Naturally, as expected, I am a day late already with this post however as an avid reader I couldn’t write up this post considering it’s bookish. Rather than just outright October Spoopy month books to read though I thought I would share some books I already have on my ever-growing to be read pile as ones I would actually love to get around to reading this month.
The Wolf and The Woodsman by Ava Reid
I’m actually very close to finishing this book although it’s been a while since I’ve picked it up. Here’s a little snippet of the blurb
In her forest-veiled pagan village, Evike is the only woman without power, treated like an outcast due to her corrupted bloodline. So, when soldiers arrive from the Holy Order of Woodsmen to claim a girl for the king’s blood sacrifice, Evike is betrayed by her fellow villagers and surrendered.
When monsters attack the Woodsmen and their captive en route to the capital, they slaughter everyone but Evike and the cold, one-eyed captain. But she soon learns he’s no ordinary Woodsman…The Wolf and The Woodsmans
Verity by Colleen Hoover
Books by Colleen Hoover have been all over Bookstagram for some time but this is a new to me author. I’ve read the first few pages and very intrigued in how this will go. I get a lot of Rebecca by vibes from this.
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.
Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of the night her family was forever altered…Verity by Colleen Hoover
Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone
This book seems to incorporate a mix of magic, romance, mystery and fantasy with a darker spin and fairytale quality. I’ve had it for a while now and have to admit this seems like an ideal spooky read for the month.
When Violeta Graceling and her younger brother Arien arrive at the haunted Lakesedge estate, they both expect to find a monster. Leta knows the terrifying rumours about Rowan Sylvanan, who drowned his entire family when he was a boy. But neither the estte nor the monster are what they seem.
As Leta falls for Rowan, she discovers he is bound to the Lord Under, the sinister death god lurking in the black waters of the lake. A creature to whom Leta is inexplicably drawn…Now, to save Rowan – and herself – Leta must confront the darkness in her past, including unravelling the mystery of her connection to the Lord UnderLakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone
The Devil Makes Three by Tori Bovalino
Another one I’ve had for a while which sounds like my kind of read. I think this is a great time of year for these types of books. This one looks pretty small too. The tagline on the back is ‘The Devil seeks his due from two unsuspecting students…’ so I’m really intrigued by this one. I also have a very pretty special edition which has been nice to photograph.
Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco
I have been waiting to read this one for ages now as it’s the second book in a series and I have been unable to find the time to get into it. The third book has recently come out too which is what is pushing me to read it so I can find out the rest of what happens in this story. It’s set in Sicily so has lots of amazing food references so it’s one of those books that just makes you hungry. It’s got witches, a brooding prince of hell…everything you need in a fantasy romance really.