I had high expectations for this witchy, feminist book and Alix E. Harrow smashed every single one of them. This book is everything to me and I cannot stop thinking about it. Rating: 5 stars
Trying something new this week! So I love 5+1 fanfics, and I'm bringing that love into my new series. I'll be looking at 5+1 tropes, genres and anything else I can think of; and giving 5 books I recommend in that category plus 1 I want to read! This week it's creepy books.
Finally my incredibly reading-slumpy October is over, and I can start fresh before clearurshit! I read 12 books, a total of 4391 pages and my average rating was 4.56 out of 5 stars - so at least all the books I did read were excellent!
This was my first Kerri Maniscalco books, and I'm very grateful to @HodderBooks for sending me the eARC. I couldn't put it down for a second. With vengeful witches, a wrathful demon and mystery that kept me turning pages, I can't wait for book 2. Rating: 4 stars
My first Marvel novel, and now I'm hooked. Aconyte Books is bringing out several new series focusing on different Marvel characters, and Domino: Strays was appealing to me after seeing Domino in Deadpool 2 and wanting more of a mercenary with a lucky touch. Rating: 3.5 stars
I've been so excited for this full length novel-in-verse from Nikita Gill. I've read and adored some other verse novels lately, mostly from Elizabeth Acevedo, and so when I heard my favourite poet would be writing one, I knew I had to have it. Rating: 4.5 stars!
I really liked This Lie Will Kill You (and reviewed it last year) and I have a complete soft spot for YA thriller types, especially when there's a murder mystery involved. So I was keen to read this one. I didn't even realise it was so queer until I started it, which was an excellent surprise. Rating: 4 stars!
This one was on my radar forever and as more and more hype came in for it, I got more excited to read it. I don't know how it took me so long to get around to it. Once I picked it up, I literally read this in one sitting - it really was that good, and a lot like watching a movie unfold in front of me. Rating: 5 stars!
I've had people ask about how I keep track of my stats, and with the clear ur shit readathon coming up, I'm probably not the only one wanting to track quite what a challenge that is. I've been using both these documents since the beginning of the year, and I wouldn't be without them now. Both are fairly simple, but can be edited for your needs.
As a self-confessed Christina Henry addict, I obviously ordered this one straight away. But when I got the opportunity to read an eARC, I leapt at it. This was a little different from the others, not a retelling but its own creepy story of witches, woods and murders, and I loved it. Rating: 4 stars!