September was a little bit of a strange reading month for me, as although I read quite a few books in the month I almost felt as if I was in a reading slump. Quite a few of the books took a while for me to get into them which I think contributed to this, as even though I was reading several pages the story wasn’t really moving.
Fingers crossed this feeling will go away as we head into October, as I have lots of spooky books planned. But first here is my wrap up of all the books that I read in September.
Books Read: 7
Pages Read: 2426
Pages per Day: 81 pages
Average Rating: 4 Stars
The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons
The first book that I read in September was The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons. I really liked The Passing Playbook, and I fell in love with all of the characters. Spencer was by far my favourite character; he was just so witty. The only issue that I had was that the main plot wasn’t really what the synopsis portrayed it to be, as it was only a tiny part, which to me meant that not enough of the plot was dedicated to it as it only happened towards the end. I am definitely going to be checking out some more of Isaac Fitzsimons’s books when they are released.
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Daughter of the Pirate King was a reread for me, and it just didn’t live up to what I thought about it the first time. When I originally read Daughter of the Pirate King, I was only just getting back into reading, so I hadn’t read many books like it. But now that I have read more books, it just didn’t hit all of the boxes I now have. I didn’t vibe with the romance as much as I thought I would, which I think was down to me not liking the characters all that much. However, I did like Tricia Levenseller’s world building, as she did create the idea of what I imagine a pirate ship would be like with her descriptions. I still think that I will read the sequel so I can finish this duology, and I also hope that we are going to find out more about the characters rather than just the basics.
In Deeper Waters by F. T. Lukens
I cannot put into words how much I loved In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens! I loved all of the characters equally, but I hold a special place for the two main characters Tal and Athlen, who complimented each other perfectly. I would love to see some spin-off books that focused on some of Tal’s other siblings, as I don’t think we got enough content on them. In Deeper Waters is very romance heavy without the steam, and that is something that I loved, but if romance heavy books are not your thing In Deeper Waters may not be the book for you. I can’t wait to pick up F. T. Lukens’s next books because I will adore them if they are anything like In Deeper Waters.
A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison
To me, A Pinch of Magic is a classic middle grade with fantastic characters and an equally amazing plot. Michelle Harrison does such a fantastic job at creating a spooky atmosphere without becoming too scary, which I love. All of the characters within A Pinch of Magic had such amazing personalities that shone off of the page. I can’t wait to see what the Widdershins sisters are going to get up to next.
Have You Seen Me? by Alexandrea Weis
Have You Seen Me? was a little bit of a disappointment for me, and it mainly came down to the atmosphere. To start with, Alexandrea Weis did an amazing job of creating this spooky atmosphere, but it lost almost all of its tension and tension because the plot became repetitive after a while. This didn’t help the characters grow because I could tell immediately what was going to happen to them all, so I had no real care what they were going on about. I think there will be a sequel, so I may still pick it up, but it will not be a priority.
A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth
Next, I read A Dark and Hollow Star, and I am so disappointed in myself that it took me this long to read it, even though it was one of my most anticipated releases of the whole year. If you have not picked up this book yet and love some of the same books as me, you will adore this. The characters in this book are all so well thought out and work so well together that it just feels as if they are a group of friends going on an adventure. I also have to mention Ashley Shuttleworth’s amazing world building skills; I could picture what she had created so well, almost as if it was a real place. I can’t wait to see what the sequel will hold.
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
I was a little bit disappointed by One Last Stop because I just feel that it was okay. It didn’t really blow me away and I found myself getting quite bored throughout it, which meant that it dragged out for me. I didn’t really like the main character of August and preferred learning about all of the other side characters than her, which combined with the extremely long chapters didn’t really work for me. I think I was just expecting a lot more than what we got in the end.
There you have it, my reading for September! I wasn’t quite as successful as I wanted to be, but I still managed to get quite a few books read! What did you read in September? Let me know in the comments below!