Wednesday 10 October 2018

A Wrap Up: September 2018 Part Two

Hi, and thanks for stopping by.

Today's post is the second half of my September 2018 reading wrap-up! If you want to read part one and haven't yet, check it out here. Anyway, these are the rest of the books I got to in September - all in all, a pretty good reading month, I think!! Leave a comment down below to let me know which your favourite book of the month is - I'd love to hear from you! On with the books...

Richelle Mead’s The Glittering Court
3-3.5 stars

I thought this was going to be frivolous, fast-paced, adorable The Selection-style fun...unfortunately, it wasn't quite what I expected. This book is 400 pages along and unfortunately the pace is incredibly slow, meaning 30 pages felt like 100. There wasn't really any of the glamour or chemistry or adventure that I'd hoped for, or at least I didn't find any of those things in my own reading of it. I probably won't read any more of the books from the series, to be honest.

Elizabeth Klehfoth’s All These Beautiful Strangers
4 stars

I was thoroughly impressed by this book. It is a really well-crafted, interesting thriller (although, not particularly "thrilling", at least not for me, but I didn't mind that at all - just a heads up). I really enjoyed Elizabeth Klehfoth's writing style and her characters were well-developed and entertaining. I'll definitely be aiming to read more from this author in the future!!

Bianca Hunter’s The Eternal
 3 stars

I received this book for free from the publishers, via NetGalley, but this has not impacted my rating or review whatsoever. Reading this book gave me all this Twilight-nostalgia and kind of made me want to reread that series, honestly. I don't think it's the most sophisticated or emotive book in the world, but I was entertained by it! 

Gayle Forman’s Just One Day
 5 stars

Oh my goodness, I absolutely I adored this book. I knew I'd probably like it, because I've been reading a fair bit of Gayle Forman's writing lately and loving all of it, but I wasn't prepared for how much I'd fall in love with Just One Day - it's my favourite of hers yet. The romance in this book was written to absolute perfection and the last few pages not only had me in tears, but my heart aching, too. One of the best (and yet worst, somehow) endings ever. I can't recommend this book enough.

Gayle Forman’s Just One Year
3.5-4 stars

I'd definitely be rating this lower if it were a stand-alone, but I was very invested in Willem's story because of Just One Day. I usually don't enjoy reading about travel, but I did find that aspect of this novel quite engaging. I wish we had found out a bit more about what happened when the reunion finally takes place, but I understand why it's been left entirely up to the reader's imagination. 

So those are the rest of the books I got to in September - not many, I know!! I haven't been able to concentrate very well just at the moment, so I'm getting through books a little slower than usual. Hopefully during October, I might be able to relax into my reading a little more again.

Till next time



  1. Aw, The Glittering Court seemed like it would be a really good one... darn.