Belated October Wrap Up

i know, i know.
she's back, look, you say.
only for a little bit, and then she'll be gone like the wind again, you think.
well, my friend, you're...probably right, let's face it, i'm crappy with schedules and fixed timings and anything that doesn't involve flailing.
(i'm a free spirit okay)
(jeez. *rolls eyes* )

Hopefully I'm not just shouting (or typing furiously on my laptop, fine, I'll be accurate and literal, brain) into an empty void like Augustus Waters (who is the cutest little fluffball ever--I'm reading TFIOS, and loving it,   but more on that later.) so solemnly fears, and--let's be real, I fear so too.

But now, here is the main topic that we have congregated here to discuss: what I read in the month of October. (because narcissism. i can't get enough of myself) (i'm sorry for the copious amounts of self-berating sarcasm.) (not really)

 Well, the first order of business is this: a n g s t
I don't know what it is with angst and me. angsty novels, movies, music. gimme allllllll the angst.
maybe it's because i'm an angst filled teenager, or maybe angsty in general, i really don't know. but at the end of the day, angsty books are home, and i love to drown in the feels that they force upon me. and this month was no different.

October was the follow up month from reading the Raven Cycle books by Maggie Stiefvater, so I was kind of recovering from some serious book hangover, and i was randomly scrolling through the inter of nets (for everyone who didn't get that : the internet)  and i happened to come across this thing, i think on tumblr it was,which stated that one of the characters in this other book series was like Ronan from the Raven Cycle and Kavinsky from the Raven Cycle combined, and i thought, a copy of my precious child, my little sunshine Ronan, in another book?

and that friends, is how October was the month i sank into the world of the Foxhole Court ( also known as : All For The Game series) and i was a goner. it's a trilogy, written by Nora Sakavic. it's about this guy Neil, who is the run away son hiding from his father who is a very dangerous criminal lord sort of thing called The Butcher, and it also heavily involves a sport, a fictional sport called Exy, which is kind of like a mix of hockey and lacrosse, but, like, on steroids.

Neil's mom rcently died, and Exy is extremely close to his heart, and now he's got an offer to play for this University called Palmetto State University, which is actually the laughing stock of the Exy world, kind of, because of the fact that it's coach, Wymack, is bent on recruiting the most effed up kids with messed up pasts and problems of drug abuse and childhood issues and stuff and what not. angst : check.
characters dying : kind of . pain: yesssssss gore and grit and general fighting scenes :check anger : check
 check sports: check

okay, this trilogy gave me  a lot of pain and horror and has tons of, i mean, TONS OF triggers, so if you want to check it out, i suggest you first be 1. aged sixteen or older 2. see all the triggers (look them up. google exists for a reason.)

Next, I read...
SIX OF CROWS YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

this book tho. THIS.
                                  BOOK.
                                                   THO.
pretty accurate
like. honestly. leigh bardugo, what even.

It's essentially about this  one gang's officer guy genius 17 year old  Kaz (aka the hottest-est and cleverest-est guy to ever exist like bro you go) is offered a crazy amount of money to break into this high security, impenetrable prison in this other country and he has to break out this really important scientist/political prisoner. also, he needs a crew; enter Nina, sassy bab who is also a sort of runaway but still loyal to her country army person Grisha (she  has magical powers) who is in love with Matthias, an angry white blond guy who first needs to be broken out of the local prison, and he is most certainly not in love with Nina, nope, only he kind of is, oops, sorry Grisha-hating-brain-washed-brain, and Inej, my sweet baby girl who is so brave and so lovely and she can enter a room, steal your wallet and empty it right out of your pocket, have a cupcake and go back out the front door without you ever noticing, and she is also Kaz's most trusted lieutenant sort of person (also, maybe something more? PLEASE SOMETHING MORE) and Jesper, who is sunshine in human form and is filled with more energy than a bolt of lightning and he loves his guns more than chocolate, and Wylan, a 16 year old small blushing chemistry nerd who is a genius of his own kind, talented, beautiful Wylan, who has run away from his rich merchant father only to end up washed up and tattered and somehow finds himself helping to carry out this seemingly impossible heist.




I probably didn't do the best sort of description, but suffice it to say, i love this book, i finished the second book, Crooked Kingdom, like just a few hours ago, and i am ready to fangirl like crazy.


IT'S THRILLING. IT'S BEAUTIFUL. THERE'S MAGIC. THERE'S FIGHTING, GANGS AND LOTS OF ANGST AND SO MANY CRAZY PLOT TWISTS LIKE MY BRAIN IS INCAPABLE OF COMPREHENDING IT. THE WRITING IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND THE CHARACTERS ARE SO WELL WRITTEN AND THE GENIUS BEHIND THIS BOOK IS CRAZY .  GO READ IT.


this turned a bit too rambly, i suppose. but, whatever. 

what books did you read in October? I'm compiling a November tbr, do you have anything to recommend? lemme know.
xx


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