October Wrap Up

wrap-up

The Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless (The Chancellor Fairy Tales #1) ★★★☆☆ (Review)

The story of a mermaid, who lost her people many years ago. Kate has returned to the shores of the lake and collects glass washed up by the water. This was a nice light beach read for my holiday. I’m not normally one for romance, but this was fun.

CHEATC0DE by Mikey Campling ★★★☆☆ 

Hank is obsessed with a fully immersive virtual reality game, and he’s one of the best. He usually works alone, but when a player offers him a fortune to push the limits of the game. This was a great story, with a fantastic twist. I feel like I would have appreciated it more if I was a gamer, but I was still able to enjoy it. (Review coming soon)

Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #1) ★★★☆☆ 

Delirium is a young adult dystopian novel set in a world where love has been declared a disease. Lena has always looked forward to receiving the cure. But 95 days before she’s scheduled to be treated she falls in love. This was a fairly average but enjoyable dystopian. But then the ending came, which really helped the novel stand out for me and I’m excited to pick up the rest of the series.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (Gentleman Bastard #1) ★★★★☆

The hype around this story of a group on con-men and thieves is definitely well deserved! Full review coming soon.

The Executioner by Chris Carter (Robert Hunter #2) ★★★★☆ 

The Executioner is a dark and twisted crime thriller. I won’t go into the plot (it’s definitely not for the faint hearted) but to give you an idea of the tone, the tagline is ‘Imagine your worst fear – then meet your worst nightmare’. If you’re into dark crime fiction I’d definitely recommend picking this up.

A Monstrous Place by Matthew Stott (Tales From Between #1) ★★★☆☆

People have been going missing in the neighborhood. When Molly wakes up and finds her mother missing. With help from her dead Gran she must travel to the world between awake and asleep to help save her mum from the monsters. This was a really fun spooky children’s book, perfect to read for Halloween.

The Increasingly Transparent Girl by Matthew Stott (Tales from Between #3) ★★★★☆ 

Another story set in the Between (each book can be read individually). One day Melody begins to disappear. She must travel across the strange and dangerous land of the between before she disappears all together. I completely adored this story. It reminded me of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, which is very high praise indeed.

Doctor Who: The American Adventures by Justin Richards ★★★☆☆  (Review)

This is a new collection of stories following the twelfth Doctor through various times and places in the US. It was a fun read, although a fairly average addition to the Doctor Who books.

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