This month was Bout of Books 16 and it did help me tackle down my TBR pile. I read three books during the read-a-thon and I even started reading The Girl at Midnight (it kinda reminded me of Daughter of Smoke and Bone). This month, in total, I read 5 books and started Their Fractured Light, which is very addictive.
- Assassin's Heart, Sarah Ahiers
- The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi
- The Forbidden Wish, Jessica Khoury
- Night Study, Maria V. Snyder
- The Girl at Midnight, Melissa Grey
I was a bit disappointed with Assassin's Heart. The main character wasn't very likeable and her ideology a bit annoying (she believed murder was wrong unless the killing was the goodness' will), so it took me a long time to warm up to her. However, all in all, I loved my other readings. Night Study made me fall in love again with the Poison series. The Star-Touched Queen is a magical reading. The Forbidden Wish is a stunning Aladdin retelling.
Everland by Wendy Spinale came with May's Owlcrate. I confess it was not a surprise because when Owlcrate announced that the book would be a steampunk retelling I knew it could only be Everland as it was the only steampunk retelling being release. See? My addiction to retellings can be very useful.
The Star-Touched Queen was one of mine most anticipated releases of this year. Night Study is the sequel to Shadow Study, so of course I had to have it. Seven Black Diamonds is the new book from one of my favourite writers, Melissa Marr, so it was a must have. I got The Girl at Midnight because I feel in love with its cover - yes, I'm that shallow. =P
Random & Randomness, as the name indicates, is about random bookish stuff. Inspired by a few blogs (such as The Daily Prophecy), I decided to create this little space where I share some book love.
- Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer - How am I going to wait until 2017? I died after watching this teaser trailer [such a tease, indeed]. The song, the castle, the rose... Everything is so freaking enchanting! It's time to start the countdown and hope not to die of anticipation.
- Six of Crows Duology - Leigh Bardugo revealed that on September 27 it would be released a Six of Crows Duology. I couldn't be more excited as I read the ebook version of Six of Crows. Now is my chance to get it and Crooked Kingdom - those red stained pages *.* I confess that I already pre-ordered it.
- My review of The Scorpio Races and of The Star-Touched Queen.
PS. What do you think about the new look of My Lovely Secret? It has a new background and a new header.