This book was a perfect start to the spooky season. The title and the cover drew me in immediately. This is another gothic mystery centering around a wonderfully creepy house in a wonderfully creepy Seaside area. This book had a past and present element that was very well done. I found both stories to be completely interesting to read about and I read this Book quickly. Definitely recommend reading this book during the day or with the light on. I truly enjoyed this book. If you’re looking for a fun but dark and creepy book, I would highly recommend this. Perfect for fall weather.
Rebecca by: Daphne Du Maurier
This was a book I had been meaning to read for years but never got around to. The last couple of months I’ve been on a bit of a gothic book binge, so I figured it was time. This book was a surprising read. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The story was smooth and I really enjoyed the characters. The atmosphere was perfectly done and it made Manderly itself feel like its own character. I can definitely see why this book is considered a classic. I really enjoyed this book and am very interested in reading her other books. This was a perfect curl up and be cozy read and I highly recommend it.
The Memory of Babel By: Christelle Dabos
I’ve been looking forward to reading this book since I finished The Missing of Clairdelune. I was very excited to start it! I loved every single moment of this book. It was perfect and everything I was hoping it would be. The ending of The Missing of Clairedelune was an intense cliffhanger and I’ve been very impatiently waiting for this book. I was struck once again by the pure imagination in this story. Christelle Dabos is a brilliant storyteller and everything about the world she created is interesting. The characters are wonderful and varied and I found each one of them brought something important to the story. Ophelia is, of course, my favorite. A flawed character and not the typical type of heroine, but she fits this story perfectly. If you enjoyed the first two books, you will definitely love this installment as well. I can’t wait for the fourth book! But I know I have to wait longer than usual, since it will have to be translated. The moment I can read it, I will. I already have this one on pre-order for when it is released in September and then I want to re-read all three back to back. I love this series and it will always be a favorite.
I was provided a copy of this book by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
House of Salt and Sorrows By Erin A. Craig
Every once in a while a book comes along that you just know you’re going to love. This was such a book. The description, cover and title drew me in and the story kept me absorbed. I love anything to do with the sea and anything gothic and this book has both. It was practically perfect in every way. Strong storytelling, wonderful characters, atmospheric setting. I seriously adored this book! If you’re into creepy stories, read this. It was awesome.
Where Dreams Descend By: Janella Angeles
A very interesting and exciting premise! A nice mix of magic and danger in a very interesting setting. The romance in the story is well done and the characters are interesting. Quite an enjoyable story all together. I like the way she described the magic and illusions, it was very well done. Even the cover on this book is intriguing. Look forward to seeing what else this author writes! Great for fans of Caraval.
Serpent and Dove by: Shelby Mahurin
This book was a pleasant surprise. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m so glad I picked it up. This book was really character driven. I loved the main character Lou and the relationships she had with the other characters. The story was very interesting and the pacing was perfect. Though it was a bit predictable, it was still very enjoyable and I absolutely want to read the next one in the series when I can! Highly recommend it if you’re looking for a great, fun read.
Three Dark Crowns By: Kendare Blake
This book was recommended to me by a friend that reads a lot of the same books as me and this story was surprising to me in many ways. The characters were believably flawed and even at times irritating, but I still wanted to know what would happen to them. There were constant surprises and a sense of foreboding through the whole book. The story is told in the 1st person POVS of the three sisters, and while it took a little bit to get used to, I soon found myself swept up in their story. I stayed up very late reading this, as I really wanted to know what would happen. I definitely recommend it, but I also recommend you have the next book in the series handy, because you’ll be wanting to jump right into it!
House of Earth and Blood by: Sarah J. Maas
I’ve been a fan of this author for a while, so I was excited for this book. This was her first adult book, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. But damn, it was good. Not only was it over 800 pages and still felt like it wasn’t long enough, but it was such an intense read. You get your heart broken pretty early on, but through the rest of the story and characters you get to feel a sense of hope and happiness even with all the terrible things happening. The characters were so well done in this book and the story had plenty of twists I did not see coming. I read this book as fast as I was able to, but was so sad when it was over. Loved it! Plus my friend got me this amazing signed copy. It was such an amazing gift!
The Silvered Serpents by: Roshani Chokshi
I read the Gilded Wolves recently and loved it. The twists and turns, the characters, everything. When I got my hands on this I tore into it and it was amazing. The characters are so marvellously flawed, so wonderful and human. The plot was fast paced, the world building excellent, and there were plenty of plot twists. I truly loved everything about this book and I hate that I have to wait so long for the next one now. I definitely am enjoying that a lot more authors are sharing their stories through different character’s viewpoints, I find it really enriches the story when you can read through the eyes of the different characters. I absolutely cannot wait until the third book! Now I need to go back and read her other series that I haven’t read.
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Ruthless God’s By: Emily A. Duncan
I read the first book a little while ago and adored it and was fortunate enough to get a chance to read Ruthless Gods early through Netgalley. Let me just say, that this book blew me away. I stayed up very late reading it and I truly did not want to stop reading. The story takes place very shortly after the events of Wicked Saints and the action keeps coming. The characters are wonderfully done and literally everyone has an ulterior motive, which keeps you guessing about what will happen until the very end. Slight warning though, for anyone made uncomfortable by blood or eye horror, this book does get a bit gruesome, but its brilliantly done. The dark, gritty atmosphere was wonderfully written and I adored reading about this world. I can’t wait until the third book! I will definitely be buying a copy of this book on release and recommending it to all my reader friends. If you love dark fantasy, you will love this. Also there is a kick-ass heroine and the right amount of romance. Loved this book and it guaranteed that I will be reading everything this author writes.
This book was provided to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.