Reading Round Up – September 11th – 20th

Hi Friends! I have quite a few books for this round up so my reviews might be a little short this time! I read 8 books and 3 were re-reads! I finally got to Heartstopper and I loved it! I have vol 2 already ready to go!

Heartstopper Vol 1 by Alice Osman – 5 Stars I have been wanting to read this one forever!!! This first volume covers how Charlie and Nick who are vastly different become friends and class partners. Both characters were so cute and I can’t wait to read the next one!

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James – 5 Stars Simone St. Claire is quickly becoming a favorite paranormal thriller author for me. Im not a huge fan of multiple timelines but she does it in such a way that I am hooked immediately. This one is following a group of girls at a boarding school in the 1950’s where one of them disappears and the second timeline is the present and follows a journalist who is still trying to find out how her sister died 20 years earlier on the abandoned boarding school’s property.

A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore – 4 Stars A historical romance about a woman who wants noting to do with marriage and is trying very hard to get the marriage property act changed so that women are not possessions of their husbands. Of course she then falls in love with a man and must figure out to have both things she wants. A very funny and smart romance!

Dark Lover by JR Ward – 4 Stars The Black Dagger Brotherhood is one of my favorite series ever and one of my groups on instagram chose this as a buddy read so I jumped a the chance to re-read it. While I love the series this one is not my favorite, I am not sure if it’s because it’s the first in the series or because of Wrath. I do love that we get to meet all the brother’s who will eventually get their own book. I loved Butch and Z from the moment we meet them and I will probably continue re-reading these books again!

First Love, Take Two by Sajni Patel – 4.5 Stars This book was a really cute second chance romance. It follows Preeti who is finishing up her residency and in a state a flux not knowing whats next for her. Enter her meddling friend who lets her stay at her place and forgot to mention that Preeti’s ex will also be staying there as well! If you love an only one bed trope you should check this one out!! Thank you @readforeverpub for my gifted copy!! 

Not A Happy Family by Shari Lapena – 5 Stars This is my third book by Shari Lapena and I just love her writing so much. This is the story about 3 siblings whose parents are murdered and all 3 are suspects. I will also say that no one in this book is likable but they just made the book so much better for me. Highly recommend if you are looking for a fun dysfunctional family murder mystery.

Daughter Of The Forest by Juliet Marillier – 4 Stars. I talk about this series a lot on here but it is still so good! This is the first book in the series and we are following Sorcha who her and her brothers have been cursed by an old enemy. Her 6 brother’s have been turned to swans and Sorcha must not speak and complete a horrendous task if she wants them to be free. Enter Hugh of Harrowfield who is in her country trying to find his brother, seeing her he whisks her away to his property where he thinks she will be safe. This book weaves great story telling and atmospheric settings. If you are looking for a fantasy set in ancient Ireland I would recommend this one.

Son Of Shadows by Juliet Marillier – 5 Stars This book is the second in the series and follows Liaden who gets kidnapped by a band of mercenaries hoping she can save one of their comrades. Bran is the no nonsense leader who despises Liaden and everything she stands for. I am pretty sure this book started my love of slow burns and grumpy, silent heros! Bran was the first gruff none talking man I can remember reading and he has always held a special place in my book boyfriend loving heart. Out of all of Juliet’s books this one is still my favorite!

Published by Becky Lewis

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Becky and I am a Real Estate Agent/Stay At Home Mom and I live in the beautiful state of Colorado with my husband, two kids, dog and cat. I am an avid reader and read on average 2-3 books a week. I started my blog because I needed a place where I could talk about books and put down my thoughts on all things book related.

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