Happy September book friends!! I hope everyone is having a good end of summer. I am so ready for fall!! We had some crazy weather this month here, we went from a 90 degree day to snow and 30 degrees the next. My month for reading is going good so far, I have read 5 books for my first round up. So far nothing has really wowed me, so here’s hoping for my next roundup.
Reborn Yesterday by Tessa Bailey – 3 Stars I kept seeing this book all over instagram and youtube so I decided to pick it up. I have always loved a good vampire story so I was excited to give this one a try. Ginny Lynn works nights in her families morgue and one night gets a surprise when Jonas Cantrell wakes up on her table. Instantly the two have a connection and Ginny gets pulled into Jonas’s world. Overall I thought the story was fun and I will probably picked up the next book, I just wished there was maybe more going on the story.
A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair – 3.5 Stars I was watching one of my favorite youtubers a couple weeks ago and she had mentioned so I immediately got it from my library. It is a modern day retelling of Persephone and Hades but they are actually still ancient Greek gods living in modern times. This was my first Persephone and Hades story besides ACOMAF and I really enjoyed it. I am excited to pick up the next in the series but it might be awhile because my library does not have books 2 and 3.
Beyond Power by Connie Mann – 4 Stars This was a fun suspenseful romance set in the wilds of Florida. We follow Delilah Atwood who grew up in Florida’s Wilderness with her family who lived off the grid. She has recently returned after running away when she was 16 to work on her master’s thesis on some local wildlife while also trying to find her sister so she can take her away. While doing her research Delilah meets handsome Josh Tanner who is an officer for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation. Together they must find out who is trying to set up a local militia and what is happening with the local monkey population that she is researching.
There were so many things I really enjoyed abut this story, like the research she did and the population of people who live in the wilds there. I love when a book makes me want to know more about something and this book definitely did that. The romance was also great, I liked having both characters points of view and seeing how they learn to grow throughout the story. Highly recommend this fun story if you are wanting a fast pace thrill of a romance. Thank you Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for my copy to review.
The Switch by Beth O’Leary – 3.5 Stars The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary was one of my favorite books I read last year and I was so excited for her next book. I wasn’t completely disappointed by this book but it didn’t quite live up to my expectations either. This book was much more of a woman’s fiction than a romance. We follow Leena who has just been forced on a two month break because she is not dealing well with a tragedy in her personal life. We also follow her grandmother Eileen who was recently left by her cheating husband. The two decide to saw places so that they can get out of their ruts. The side characters were also great, I loved the village the Eileen lives in and the friends they both make with people who are not their own age. Leena with her grandmother’s friends and the neighborhood watch and Eileen with Leena’s much younger roommates and friends. Overall I enjoyed the stories of both women and the self journey’s they go on. I think I just wanted more romance and it was more on the back burner in this book. Thank you Netgalley and Macmillan audio for my advanced audio copy of the book.
500 Miles From You by Jenny Colgan – 3 Stars I went into this one thinking it was going to be a romance but I got a woman’s fiction instead. The couple don’t even meet till the end of the book! This is the story of two people who are both going through different things in their life and decided to do a job swap. Lissie, who is a nurse in London moves to the small village of Kirrinfeif in Scotland after experiencing a traumatic experience. Trading places with her is Cormack, an ex-army veteran. The two communicate thru messages and eventually meeting. I did like the overall writing of this story and I am excited to try others from the author, I was just expecting one thing and got something else.
Until Next Time, Happy Reading!