September 2021 Wrap-Up

by Hope Hanson
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Somehow, it’s already the end of September?! Seriously, this month flew by so fast; I honestly can’t believe it’s already over and time for me to do my September 2021 wrap-up.

To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed with my reading for this month; I didn’t get to all the books I wanted to, and I just generally read less than usual. But I had a lot going on, so I won’t be too upset about it!

Anyway, though, without further delay, here are all the books I read in September and what I thought of them:

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Thunder Peak by Trae Stratton

Rating: ★★★

Overall, I enjoyed this one! My main problems were some of the author’s stylistic choices. Most importantly, I disliked how Stratton overexplained some things. But I do acknowledge that since this book is intended for younger audiences, so I’ll give that some leeway. But I quite liked the characters and the general plot of the story; it kept me entertained.

All things considered, I would recommend reading this one, especially for readers at the younger end of the YA spectrum.

Full Review

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Vows of Gold and Laughter by Edith Pawlicki

Rating: ★★★★

I really enjoyed this one! Firstly, I loved the amount of detail Pawlicki put into developing the book’s fictional world; it was so complex and detailed, and I loved everything about it. Then, I also really enjoyed the characters, and I like all the varied personalities involved in the story. Honestly, at first, one of the main relationships missed the mark for me, but even that eventually grew on me. And, of course, I enjoyed the plot; it had a good balance of action and emotion, to say the least of it.

I definitely recommend checking this one out if you have the time; there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy it.

Full Review

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Rone Isa by Robin Murarka

Rating: ★★★★

Honestly, this book was very different from what I expected, but not in a bad way. It wasn’t your traditional science fiction book, with military endeavors in space and fancy laser weapons; instead, there was a lot of philosophical pondering about the state of humanity, through the lens of an AI consciousness. I really can’t do the story justice in this short of space, so I recommend either checking out my full review or just diving right in and reading the book itself.

Though, I will say: If you’re looking for a traditional science fiction book with a lot of action, then this definitely isn’t what you want to pick up! Because you’ll definitely be disappointed, in that case.

Full Review

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Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

Rating: ★★★★

Most of you, if you’ve read previous posts of mine, probably know about my dislike for the Red Queen series. So, obviously, I was apprehensive going into this, even though my Bookstagram friend Dominique (@theacadominique) hyped it up a lot. But I ended up really loving this book! Even though it was a bit lengthy, so much of that was composed of awesome world-building and in-depth character development, all of which I loved. (Speaking of characters, there were so many different perspectives, but Erida’s was, by far, the best.) And the plot still had plenty of excitement and action, despite the lengthiness. I can easily say that this is my favorite book in my September 2021 wrap-up.

All in all, I definitely recommend checking this one out!

Full Review

Witch’n by Joshua Braun

Rating: ★★★

So, when I read the plot description for this book, it excited me because it reminded me of the energy from THGTTG. And since that’s one of my favorite books, obviously I was looking forward to reading this one. I’m happy to say that Witch’n didn’t disappoint me; it was full of ridiculousness and hilarity, with the main villain being evil simply for the sake of. And even though the plot lacked any sense of organization and was maybe a little too chaotic, it still kept me entertained.

So, even though this wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read, if you’re looking for something light and easy to read this spooky season, I definitely encourage you to check this one out.

Full Review

So, I hope you enjoyed my September 2021 wrap-up! Even though I didn’t read too many books this month, I enjoyed all the ones I did read, so that’s something.

Also, if you want to find more posts like this one, simply click on the Extras tab above; that will take you to pages filled with similar content.

And, finally, featured in the photo for today’s post in the Flipping Pages lotion from An Unexpected Apothecary, the book-themed shop I rep for. If you use my rep code, SUITE10, at check out, you’ll get 10% off your order–there’s no kickback for me, it’s just a little way for you to save some money!

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