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!
Let’s get into what I actually read this month:
A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
My library hold that I placed on this book ages ago finally came in, and October was the perfect time to start the Immortals After Dark series. I’ve heard so much about this series from the Romanelandia community and was excited to dive in. I will fully admit, A Hunger Like No Other is not my favorite book, but I’m excited to dive into more of the stories.
You can find my full thoughts on this book here: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
His Lady to Protect by Justine Covington
This is one of the two books from my October TBR that I read this month. I had received a copy from the author for review based on a recommendation of a friend. I’ll have a full review up in November for this book, but I liked it. I believe it’s on Kindle Unlimited so if you’re a historical romance it’s a good one to check out.
Shadowbound by Bec McMaster
I was not planning to dive into The Dark Arts series this month, but I was craving romance books with magical elements. This book hit the mark perfectly for what I was looking to read. I’ll have a review up for this in November, but after loving McMaster’s London Steampunk, I was excited to dive into another series of hers and this didn’t disappoint.
No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole
After reading the first book in the Immortals After Dark series, I had to dive into book two. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait forever for the library hold to come in. I’ll have my review up for this book in November, but I really loved this one. It was significantly better than A Hunger Like No Other and I’m so excited to pick up book 3 next month.
Hexbound by Bec McMaster
After reading Shadowbound, I had to continue with the next book in The Dark Arts series. I really loved this one, even more than the first one. I’ll have my review for this up in November and am hoping to read the final book in the series in November as well.
Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta
I’ve seen everyone talking about this book on Instagram and thought “what better time to pick up my first monster romance than around Halloween?” I have a lot of thoughts on this book ranging from what did I just read to the romance was sweet, so stay tuned for my review coming up in early November. This was definitely something, and yet also exactly what I expected.
October 2021 Reviews
While October was a tough month for reading, I was pretty productive on getting reviews up on the blog! I have a bit of a backlog of reviews I’ve been working through so it was good to get some of these up.
If you missed any reviews this month, here’s a quick rundown of what was posted:
- Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After #2) by Tessa Dare
- Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning
- A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4) by Sarah J. Maas
- When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After #3) by Tessa Dare
- Do You Want to Start a Scandal (Castles Ever After #4; Spindle Cove #5) by Tessa Dare
- Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning
- A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #1) by Kresley Cole
- Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning
Hope you had a lovely October and happy Halloween! Did you dress up for Halloween? I’d love to hear about your favorite costumes! My favorite was when I dressed up as Dr. Ellie Sattler from Jurassic Park and Madeleine from the Madeleine children’s books.