How is it already October? I feel like this is the time of year where I’m shocked every time I see a calendar. I’ve finished two books that I hadn’t completed last month already, Seafire by Natalie C. Parker and Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. The following are the books that I plan on reading for the rest of October!
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
This book is the sequel/companion novel to Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, which if you read my September Wrap Up, you know I was absolutely obsessed with. I’ve already finished this book and I am just as obsessed with it as I was with the first. I will include more of my thoughts in my October Wrap Up later this month, but it’s no surprise that I loved it!
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy follows Monty’s sister Felicity, who is done with pretending she enjoys society parties and has decided to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. After returning from her whirlwind adventure with her brother and Percy, Felicity returns to England with two goals, avoid potential suitors and get into medical school. She finds out that a doctor she idolizes is looking for a research assistant, but Felicity doesn’t have the money or the means to make the trip. That’s when a young woman offers to pay for Felicity’s way there, as long as she’s allowed to disguise herself as Felicity’s maid. Of course there’s more to this than the girl originally leads on and this leads Felicity on a brand new adventure that she hadn’t expected.
Wildcard by Marie Lu
Since it’s release in September, I’ve heard that Wildcard breaks your feelings! I’m hopping to get to it this month, but I don’t know if my heart is prepared. I can’t really go into too much detail about Wildcard, as it’s a direct sequel to Warcross, but I’m excited to see how Marie Lu wraps up this duololy.
For those who haven’t read Warcross, this book takes place in a world where virtual reality has been fully integrated into people’s lives and a game called Warcross is at the centre of it all. We follow Emika Chen, a badass hacker and bounty hunter, after she accidentally hacks herself into the opening ceremonies of the Warcross Championships. Instead of getting arrested like she thought she would, she’s invited to Tokyo by the creator of Warcross to go undercover in the Warcross Championships to investigate a threat to the virtual reality. But through her investigation, she realizes that things may not be how they had seemed.
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
This is another one of my highly anticipated books for the month of October and I can’t believe that it’s almost here! Becky and Adam are two of my favourite authors, so I’m excited to see how they have collaborated on this book.
What If It’s Us is a dual-perspective novel that follows Arthur and Ben. Arthur is a hopeless romantic who is only in New York for the summer and believes that Broadway romances can happen in real life. Being fresh off a breakup, Ben, on the other hand, is a little more cynical and thinks the universe needs to screw off. When they meet-cute at the post office and have a series of failed dates, they're left to wonder if this is meant to be.
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
I’m hoping this book will be a great spooky-read for around Halloween! I love any excuse to be festive, so I’m hoping that this will be a book that I can tuck into near October 31st with a bowl of Halloween candy and some spooky tunes.
City of Ghosts is a middle-grade novel that follows Cassidy Black, whose parents are ghost-hunters and whose best friend happens to be a ghost as well. When she moves with her parents to Edinburgh, Cass finds herself surrounded by ghosts and she meets Lara (a fellow see-er of ghosts known as an In-betweener). Lara tells Cass that their job is to send ghosts beyond the Veil, but Cass finds herself drawn into a fight that spans across both the world of the living and the dead.
That’s all for the books I plan on reading in October. What book or books are you most excited to get to this month? Let me know if the comments below!
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome!