Thursday, November 3, 2016

Spooktober 2016 Wrap-Up

Hello Book Lovers! Happy Belated Halloween! Did any of you dress up as a bookish character? Even if you didn't celebrate Halloween, did you at least read any Spooky books?
How many books did you read during the month of October?

I read four books for October, two more than last month, so I'm pretty proud go that...

So starting in order, my October list begins with:

1) The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins  4/5 Stars

The Girl on The Train was an amazing novel. I don't read adult mysteries/ thrillers often, but I found this read to be extremely intriguing and enjoyable.
Our female protagonist, Rachel is probably my absolute favorite character from this month's set. I loved seeing the depth of her character and her thought process.

To full review, please click here.

2) Because of Low by Abbi Glines 3.5/5 Stars

Because of Low is the second installment in the "Seabreeze series" by Abbi Glines and we follow Marcus's and Low's POV in this novel. First off I'd like to say that I really enjoy how the first novel in the series goes smoothly into the second novel. Since we follow a strictly female POV in the 1st book I really liked how Abbi switched it up and added double points of view. Reading about Marcus and Low's relationship was super enjoyable and cute; however, the story line didn't really stick with me as well as the characters. I can say that I enjoyed the 1st novel Breathe more than the 2nd novel.

(Full review to come soon)

3) Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff  4.5/5 stars

Illuminae was by far the best book I read for the month of October. It has the perfect balance of eerie and spookiness to keep you on your toes. I loved the whole Sci-Fi aspect that surrounded the novel. The main characters were amazing, and there was quite a lot of spookiness going on throughout the novel. For one, being up in space and not having control over your own survival is rather frightening; not being able to come back down to earth or even leave certain areas of the space station is paranoia-inducing. AIDAN is also scary, and so is the deadly pathogen that lurks within the spaceships that our main characters live in. The formatting was absolutely mind blowing!

(Full review to come soon)

4) The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

So I have not yet given this novel a rating, only because I'm not done with reading AoL. But from what I have read, it is amazing! The steampunk aspects are absolutely stunning and on point. I have full confidence to say that I know this book will be another 5 star review, and since I haven't finished the novel yet. I will be carrying it to my November TBR.

I'm also buddy reading this book with @madforbooksluv and @novelstosong
so if you'd like to follow them and our updates. I'll leave the links on their names.

Anyways I really hope that you enjoyed my Spooktober 2016 Wrap-Up.
I hope you read some lovely books for the month of October!

Until next time booklovers,
Love Jade

1 comment:

  1. It's here! The Girl On The Train Audio Book is available on AudioBooksNow.