aka I read more than I thought I would.
AKA the shocking return of the TBR!
This September is going to be dedicated to series reading. Two of these are going to be re-reads for me, because I never finished the series. If I’m to finish them, then I need a refresher, or this might be the moment when I decide that it’s not worth it. I’m also trying to take it easy this month. These past two months have been intense reading wise and I need to do some real life things.
Blur by Kristen Middleton
Initial rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: There ARE creatures lurking in the dead of night… Seventeen year old Nikki and her twin brother, Nathan, move to the small town of Shore Lake to start over after their mother is brutally attacked. When a missing teenager washes up on shore during their first night at the cabin and there are whispers of vampires in Shore Lake, Nikki begins to realize that there are things roaming in the darkness that are far more sinister than what they left behind in the big city.
Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Initial rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is mis-using her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampyre friends (or Nerd Herd, as Aphrodite calls them).
Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
When I read the first book, I was hooooooked, and fell in love with the Darkling (I REGRET NOTHING) and here we are.
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
This series is definitely a slow burn, but once it’s hooked you there is no escape. You’ve been warned.
Their Fractured Light and the novella This Night So Dark by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
This isn’t a showstopper series, or even a slow burn. The world won’t encapsulate you. Instead, your curiousity is the thing that will win out on this one. I NEED to see the antagonist foiled.
I decided that I’m going to do at least one Stephen King per month until I’ve read them all (or I overload). This month’s pick is The Mist.
Synopsis: It’s a hot, lazy day, perfect for a cookout, until you see those strange dark clouds. Suddenly a violent storm sweeps across the lake and ends as abruptly and unexpectedly as it had begun. Then comes the mist…creeping slowly, inexorably into town, where it settles and waits, trapping you in the supermarket with dozens of others, cut off from your families and the world. The mist is alive, seething with unearthly sounds and movements. What unleashed this terror? Was it the Arrowhead Project—the top secret government operation that everyone has noticed but no one quite understands? And what happens when the provisions have run out and you’re forced to make your escape, edging blindly through the dim light?
Disclaimer: I didn’t get this when I first saw the movie, so I’m hoping this book brings clarity (lol, as if King does clarity).
What are your planned reads for September?
aka Popular series I haven’t read yet, or probably won’t.
I have a love hate relationships with series (as a concept), but I’ve been thinking about the ones that I’ve read and loved. Then that escalated to the ones that I keep hearing about, that I haven’t read…and this is what you get:
- Anything in the Mortal Instruments (including spinoff series) Universe by Cassandra Clare. At one point in my life I was interested in this series, maybe I’ll pick it up one day but this world has gotten so big now that it feels daunting.
- Anything by Rick Riordan – There are so many books in the Olympian series (including spinoffs) that I feel like it would take years to read them all.
- Anything by Sarah J Maas – No. Just. No.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Maybe? Someday? Is it much different from the movies, cuz if it’s not then meh.
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman – I really wanna read these, especially since the TV show is an actual thing that I am IN LOVE with.
Honorable mention to the Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett and The Raven Cycle* by Maggie Steifvater. There are a lot more popular series that I haven’t read but, I’m not a machine soooo…
*I’ll be starting this one next month, hopefully) Everyone and their mother raves about this one. I put it off due to the split views on it, because just as many people are underwhelmed. But, my curiousity is winning.
Are any of these your favorites? Which one do you think I MUST read or my life will be meaningless and empty?