Monthly Wrap-ups

My October Reads

Here are all my October reviews:

  1. Fire Falling by Elise Kova
  2. Murder Past Due by Miranda James
  3. Wisteria Witches by Angela Pepper
  4. Two for Joy by Zoe Sugg & Amy McCulloch
  5. Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Fire Falling by Elise Kova

Themes: YA, fantasy romance

My rating: 3/5

Quick review: I’m a bit disappointed with this series since I heard great things about it but for the moment find it rather bland. I still enjoyed the writing and it has potential, so I hope it will get more complex in the next books!

Murder Past Due by Miranda James

Themes: Cosy Mystery

My rating: 4.5/5


Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris-and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turned-famous bestselling novelist, Godfrey Priest.

But someone in Athena took Godfrey off the bestseller lists- permanently, and with extreme prejudice. Now, Charlie and Diesel must browse through the history section of the town’s past to find a killer

Quick review: A very good murder mystery with a librarian playing detective accompanied by his cat!

Wisteria Witches by Angela Pepper

Themes: cosy mystery, witches

My rating: 4.5/5


Zara is a newly minted witch with a knack for attracting the spirits of the dead. When she learns a ghost is haunting her new home, she teams up with a local police detective to unravel a mystery!

Zara Riddle moved to a charming new house in a small town so her life could be simple. But now that her witch powers have kicked in, life is anything but simple. Long-lost relatives are coming out of the woodwork. It turns out the family tree is riddled with magic.

When a ghost shows up, Zara finds out her powers come with a cost. She must solve the woman’s murder. Zara teams up with her handsome neighbor, a wolf shifter who’s both mysterious and perfect. Maybe too perfect? He did save her life during an attack, but he’s definitely hiding something behind that sly smile.

The town of Wisteria may be quaint on the surface, but danger lurks around every corner. To protect her family, Zara must risk her heart and her life. Forces of good and evil will face off in a battle where one side has a secret advantage.

One thing’s for sure. Zara Riddle is keeping these new powers, blue lightning balls and all.

Once you go witch, you never switch.

Quick review: Another cosy mystery perfect for the spooky season if like me you’re a bit faint-hearted and don’t really read thrillers!

Two for Joy by Zoe Sugg & Amy McCulloch

Themes: YA thriller

My rating: 4/5

Quick review: I will not be going into details since this is the finale of the series but am I the only one surprised and shocked by this particularly awful ending?! It traumatised me!

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Themes: Contemporary romance, adult

My rating: 3.5/5


Bee Königswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering project – a literal dream come true – Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward.

Sure, Levi is attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school – archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away.

But when her equipment starts to go missing and the staff ignore her, Bee could swear she sees Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas… devouring her with those eyes. The possibilities have all her neurons firing.

But when it comes time to actually make a move and put her heart on the line, there’s only one question that matters: What will Bee Königswasser do?

In brief: It was a nice read but felt too much like Hazelwood’s other books. I literally felt as if some parts were directly coming from The Love Hypothesis…

What was your TBR of spooky books? Did you read any book perfect for this season?

Note: Most synopses are taken from Goodreads.


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