I didn't get to read much leisure books in September which makes me sad. I actually only managed to read 3 books.
I was busy with my beta reads and I also got a part time job, so at least I have good excuses.
1. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
If the first book of this series was good - the second was simply phenomenal.
The Well of Ascension is full of twists and turns, new characters, surprising revelations and action. The story is so complex and interwoven that somehow I did not see the big twist coming. To be honest, I didn't see other smaller twists either. I was just as blind as the characters were. I don't know how Sanderson did it - but he wrote quite a masterpiece.
down below is a full link to my review.
2. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Another great read for the month of September. I buddy read this with my husband and we took so much from this book.
“As long as I'm with you, I know exactly who I am.”
The concept is pretty cool, and the pace is incredible. There were definitely a few heart thumping instances. It is also very well written - I would definitely recommend. But what surprised me the most in this novel, is how much Blake Crouch knows about family, love, sacrifice, choices and consequences. The book is full of so many amazing ad heart wrenching quotes! I teared up at least twice! So, bravo, Crouch, bravo!
I Really enjoyed it, but I did think that it felt a bit unfinished. Maybe there will be a second one?
Link to FULL review is down below
3. The witches by Roald Dahl
Some children's books are enjoyable to readers of all ages. Such as Matilda, by this author.
This is not one of those books.
It's a bit too silly, a bit too weird and it got some very repetitive dialog.
However, if I was reading this as a child I would have loved it. Or if I was reading it to a kid.
It does have some humor that adults would understand more than kids would, but it's nothing special.
Definitely recommend this to young readers (and by young I mean like 4-8 years olds)
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