Happy Halloween! Hard to believe it, but we’re at the end of another month. This year is just flying by.
I’ll be honest, October was a tough month for me. Work was super busy and I felt like I was in a bit of a reading rut. However, I did manage to binge-watch about 6 seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, so that’s something, right?
October 2021 Reads
As I was in a reading rut this month, I only finished 6 books, which is probably the fewest books I’ve read in one month this whole year. I had purposefully kept my October TBR small as I could tell I was feeling very moody. Despite the fact I only had 5 books on my October TBR, I only read 2 of them and am in the middle of a third one!
Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: September 16, 2008
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This book. THIS BOOK. I was already in love with this series before reading this book, but Faefever made me OBSESSED.
In terms of a plot summary, I feel like I can say very little without spoiling major plot points in the series. Suffice to say, Mac is continuing to search for her sister’s killer while also trying to track down the powerful magical book, the Sinsar Dubh. The stakes get raised as Samhain quickly approaches since the boundaries between the Fae and human realm are the weakest that night.
I’ve been hearing about the Immortals After Dark series for ages and I’ve finally started to dive into this massive series. I went into this book with a lot of background information which definitely shaped my reading experience. This book is definitely problematic and one that people sometimes skip over, but I’m someone who needs to read all the books in the series.
I’m going to be honest – reviewing this book is hard because I loved it so much, but I also don’t want to give away any of the big plot things. Talking anything plot-wise with this series is incredibly difficult as there are so many fun twists and turns, and experiencing them for the first time while reading is magical.
Do You Want To Scandal brings together two of my favorite Tessa Dare series: Spindle Cove andCastles Ever After. I originally read this book right when it was published and recently reread it as part of the But Do They Bang? Readalong. I somehow forgot a lot of the major plot points. Overall, I liked this one, but the ending stopped me from loving it.
When a Scot Ties the Knot holds a special place in my heart as it was the first Tessa Dare book I read way back in 2015 when I first started getting into historical romance. It’s now one of my go-to recommendations for people new to the historical romance genre.
CW:suicidal thoughts, pregnancy, difficult birth, discussion of past sexual assault, flashbacks to sexual assault, PTSD, depression, death, violence
I wasn’t planning on reviewing this book at all while I was reading it. However, it gave me so many emotions that I felt like I needed to process some of them on paper. When it comes to the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, better known as ACOTAR in the book world, it seems you either love it or hate it. I fall more on the love side, though I definitely don’t think these books are perfect.
I will fully admit, the first time I tried to read this book a few months back, it didn’t work for me. I think I was in the wrong headspace as I barely made a dent in it the first go around. HOWEVER. I am so glad that I picked this up again because I ended up binging the first five books in a crazy short amount of time.
Of all the books in the Castle Ever Afterseries, this is the one I’ve reread the most. Upon rereading the entire series, I think Romancing the Dukemight be my favorite of the bunch, but this one remains one that I adore.