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Wrap Up: September 2021

Hello readers! My favorite month of the year is finally arrived, I’m so excited, Halloween is coming!

In September I’ve read 9 books with 1 DNF. I also lowered my Goodreads challenge from 140 to 130 books.

5 stars:

Give me all the historical fiction crime books set in Scotland!! An amazing debut of a series, The Anatomist’s Wife has captured my attention and now I want to read all the installment in this series.

4 stars:

A Whale in Paris is a lovely historical middle grade about the war and the friendship between a girl and a lonely whale trapped in the Sein.

Under the oak tree is a manhwa so romantic! Yes, sometimes I read a romantic story, I know you are stunned by this fact.

Another great historical middle grade is The Vanishing trick, a dark fairytale similar to Coraline, very well written.

3 stars:

A lady in the smoke is a historical crime fiction involving a train accident, with a headstrong main character and a hint of romance, but it will gain some points with less pages.

The tutor is M/M historical romance with a gothic setting, two children without a mother and a dark presence in the house.

1 star + DNF:

Tim Specter has great potential: a detective specialized to treat ghosts has to investigate the ghost of a hanged butler… but the writing was horrible.

A shadow on the lens has a wonderful cover, seriously, I’m in love with this cover, and the story is intriguing, with the beginning of the photography, a murder, a ghost who appears only on photo… but again, the writing was poor, focused only on the description of the landscape, and not on the characters.

The eye of Zeus is the DNF of the month: it’s a copy of Percy Jackson, the same scenes, the same monsters. No thanks, there’s only one Percy.

And that’s all, be prepared for a month of ghostly post!

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Wrap Up: August 2020

Hello readers, here’s my wrap up of all the books I’ve read during August. How was your month? I had a little vacation at the beginning of the month, but now I’m back at work.

I managed to read 11 books, only 1 DNF.

5 stars:

Exeunt demon king is a short story featuring Johannes Cabal, our favourite necromancer. It’s hilarious and totally in Cabal style. I suggest you read first the novel Johannes Cabal The Necromancer.

Why I waited so much to begin the Amelia Fang series??! I love her sooo much! Squashy is super cute, I’m planning on making her dress for Halloween!

4 stars:

The world’s most haunted places was very interesting, with photos, historic details and addresses. The author has worked for Ghost Adventures too.

Lady stuff was hilarious!!

I’m totally in love with the illustrations and the covers of the Sophie Mouse series.

3 stars:

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Quiet girl in a noisy world was really relatable.

2 stars:

The year of shadows has an interesting plot, the cat is awesome, but oh my, I hated the main character.

Spork begins very well, but I didn’t like some of the illustrations.

1 star + DNF:

Bride of the sea is my DNF this month. I love the cover, but the genre is not for me.

Vincent: I’m super sensitive about Van Gogh, and I didn’t understand this graphic novel that has erase all the worst and the experience of Vincent, but has included s*x scenes.

Doctor Death is really bad: it’s cruel against children, against animals and women, the plot doesn’t make sense, and the main character is subjected by all the male characters.

 

And that’s all for my reading in August, have you read some great books?

Tell me in the comments!

 

 

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Wrap Up: September 2019

Hello readers!

And finally, it’s October, the best time of the year, because… Halloween!!

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I’ve read a total of 11 books in September: 1 DNF (and it’s a hyped book…) and 3 books in Italian.

I’ve also finished The AtoZ reading challenge!

5 Stars:

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Do you think I’ve cried reading this little book? Yes, I’ve cried a lot. Thanks to Edelweiss for sending me an e-book copy.

3 stars:

I had great expectations from Podkin One-ear, but it was disappointing. The Male hero is glorified even if he doesn’t nothing, and his sister who is brave and wise is treated as a secondary character.

UnEnchated was my choice for the AtoZ reading challenge. I’m not a fan of retelling or modern fairy tale, but this one is funny and readable.

2 stars:

I love so much the cover of Limelight: unfortunately, the “mystery” is pretty simple and predictable. I don’t think I will continue this series.

Faraday & Frankenstein is a short story (31 pages) that sounds like a sequel to Frankenstein, but it was without meaning, pointless.

How to write a boring steampunk story: The shadow revolution is the perfect example. The male MC was boring, but I’ve loved to death Kate, the female sidekick. She’s amazing.

1,5 stars:

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I’ve read Suicide Forest because I was interested in the 4th book of this series, Doll Island. It’s a series based on the most haunted places in the world, but this book is full of stupid characters who made stupid decisions. I won’t read Doll Island.

DNF:

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Shame on me. I tried, but on page 60 I decided that the writing of Sawkill Girls was not for me.

 

And that was my reading month! How was yours? Have you read some of these books?

Tell me in the comments down below!