Good evening bookworms!
The sky is a wild array of oranges, reds, pinks, and purples. The sun is cresting the horizon, ready to sleep for the night. The stars are peeking out. It’s dusk, my favorite time of day, and this is the Sundown Rundown where I tell you all that I’ve read and reviewed this month.
So, if you missed a review or a ramble then this is a good place to catch up!
On a side note: Orange is the New Black, Season 6 came out just a few days ago and it was wild, intense, and I believe it shed some light on some very real issues. Still with the comedy and awkwardness, it’s still freaking amazeballs.
It’s been a busy and surprisingly long month. So, here we go!
Author: Anne Rice
Rowan, leader of the Mayfair coven is missing. Her husband is going mad without her. Lasher, a free demon now, holds her hostage, trying to get children out of her. Looking to be disturbed a bit? This is a great one! Paranormal takes a bit of a V.C. Andrews twist in this follow-up to The Witching Hour.
Author: Dean Koontz
Every time lightning strikes he is there, her guardian angel. From the night she was born and onward, he’s watched over her, but why? Romance, sci-fi, and tragedy as twisted into one. And if you have an infatuation about lightning like me then read this.
How to Hang a Witch
Author: Adriana Mather
WITCH! A curse hangs over Salem, Massachusetts and it’s up to Sam Mather and a ghost to put an end to it before the torches and pitchforks start coming after her.
The Apollo Trials: The Burning Maze
Author: Rick Riordan
Book three of The Apollo Trials. Filled with more comedy from the teenaged Apollo as well as tragedy and struggle, this time, from down in the labyrinth. With new additions to his quest, it’s soon realized that this may be bigger than Apollo realized.
Author: Melissa Marr
Faeries are all around you. The key is to not acknowledge them in anyway. For Ash, that proves nearly impossible until her way of life is threatened. Then she’s designated to bring an end to a curse over the Summer fey. Can she resist the Summer King, Keenan, though? And what about her best friend Seth?
Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Magic is gone. It’s been killed. But a spark creates hope. A rebel, a princess, and the responsible one go to turn magic back on and possibly bring back the god and save their homeland, Orisha.
Author: Christina Henry
After loss of her husband, Amelia waits by the ocean, wishing for him to come back. Then she is convinced to move on and join P.T. Barnum’s museum. They’re looking for a mermaid, and aren’t they lucky? They just found one. but, they don’t believe it, and all Barnum sees is money when he looks at her.
Water for Elephants
Author: Sara Gruen
Tragedy and romance under the big top. Jacob becomes the vet for the circus after the loss of his parents. During the Great Depression, he finds one of the greatest times of his life an one of the hardest.
Author: Sarah Fines
Get pulled—dragged—into this intense rush. The world has collapsed environmentally. Cacy, a Ferry and a paramedic, gets a new partner. Eli. Both of them are undeniably attracted to each other and both of them have secrets. Drama. Tragedy. And holy hell, romance.
A slow building, scary story. Boy gets involved in witchcraft that turns into Satanism that ultimately leads to his death. The really scary part? It’s all true.
Favorite Book this Month: There were so many that were really enjoyable. This month there was a tie. Children of Blood and Bone and Marked. They both got me tied up. Children worked me over with it’s beautiful world and how the story was an incredible parallel with our own world. Marked hooked me with its nonstop action and characters that had explosive chemistry. I really couldn’t choose. The magic in both of these books was off the wall.
Least Favorite Book the Month: Lasher. As wonderful as the in-depth detail and characters and the darkness of witchcraft was, I was lagging during this book. I could’ve skipped over a good bit of what went on. That ruins a great novel, I know, but the length really put me off. The supernatural is my favorite, but like I said, I dragged. I just couldn’t get as invested as I wanted to, and trust me, I tried.
Until next month!!
More to come soon…
Thoughts? Tell me in the comments below.