I haven’t been reading much Fantasy lately and in my mind that equates to a reading slump… Ah, the infamous reading slump I have been stuck in since July. But when I reflected over last month’s reading I realised that maybe, just maybe I was no longer stuck in a general reading slump but more particularly a fantasy reading slump. I guess I just have to come to terms with the fact that I am enjoying contemporary novels a lot more lately.

So here it is, the really, really late October Wrap Up:

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas – This damn book… I have so many things to say but will not because it will spoil the previous books. As usual, my opinion on this novel is complex because I am so invested in this story world. However, there are so many things regarding the direction of the plot, the narrative style, the character development, the portrayal of over masculine blond males and more that I do not agree with. While I did enjoy this read, I will admit that for the first half of the novel I was really just reading for Manon and Lysandra (READ WYVERNS AND DRAGONS).

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – I struggled through Truthwitch because it was a slow read and I have just been struggling with Fantasy in general. However, I did give it 4 stars because I honestly think that if I wasn’t in a slump I would have thoroughly enjoyed it. The magic system is interesting and the friendships portrayed within the narrative are heart-warming.

The Trouble With Flying by Rachel Morgan – I loved this sweet contemporary novel set in South Africa. It was fun, quick read. The characters were relatable and likeable, there was enough intrigue and drama without it becoming cheesy and reminded me of Colleen Hoover’s writing style. Looking forward to reading more Rachel Morgan novels.

If I Stay & Where She Went by Gayle Forman – I quite honestly enjoyed the movie adaptation of If I Stay more than the novel. Where She Went was more enjoyable and is definitely my favourite in the duology, this is possible because I was so desperate to know what happen to Mia and Adam. You can read a detailed review here.

November 9 by Colleen Hoover – This is possibly my favourite Colleen Hoover novel. I loved the entire concept of meeting on the same day, same time, same venue, without any contact throughout the year. The back stories and the plot twist took me completely by surprise. It was such a good read.

How’d your reading fare last month?

October Wrap Up and Fantasy Reading Slump
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2 thoughts on “October Wrap Up and Fantasy Reading Slump

  • November 15, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I never thought about the possibility of being in a genre slump before until you mentioned it. I find myself experiencing this a lot, especially if I binge read from a specific genre! I’m excited for you to read more Colleen Hoover books! I hope you love my favourites 🙂
    Also, I tried reading If I Stay a few years ago but i just could not get into it! Maybe I should try the movie.

    Nihaad – Read & Seek

    • November 22, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      The movie is a lot better, you should definitely give it a try. Make sure you have a box of tissues though, it is tear worthy. I did quite enjoy the sequel Where She Went. If only they could adapt that into a movie too…


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