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October Wrap Up 2020

What I Read In October:

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Damned Souls and a Sangria (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #8) by Annette Marie – 4 STARS

This is the last book in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series and I’m sad that I won’t be reading more about Tori but I’m happy that there are still new series set in this world. I enjoyed this book and I really love reading about these characters and their adventures, it’s a great urban fantasy series.

Night Scourge (Daybreaker #2) by Pippa DaCosta – 3 STARS

I thought this book was an okay read, just like the first one. I don’t think I connect much to the story so it kind of feels underwhelming to me. I think the premise of the series is so interesting and the characters are intriguing but I still don’t really understand the world of it and I feel like the main character talks a lot about the dangers of outside but we are not really shown it often.

Where Winter Finds You (Black Dagger Brotherhood #17.5) by J.R. Ward – 3 STARS

Where Winter Finds You is the follow up to Trez’s book The Shadows (BDB #13) and I loved The Shadows, it’s one of my favourite BDB books, so to see Trez’ story completely redone wasn’t great to read. I still like the writing and world of it which made me give it 3 stars but I might lower it in future after thinking on it. I know a lot of fans disliked the end of The Shadows and wanted a better ending for Trez so reading this book I felt it seemed obvious that it was only done to appease fans and not what the author originally intended to happen. I also didn’t feel that much chemistry between Trez and Therese.

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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – 4 STARS

I really enjoyed the writing of this book and thought it was very quotable. It’s a kind of gothic tale about a reclusive author and the house she grew up in and as the book goes on you find out more and more about the fictional author’s life. I read this book so quickly because I was very intrigued by the mystery of Angelfield House and Vida Winter.

Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury – 2 STARS

I didn’t enjoy this book and I didn’t really like the main character and thought a lot of the plot was predictable. I thought the premise sounded so good but from the very start you can easily tell that the premise is not what it seems. The horror aspects were interesting and so was the ending but most of the story and characters were boring.

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Wolf’s Bane (Otherworld: Kate and Logan #1) by Kelley Armstrong – 4 STARS
Wolf’s Curse (Otherworld: Kate and Logan #2) by Kelley Armstrong – 4 STARS

Wolf’s Bane and Wolf’s Curse are a YA paranormal duology set in the world of Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series. It’s been a long time since I read the Otherworld series so I didn’t know how I’d feel about these books but I really enjoyed them. I loved how fast paced the storyline was and I also loved the interactions between the characters, I didn’t realise until reading this just how much I missed the world of this series. Characters from the Otherworld series and The Darkest Powers series make appearances in these books as well which was fun to read about.

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Mating the Huntress (Monsters and Mates #1) by Talia Hibbert – 3 STARS

I hadn’t heard of this until recently but it’s a short paranormal romance novella set during Halloween so I thought it’d be great to read in October. Even though it was short and nothing much happens I still did enjoy the story and I liked the writing.

Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne – 5 STARS

I loved this graphic novel, it was so cute. I loved the artwork and the story and I really enjoyed the humour of the characters. I really liked the storyline and I liked that it felt like a full story, I’d really recommend this graphic novel.

Blog Posts I Did In October:

Halloweentown Book Tag

Book Recommendations for the Spooky Season

Book Covers With Autumn Colours

My October 2020 TBR

Super Long Book Titles

My September Wrap Up 2020

What books did you read in October?

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My October 2020 TBR

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I don’t normally do monthly tbrs but I always do a tbr for October because I like to show some of the spooky books I plan on reading and these are the ones I’d like to read this year. There are some books on this list that are not actually ‘scary’ but I do think they all sound like they’d be good to read this month.

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Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne

I recently saw this graphic novel going around and it looked like the perfect read for October so I’m very excited to get to it.

Damned Souls and a Sangria (The Guild Codex: Spelbound #8) by Annette Marie

This is the last book in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series and I’m going to be sad that it’s over. This series has been so fun to read and I’m glad I still have the spin offs.

Night Scourge (Daybreaker #2) by Pippa DaCosta

It took me a while to warm up to the first book in this series but I did enjoy it by the end of it but I’m hoping I’ll get quicker into the story of the second book and enjoy it more than the first book.

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Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury

I love Melinda Salisbury’s Sorrow duology so I’ve been excited for this book since it was announced and I was going to read it when it first came out but I seen some reviews saying how creepy and scary it was so I decided to keep it for this month.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

This is described as having gothic ghostly vibes, I don’t know if there are ghosts in it or maybe it’s just the atmosphere but either way it does sound like a good read for this month.

The Wonkiest Witch by Jeannie Wycherley

I didn’t know there was an actual genre called cosy mystery until fairly recently and as soon as I did I knew I wanted to read a book in that genre for October. I don’t know much about this book but it does sound like the perfect read for October.

Do you read spooky themed books in October?