October was a little bit of a terrible reading month for me as University seemed to take over everything that I did. I did manage to read a couple of books, but not as many as normal. I am hoping to pick reading back up as I have missed it, but I will keep you all updated throughout the month. But I do have four books that I managed to read, so here are my mini reviews for them!
Books Read: 4
Pages Read: 1881
Pages per Day: 61 pages
Average Rating: 4 Stars
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The first book that I read in October was The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. While I enjoyed reading The Song of Achilles for the plot and its development, I didn’t really feel any connection to the characters. I just found myself getting annoyed at them most of the time, which left me disappointed. If you like Greek myth retellings I do recommend checking this one out if you haven’t already, but it is not really a book that has stuck with me.
Shadow Stained by Rachel Hobbs
It had been a while since I last read a paranormal romance book, and while Shadow Stained was interesting it has not left me wanting to dive back into the genre. While I liked the premise of Shadow Stained the pacing of it left me confused for the most part. We would have elements of really quick action followed by very slow dialogue, which just left me a little annoyed. I may check out the sequel some time in the future to see where the characters end up but it is not one of my priorities.
The Seventh Cadence by Jim Wilbourne
The third book that I managed to read within October was The Seventh Cadence by Jim Wilbourne, which is the start of a new epic fantasy series. I really enjoyed my time reading The Seventh Cadence and found myself really invested in all of the characters stories, and can’t wait to see where they’re journeys are going to take them. I also have to mention Jim Wilbourne’s writing style, it perfectly matched the atmosphere being created. If you are looking for a new epic fantasy series, definitely give this one a go!
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
The final book that I managed to finish in October was Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren, and when I say I adored this book I really mean it. I loved Hazel so much and she constantly had me laughing out load throughout the whole book. If you have not picked up a Christina Lauren book yet I really urge you to.
There you have it, the four books that I managed to read in October, here’s hoping I have a better reading month in November.