🌘 Hi guys !! I hope you’re having the best day & you’re enjoying your reading 💞 Today I bring you my beloved Wrap Up of the month of October, where I’ll talk about all the books I’ve read during the month.
Perhaps you’re noticing that I’m uploading this Wrap Up a little early in the month, and it’s because I’ll be out for the next few weeks, as I told you, so I want to leave everything organized before I leave. Therefore, here I’ll tell you a little, as always, about my readings, but if I get to read something else while I’m not at home, then I’ll tell you about it once I return, I hope that’s fine for you. 🥰 This month was something weird, I think I’ve been more focused on watching horror movies than actually reading them, and I’ve also been super busy with family stuff and things, so I haven’t been able to read too much, even so, I’m happy with what I read, because everything has been super dark and creepy, so goal accomplished, anyway! 👏🏻
Super excited to have received this notification on the blog, 🎊 officially the blog has reached 500 posts 🎊 , and it’s crazy. I mention it on Twitter but I’ll say it again, it seems yesterday that I started with this wonderful project and I still can’t believe everything it has given me, I’m extremely happy & grateful to be here. So thanks, thanks & thanks for all your support and love on this journey ❤️ 😭
Well, I really don’t have much to tell you this time, I’ve been wanting to, as always, get involved in your posts and blogs and be there to support you, so I hope you felt the love 🤗, and I can’t wait to come back, I don’t even go anywhere yet lol, and surely you’ll not even notice it because here will be my past self with you, so HI!. 😅
About my readings, to be more specific, I’ve read 2 ARCs, one could be one of my favorite readings of the year, then I read one of my most anticipated of the year & also a ghosts book, I cannot wait to tell you more about. So without further ado, let’s get started! 🌘
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💫 Books Read: I’ve read 4 books this month 😊
💫 Total Pages: 1212, OMG, those are few pages 😅
💫 Authors Gender: ALL the books I’ve read are by female authors 💞
💫 Book Genres: The 4 books I’ve read are YA || Within this, I’ve read Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Dystopia, & Contemporary
💫 Releases: I’ve read 2 2019 ARCs, another one from 2019, as well, & 1 from 2014
💔 || ARCs of the Month || 🌲
🌘 The Grace Year by Kim Liggett || This book is brilliant, OMG, I love it!!! ends up being much more than I expected and was a huge surprise for me. I feel super blessed to have been able to read the ARC, but now it’s available to everyone so I highly recommend that you read it, especially if you like dystopia and creepy plots.
It all starts in a village where people are extremely religious and women are seen as satanic beings, so if they do anything that doesn’t correspond like dreaming (I know, so crazy) they’re sacrificed or banished. And we follow a group of girls who must leave their homes to spend a year in the forest to be back pure, and magic-free, ready to marry. It has been a very difficult journey to read due to the high content of physical and psychological violence, but at the same time, the author has a great talent to create a mysterious atmosphere where you don’t know what will happen next but you must find out, it’s quite large but has no waste.
It also has an impressive background that touches the empowerment of women and their rebirth in a world where they’re terribly treated, it’s really very difficult to read, especially as a woman, but at the same time, it’s incredible. A VERY POWERFUL reading.
Has very good and surprising plot twists & the ending as unique as heartbreaking. Undoubtedly, one of the best books I’ve read this year, especially for its entire meaning || BOOK REVIEW ||
🌘 Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry || I really had a lot of faith that I’d love this book and although it has very solid and good points to highlight, in general it’s a book with hard-hitting content for me. I don’t want to sound disrespectful, but I think the author wanted to impact with a story of a gay romance within a religious society, and I understand that point and I feel super bad for everything that these girls had to go through to be together, but my personal opinion is that I think the book follows a very hard line where the characters must go again and again through some “treatments” that are very violent and take the suffering to another level which seemed unnecessary to me. I think that sometimes authors want to make an impact with their stories and make the characters suffer really horrible situations over and over again, and this time I think the main point is understood, and there was no need to cause such pain to these two girls and much less because of their sexuality, I think it may have gone a little way too far, and I found it very cruel. So if you’re part of the LGBT + or Trans community and want to read this book, I recommend discretion and think about it, because if it was heartbreaking for me it could be very painful for you. On the other hand, I really like the mythological aspects, and I think they’re well used || BOOK REVIEW ||
🥀 || From My Spooky TBR Pile || 👻
🌘 Wilder Girls by Rory Power || I really love this book, it’s so unique and unpredictable, a great concept and a great setting construction. I think the idea is one of the most incredible I’ve read, I love how the environment is used as a weapon and how it transforms and how this disease changes the bodies of the girls. It’s very creepy to read about their mutations and about everything they have had to do to survive, it’s a very unique book but also very gore, so it’s another book which I wouldn’t recommend for those sensitive.
Everything takes place on an island where the boarding school for girls is, and there begins to spread this contagious disease called Tox, then the navy don’t let anyone get out of there until they know what’s happening to avoid putting humanity in danger, and this is why the girls or at least, those that remain after the waves of the disease, must live there with very little food, also surrounded by animals that are now very dangerous beings. It’s a very deadly place so many deaths happen and it’s an exciting reading, cause you can’t stop reading. On the other hand, I understand why there are many people who haven’t been able to enjoy it, I think it will be one of those 50/50 readings, so that’s fine, I’m glad I’m part of those who have enjoyed it. On the other hand, the ending is awful and really disappointing, if you want to know more, I’m leaving my full review to you. || BOOK REVIEW ||
🌘 The Girl from the Well (The Girl from the Well #1) by Rin Chupeco || I haven’t written my review for this one but I will do it soon, maybe in a post with other minis reviews or something. Honestly, I wasn’t so impressed but it was a very entertaining read. I ended up enjoying this book quite a lot, I especially love the human creepy aspect of the plot, and as it shows that people can be actually more dangerous than spirits, I think it’s interesting and it’s dark too, so I enjoy that. The plot construction is good too. On the other hand, I failed to connect with the characters. I think it’s a super entertaining and fast-paced reading, but nothing really impressive. Even so, I’m happy to have read it & I’m super interested in reading other works by the author