Book(s) of the month – October 2022!

Hello, hello! Yes, it’s that time again where I get to tell you about my favourite reads from the previous month. October was a really meh reading month for me, I managed to read 8 books, but there was only one I would say I truly enjoyed. A modern re-imagining of King Arthur with an MC I adore, an enemies to friends to lovers??? and plenty of kick ass magic fight scenes. This was the sequel to one of my top reads of 2021 , so I went in with incredibly high expectations that it absolutely exceeded and then some. As usual I have linked to my review in the title if you want to check out my thoughts in more detail & I have added some of my favourite, hopefully on spoilery quotes.

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn

The shadows have risen, and the line is law.

All Bree wanted was to uncover the truth behind her mother’s death. So she infiltrated the Legendborn Order, a secret society descended from King Arthur’s knights—only to discover her own ancestral power. Now, Bree has become someone new:

A Medium. A Bloodcrafter. A Scion.

But the ancient war between demons and the Order is rising to a deadly peak. And Nick, the Legendborn boy Bree fell in love with, has been kidnapped.

Bree wants to fight, but the Regents who rule the Order won’t let her. To them, she is an unknown girl with unheard-of power, and as the living anchor for the spell that preserves the Legendborn cycle, she must be protected.

When the Regents reveal they will do whatever it takes to hide the war, Bree and her friends must go on the run to rescue Nick themselves. But enemies are everywhere, Bree’s powers are unpredictable and dangerous, and she can’t escape her growing attraction to Selwyn, the mage sworn to protect Nick until death.

If Bree has any hope of saving herself and the people she loves, she must learn to control her powers from the ancestors who wielded them first—without losing herself in the process.

Favourite Quotes!

“The unsaid thing about funerals is that directly after the communal mourning for someone you love, after everyone is gone and the connected grief dispersed, comes a solitude beyond imagining. A great, gaping nothing where a whole person and life and future used to be. The other side of a funeral is abyss.”

“”I think… you do as I did. You invoke grief now so that death will never surprise you again. You imagine how it could happen, so that you can imagine how it cannot. You wish to destroy it before it destroys you. Is this the right of it?”

“You are still asking questions that you do not truly want me to answer.’ ‘What if I do want you to answer?’ I reply, bold. ‘ Then I would say you look… devourable,’ he murmurs. ‘And that , for me, is something I do not wish to share in mixed company. For many, many reasons.”

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