November 01, 2016

WRAP UP| Sept&Oct '16

Where do I even begin? 

Reading has just been all over the place, either because I burned out and got into a reading slump or because I have just been too busy to just sit down and read for longer than two minutes at a time.

Uni sucks in that way. But, as the weeks have been passing by I too have been setting myself into an almost routine (insomnia is a killer, surely). 

But here are the books that I have managed to read over the past two months.

Sept '16:

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2)
Sabaa Tahir

My Review

Received this as an ARC from the UK publisher HarperVoyagerUK. Loved this one a hell of a lot more that An Ember in the Ashes. This is building for something great- I can feel it.

Alice Through the Zombie Glass (Alice in Zombieland #2)
Gena Showalter

This was the part of the month where I realised that I wouldn't be able to bring a crap tonne of books with me, so I thought it would be a better idea if I were to try and focus on those books that I have bookmarks in and finish them before leaving.

Persepolis: The Story of Childhood (Persepolis #1)
Original text:  Marjane Satrapi
Translation: Mattias Ripa

This one I won't review because I read this as part of my Creating Narratives module.

This is a biopic graphic novel based on growing up in Iran during the 1980's. It was moving and an eye opener. Glad I decided to do the reading for this one. 

Oct '16:

The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell

I started this around about this time last year? And put it down because I got distracted by newer and shinier books. 


I have written a review so go check it out- link is above.

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)
Sarah J. Maas

My Review

I wish I could say that I loved this like I did with Queen of Shadows. But I had several issues with this one.

Check out my review if you wish to know more.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8)
J.K. Rowling

Review to come...!

This went from one of my highest anticipated reads of 2016 to my most hated read of 2016?

Why did I bother with this one? Who knows. Look out for a full review some point in November.

Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy #2)
Leigh Bardugo

Review to come!

Enjoyed this one a lot better than the first book Shadow and Bone.

Like the rest of the books on this list, keep tuned for a review being posted some point around November.

Gemina (The Illuminae Files 0_2)
Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Review to come!

I have been on a real Jay Kristoff kick this year, haven't I?

But, that's just because everything he seems to write AND CO-WRITE is just amazing stuff. Seriously.

I should mention that Amie Kaufman is fantastic too. These two have created the most, unique YA Sci-fi book that I have come across so far.

If you are interested in my opinions of the books mentioned above that I haven't provided a link for- will eventually have a link soon. To keep on top of that use the buttons on the left to follow either via Bloglovin' or via Email.

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