I feel like it was yesterday when I posted my August Wrap-up and now we are already the 2nd October. Time flies! Here are the books I’ve read/listened in September.
#1 – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J.Maas
Spoiler in the Summary!!
Feyre is immortal.
After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.
As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.
She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.
Holy Moly!! I loved it! I loved the whole series and when I discovered that a fourth book (novella) is going to be released next year I literally screamed! There’s not much to say about this book! I still have to upload my review of the whole series!
My Rating: 📖📖📖📖📖
#2 – A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J.Maas
Spoilers in the summary!!
Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
I simply had to buy the third book in the series during my trip in London. And that’s when I fell in love with the 4 levels at Waterstones! (That haul has to be uploaded as well!) I think that the only thing I did in London was buying books and finishing the ACOTAR series. Apparently, I only gave it 4 stars. I don’t remember why to be honest! I thought that I gave it 5 stars but GoodReads tells me otherwise.
My Rating: 📖📖📖📖
#3 – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s not so easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there’s romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.
Now Cath has to decide whether she’s ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she’s realizing that there’s more to learn about love than she ever thought possible …
The romance is so cute in this book! At least I thought that. I’m literally fangirling it! And the end was a little bit disappointing because I wanted more! But hey I’m not going to argue. I liked this book a lot. But I want a sequel! (pleeeeeaaaasssse????) Or will I get to see more of Cath in Carry On? Is it me or did I use a lot of ! ?
My Rating: 📖📖📖📖
#4 – Sherlock Holmes: The definite Collection by Arthur Conan Doyle, narrated by Stephen Fry
Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle’s detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes – four novels and five collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated nine insightful, intimate and deeply personal introductions to each title.
He writes: “Popular fiction offers different kinds of superheroes to save the world by restoring order to the chaos, confusion and criminality of our times. Heroes with remarkable gifts are as in vogue now as they have been since they first appeared, perhaps even more in vogue. But although the very first one was launched in serial published form just like his masked and body-suited successors, it was not in DC or Marvel comic books that he made his appearance; rather it was in the sedate and respectable pages of Mrs Beeton’s Christmas Annual in the mid-Victorian year 1887.”
Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, comedian, television presenter, film director and all round national treasure. He is the acclaimed narrator of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter audiobooks and most recently recorded The Tales of Max Carrados for Audible Studios. Stephen has contributed columns and articles to newspapers and magazines, appears frequently on radio and has written four novels and three volumes of autobiography.
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of Four
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
The Valley of Fear
His Last Bow
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
I’m not going to say much about this one. It took me ages to get through it but I still enjoyed myself listening to Stephen Fry telling the stories of the famous detective by Conan Doyle! It’s definitely one of my faves of this month.
My Rating: 📖📖📖📖📖
#5 – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.
But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart . . .
As always I had to spoil myself about what’s going to happen in the next books. But I’m still going to continue with the series. Surprisingly I did like the first book. At first, I thought that it was way too similar to Red Rising by Pierce Brown, however, in the end, there are only a few similarities. And if my research is correct, both books came out in the same year so the books couldn’t really be alike. Nevermind I liked Red Queen and that’s what matters!
My Rating: 📖📖📖 1/2
In the end, I read 5 books this month. 4 Paperbacks and 1 audiobook and in total I’ve read 2165 pages + 71 hours 58 mins for the audiobook. I’d say that this was a pretty good reading month and even though university started in the middle of September I got pretty much reading done. What books have you read last month? Please let me know in the comments below!