I’ve been expecting for it to be October a lot. Not only because October is the creepy month of the year, gosh i love Halloween so much!, but because many of the new releases i was waiting for this year were due October. Yeah, I had about 10 books in my tbr list that were to be published this month, and though i didn’t get through them all i managed to finish some and they were AMAZING!
Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it’s too late. But how can Nathan find his father when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves? (summary taken from goodreads).
I picked up this book because a booktuber i follow recommended it very much and i have to say THANK YOU Esme from Fly like a butterfly for it.
So, i heard about this book many times but everytime i heard about the cage i was like “meh… maybe next time…” and never picked it up. I have to admit to being a idiot, because the moment i started this book i couldn’t stop reading. The intricate life of the main character and many others it’s amazingly compelling. I enjoyed the reading very much, but i won’t be reading the second book until next year, when the final book is released too, so i don’t have to lose my mind while waiting for the next one (pretty much as i’m suffering right now while waiting for The Raven King, The Hidden Oracle and Lady Midnight).
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer ♥♥♥♥♥
Magnus is a normal 16 years old, if you don’t count the fact that he is homeless and a runaway after the death of his mother two years prior the beginning of the story. Everything is pretty normal until one day he gets himself killed (this isn’t a spoiler, the name of the first chapter tells you he dies in it) and wen he wakes up he finds himself in a Valhalla hotel (yeah, the Nordic heaven for people who died in battle) where he discovers he is the son of a Nordic God and he has to find his father’s long lost sword (or re-find because he found it and lost it again when he died).
Oh, I love Rick Riordan world where all the mythos are true and all the Gods are still alive, I’ve been reading his books for years and he always manages to make the new adventures super fun and different from one another, which is amazing because he writes a lot of books of this kind. I find this sort of stories very appealing and this is one of the books i was eagerest to read, last year The Heroes of Olympus finished and i needed Demigods in my life ASAP. So, yeah, I enjoyed this book very much, i love the fact that Rick doesn’t need to add romance to his books for them to be amazing.
Who is the bad guy and who is the good guy? Nimona is the story about a girl that wants to be a villain’s sidekick. When she comes to Lord Ballister Blackheart and offers to work for him (she has the power to shapeshift as will) a weird relationship is born. I won’t comment much about the plot of the story, but i’ll say it makes you think much about good and evil in the world. I loved very much the fact that both science and magic where part of the story, which i found refreshing, really. I read it in a day because i liked it so much and i gotta say it left me with the need of more! The story develops so freaking well, i enjoyed every second of the reading.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Do i really have to explain what this book is about? … Harry Potter is an orphan boy that discovers he is a wizard the day he turns 11, when mysterious man gives him a letter from Hogwarts, school of witchcraft and wizardry. Obviously Harry goes to this school and finds himself surrounded by people who knew about him since childhood, after all when he was a baby he defeated the Dark Lord, Voldemort (recently announced to be said without the T at the end). Harry will find friends and enemies at school, also a few secrets and his destiny.
?? I never had to describe Harry Potter before, i mean, come on, who doesn’t know him? … So, this month is got bored and while looking in my bookshelf for something to read i saw my new Harry Potter book, the one i bought when in England sitting there, so i decided to reread it, this time in English, actually it was the first time i read the first book in English. And obviously as any other time i read one of the Harry Potter’s books it was awesome!
Carry On ♥♥♥♥♥
This book is sort of a spin off of the book Fangirl, where an obsessed Simon Snow (a Harry Potter rip off) reader was writing this fanficion called “Carry On”, where Cath (the main character in Fangirl) presents the idea that Simon and Baz (main characters and enemies at school) are actually in love (sort of a Drarry fanfiction, but only sort of…) also, Baz is a vampire, man, that story was awesome.
The story is set on Simon’s last year at his magical school, while he is trying to defeat the Mages (witches, warlocks, wizards, magicians… whatever you’ll like to call them, people how have and do magic) greatest enemy.
Now, you may think “but it’s a total Harry Potter rip off, why would you read it?” and the beauty of the book it, yeah.. maybe the main idea is a rip off, but the story isn’t…it’s nothing like Harry Potter and i just read them one after the other…
I loved this book, i mean, i liked it so much, i need to read the previous -non existent – books, because i fell in love with the characters. Also, i want the read ending of the story, because this was just a “fanfiction” and now i NEED the real deal. I wonder if there’s already fanfiction of this book…
A spin off fan fiction of a non existent saga. This book is priceless.
Born To Endless Night ♥♥♥♥♥
Have i ever said I love The Mortal Instruments? Because i really, really, really do… even more than The Infernal Devices. This novella is part of an about to be book telling the story of Simon Lewis while preparing himself to ascend and be a shadowhunter (finally.. after being a mundane and a vampire…). Each story is about something happening at the school or a story told to the students. This time a blue baby warlock is abandoned in the entrance. Luckly Magnus Bane (my favorite character ever) is there, with his partner, Alec Lightwood, and they (my OTP above all my OTPs) take care of the baby… but will they keep him?
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, MALEC, there’s so much Malec in this story i almost died while listening to it at work (i couldn’t wait to get home and read it.. so i purchased the audiobook.. i also purchased the ebook and read it later). Malec is my OTP as i said before, and so.. i can’t really be trusted to be objective about how amazing this novella was to be fair, but if you like them as i do, you’ll enjoy it soooooo much… really a great gift from Cassandra and Sarah for Malec’s fans.
Cassandra Clare owns my soul.
Welcome To Night Vale ♥♥♥
I’m a very big fan of the Welcome To Night Vale podcast, so when i found out this book was to be released i lost my s**t.
There isn’t much you can say about it without spoiling, so i’ll just say the story (as a whole) is about a weird, weird city on the desert called Night Vale. Weird things happen there all the time (although for the people there it’s totally normal).
What i do want to say about this book is;
You gotta get yourself the audiobook, it’s narrated by Cecil Baldwin, the voice of Night Vale, every person who likes WTNV, loves him and so in my opinion to get the whole experience of the book you have to hear it (too…).
To be completely honest, because i know how amazing the podcast is i was hoping for a little more from the book, so yeah it disappointed me a little.
Also, you don’t have to have heard the podcast to enjoy the book because it’s a complete different story, with new characters and all, i haven’t heard about a person who started with the book before hearing the podcast, but it’s pretty self explanatory so…
August Pullman was born with a craniofacial anomaly that makes people pull away when looking at him. When Auggie turns 10 his parents decide it’s time for him to go out to the world and start studying in a normal school instead of being home-schooled as he was until then. The book follows Auggie and other several characters on his first attending to school year.
Because i’ll be publishing a complete and through review of this book later this month, i hope, i’ll just say that, this book is a full of hope book that may or may not be completely truthful to what happens to people like August in real life, but it’s a very enjoyable and sweet book that will give lots and lots of hope and leave you with a warm and wonderful memory.
The Unfortunate Decision Of Dahlia Moss ♥♥♥
I received an ARC of this book a few months ago, but only now (when it was released) i got the time to read it (…) so i’ll be posting my review for the book later this month, i’m still working on it.
The story is about “private detective” Dahlia Moss, whom is hired by a gamer to find the thief who took from him a (virtual) blade, but things go south when the guy gets murdered and Dahlia finds herself not only looking for a thief but for a murderer.
Because i’ll be reviewing this book i’ll be quick here and i’ll say it a fun and fast reading, part mystery part comedy that everyone could enjoy.
Something weird is happening at the Cleveland’s Orsk furniture superstore (an Ikea rip off for the book), every morning employees open the store to find broken stuff and such ..but nothing is showing in the store cameras … so, one day three employees ‘volunteer’ to work a night shift to check the place out. The story develops to a haunted place story, a pretty nice one to be honest. I totally loved the fact that the book is in the form of a catalog with product illustrations and a map of the showroom.
The story is pretty simple, something weird is happening at the store, … is it ghosts? the employees that stay will discover it the hard way. At first it felt to me as if the story was going too slow, and i found it difficult to enter the mood of the story but there’s a moment it gets you and you are hooked with the book, when it happened i just couldn’t put it down.
The epilogue felt a bit weird to me, but it could just be me … i don’t know. It was a very enjoyable ‘scary story’ which i read in Halloween.
And so… another month was gone, pretty good reads i had this October, i hope Novemeber will be at least this nice too :D.
‘Til Next Time!