I am here with my September 2017 Wrap Up! These are the book I read in the second half of September. Since #TheReadingChallenge took place in the first half of the month and I’ve already wrapped up those books.
I read a total of 6 books which I am really happy about. I read 1 Picture Storybook, 1 Anthology, 1 YA, 1 Historical Fiction and 2 Fantasy.
Onto the ratings!
Franklin’s Flying Bookshop written by Jen Campbell and illustrated by Kate Harnett
This is a wonderfully magical story. Lyrically written and for dragon and book lovers of all ages. I adore both Franklin and Luna. Harnett’s illustrations are vibrate and bring to live of all Franklin’s adventures in a stunning watercolour. Highly, Highly recommend. Can’t wait for the squeal!
Electra by Kerry Greenwood
I adore this series, can’t wait to read Medea! Kerry Greenwood is a seriously talented writer. I love how to spins the myths and makes them fit into the history of antiquity. It was fantastic to see more of Kassanrda and see how her relationship with Diomenes and Eumides played out. Electra is a complex character. Her character arc was highly realistic and incredible to see. Behind the curse of The House of Atreus, Electra is a strong women in her own way. I wasn’t sure that Odyssey needed to have a POV section given it is quite a short book and we already have perspectives from Kassandra, Electra and The Gods. In saying that I his sections didn’t take anything away from the story line.
Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
This is the eight book in the series so not much I can say here. It’s the first in the series not to have changeling in the relationship. This story follows New York police officer, Max Shannon and Justice-Psy, Sophia Russo as they navigate through the bubbling tension between the Psy council and predatory changeling packs, DarkRiver and SnowDancers. I adore this series and this book is no exception.
Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
The second after I finished Bonds of Justice I started the next book in the series. Play of Passion sees us back in the SnowDancer den as tracker, Drew Kincaid as he vows to win the heart of pack Lieutenant and dominate female Indigo Riviere. Both of them are stubborn which makes for a frustrating and exciting read because you just want they be mated already! I think Drew might be my favourite male lead in this series. Playful, protective, stubborn and giving he will definitely make you swoon.
The Last Namara by Kristen Ciccarelli
This is the second book I’ve received from Net Galley and I adore this world. I won’t say too much hear as I have done a full review already. The world and it’s mythology are original and exciting. I was sucked in! Dragons, storytelling banned, swords welding princesses and a forbidden love all with an Arabian feel to the setting. Asha is a very believable character and, while she isn’t always the most likeable, I enjoyed seeing her adventure. The dragons are amazing and remind me of Toothless or Saphira. I wish the secondary characters were most fleshed out and the plot not as predictable. However, this is a great start to the series and I can’t wait for the next one! I need to know what happens!
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths edited by Kate Bernheimer
Like with most anthologies, there were some stories I loved and others that didn’t gel with me. I still love the concept behind this books and really loved getting to read the writer’s retellings and also their inspiration behind it.
My favourites of the collection are:
- Sawdust by Edward Carey
- Modern Coyote by Shane Jones
- Drona’s Death by Max Gladstone
- Lost Lake by Emma Straub and Peter Straub
- What Wants My Son by Kevin Wilson
- A Horse, a Vine by Johanna Skibsrud
- The Hungers of an Old Language by Brian Aldiss
- The White House by Sarah Blackman
That’s it for me. Comment down below and let me know what you’re favourite read in September was.
Until next time, happy reading!