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Books Of The Month | September 2016

It’s that time of the month where I reflect on what I read and maybe also what I didn’t read…


What I Finished:

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

One phrase description:

A great fantasy.

Quote:

“You must learn to ask the right questions before you can receive the right answers.”

My general thoughts:

I feel as though this book is more mature than the first. Perhaps because Celaena has grown up somewhat? Or maybe I’m just losing my mind and making stuff up. Probably the latter. A part of me enjoyed Throne of Glass just a bit more. I like reading about people fighting, less so about people loving.


The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

One phrase description: 

A good mystery.

Quote:

“But the lies she told were woven into the fabric of her being, her life; so that to live with her and love her was to become slowly enmeshed by them, to wrestle her for the truth, to struggle to maintain a foothold on reality.”

My general thoughts:

I don’t hate the writing, but I’m not the biggest fan either. It’s slightly more descriptive than I would’ve liked for a crime novel. So the entire story felt slow, especially in the beginning. I hate to brag, yet I will anyway. I’m getting better at guessing who did what. There goes the surprise I used to feel during “the big reveal”.


The Raven Boys by Maggie StiefvaterThe Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

One phrase description: 

A strange story.

Quote:

“She recognized the strange happiness that came from loving something without knowing why you did, that strange happiness that was sometimes so big that it felt like sadness.”

My general thoughts:

I had and still have many questions. But I guess that’s why it’s a series. I don’t think I love the first book enough to pick up the second one though. However, I can see why some people adore the characters or even the entire story as a whole. I’m just not one of those people.

What I Want To Read Next Month:

Red Rising by Pierce BrownRed Rising by Pierce Brown

Why: 

I’ve heard positive things about Brown and his books. And I’ve seen pictures of both everywhere. So it’s probably a sign from above, trying to tell me something.


The line between spoiler-free and spilling everything is too thin. I’m trying my best while failing my hardest.

Did I read the book I was supposed to read for school? You probably know the answer to that.

If you purchase through my affiliate links, you’re really just prodding me to buy more books.

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