September is finally here, I hope you all had a good summer. This is my September TBR:
1. The Girl on the Train
[Paula Hawkins // Black Swan // 409 pages]
‘EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?’ -GOODREADS
On a recent visit to Bath my boyfriend’s mother picked this up at our local book shop. She ended it up staying up all that night and finishing the book in one sitting. It’s been so long since a book has captured me in that way, this year has been three star book after three star book. I’m hoping that The Girl on the Train will help me break out of that cycle.
2. The Raven Boys
[Maggie Stiefvater // Schoolastic // 409 pages]
‘Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.
His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.’-GOODREADS
How have I not read this series yet? I think Elly almost started strangling me when I told her I hadn’t read this. I’ve managed to avoid all spoilers for this series so I’m looking forward to cracking on with it this month.
3. War of the Staffs
[Steve Stepherson & K. M. Tedrick // Black Rose Writing]
‘The goddess Adois brings a powerful vampire warlock named Taza through the void to turn Muiria into a planet of evil using her powerful staff. Needing an army, he turns a race of dark elves into vampires, but Prince Tarquin is born to fulfil a prophecy to stop Taza.
The prince cannot do it alone. The Wizard Celedant sends him to the Borderers, an elite group of dwarves to learn how to fight, while the wizard begins his search for the Staff of Adaman, the only thing capable of thwarting Taza and Adois’ Staff.
War of the Staffs is the search for two pieces of the ancient Staff of Adaman to counter Adois’ plans. The darkness is rising and using the black power of the Staff of Adois and his army of dark elves, giants, and orcs, Taza will begin a reign of terror the planet will not soon forget.’-GOODREADS
The lovely people at Black Rose Writing have sent me a copy of this book to review, and I’m always happy to start a new fantasy series!
What are planning on reading this month? Let me know in the comments!
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