What I’m reading – September 2017 Wrap Up

Hey readers 🤓. As promised, I come back today with my reading wrap-up for the past few weeks.

In September, I’ve read a total of five books. Not gonna lie, I’ve been pretty busy with school and work, so I’m proud of this number 💪.


reading wrap-upHarry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (Harry Potter #7 – J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Number of pages: 640

Genre: Fantasy – Young Adult

Synopsis: Harry Potter is preparing to leave the Dursleys and Privet Drive for the last time. But the future that awaits him is full of danger, not only for him, but for anyone close to him – and Harry has already lost so much. Only by destroying Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes can Harry free himself and overcome the Dark Lord’s forces of evil.
In this dramatic conclusion to the Harry Potter series, Harry must leave his most loyal friends behind, and in a final perilous journey find the strength and the will to face his terrifying destiny: a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight.

Rating and review: 5/5 – In early September I started reading the final book in my Harry Potter reread. Let me tell you, it’s been emotional. I cried and I laughed. I was rediscovering this book as if it were the first time. And, once again, I have to give a big shoutout to Jim Dale for his magical narration (pun intended).


reading wrap-upThe Serpent’s Shadow (Kane Chronicles #3) – Rick Riordan

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Number of pages: 406

Genre: New Adult – Romance – Contemporain

Synopsis: He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes’ only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent’s own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent’s shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.

Rating and review: 4.5/5 – September was the month I finally caught up on my Riordan reading. I finished the Kane Chronicles, and Serpent’s Shadow was as good as the rest of the trilogy.  It was fun and thrilling and I cannot wait to read another book by one of my favorite author.


reading wrap-upViens, on s’aime – Morgane Moncomble

Publisher: Hugo Roman – New Romance

Number of pages: 360

Genre: Contemporary- New Adult

Synopsis (French): Beaucoup s’accordent à dire que l’amitié fille-garçon n’existe pas, débat qui continue de faire couler beaucoup d’encre. Et pour cause ! Dès que Loan et Violette se sont rencontrés, ça a été un véritable coup de foudre platonique. À cette époque, Loan était en couple avec Lucie depuis quatre ans, si bien qu’il n’avait d’yeux que pour elle.
Mais seulement un an plus tard, beaucoup de choses ont changées : Loan est un homme abattu depuis que sa petite-amie l’a quitté. Quant à Violette, elle commence tout juste une idylle avec le beau Clément, un étudiant en école de commerce qui ne la laisse pas indifférente – chose que Loan se surprend à détester.
Alors quand sa meilleure amie, encore vierge, le supplie de la dépuceler avant de passer à l’acte avec Clément, il hésite. La proposition de Violette sent la mauvaise idée à plein nez… mais après tout, il ne s’agit que d’une fois. Rien qu’une.
Pas vrai ?

Rating and review: 5/5 – I’ve been dying to get my hands on this book for ages. This amazing book was written by a friend of mine, and if you read in French you want to read it (trust me). It’s the perfect balance of romance, friendship, laughter, and heartache. I loved it sooooo much.


reading wrap-upTower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) – Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Number of pages: 660

Genre: Fantasy – New Adult

Synopsis: Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.
His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.
But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

Rating and review: 4.5/5 – Alright, so before I started reading this baby, I was pretty nervous. Chaol was never my favorite character in the Throne of Glass universe (sorry 😶). I was worried I simply wouldn’t love it. And yet, somehow I did. I’ll tell you more about real soon, but it really was up to the level I’ve come to expect from Sarah J. Maas.


reading wrap-upOf Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) – Anna Banks

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Number of pages: 324

Genre: Fantasy – New Adult

Synopsis: Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom…

Rating and review: 3.75/5 – This reads like a good, old romcom… It’s funny and cute and highly entertaining. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. Obviously, it’s far from perfect but I had a great time reading it.


So what was your reading month like in September ?

Tell me EVERYTHING in the comment section👇

Happy Readings,

Gaëlle

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