The Darkening by Chris Sarantopoulos Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Don’t fear the dark. Fear the light. The end came when light changed. It decimated humanity, leaving scattered bands of survivors stumbling in the dark. Faced with saving himself or his family during the apocalypse, John Piscus made the wrong choice, and has been living with the guilt ever since. When a glowing girls shows up at John’s shelter begging for help, his instincts tell him to kill her. After all, light kills. But when masked troopers tasked with capturing survivors come after them, it’s up to John to protect himself and the girl. Not only may she hold the key to reversing the lethal effects of light, she could also be the one who can save his soul.

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Fragments of Ash by Katy Regnery Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a dark and twisted retelling of the beloved fairytale, Cinderella! My name is Ashley Ellis… I was thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier Raumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Raumann crime family. When I turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched “work” he expected me to do. With the help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier’s clutches, but his twin sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at nothing to return my virgin body to their father… dead or alive.

Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Onions by Cy Young Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): When twelve-year-old “Onions” arrives at his new foster home in Lozen, Arizona, he brings with him only a skateboard and a lot of anger. After he spots an old lady and tries to snatch her purse, he learns the first of many lessons Sandrine, a retired circus performer, will teach him. From Sandrine he learns about the magic of books, the challenge of playing the trumpet, and, most of all, the importance of never giving up. Onions is a moving and inspiring story for all ages and everyone who believes in miracles… and love.

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The Palm Reader (Jackson Walker, #2) by Christopher Bowron Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Jackson Walker once again faces his demons in this haunting sequel to Devil in the Grass. Now working as an investigative lawyer for Peter Robertson, Jack teams with Janie Callaghan to solve the disappearance of a sleazy client specialising in taboo pornography. Meanwhile the evil head of the Church of Satan weaves an intricate web to lure Walker as the sacrificial lamb in an Everglades Black Mass ritual.

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September Wrap Up

I didn’t manage to spend nearly as much time with books as I would have liked to this month, but I still found time to read a little.

I managed to complete three books in the month of September, which were:

  • Commonality Games by Mark Rounds, I gave this book one out of five stars ⭐️
  • Come Home. Love, Dad by Shelly Reuben, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Codename: Chimera by J. K. Persy, I gave this book three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The book I enjoyed the most in September was Come Home. Love, Dad by Shelly Reuben. A great book written about Shelly Reuben’s father, Samuel. This book is full of personal letters, poems and photos which was really nice to get a feel of their family life and felt very nostalgic to me in particular, as I used to write letters to my friends and family when I was a child, but now it’s all surrounded by technology. It was nice to look back at a different way of communicating through reading this book. You can find my book review for Come Home. Love, Dad here.

I started a book called The Palm Reader by Christopher Bowron which is the second instalment to the Jackson Walker series, but I only managed to finish this book yesterday, so that will be included in my October Wrap Up and also, I will be publishing my book review for The Palm Reader this week too.

I tried to set my target to read six books in September but unfortunately that didn’t happen, I’m just going to go with the flow in October.

How many books did you read in the month of September? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚