Books Read in September 2017



Lisa Lueddecke

Ósa knows her village is in danger when the sky over Skane glows red. Last time the lights turned crimson, a plague spread through their village, killing many – including Ósa’s mother. With little love from her father and sister, Ósa spends most of her time with her friend Ivar. Together they try to discover the meaning behind the red lights to prepare for what’s coming, but they find an even greater threat is right on the horizon.

I couldn’t get enough of this gorgeous book. It’s so magical and just became my new favourite thing. I’m craving more of this world, of Ósa’s fierce determination and Ivar’s caring nature. I loved the atmosphere, the tales and superstition, and was completely swept away in this fantasy world. One of the best books I’ve read all year.

Links: The Book Depository, Amazon, Wordery, Goodreads


Stephanie Perkins

A series of gruesome murders has this small town on edge. The students of Osborne High are all potential targets as rumours spread and terror grows. This was a quick, gripping read with characters to root for and a mystery to uncover – who’s the killer? What’s the pattern? Who could be next? This one had me guessing until the end. A scary page turner with a Scream-vibe… If you like horror, consider this for your 2017 Halloween reading list and prepare for a scare!

Links: The Book Depository, Amazon, Wordery, Goodreads


CL Taylor

A chilling message, dark secrets and a school of brainwashed teens. Drew’s brother is in danger and no one else can save him. Outside the academy, no one will listen to Drew’s concerns. But once she’s inside, how is she going to get her and Mason out? This is a high-suspense thriller with a great atmosphere. The environment really raises the tension. There’s a cast of characters to root for and a feeling of being closed in with no way out. An edge-of-your-seat read I’d recommend to fans of Teri Terry.

Links: The Book Depository, Amazon, Wordery, Goodreads


Sif Sigmarsdóttir

Earth has been invaded and teenagers are being taken aboard alien spaceships. When Amy’s friend is accidently taken in her place, Amy joins the Resistance and willingly gets captured to carry out a secret mission. But when she gets to the spacecraft, nothing is as expected and Amy doesn’t know who to trust. This flipped between chapters and diary entries, which kept the pace moving fast. I definitely got the War of the Worlds vibe from it to begin with and I was eager to get to the end and find out what would happen – I couldn’t guess what was coming.

Links: The Book Depository, Amazon, Wordery, Goodreads

Also read this month:

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

Siege and Storm – Leigh Bardugo

(See all reviews on Goodreads here)