Monthly Reads – September 2016

Ever since I bought my Kindle, I have been reading way more than I usually did, be it during commuting hours or when I’m home relaxing! September was really good in terms of books I completed. I read 9 books! I’m amazed I could read so many.

Here’s a list of what I read, reviews may come up soon (no promises there, though 🙁 ). Check it out :

  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoontumblr_inline_o5arsxqqkp1si38xb_1280

A nice, heart-wrenching story of a girl who is apparently allergic to the world and has never stepped out of her house, but whose life changes for the better when a new boy moves in next door.

This book took about a day to finish. It was a refreshing read I had between intense fantasy books. I actually loved the book and for me, it was a page turner type of book.

  • 51a9kk37ielA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

The second book in the Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J Maas. I absolutely loved the sequel and though I took about a week to finish it, I cherished every moment I spent reading the book. I had heard a lot of praise for this series and after reading it, I feel all the praise was well deserved and true praise! It’s an absolute must-read for all fantasy lovers. I’m desperately waiting for the next book in the series now!

 

  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maasblade

A novella consisting of 5 short stories preceding the events of the Throne of Glass series.

Another amazing set of books by Ms Maas and reading the prequel piqued my interest even more after hearing a lot about this series. A friend suggested that I should start the Throne of Glass series from the prequel and that’s just what I did. I’m planning on going in a full detailed review of it soon!

  • 25689074Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

A novella, which is a collection of short stories revolving around the series of Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. It peaks into the lives of Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter, in the present or in the past. There are about 9 stories from various perspectives in this novella. I enjoyed a few of the short stories, particularly those which were about the main characters of the series, like the story about the epilogue. It’s a novella which, in my opinion, will only make sense if you have read the entire main series.

  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J Massthrone_of_glass_uk

One of the best books I read this year, Throne of Glass is a book about an orphan who is trained as an assassin who gets caught and sentenced to a brutal slave camp for a year, only to be rescued to compete for the title of King’s Champion, which is the only way to her freedom. The book introduces Celaena Sardothien and takes us through her quest for her ultimate freedom.

I absolutely loved this book from the first page to the end of it and I could hardly stay away from it in the moments I couldn’t read it. It’s a wonderful start to a great series for fantasy and young adult genre lovers.

  • crown_of_midnight_coverCrown of Midnight by Sarah J Mass

The second book in the ToG series and even better than the first book. The adventures and excitement from the previous book continues with new characters being introduced and a even more intricate a beautiful story being continued!

 

 

  • Heir of Fire By Sarah J Maas72897_original-197x300

This book of the ToG series had some startling revelations and even better characters added to the series. Some characters changed and grew since the last two books. This book and its sequel were my most favourites in this series. I would prefer doing a good review post on them than explaining them here!

  • 9780718183301After You  by Jojo Moyes

I took a break from my fantasy reads to finish this contemporary book I had started somewhere in July and left it because it didn’t interest me as much as it’s prequel. After You is a sequel to the very popular Me Before You novel. I loved it’s prequel (and hated it’s movie :P) but this book failed to interest me as such, even after the second attempt I gave it. I feel the story should have been left alone after the first book ended, with a happy end to it.

 

  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas79329_original-197x300

I went back to the fantasy world of Celaena and the others and as I said before, this is one of my favourite books of the series. Having about 89 chapters, the book should ideally take ages to finish, but I can proudly say that I took me about 4 days to finish it (yay me!). It’s a very very beautifully written piece of work.

 

 

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