In September 2013 I completed a total of 9 books and 1 novella. I posted a review of one of the books I read in September but then I fell off the wagon for the rest of the year when it came to writing a review. Here are the rest of the books I read in September!
4/5…I really enjoyed this! It dealt with grief, sorrow and sadness but also falling in love and growing up. I loved all the characters! Each one had a purpose in Karen’s story. Even though this is the first in a series it did wrap up the story in the end. At some point I have to get around to reading the rest!
5/5…I finally got on the Jennifer L. Armentrout train! I had heard nothing but good things about not only this series but all of Armentrout’s books! I will say this book had some Twilight parallels but they are easy to get over since this book kicks ass! Very rarely do I like both the main character and the love interest so much. Katy had plenty of spunk that I enjoyed immensely!
5/5…Of course I moved right onto number 2 in this series after finishing book 1! This book was even more packed with action, romance and snark. The Twilight parallels from book 1 are almost non exsistant in book 2. I still need to pick up book 3 & 4 and I have no idea why I have waited for so long!
4/5…I originally started this series for the reading challenge Classics Retold but found that I really enjoyed! This book was a bit more mature than the previous 2 and is definitely a changing point in the series. Once again the pages are full of action and tons of hilarious dialogue. I will say there is going to be a lot going down in the next 2 books and I am eager to continue on with this series.
4/5…At this point in the month I had slipped into a reading slump (part of the reason I didn’t feel like blogging). One of the ways I get out of slumps is listen to an audiobook. This was a short and perfect and such a clever little book. The plot was so fun and I really enjoyed the character development. Lily felt very similar to Sam from Perks of Being a Wallflower but with less baggage (but Lily still has her own). Part of me wishes they had an more epic first meeting because it felt a bit anticlimactic. This is the perfect book to pick up during the holidays. The audiobook is pretty kickass! Great duel narration.
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
Published October 1st 2013 by Balzer + Bray
Source: ARC via LitLushes
3.5/5…This book wasn’t bad by any means but I never felt myself connected to the main character. I found myself not interested in Reena most of the time (and almost always annoyed by her choices). However, I really enjoyed the writing style and will definitely be reading more from the author in the future!
4/5…This book really surprised me! I went in knowing only that the main character was the “DUFF” and was pleasantly shocked at the quick turn of events that set up the story. I felt this was a modern look into high school and I definitely got some butterflies from a swoony guy. My only complaint is that the main character never felt ugly or fat to me like I was expecting. I know this shouldn’t define her but given the title I was expecting this to have more of a role. I loved the writing and how she didn’t shy away from being blunt when needed (also naturally using curse words like in real conversation).
3/5…This got a 3 rather than a 2/2.5 because it was really easy to read but honestly I am totally over Lake. I just picked this up because I feel like I need to finish the series.