October was supposed to be the month of urban fantasy. Naturally, it didn’t happen. Because nothing I plan ever happens. I didn’t even get to read the Fever series. MUCH SHAME.
However, I did get to reread the All For The Game series by Nora Sakavic, so… No regrets. Total win. So happy. It doesn’t matter that I’ve only read the series for the first time a few months ago. Or that I read at least one fic a day. Because I just love it THAT much. Shamelessly.
The downside is that it left me feeling very, very book hangover. So I picked something light and funny: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, review on which will be coming up… Someday? In the future? But in short, I love it more than I did fangirl. And it is anything but a Harry Potter rip-off. Don’t trust the summary.
Around that time I got the notification that my Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom were on their way to me so… I had a couple of days to finish the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. Which I did. And it was a bit of a meh experience, unfortunately. I loved the world and I liked the plot, but the characters (aside from Nikolai) and the romance were a total disappointment and often even annoyance. Especially the heroine. But more on that in my review of Siege and Storm as well as Ruin and Rising.
The spin-offs, however, were a treat. Neither Six of Crows nor Crooked Kingdom made me FEEL as much as some other books, but they were really great. Well-written, set in a world I was already in love with, and with very minor focus on romance = total win. Plus, WYLAN MY SON and NINA MY QUEEN. And those gorgeous, gorgeous hardcover designs. Ahhhh.
And to finish the month with an epic, I picked up the last book in the Percy Jackson series. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan was… epic, I guess. I’m still a bit uncertain about the series, to be honest. I love the idea, but the characters bore me and there is just so much action and so very little emotion. Middle-grade just isn’t for me, I guess. Surprisingly, though, the Heroes of Olympus looks a lot more promising!
(Woah, it just occurred to me that a) that was A LOT of young adult and no adult at all and b) so many series finished this month?! I don’t know how either of these make me feel.)