Hello bookworms! One of my goals this month is to clear out my drafts and boy do I have a lot of tags. I think I might make it a weekly post until I’m caught up. First up is this Halloween inspired tag that the lovely Bookish Pisces created where you basically rate a few books as tricks (didn’t enjoy) or treats (enjoyed). For this, I selected a couple of books that were high on TBR this year. Let’s find out if these books lived up to my expectation or not.
A Gathering of Shadows broke me. That may sound like an exaggeration, but I’m not kidding. I was so excited to read this book but found it rather disappointing for a sequel. The story dragged and nothing happened for over 400 pages. And don’t get me started on Lila Bard. I gave up on the Shades of Magic trilogy after I finished AGOS. I even took a break from book series after reading this. The only good thing that came out of this was my Twitter thread with reaction memes.
First time reading Jane Eyre and I truly enjoyed it. Rochester is trash, but Jane is an incredible character and I understand the hype behind this classic.
I honestly don’t remember what happened in this book.
If you listen closely you can still hear me crying over The Serpent King. My bookstagram friend, Cory, talked about this book often because it’s her all-time favorite. I didn’t expect to be hit with so many emotions reading this. I was so emotional that I sat in my car and cried after I was done. I’m so heartbroken, Jeff Zentner.
I like to think of Red Rising as The Hunger Games on Mars. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as I enjoyed The Hunger Games. I was bored and I wasn’t very fond of the protagonist. His name escapes me because he wasn’t that interesting.
What books would consider trick or treats? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!