And another month that’s behind us! Can you believe it? I can’t! January 2017 felt like yesterday and now we are already the 1st November. Holy Moly, time flies! But enough of the small talk, here are all the books I’ve read in October:
#1 – Aaru by David Meredith
Rose is dying. Her body is wasted and skeletal. She is too sick and weak to move. Every day is an agony and her only hope is that death will find her swiftly before the pain grows too great to bear.
She is sixteen years old.
Rose has made peace with her fate, but her younger sister, Koren, certainly has not. Though all hope appears lost Koren convinces Rose to make one final attempt at saving her life after a mysterious man in a white lab coat approaches their family about an unorthodox and experimental procedure. A copy of Rose’s radiant mind is uploaded to a massive super computer called Aaru – a virtual paradise where the great and the righteous might live forever in an arcadian world free from pain, illness, and death. Elysian Industries is set to begin offering the service to those who can afford it and hires Koren to be their spokes-model.
Within a matter of weeks, the sisters’ faces are nationally ubiquitous, but they soon discover that neither celebrity nor immortality is as utopian as they think. Not everyone is pleased with the idea of life everlasting for sale.
What unfolds is a whirlwind of controversy, sabotage, obsession, and danger. Rose and Koren must struggle to find meaning in their chaotic new lives and at the same time hold true to each other as Aaru challenges all they ever knew about life, love, and death and everything they thought they really believed.
*An e-copy was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review* I had some troubles getting into this book but in the end it was an okay read. I did not enjoy some parts in this story but I’m going to write a review soon! (I still have to catch up on all of my reviews! Sorry, for my absence!)
My Rating: 📖📖📖
#2 – Puzzle by Franck Thilliez
I loved, loved, loved this book. Unfortunately it’s only available in French!
My Rating: 📖📖📖📖📖
#3 – Pigeon Blood Red by Ed Duncan
For underworld enforcer Richard “Rico” Sanders, it seemed like an ordinary job. Retrieve his gangster boss’s priceless pigeon-blood red ruby necklace and teach the double-dealing cheat who stole it a lesson. A job like a hundred before it. But the chase quickly goes sideways and takes Rico from the mean streets of Chicago to sunny Honolulu, where the hardened hit man finds himself in uncharted territory when a couple of innocent bystanders are accidentally embroiled in the crime.
As Rico pursues his new targets, the hunter and his prey develop an unlikely respect for one another and Rico is faced with a momentous decision: follow his orders to kill the couple whose courage and character have won his admiration, or refuse and endanger the life of the woman he loves?
*An e-copy was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review!* I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a fast-paced read, filled with action and drama. My review can be found here
My Rating: 📖📖📖1/2
#4 – Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Audiobook narrated by Cassandra Campbell)
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.
In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.
Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.
Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.
Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
I don’t really know what to think about it. I was pretty confused at the beginning and this confusion stayed until the end. So I don’t know. I’ll probably re-read it by myself but yeah I didn’t give it any rating!
#5 – This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
Kate Harker and August Flynn’s families rule opposite ends of Verity, a grisly metropolis where violent acts summon real monsters: bloodsucking Malchai; clawing Corsai; and soul-stealing Sunai. The truce that keeps the families at peace is crumbling, and August is sent to spy on Kate. But when Harker’s men try to kill her and pin it on the Flynns, August and Kate find themselves running from both sides, in a city where monsters are real…
I love V.E. Schwabs writing so much! And it’s only the second I’ve read that was written by her. She’s already one of my favorite authors. I liked this book a lot and I’m excited for the sequel, which I still have to buy, but yeah I loved this book. Especially as there was no romance in this novel. Which is great and pretty rare in books nowadays!
My Rating: 📖📖📖📖
#6 – Quidditch though the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (aka J.K.Rowling)
This was such a funny read and these illustrations were really really pretty. I can’t say much about it. I loved reading this one!
My Rating: 📖📖📖📖📖
So in total I’ve read 1524 pages, I listened an audiobook for 14 hrs 41 mins. I read 3 paperbacks, 2 e-books and 1 audiobook! What did you guys read in October? Please let me know in the comments below!