What I Read in October:
Her Dark Legion (Messenger Chronicles book 5) by Pippa DaCosta – 3 STARS
This is the final book in this series and I liked it but I was also a little disappointed in it. I felt the plot and pacing was better in previous books than in this one and because of the pacing, I felt that there wasn’t enough time for the characters to talk about their connections and feelings with each other. Even though I was slightly disappointed by these things I still liked the book.
Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan – 2 STARS
I was hoping for this to be a nice spooky read but unfortunately I disliked it. I didn’t like the characters in this book especially the main character and her twin sister, and I didn’t like their relationship with each other. I also disliked how the main plot of this book was the twin sister being in a messed up relationship with an older man. I did like the atmospheric feeling it had and I liked the way the castle was described. You can find my full review of it here.
Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove book 1) by Shelby Mahurin – 3 STARS
This book has been very hyped recently and I’ve heard great things about it so I was expecting to enjoy it, and I did for a while but at around a third of the way through it started to go downhill for me. I liked the writing of this book, the story felt like such an easy read because of it and I liked Lou and her jokes but I really disliked Reid. He felt like such an immature character that I held out hope that maybe he wouldn’t be the love interest but unfortunately he was. I didn’t like the romance, I felt that it went very quickly from hate to love and that made it feel unbelievable.
Prisoner of Night (Black Dagger Brotherhood book 16.5) by J.R. Ward – 4 STARS
I really enjoyed this novella set in the BDB world which surprised me because I really disliked the last novella (Dearest Ivie) so I was expecting to feel the same with the one. I liked the characters and thought they were very strong and well developed and I enjoyed the story.
Archangel’s War (Guild Hunter book 12) by Nalini Singh – 4 STARS
I was debating on whether I should give this book a 3 or 4 star, I’ve went with 4 because I did enjoy the book. At the same time, I felt disappointed in this book. If you’re a fan of this series you will know that there’s a war that’s been built up for a while and the ending of the previous book made me highly anticipate Archangel’s War but I felt like nothing happened for most of this book. Everything just started happening around halfway through it and so I felt it was very slow in the beginning but I still love reading about all these characters, they’re so interesting and the last half of the book felt so intense and I loved that.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks – 4 STARS
This was such a cute and perfect read for this season. I loved the artwork and liked the fun characters and thought it was a great graphic novel.
Blog Posts I Did in October:
Stranger Things Book Tag
Eerie Places in Books
Intriguing Book Titles
My Spooky October TBR 2019
Book Titles With Numbers In Them
Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan Book Review
My October Bookstagram pictures (xo_reader_kyla):
The first half of October wasn’t the best, reading wise, but I enjoyed the books I read in the last half of the month. In October I also watched a lot of the tv show Black Sails. I’m nearly done with season 3 and I’m really liking it and find the characters so interesting and complex. I also posted a lot on my bookstagram which I’m happy about and hopefully I can keep up the pace in November.
What did you read in October?