[EXTRACT] ‘Halcyon’ – Rio Youers

Hi everyone! Today I have something a little different for you! I am currently reading Halcyon by Rio Youers and am really enjoying it so far! This is a new horror/thriller release and this is the perfect time of year to read it! It is creepy and atmospheric and seriously interesting! But I don't have a review for you today, instead I have an extract! This is one of my favourite sections from what I've read so far and I am so excited to be sharing it with you!

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‘A Blade So Black’ – L. L. McKinney

This book was an interesting reading experience. I was so excited to read this, it sounded fascinating and original and exactly like the kind of book I should love but something about it just didn't work for me. I think the story was still quite interesting, although not what I had hoped, but the main downfall was in the execution of this novel.

October Wrap-Up & November TBR

Somehow, this has actually been quite a successful reading month! As I started back at Uni this month I thought I would be very limited in how much time I would have to read, and I kind of was but I still managed to make quite a lot of time and get through quite a few books, with a grand total of 8!

‘Vengeful’ – V. E. Schwab

This is the first time I haven't given a V. E. Schwab a resounding 5 stars, and I am a little heartbroken! This was still an absolutely amazing read but something about it just didn't quite lie up to my expectations or to Vicious! But the world and characters were all fascinating and there were so many amazing aspects of this book so I am still extremely glad to have read it.

[ARC] ‘The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy’ – Mackenzi Lee

This was so great! I went into this as soon as I had finished The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue so I was already absolutely immersed in this world and the writing, and honestly I just couldn't put it down. It was sweet and funny and actually very empowering, there are some utterly amazing feminist quotes in this book which were both inspiring and, for me, hugely relatable. As a woman who studies engineering which is an extremely male-dominated subject, I related to Felicity in many ways, though my road to study engineering has been a lot simpler than hers.

‘The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue’ – Mackenzi Lee

An LGBT adventure romp through 18th century Europe? What is not to love!? Well I can say with the utmost confidence that in this book, there is everything to love! It is sweet and enchanting and so funny, it was one of the best reading experiences I have ever had whilst reading a book, I loved every second of it! Also I am so extraordinarily happy that I read this book when I did because I was just getting into a really bad reading slump and this book totally pulled me out of it!

September Wrap-Up & October TBR

This has not been the best reading month. I had quite a lot of time but for some reason did not feel particularly motivated to read for most of the month! So overall I read 6 books, and although that isn't too many I actually had some absolutely amazing reads this month!

[ARC] ‘Muse of Nightmares’ – Laini Taylor

I am absolutely in love with this book! It is by far the best book I have read so far this year and I highly doubt it will be beaten for quite some time! Laini Taylor has created a true masterpiece with this duology and I am already extremely excited for when I shave the time to reread this series! Somehow this book was actually better than Strange the Dreamer which I didn't think would be possible, but as always Laini Taylor came out and surprised me with another stunning novel.

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