October Wrap Up!

Reblogged from 100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews:

I am a little late with my wrap-up this month, but I read so many great books that I needed to share.  I love Halloween, so I did a lot of Halloween reading including thriller, horror and fairy tale re-tellings! I also managed to read 20 books this month, that's a lot. Here's the run down:

 

Goddess Born by Kari Edgren: Paranormal historical fiction, review

 

The Furies by Mark Alpert: Witches with a genetic abnormality, more of an action thriller, review.

 

The Girl who Came Back to Life by Craig Staufenberg: A fairy tale of a girl who wants to get her parents to return from the land of the dead, review.

 

When Fully Fused by Shari J. Ryan:  The third book in the Schasm series, a great conclusion to the psychological thriller set, review.  

 

Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton: YA paranormal set near Halloween with hauntings and plenty of ghosts, review.

 

More, The Guardians and Twelve by T.M. Franklin:  All three books in the More series, paranormal super-powers and fighting evil, reviews.

 

The Wastewater Gardener by Mark Nelson:   Non-fiction, part memoir, part how-to garden with your wastewater, review.

 

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth: Part fairy-tale retelling, part historical fiction on how the story of Rapunzel came to be, review. 

 

Maidens in the Night by Mark Morey: A little bit of a Jack the Ripper tale, but mostly about the struggle of women in that time period, review.

 

Visions of Teaoga by Jim Remsen: Middle Grade historical fiction about the treaties between the settlers and the Native Americans at the New York/Pennsylvania border, review.

 

Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner: Paranormal mermaid story with female warriors, review

 

Floats the Dark Shadow by Yves Fey: A dark, historical mystery set in Bel Epoque Paris, review.

 

The Tudor Vendetta by C.W. Gortner: Third book in the Tudor Conspiracy series, a historical mystery in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, review.

 

School of Deaths by Christopher Mannino: Young adult fantasy about the first female grim reaper in a million years, review.

 

Chronicle of Steele: Raven Episode 4 by Pauline Creeden: Last installment in the Chronicles of Steele series, a great ending to the steampunk adventures, review.

 

Naliyah by Shauna Kelley: Fantasy romance with a new twist on vampires, review.

 

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge: Fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast with many twists and turns, review.

 

Into the Blind by Helen Rena: Young adult fantasy with a dystopian edge and a fairy-tale feel, review.

 

Favorite Books of the month: Bitter Greens, Goddess Born, Naliyah, Ice Massacre.

Not-so-Good books this month: Maidens in the Night and The Furies

Overall, a great month with a ton of reading done!

Have you read any of these or are you planning on reading any of these?

 

Upcoming in November:

Snow White Red Handed

The Ripper's Wife

Tag

Roan Rose

Arcana

 

Happy Reading!