Reading Lately: November 2021 Edition

How is it already November? It just seems crazy that the year is almost over. My reading came to a bit of a standstill during October, with me only finishing 3 books since my September reviews. Here’s to hoping I can step it up and end the year strong!

Reading Lately: November 2021 Edition | Book reviews of The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski; All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody | Puppies & Pretties

What I’ve been reading lately

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski: I’ve had this book on my shelf for quite awhile and I finally picked it up. It reminded me how I don’t like short stories. Were they interesting? Yes. But I had trouble getting into the story only to have it end. And then I struggled to keep picking the book up because I just wasn’t drawn in. Geralt is an interesting character and I’m looking forward to reading a full novel. I’m hoping that slogging through these first to “books” of short stories will be worth it in the end!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski: Like The Last Wish, this is a collection of short stories. I did enjoy these stories more. Maybe because they “went” together better? Not sure. It is certainly enjoyable and I hope I am now set to pick up the full-length novels of this series.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody, Christine Lynn Herman: This book was dang good. Hunger Games vibes with some shady characters (and even shadier families) along with a tell-all book that opens the small town to the public. Seven families send a champion into a kill-or-be-killed tournament with the winning family getting control of the high magic that the town is known for. But when a tell-all book is published by an anonymous writer, there is an increased focus on this generation’s tournament. As the champions are named and thrust into the tournament, will they keep playing by the same rules the curse has laid out, or will this be the tournament everything changes? So much goodness here. Fantastic world-building, morally grey characters, and twists and turns that keep you guessing. I highly recommend this book and cannot wait until book 2!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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