Monthly Wrap Up

-| Wrapping Up November 2019… Lowest & Highest Rated |-

So I managed to read 10 books this month, it’s definitely less than the last few months however I’m still happy with it. I have been really sick this week so I have’t finished a single book. I’ve decided to keep all books in the one post today as they are all pretty highly rated.

Let’s take a look at what I read in November…

Dawn of Dreams (Destiny #1) by Bronwyn Leroux
As you can probably tell if you have been here for a while, this is not my usual genre I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with a grotesque monster before. I would say that this sits on the border of both Fantasy and Sci-Fi. The world building was fab, I loved the school systems (LC) and their modes of travel as well as their technology. It always fascinates me how far we will take technology, such as automatic personal flying remote pods that you can call to pick you up from anywhere. Read my full review here.

Ghoster by Jason Arnopp
I have been left with complicated feelings about this book, I would just like to say before I start that somehow I missed the fact that this had supernatural elements, so when I reached the end I felt very unsatisfied. It seemed like I had been working my way through a fantastic fast-paced addictive thriller to then be thrown in a completely different direction and genre.
Read more about this here.

A Proclivity to Prurience by Cheryl Butler
I’m a little nervous writing a review for this book as it seriously pushed me out of my comfort zone! The explicit warning should have given me an idea of just how hot under the collar this book would make me feel. This isn’t for the faint-hearted as there is a lot of sex with some pretty dark themes. There were times when I felt like the plot was lost within all the sex scenes, however this is just a small criticism. Read more here.

Violet by SJI Holliday
Oh boy what a ride that was!!
I was a little concerned at the beginning as I found the first 30% a little slow, backpacking through countries on my own has never appealed to me so I think that’s why I was struggling to connect with the story. However, once we started unravelling Violets dark and mysterious personality things were definitely taken up a notch. Read my full review here.

An Air That Kills by Christine Poulson
I really enjoyed this book! This has come at the perfect time in my life, I’ve just passed an interview to start a placement working in a medical laboratory so I was even more engrossed by this book! I believe that this is the third in the Katie Flanagan series however I felt at no disadvantage not having read the others, so it stands on it’s own really well.
Read more here.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
From my reread of HP this is definitely my favourite so far! I’ve always been a little confused about the ending of this movie and what actually happens so I’m glad that I was able to read it and fully appreciate how everything links and the significance of the Animagus.

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence
I listened to this on audio and I think that’s the reason why it wasn’t the full 5 stars, I kept having to rewind it as I felt like I had missed loads of information. I love the concept of this especially the assassin nuns! I do have a separate review of this in the works so hopefully I get around to finishing it soon.

I Am Death (Robert Hunter #7) by Chris Carter
This has the most chilling first chapter that I’ve ever listened to, it honestly gave me goosebumps! I will be reviewing this as well as The Caller very soon.

The Caller (Robert Hunter #8) by Chris Carter
This is one hell of a messed up concept! I will be completely real with you, this book is horrifically gruesome and listening to it made it a little worse. I definitely wouldn’t recommend this for everyone.

Scythe (Arc of Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman
I finally finished this book! It has taken me about 3 months stop and start but it was so worth it! Everyone probably knows what this book is about by now and the world is so bizarre, I couldn’t imagine a Scythe knocking on my door telling me it’s my time to be gleaned. We left off at such a good point so I’m really excited to see where Neal Shusterman takes it.

What have been your best reads of the month?
See you in the next one…

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