Cheers, everyone, and welcome to our Spooktacular October Book of the Month picks from your friends at The Novel Approach Reviews! I’m always so grateful to Mary for allowing us to squat in her space each month, so without further ado, here are the books we loved in October. And also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway for the chance to win two eBooks from our picks!
This series also must be read in order because the events from this book directly follow events from the previous book, and it would be incredibly confusing without the background information.
I highly recommend this series, though! It was enjoyable and I cannot wait for the next book!
Recommended by Jennifer
I had come to expect a certain tone from the previous two books, so imagine my surprise when Sam Burns throws a whopper out there in the first three pages, in an astonishing plot development I never in a million years would have even considered. From the beginning I could already tell this particular book was going to have an entirely different tone than the prior installments. Honestly, it was a complete game changer, so startling I could even say I was gobsmacked, as it was so at odds with everything I had come to expect.
Intrigued yet? You should be.
Recommended by Lindsey
I am soooo looking forward to Felix’s story. Frankly, the setup for it was the perfect hook with a nerdy bookworm who has mommy issues, and a possible Scottish hunk. This book cannot get here fast enough!
Yes, I recommend Facing West; isn’t it obvious? It’s got a feisty rainbow brite of a guy mixed with a hunky cowboy doctor guy who each truly learn to see the other and fall in love.
Recommended by Carrie
The main characters did things that can’t be forgiven or undone, but since this is fiction, I’m not going to focus on that. Instead, I’m going to emphasize the fact that they were able to change the course of their lives, and make a new start. Robert, more than Nathan, had a lot on his conscience and, for many years, did awful things. But, he was able to put all that behind him and make something better of himself.
On the night Robert had planned to end his life—because that was the only way out of his current situation that he could think of—he came across Nathan in a cemetery. It was the night Nathan was supposed to die too. But what was to be their last night, turned out to be the beginning. They went through way too much together. They ran and they went into hiding; they broke many laws; they faced betrayal and prejudice. They also witnessed kindness and support from people who seemed the least likely to help them.
Recommended by Ky
Recommended by Maryann
I’m super interested to see where Jack Ladd is going to take this series. I know he has said that Oscar Down Under is based on true events, and I have to say that it felt autobiographical. It really did feel very real and honest. I absolutely want to know more about Oscar and how he gets from where we leave him in Australia to the not-so-distant future of the first and final chapters in this installment. Go check this one out, folks!
Recommended by Jules
I cannot say more than this: If you have not read the Haven Investigations series by author Lissa Kasey, you are truly missing out. This last book, Model Exposure, is a phenomenal ending to a stellar group of stories, and one I highly recommend to you!
Recommended by Sammy
Hawk makes the setting and atmosphere of this novel come to life, as if it is itself a character that shifts and sets the tone and mood of each scene simply by being present in the narrative. It’s some powerful good scribing when you can ‘feel’ a scene through the author’s choice of words, and it’s one of the things that makes this author’s books so much fun to read—the ability to disconnect from reality amidst the sights and sounds and smells of another world, and then emerge on the other side of it with more characters to love. I always love the animal mannerisms that emerge from the human side of her familiars, as well. It’s such a fun method of layering their characters with distinction.
Recommended by Lisa
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