Hi guys, I hope you are all well. It’s time for another monthly wrap up post – I can’t believe it is the penultimate wrap up of this year. Anyway, I had an alright reading month in November. Like last month, I read four books, which I’m pretty happy writing this. As of writing this I am also in the middle of reading another book, but I don’t think I’ll get it finished by the end of the month. Anyway, let’s get started with the mini reviews.
The Flames of Shadam Khoreh / Bradley Beaulieu / ★★★
Lays of Anuskaya trilogy – book 3
Publisher: Quillings Literary Services
Length: 485 pages
This is the third and final book in the Lays of Anuskaya trilogy. While I did enjoy this concluding installment, I wasn’t as invested in the characters or story as I am in the author’s other series. I am planning to post a review of the trilogy so keep an eye out for that.
Shadows on the Moon / Zoe Marriott / ★★★
The Moonlit Lands series – book 1
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 465 pages
This is loosely based on Cinderella and follows a young girl called Suzume, who has the unique ability to change into any form (known as shadow weaving). I enjoyed this book overall, although I think the romance was little too heavy handed. I really liked the idea of shadow weaving and thought that the author did a good job of building on it throughout the book. I do want to give a trigger warning for self harm. I don’t normally give them but as someone who continues to self harm, this book was quite hard to read at times.
The Gods of Men / Barbara Kloss / ★★★★
The Gods of Men series – book 1
Publisher: Ingram Spark
Length: 448 pages
This is the first book in the Gods of Men series. It follows two main character perspectives – Imari (or Sable) and Jeric (or Jos). While I really enjoyed this book overall, it is quite familiar in terms of the fantasy genre. There isn’t any new stuff here, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The characters were well written and the pacing was good. The magic system is an interesting one but I would have liked more information about it. Overall I enjoyed this book and will be checking out the sequel.
Crownbreaker / Sebastien de Castell / ★★★★
Spellslinger series – book 6
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Length: 410 pages
This was a fantastic concluding installment to this six book fantasy series. It was great to be back with these characters and in this world. If you’ve enjoyed the previous books, then I think you’ll enjoy this one too and if you haven’t started the series yet, I highly recommend checking it out. I have a full review of the series, which you can check out here.
The book I’m currently reading is Symphony of the Wind by Steven McKinnon, which is the first book in the Raincatcher’s Ballad series. As of writing this I’m less than half way through but I’m really enjoying it so far. Top of my TBR for December is Blood of Empire by Brian McClellan, which is the third and final book in the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy, and Legacy of Ghosts by Alicia Wanstall-Burke, which is the second book in the Coraidic saga. What books have you been reading? Let’s chat in the comments. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.