book can be considered a Halloween book, it is also quite moving and I may have shed a tear or two. 

Synopsis:

The monster showed up just after midnight. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild.


4. This Savage Song by Victoria Schawb

26074170 I read this book quite recently and I absolutely loved it! The reason that I chose to include this book on the list is because it has monsters in it.

I will say that I found it difficult to get into this book but after the first one hundred pages, I was hooked! This book is definitely a great book and is one of my favourites from this year 🙂

Synopsis:

There’s no such thing as safe.

Kate Harker wants to be as ruthless as her father. After five years and six boarding schools, she’s finally going home to prove that she can be.

August Flynn wants to be human. But he isn’t. He’s a monster, one that can steal souls with a song. He’s one of the three most powerful monsters in a city overrun with them. His own father’s secret weapon.

Their city is divided.

Their city is crumbling.

Kate and August are the only two who see both sides, the only two who could do something.

But how do you decide to be a hero or a villain when it’s hard to tell which is which?


5. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

For me personally, this book is the type of book which sticks with you. I read this book a 12232938couple of years ago but it has continued to stay with me for the past few years and it comes into my thoughts on a regular basis. This book is dark and disturbing but if that is something that you like to read then this book is for you. This book doesn’t have to be read around now but since it has a disturbing feel to it, I thought that I would include it on the list.

Synopsis:

On her way home from school on a snowy December day in 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon (“like the fish”) is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer–the man she knew as her neighbour, Mr. Harvey.

 


So, that are all my recommendations for Halloween. If you have read any of these books, please comment below and we can talk about them!

Also, please comment below if you like this type of post. I’m thinking about making a series of posts similar to this post with heaps of different recommendations.

Thank you all so much for reading this. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I shall talk to you all on my next post 🙂

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