Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2021

This was an impressive month for reading, as I read a full six books and started a seventh! That included the massive EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE, which I simply devoured despite it’s impressive 700+ page size. Next month is going to be more sci-fi heavy than usual (I hope) as SciFi Month is upon us! While I’ll be starting the month with JADE LEGACY, I’ll be jumping into a YA sci-fi trilogy right after (more on that below). I’m hoping to knock a few other backlist reads off in the meantime, but simply finishing that one trilogy would be a huge accomplishment. It’s hard to believe that the year is almost over and that I’ll need to start drafting end of year posts soon….

Great Series Read Update

Another good month for sequels! I read the third and final book of THE GILDED WOLVES series, THE BRONZED BEASTS, adding another finished series to my list. I also continued with THE HARWOOD SPELLBOOK series of self-published novellas, and will continue squeezing those in here and there in the months to come. BLOOD OF THE CHOSEN marked book two of the BURNINGBLADE & SILVEREYE series, and now there’s nothing to do but wait for the finale next year!

Next month is SciFi Month, and I’m using it to do one of my biggest GSR projects this year: I’m fully rereading two books in a YA series and pushing right on through to book three. A SPARK OF WHITE FIRE by Sangu Mandanna is a wonderful blend of gods and spaceships, but assumes you remember everything when you pick up the next book which, uh, is not the case for me. So mega reread here we come! This is an especially big deal for me as I don’t tend to reread a ton, but the GSRP was made to encourage me to do rereads that would motivate me to finish series. I’ve also got a few sequel arcs on deck, including the intimidating (both emotionally and in size) JADE LEGACY!

Reviews/Books Read

BLOOD OF THE CHOSEN by Django Wexler – 4/5 Stars
THE BRONZED BEASTS by Roshani Chokshi – 3.5/5 Stars
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE by Jay Kristoff – 4.5/5 Stars
THE LIVING WATERS – 3.75/5 Stars
THORNBOUND by Stephanie Burgis – 3.5/5 Stars – Review to Come!
VESPERTINE by Margaret Rogerson – 3.5/5 Stars
ELDER RACE by Adrian Tchaikovsky – 5/5 Stars – Review to Come!

And that’s my month in reading!

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  1. I just finished Blood of the Chosen so I’ll be getting to your review once I finish digesting it! And congratulations on reading so much this October!! You sure beat me;)

    ps- wordpress in its infinite wisdom seems to have cut off your… collage? masonry? gallery? pictures thing. for some reason

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