Monthly Wrap-Up

Books Read This Month | September 2017

September is over, so it’s time to look back at what I read this month!  Which was…not a lot sadly.

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I managed to read 5 books, apparently, only 1 of which counts for the Beat the Backlist challenge.  These would be:

All of them except for SJTR were an egalley or ARC.  Of them all, I most enjoyed Speak Easy, Speak Love and Jane, Unlimited (which was actually a nice surprise because I didn’t think I was going to like that one at all.  I didn’t not enjoy any of the books I read this month, either, which was nice for once.

 

 

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Book Review

Book Review | JANE, UNLIMITED by Kristin Cashore

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Jane, Unlimitedby Kristin Cashore

Publish Date: September 19, 2017 
Published by: Kathy Dawson Books
Pages: 464
Genre: YA Fiction/Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)

**I received this as an ARC at BookCon2017 in return for an honest review.**

Synopsis:

Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.” With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.


My Review:

Where to start with this book? It is surprising, strange, and completely engrossing. It’s a mystery, a thriller, it’s fantastical, haunting – it’s completely out-of-this-world.  And I loved it. Continue reading “Book Review | JANE, UNLIMITED by Kristin Cashore”