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November Wrap Up!

Hi. Hey. Howdy.

If at any point of this blog post I become incoherent then I apologise. I got like three and a half hours of sleep last night so I’m feeling kind of zombie-ish right now. Ahh the joys of exams lol

Anyways, it’s the end of the month which means it’s time to talk about all the books I’ve been reading. By “all the books I mean” 6-ish. While not the best reading month I’ve had this year, both in terms of quantity and quality, I don’t think it was too shabby.

I didn’t post a proper TBR for November for two reasons: 1) the books I had in mind I felt like I’d talked about a whole lot already in previous TBRs and I didn’t want to keep repeating myself, and 2) I knew I was going to be busy and didn’t want to get stressed, I just wanted to go with the flow.

The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White⭐⭐⭐.25 – I finally started this series in October and this month I jumped straight on in to the sequel as I was part of the Blog Tour. I wont lie, The Guinevere Deception was a bit of a let down for me but thankfully I found this sequel to be a lot better. I liked the characters, seeing their relationships develop. There was a lot more action and things actually happened this time around so again that’s a plus.

The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu ⭐⭐⭐ – Another sequel. Another 3 stars. I was really underwhelmed by this book. Thinking back now 3 stars might even be me being generous. I felt no sense of urgency when the characters where in dangerous situations (which was like 94% of the book). I knew they were going to be fine because of the mere existence of the other however many books. I also didn’t think that the writing was anywhere near as good as Clare’s other book and even the dialogue, which I usually love in C.C’s books, wasn’t what it usually is.

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft ⭐⭐⭐- Three for three on the three star ratings😂. I started this book back in October for Spooky Season and finally finished it this month. I am enjoying reading more anthologies but this wasn’t the most memorable, I think there was only 2 that really stood out to me. I am happy to finally have read this though becuase it has been on my TBR for a whileee.

(I feel like I’m making 3 stars seem like a bad rating. It’s not. 3 stars is good but it’s only good. It could be better)

The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I loved this book so much. It was the paranormal New Orleans book of my dreams and I’m so happy I picked it up. Everything was on point but especially the setting. This would have been a 5 stars but the ending was a bit all over the place for me. I did buy the sequel on my kindle asap though.

The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – THIS BOOK MADE ME SO HAPPY!! That’s all I have to say because anything else will make me sad. I wrote a whole post complaining about the fact that there’s no third book earlier this week.

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco – This is my current read and don’t think the fact that I’ve been reading it for weeks now means that it’s bad. It’s not. I’ve just been way too busy to read and I’m genuinely sad about that fact because before the craziness of exams kicked I’d just reached the murder and I was having a great time. I’m counting down the days till I can properly read this again.

And I also read El Arbol de la Ciencia biy Pio Barroja. Did I skim read it? Yes. A whole lot. I skipped whole paragraphs and chapters. But. I accomplished 3 months worth of work related to this book in like 5 days. I hated every second, this book was kind of depressing. Here it is.

So those were the books I read this month. While some were dissapointments they weren’t too bad and I think I may have started a new favourite series so there’s a bonus.

I’d love to know what you’ve been reading this month and you’re thoughts on any of the books mentioned. Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

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