I’m pretty happy with everything I read last month. I managed to get through quite a few books – and I honestly didn’t really realize just how many, until I made a list for this post. I liked everything I read, but there were definitely some standouts. Once again, I’ve reviewed every book I read last month, so I’ll link them below and feel free to check them out!
The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1) – Kiersten White
Overall, I enjoyed this book. The second half kept me more interested, and the characters felt fresh and original, while still feeling reminiscent of more traditional character roles. If you’re a fan of Arthurian Legend, BBC’s Merlin, or just good fantasy stories, you’ll definitely want to check this one out – out today!
Fate of the Fallen (The Shroud of Prophecy #1) – Kel Kade
I think one of the reasons I really like about this book is that it reminds me of some of my favorite epic, heroes journey fantasy reads. With the kind of heroes that don’t necessarily want the burden or mantel but take it up anyways to save humanity – especially when literally no one else will. These heroes (like all heroes) are thrust into a world of danger, taken from their everyday quiet lives and tasked with saving the world before some evil ends it. Sometimes there’s a prophecy, and other times fate. Fate of the Fallen reminds me of books like Eragon, There Will Come A Darkness and Heart of the Empire. If you haven’t yet read any of these, you should, and you should definitely check out Fate of the Fallen, it’s out now!
Sisters of Shadow and Light (Sisters of Shadow and Light #1) – Sara B. Larson
Ugh, I just loved this so much and I can feel my thoughts dwindling down to incoherent screaming so I’m going to end this review here. And for the final time in this review, I’m going to tell you – urge you – to go pick this book up and read it. It’s currently out, so you have no excuse!
Oath Taker (Kingdom of Runes #1) – Audrey Grey
“Welcome to the Kingdom of Runes where immortals and humans clash, light and dark magic reign, and mythical creatures lurk in the shadows. If you like fierce heroines, enemies-to-lovers romance, wild plot twists, and endearing characters that stay with you long after you reach the end, you need to discover the book readers are calling dark fantasy at its best. Just make sure to clear out some space on your calendar first!”
Flawed – Becky Bird
If you love Pride & Prejudice and Darcy and Elizabeth, you’re going to want to check out this adorable, quick contemporary romance. I don’t feel like you need to know the plot of P&P to enjoy this – but it does help, (as does any kind of background knowledge when it comes to adaptations/retellings). Though, Becky makes it pretty evident who these characters are supposed to be, and the traits they have. I’ve never read P&P and I honestly don’t know if I’ve seen either movie version in full, and my extent into P&P (besides knowing the basic plot) is the Austenland movie – which you should watch if you haven’t – and I didn’t have any trouble understanding what was going on in the book.
Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
So much happens in this book and Layla goes through so much and a lot of it very traumatizing and unfortunate for her. It’s totally unfair that she has to go through all of that and suffer through high school. There are also very hate-able characters in this one, and a lot of lines are crossed, and trust shattered. A certain head of a clan is quite the asshole…as are a few other members of the clan.
If you haven’t already, make sure you check out the Dark Elements Series – you need Roth in your life. And if you haven’t yet dived into JLA’s books and the worlds she’s created, you’re seriously missing out!
Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
If you haven’t already (what’s wrong with you) you need to read this series and fall in love with sassy, antagonistic Roth, Crown Prince of Hell, and Layla, loyal badass with a hidden secret, and loving, stoic Zayne who can transform into a giant living stone gargoyle and follow their journey to stop the end of the world.
A Chameleon with a Sword – B.L. Logan
So much happened in this book, yet I feel like nothing did. Other than a few shocking moments, nothing really makes me want to tell you to go read this. Actually, even the shocking moments don’t make me want to tell you to go read this. It’s not a bad book, it’s just long, dense and so much. I think the author has promise, and the story they created is really cool. I just wish it had been a little bit of a lighter read, and things had been explained better, over a longer period of time. Because having an entire worlds worth of lore/history/rules shoved at me in ~560 pages, I retained none of it. A Chameleon with a Sword is out now, and if you do read this, let me know what you think.
Let me know what your favorite November read was!