October 2023 Reading Wrap Up
November was a pretty good month! I had planned to continue my leftover spooky October reads, but jumped straight into Fourth Wing before Iron Flame’s release. I finally read The Hunger Games for the first time and loved it! I also managed to sneak in a few ARCS, a dramione fanfic, and a hockey romance novella.
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros
There were things I loved, and things I didn’t. It felt a little slow. I really enjoyed Violet a lot more in this one, but I still don’t love her as a FMC.
All of the action was great. More dragons, lots of twists and reveals, powers leveling up. But I think this book will be a lot better in the context of the series as a whole. It felt like a book 2 to me.
Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta
I didn’t hate this book, but it was a lot – and not for the reason you may think! This book is obviously 🌶️🌶️ 🌶️🌶️🌶️/ 5 and the spice was great! Her job at the milking farm was surprisingly professional, I just couldn’t wrap my head around him having a bull head. I think more humanoid monster romance is my preference. This one was fun though and the audiobook was great. You can read my full review here.
Her Greatest ADventure by Hannah Cowan
I absolutely loved book 1 in this series, Her Greatest Mistake, but wasn’t obsessed with this one. Her Greatest Adventure is a brothers best friend, accidental marriage romance. Very different from the second chance hockey romance in book 1.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
This was my favorite of the series, and also my favorite movie adaptation. I love that they go back to The Hunger Games. So much action!
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
This was my least favorite of the three, but still great. I wasn’t a huge fan of all the politics and marketing. This series is definitely one of the greatest YA’s of all time!
A Fate Inked in Blood by Danielle Jensen
A Fate Inked in Blood was GREAT!! My favorite from Danielle Jensen so far. I enjoyed EVERY page of this book.
It was fun, gritty, spicy (🌶️🌶️ / 5), and so entertaining! I loved the Norse mythology, magic, and twists. A badass FMC (with Eowyn vibes) and an MMC that would burn the world for her. I 100% recommend pre-ordering or adding to your TBR for next February!! I can’t wait for the next one!
Season Pass (to this ass) by mightbewriting
I’m fully in my Dramione era! This was a quick 6 chapter fanfic where Draco is a professional quidditch player, and starts a relationship with Hermione. It was fun and spicy! 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️ / 5
Same Time Next Year by Tessa Bailey
This is exactly as advertised – a Tessa Bailey hockey romance. But it’s like hockey romance without all the fluff and 400 extra pages! Just don’t think too hard about the green card plot or hockey elements 😂
I found it super entertaining and read it in one sitting – though I am glad it was a novella. There are so many bad reviews, but honestly I’ve read a lot of hockey romances that were WAY worse!