September had it’s high and lows, but it turned out to be a pretty good month. I read a lot, and enjoyed most of it. I also found a new series that I adore. Also, I am finally back to reading fantasy and that makes me so happy. Keep reading to see my September 2020 Wrap Up. Plus, I have a fun announcement at the end!
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Hurston’s beloved classic–one of the most important American novels of the 20th century–follows the fortunes of Janie Crawford, a woman who was married three times and had been tried for the murder of one of her husbands in the black town of Eaton, Florida.
My Rating: 4/5
The Queen of Nothing
After being pronounced Queen of Faerie and then abruptly exiled by the Wicked King Cardan, Jude finds herself unmoored, the queen of nothing. She spends her time with Vivi and Oak, watches her fair share of reality television, and does the odd job or two, including trying to convince a cannibalistic faerie from hunting her own in the mortal world.
When her twin sister Taryn shows up asking of a favor, Jude jumps at the chance to return to the Faerie world, even if it means facing Cardan, who she loves despite his betrayal.
When a dark curse is unveiled, Jude must become the first mortal Queen of Faerie and uncover how to break the curse, or risk upsetting the balance of the whole Faerie world.
My Rating: 5/5
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, a sixteen year old Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic — the Red Church. Treachery and trials await her with the Church’s halls, and to fail is to die. But if she survives to initiation, Mia will be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the only thing she desires.
My Rating: 5/5
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Vol. 1
For over two hundred years the powerful stories of the Brothers Grimm have enchanted millions around the world, but there has never been an adaptation as intriguing or provocative as this.
Red Riding Hood is forced to confront the insatiable hunger of a terrifying beast. Cinderella seeks a shocking vengeance for the years of torture she’s endured. Hansel & Gretel realize that the problems they left behind are nothing compared to the horror that awaits. A desperate girl makes a deal with the hideous Rumpelstiltskin only to find she may lose much more than she ever imagined. Sleeping Beauty learns that narcissism can be a very gruesome trait to possess. And an envious sister finds her extreme measures to capture the man of her dreams may lead to much worse than just heartbreak from the Robber Bridegroom. Contains Grimm Fairy Tales issues #1-6.
My Rating: 5/5
My Review: I didn’t do a full review on this graphic novel. I will say I really enjoyed reading this. The artwork was gorgeous, and it gave a fun twist to the classic fairy tales.
A Healing Touch
Molly Hilliard wants to be more than an herbal healer, and she answers the lure of adventure on the Ohio River and journeys to the Northwest Territory seeking the freedom to set up a medical practice. Along the way, she tries to hire Romney Applewood as a guide, but he is going the opposite direction. After ten years as a captive of the Delaware Indians, Romney wants to get as far east as possible to forget his past and avoid the bounty on his head for taking part in raids upon settlers’ homes. Something about the way she sacrifices herself to heal others, and something about the way he endures the difficulties he encounters because of his tormented past, links them in more than their quest as they blaze new trails in their lives and in America’s frontier.
My Rating: 4/5
A Game of Greed and Deception
Tammy, a beautiful young woman takes her wealthy husband, Stephen and step-daughter on an anniversary celebration in the snowy Colorado mountains, with purely sinister intentions. Her husband is killed in a tragic auto accident, just as she had meticulously planned…and now her huge inheritance awaits her.
Or does it? With no body to be found in the wreckage, Stephen just becomes a missing person, and Tammy is seemingly trapped inside the cabin with someone stalking her from outside. Could he possibly have known what she was up to all along and planned his revenge?
What ensues is a deadly game of cat and mouse . A sick and psychotic woman driven by her soulless greed quickly turns from the hunter to the prey. The scenes include deadly traps and medieval torture devices, hidden doors and rooms, and an underground labyrinth of torture chambers that are not for the feint of heart.
My Rating: 3/5
So that is my September 2020 Wrap Up. Now it’s time to move on to October. I am so excited for spooky season. I will be blogging everyday in October to celebrate. There are so many posts that I want to share with you guys. It will be a mix of bookish and life style things, so it will be a little different. Subscribe so you don’t miss all the spooky fun!