What I’m reading – September 2018 wrap up

After an epic reading month in August, things slowed down in September. Finish school and getting a new job took up most of my time and energy. Needless to say I didn’t do much reading. I did, however, manage to discover a new novel and continue my reread of the Percy Jackson series.

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I Was Born For This

Author: Alice Oseman

Number of pages: 395

Genre: Contemporain – Young Adult – LGBTQ

Synopsis: For Angel, life is only about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are currently taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark’s fandom has given her everything – her friend Juliet, her dreams, her place in the world.

Jimmy owes everything to The Ark. He’s their frontman – and playing in a band with his mates is all he ever dreamed of doing.

But dreams don’t always turn out the way you think, and when Jimmy and Angel are unexpectedly thrust together they find out just how strange and surprising facing up to reality can be.

Rating and review: 4/5 – I really enjoyed discovering this story and this author. The novel had its flaws but it was also a very beautiful story, fully rooted in our current time. It felt very realistic and I appreciated that a lot.

👉 My review of I Was Born for This

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #4)

Author: Rick Riordan

Number of pages: 361

Genre: Middle Grade – Fantaisie – Mythologie

Synopsis: When demonic cheerleaders invade his high school, Percy Jackson hurries to Camp Half Blood, from whence he and his demigod friends set out on a quest through the Labyrinth, while the war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near.

Rating and review: 5/5 – My reread of this beloved series continues with the fourth book, which might be my favorite. Why? Because Percy (of course), but also because Nico, and most of all Percabeth. Long story short, I aodre this book and this series.

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #5)

Author: Rick Riordan

Number of pages: 381

Genre: Middle Grade – Fantaisie – Mythologie

Synopsis: All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows.

Rating and review: 5/5 – Last book in the original Percy Jackson series, this fifth one is a masterpiece. And, now that I know what comes next in the saga, I was able to see all the little clues and hints included in this novel by Rick Riordan. As for the rest of this reread, I listened to the audiobook, which was simply perfect.

The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1)

Author: Rick Riordan

Number of pages: 557

Genre: Young Adult – Fantaisie – Mythologie

Synopsis: Jason has a problem.
He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret.
Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools.
When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?

Rating and review: 4.5/5 – After finishing PJO, I obviously had to keep going and started rereading Heroes of Olympus right away. I read it for the first time about three years ago, and rereading it was a very interesting experience. Indeed I remember not really enjoying that first book in the new series… Percy wasn’t there, I didn’t know these new characters and that came in the way of enjoying the story. This time around I knew what to expect, and I’ve gotten to know the characters, so I loved it.

What did you read last month?

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