Book Review, Wrap Up

-| Wrapping Up… October 2019 Part 1 – Lowest Rated |-

Another month has gone already and I was able to finish 15 books, so I’ve decided to split my wrap up into two parts again, this part will be my lowest rated books of the month. This in no way means that I didn’t enjoy them, I just couldn’t fit all 15 into the one post so I had to draw the line somewhere.

We have a lot to cover so let’s get started…

The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 by Carly Usdin

I did enjoy this, however I felt it was too short. I appreciated the rep in here, especially anxiety which I can definitely relate too, we also had a character whose pronoun was ‘They’ which I don’t see very often. This wasn’t just about basketball like I thought it would be. I will be carrying on with the series.

Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn

I really enjoyed this, the representation of the LGBTQ+ community.
There were a few issues with this such as when the reporter roofies an elderly woman for information and nothing is down to her for it.
Overall the plot was fab as well! Will definitely be reading more of these.

Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 1 (Death Note: Black Edition #1) by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata

This is the first manga that I’ve ever read and I did really enjoy it. However, I’ve only rated it 3 and a half stars as I think that it did become a little repetitive. I loved the concept I just don’t know where the author will take it in the next volume.

Geraldine by John Mead

I really wish I could give this book a higher rating, however Matthew Merry’s actions just repeatedly took me out of the story which hindered my enjoyment. Overall though the case is brilliant and really highlights the struggles that are faced by female impersonators and the men who fall in love with them.
Full Review here.

Sins of the Fathers by Les Cowan

Even though there was a lot happening in this book I just felt it was missing something, I was left wanting to have felt more.
Overall I found this book paced a little slower than I usually enjoy however the book as a whole is really captivating.
Full review here.

The Gilded King (Sovereign #1) by Josie Jaffrey

As much as I loved reading this book, there were areas later on where I was a little confused in terms of the plot and the implications of certain actions. However, there is a prequel series to this which is called The Solis Invicti which would have given me a lot of the backstory which definitely could have added to my reading experience.
Full review here.

Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

So you may be aware from last month that I’m doing my first ever reread of Harry Potter as an adult, this has always been my least favourite movie and I think it is the same with the books. I love the first half with the flying Ford Anglia and the Whomping Willow, however I think it’s the second half that I just don’t enjoy. I will be reading The Prisoner of Azkaban in November so keep a lookout for my thoughts on that.

Shadows (Sapphire Smyth & The Shadow Five #1) by R.J. Furness

The writing makes it hard not to be drawn into this mysterious world, there are so many questions and possibilities. Yet this is such a short book that when we are finally being given a glimpse of what is going on here, he leaves us hanging! I’m not going to lie I was a little disappointed with where he decided to end this.
Full review here.

Keep your eyes peeled for part two of my wrap up featuring my highest reads of the month.

See you in the next one…


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