Hi everyone! I try very hard to write wrap-ups every end of month, but since I’m also the Queen of Procrastination and Sporadic Posting, I decided that maybe every two months is more doable for me. So what did I read last September and October? Read on, babies!
The Gilded King (Sovereign #1) by Josie Jaffrey
It has been a LONG WHILE since I read a book with vampires in it so I took my chance with The Gilded King. Here’s my take about the book: Blog Tour + Book Review: The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey || promising, yet disappointing dystopian vampire story
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
This book hits HARD. Dear Martin puts almost everything on the table: racism, police brutality, discrimination, and social justice. Dear Martin made me feel a LOT of things; outrage and disbelief among other things.
It’s such a powerful and thought-provoking read.
Just In Case: twenty-one bite-sized stories by Laura McHale Holland
In need of an eerie short-story collection? Just In Case may just be the book for you! Check out my review: Blog Tour: Just in Case by Laura McHale Holland || weird, eerie, and surreal bite-sized stories
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
Intense thriller! Best read on audiobook format. Check out my mini review here: Thriller Audiobooks I’ve Read Recently || Pam is a Scribd Hoe
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Listened to the audiobook format and I did not regret that at all. The writing was so chilling and vivid! Check out my mini review here: Thriller Audiobooks I’ve Read Recently || Pam is a Scribd Hoe
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Badass chaotic goddesses? F/F, POC, and disability rep? Unparalleled romance? Sea dolphins? Cannibals? NEED I SAY MORE? I joined Caffeine Book Tour‘s blog tour so check out my book review here: Blog Tour + Book Review: The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupecho || chaotic twin godesses I know live for
The Arrangement by Robyn Harding
Promising and intriguing thriller that tackles having a sugar daddy. Crazy good, but lacked delivery. Check out my mini review here: Thriller Audiobooks I’ve Read Recently || Pam is a Scribd Hoe
Moon-Sitting by Em Harding
I never thought about babysitting the moon or any heavenly bodies, so Moon-Sitting had a very interesting premise for me. Check out my full review here: ARC Book Review: Moon-Sitting by Em Harding || what could go wrong when you babysit the moon?
Whisper Network by Chandler Baker
Patriarchy, discrimination, and sexual abuse in the office have been and are still very rampant, no matter the industry. I really enjoyed seeing women backing each other up and fighting the same fight: bring down their oppressor.
I gave this 3 stars though because it didn’t feel like a thriller book for me. I’m used to slow burns for thrillers, but I waited for jaw-dropping twists and reveals and just didn’t think it was executed as searing and jarring as I expected.
The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang
This beautifully diverse military fantasy novel is such a masterpiece! I still have no words to describe how good SoK is. It tackles a lot of issues like old-school traditions that are discriminating against women, political dynasty, and the costs of waging wars. The characters are so fantastically crafted and shelled out! The storytelling is unparalleled! I joined Afire Page‘s blog tour for SoK and will have my full review up here on my blog this coming November!
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