What I Read in September

Bit late with September’s wrap up but I was traveling. I was on a bit of an urban fantasy binge last month and I loved every bit of it.

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs

Brilliant! I think I might prefer this series to the Mercy Thompson one. Alpha & Omega is a spin-off series from Mercy Thompson but is told in a different style. With Mercy we only follow her point-of-view but with this one we follow multiple characters, mainly Anna and Charles.

They are recently mated werewolves investigating a string of animal attacks in the mountains which turn out to be done by something they can’t really handle.

Angel’s Blood (Guild Hunter #1) by Nalini Singh

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to read this! This is a series about angels which strangely reminded me of the superheroes in The Boys. They live in a tower in Manhattan and people look on them with wonder even though they occasionally do questionable things.

We follow Elena who is a vampire hunter. In this case vampires are made by angels are bound to serve their creators for at least 100 years and she retrieves them if they skip put or get into trouble. She’s hired by Raphael, an archangel, to investigate a missing angel.

Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson #2) by Darynda Jones

This was just brilliant! Charley is a fantastic heroine, she’s so funny and relatable despite being the grim reaper. I very rarely laugh out loud while reading but I did it multiple times while reading this. I think comedy is difficult to write in books because situations that are funny in reality don’t always come across right in text but Darynda manages to write such funny remarks without ever being cheesy.

In this we follow Charley who is the grim reaper and a PI. She is investigating the disappearance of her assistants friend and trying to find her own friend before time runs out for him. I love the multiple plot lines that flow through the story. They ever really connect but they all bring something to the world.

Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows #1) by Kim Harrison

This was a reread for me and this time I listened to the audiobook. On my first reading I wasn’t really into it and I wasn’t all that into it again this time. I think I will continue with the series because often first books can be a bit meh with the author trying to establish the world of the series. There’s a lot of explaining in this one with an alternate history of the world, politics and social situations.

We follow Rachel who is a witch trying to break her ties with her former employer and gets tangled up in a shady business man’s dealings with drugs.

The Good, the Bad and the Undead by Kim Harrison

I’m so glad I gave this series another chance! I freaking loved this book!! The series really gets going from this one

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Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison

Loved this one as well! I loved the developments in Rachel’s relationships here. A lot of growth with background characters as they come into their own

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Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

I love Ilona Andrews but for some reason I was putting this one off for ages. I think it was the cheesy cover… I’m sorry I waited so long cause I loved this! Fantastic world building as with all Andrews books and the romantic subplot is just *swoon*

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White Hot by Ilona Andrews

The romance really gets going in this one. Rogan reminds me a lot of Curran from Andrews Kate Daniels books so I am all for this guy!

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

This was such a fun and quick read or listen in my case. I was surprised by how well a graphic novel translated into an audiobook.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

I didn’t really like this. I enjoyed moments of it but I think Shakespeare’s comedies or anything with a romance aren’t for me. I prefer the bloody stories

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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

This one was much better than As You Like It. I like me some bloody Shakespeare.

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

My favourite one so far. I love the witches, the betrayals and how nothing works out for anyone

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The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

This one annoyed me…. It had it’s moments but mostly pissed me off.

6 thoughts on “What I Read in September

  1. Lots of Shakespeare. Think I would find hard to read as dont’ think it flows. Macbeth is my favourite so far considering not that keen. Did for GCSE so just read a bit and broke it down. Like the witches and bit of history insight to the time.

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