Bibliophile Commentary

My Favorite Reads of September

I unfortunately did not get a lot of reading done this month, but the books I did read were so good. It was really difficult to choose which five I was going to discuss in this post, but the ones I picked were necessary reads for me. This month has been a roller coaster of emotions and these books helped me through some hard times.

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Well I have finally finished the Throne of Glass series and I am devastated. I wish I could always stay in the land of Terrasen, but this conclusion was absolutely perfect. There was some very depressing moments, but even those moments were badass! Aelin continues to be my favorite heroine ever in a fantasy series and anyone who thinks differently can fight me on it. She is perfect and in this installment she becomes such a mature and even more inspiring character. All my favorites are also given equal chapter time and become who there are destined to be. I’m sad the series is over, but the ending was spectacular. 

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

I had been waiting anxiously for this book since April and it finally came out this month and it did NOT disappoint. It was a big book and definitely made my wrist hurt holding it up, but I loved every single word of it. Poppy is such an amazing heroine and I just love her and her stabby self! I also am obsessed with Hawke. He stole my heart even more in this sequel and we got to learn more about him and where he comes from. Poppy still remains a mystery, but I’m hoping more will be revealed in the next installment. Ms. Armentrout was evil with that cliffhanger, but it was such a good one that I can’t get too angry. She also has announced that the next one will be released in April so I will be counting down the days until then.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

I’ve been wanting to read this book since I saw it on Bookstagram a couple months ago. Granted my desire was based on the cover of the book, but the contents were definitely as good as the cover. It was not your typical fantasy and I loved every bit of it! The author’s note included information about what myths and religions she was inspired by in order to write the book and I loved that. The creatures and the powers were also extremely unique and I loved every single character. It was such an amazing and new addition to the genre of fantasy.

Mexican Gothic by by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I kinda wish I had saved this read for October based on creepy and horrifying it was! OMG I was grossed out the entire time and I can never look at mushrooms the same way again. The setting and descriptions in this book were horrifyingly perfect in order for the readers to imagine the suspenseful plot that is taking place. I was definitely more captivated by the setting and descriptions more than the characters and the romance, but the jumpy scenes were just awesome. If you are looking for a spooky read in October, absolutely pick this one!

Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover

This book was the newest addition to Colleen Hoover and it did not disappoint! The characters were tragic and beautifully written and the plot was hopeful yet realistic. Just perfect Ms. Hoover and I was sucked in the entire time. If you are looking to read a romance, you should first read everything Colleen Hoover and then read this book!

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