After reading an unusually high number of books (for me anyway) in the last two months I decided to split my wrap up, so welcome to the books I read in August and September part two. Keep on reading to see what else I read over the last two months. It was kind of a mixed bag!
The Bet by J.L Beck and C. Hallman
Let’s just say that within the first quarter of the book one main character sexually abuses the other and the author suggests that it’s ok because the victim kind of ‘enjoyed it’? Nope. Nuh-uh. I should have DNF’d the book there and then but it was kind of like trainwreck situation where you can’t believe what you’re seeing but you just can’t look away. 0/5
Defy by L.J. Shen
This was definitely better than the first book I read from this author. The main character was a bit of a d*ck but not actually abusive, and while I didn’t mind the romance or the plot really (it’s a student teacher romance FYI) I just can’t get over the fact that AGAIN a major crime is committed and everyone just gets away with it. 2.5/5
The Wrong Side of Kai by Estelle Maskame
I was very kingly gifted a copy of this book as part of the blog tour with Ink Road Books and found it was the perfect, sweet contemporary read that I needed to get me out of my slump. Check out the blog tour entry here! 4/5 stars.
Frankly in Love by David Yoon
Again, this was a gift from the lovely publishers over at Penguin, and I am so glad that I read this book! I have posted a spoiler free review too, but (to steal a line from said post) this book was “a diverse coming of age story dotted with some hard hitting truths and the navigation of first love in a society with strict expectations.” 4/5 stars.
Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen
My good friend Lauren very kindly sent me this for my birthday and I raced through the super sweet graphic novel in a matter of minutes. It was cute and fluffy but dealt with some serious issues such as grief and loss. 4/5 stars.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
I’ve been on a real graphic novel kick lately and Pumpkinheads was another one I loved! It had cosy autumnal vibes, a super cute friendship and a sweet narrative – I couldn’t get enough! My full spoiler free review is here. 4/5 stars
Hopefully next time you see a wrap up I’ll have got back into the swing of doing them monthly!
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