Well, I thought August’s list was pretty sad, but this month I just have two books read. I haven’t had any spare time to read and with fall shows starting, I feel like I won’t ever have time to read in the next few months!
First I read Heart-Shaped Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves. I LOVE her books! She wrote On The Island which was amazing, so I knew to get this one as well. This is the start of a series and the next one, White Hot Hack, doesn’t even have a release date yet, so I can’t even look forward to it. It was really good and I have it 5/5 stars. Goodreads rating is 4.16 with 2,952 ratings. Synopsis is: When Kate Watts abandoned her law career to open a food pantry in Northeast Minneapolis, she never dreamed it would be this difficult. Facing the heartbreaking prospect of turning hungry people away, she is grateful for the anonymous donations that begin appearing at the end of each month. Determined to identify and thank her secret benefactor, she launches a plan and catches Ian —a charismatic hacker with a Robin Hood complex—in the act. Ian intrigues Kate in a way no man ever has. But after learning he’s snooped around on her personal computer, she demands retribution. Impressed with her tolerance and captivated by her spirit, he complies and begins to slowly charm his way past her defenses. Time spent with Ian is never boring, and Kate soon finds herself falling for the mysterious hacker. But Ian has enemies and they’re growing restless. In the hacking world, exploiting a target’s weakness is paramount, and no price is too high to stop an attack. And when Kate learns exactly how much Ian has paid, she’ll discover just how strong her love is for the man who has hacked his way into her heart.
Then I read Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. I had heard about this book from the girl who cuts my boys’ hair and she said it was supposed to be really great. It was; I was not disappointed! It takes everything you thought you knew about Dorothy and the classic Wizard of Oz story and throws it out the window. I rated it 4 stars and it has an average rating of 3.85 with over 25,000 reviews. I am starting the sequel, The Wicked Will Rise now and there are a few novellas to read as well. Goodreads synopsis is: I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road – but even that’s crumbling. What happened? Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe. My name is Amy Gumm – and I’m the other girl from Kansas. I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. I’ve been trained to fight. And I have a mission.
Here’s to hoping September is a much better book month!