So I got eight books in last month but that was mostly because I was re-reading. However I feel good about October. I’m putting my TBR at 4 as always not to stress myself out.
I’ve actually already met my goal of 50 books for the year. I’d love to get to 60 or maybe 75. But I’m not putting any pressure on myself right now I’m just seeing how many books I can get in before the end of the year.
Fable: A Novel
This was on my new releases last month so I’m surprised to find it in my library so soon.
Fable is the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, and the sea is the only home she’s ever know. But after her mother dies her father leaves on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food.
Using the skills her mother taught her she learns to keep to herself and survive. Four years later she has one goal getting of the island and finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew.
Fable must take a risk though and trust a trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father. But her father’s enemies have grown since Fable last saw him and when she find out that West isn’t what he seems, the two are going to have to work together to stay alive to survive more than just the dangerous storms that run through the Narrows.
House of Dragons
Billed as The Breakfast Club with dragons this was another one I was surprised to find in my library so soon after its release.
When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected to compete for the throne. It is always the oldest child, the one who has been preparing for years to compete in the Trial. But this year is different. This year these five outcasts will answer the call…
THE LIAR: Emilia must hide her dark magic or be put to death.
THE SOLDIER: Lucian is a warrior who has sworn to never lift a sword again.
THE SERVANT: Vespir is a dragon trainer whose skills alone will keep her in the game.
THE THIEF: Ajax knows that nothing is free–he must take what he wants.
THE MURDERER: Hyperia was born to rule and will stop at nothing to take her throne.
Unwanteds Quest: Dragon Captive
This series of books is the reason I spent last month re-reading the Unwanteds series.
It’s been ten years since Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artime, their younger twin sister head off on their own adventures beyond the islands.
Identical twins Fifer and Thisbe Stowe are more magical than even their brother Alex the head mage of Artimé could hope to be. However their magic is tough to control and often destructive. So when they accidently use their magic on to strike down a beloved jungle creature Alex furiously threatens to lock them away until they learn control.
But all this is soon forgotten when Hux the ice blue dragon comes to Artimé for help, he needs new wings like the ones Alex made ten years ago, but after an injury in the final battle, Alex is out of the creating game, he agrees to help Hux but won’t go to the dragon lands with him like the dragon asks to make wings for all the other dragons.
Thisbe, Fifer and their friend Seth sneak away to right their wrong and escape their brothers wrath, they plan to do what Alex won’t make wings for all the dragons. But will their untested abilities be enough to save to dragons and themselves when they come face to face with the evil ruler of the dragon lands, the Revinir?
And because I needed a spooky pick due to it being October. This gem of a novel is compared to Small Spaces, which I think is a great comparison they are both awesome books where you’re not sure about the ghost or villian, I’d also maybe give it a comparison to City of Ghosts.
Claire’s father does ghost tours of Chicago, and she wants absolutly nothing to do with them. She’s a scientist and the stuff her dad talks about is just paranormal foolishness, right?
But one night she gets stuck helping her dad with a tour and some of the stuff he’s talking about starts to seem a little too real, she’s ready for the tour to be over and she thinks she’s made it through especially when she see a boy with a sad face and dark eyes at the back of the busy, there is something off about him, especially since at the end of the tour, he’s just gone.
Claire tries to think nothing of it at first, she must be imagining things, letting ghost stories she heard on the tour get the best of her, but then the scratching starts, then the whispers in the dark, the number 396 appearing everywhere she turns, and the boy with the dark eyes starts following her.
Claire realizes she’s being haunted and she’s got to find out what the boy from the bus wants before it’s too late.
What are you guys reading this October?