Books

October TBR

This month I have decided to do a smaller TBR because I don’t think I will have much free time to read because of work. I think I have chosen a range of different books to read this month, so hopefully I will enjoy reading them all. Normally for October I read spooky and horror books, but at the minute I’m not really feeling them. But if towards the end of the month I start to get into the spirit of Halloween, I may add a spooky read.

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The books I plan on reading in October-

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

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Asha is a dragon-slayer. Reviled by the very people she’s sworn to protect, she kills to atone for the wicked deed she committed as a child – one that almost destroyed her city, and left her with a terrible scar. But protecting her father’s kingdom is a lonely destiny: no matter how many dragons she kills, her people still think she’s wicked. Even worse, to unite the fractured kingdom she must marry Jarek, the cruel commandant. As the wedding day approaches, Asha longs for freedom. Just when it seems her fate is sealed, the king offers her a way out: her freedom in exchange for the head of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard. And the only person standing in her way is a defiant slave boy . . .

I am really excited to start this book because I have heard so many positive reviews about this. Also I haven’t read a good dragon story for a while, and this one sound brilliant. 

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Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

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She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning . . . Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world. Alia is a Warbringer – a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer. To save the world, they must stand side by side against the tide of war.

I have been wanting to read this ever since it was announced. I have read a couple of Leigh Bardugo’s books and I really liked them, so I hope I will like this one as well. I love the DC universe, so I can’t wait to see if I like it even more after reading this book. 

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Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

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All around the world, something is happening to women when they fall asleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed, the women become feral and spectacularly violent… In the small town of Dooling, West Virginia, the virus is spreading through a women’s prison, affecting all the inmates except one. Soon, word spreads about the mysterious Evie, who seems able to sleep – and wake. Is she a medical anomaly or a demon to be slain? The abandoned men, left to their increasingly primal devices, are fighting each other, while Dooling’s Sheriff, Lila Norcross, is just fighting to stay awake. And the sleeping women are about to open their eyes to a new world altogether…

I finished IT last month and I really like reading Stephen King’s writing, so when I saw this in the book shop I knew I had to buy it and read it straight away. The premise for this book sounds really interesting and intriguing.

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The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan

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A dark power known as the Talisman has risen in the land. Born of ignorance and persecution, it is led by a man known only as the One-Eyed Preacher. A superstitious patriarchy, cruel and terrifying, the Talisman suppresses knowledge and subjugates women. And it is growing. But there are those who seek to stop the oppressive spread of the Talisman. A resistance formed of the Companions of Hira – a group of rebels versed in the power of ancient scripture, a magic known as the Claim – believe they have discovered the key to destroying the One-Eyed Preacher and his fervid followers: The Bloodprint. Finding this dangerous manuscript that the Talisman has tried to erase from the world promises to be their most dangerous undertaking yet: a perilous journey deep into Talisman territory which may prove to be their last.

Again this is a book I have heard some amazing things about, and it also sounds like its going to be a really interesting and unique story. I love a good fantasy read and this looks like this is going to be a fantastical journey. 

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Warcross by Marie Lu

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For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game – it’s a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships – only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation. Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

This book sounds like it has everything I love to read about, and it sounds really unique but also something that could happen in the future. Ever since I read the description for this I have wanted to read it, now I have it I will be starting it soon. 

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What do you plan on reading in October?

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