TBR Oktober 2023

Gepost op 3 oktober 2023 door Katja in Boeken / 0 Comments

In oktober lees ik graag mysteries, fantasy en andere duistere verhalen. Lees je mee?

Divine Rivals – Rebecca Ross
When two young rival journalists find love through a magical connection, they must face the depths of hell, in a war among gods, to seal their fate forever.
After centuries of sleep, the gods are warring again. But eighteen-year-old Iris Winnow just wants to hold her family together. Her mother is suffering from addiction and her brother is missing from the front lines. Her best bet is to win the columnist promotion at the Oath Gazette.
To combat her worries, Iris writes letters to her brother and slips them beneath her wardrobe door, where they vanish—into the hands of Roman Kitt, her cold and handsome rival at the paper. When he anonymously writes Iris back, the two of them forge a connection that will follow Iris all the way to the front lines of battle: for her brother, the fate of mankind, and love.

Dit boek werd me aangeraden door een vriend en het heeft me nieuwsgierig gemaakt. Daarnaast vind ik het heerlijk om in de koudere maanden te luisteren naar audioboeken, zeker nu ik het de komende maanden rustiger heb met werk. En toeval wil dat dit boek op Storytel staat, dus dan kan ik ernaar luisteren terwijl ik ondertussen bullet journal, kook, bak, etc.

The Undetectables – Courtney Smyth
A magical serial killer is stalking the Occult town of Wrackton. Hypnotic whistling causes victims to chew their own tongues off, leading to the killer being dubbed the Whistler (original, right?). But outside the lack of taste buds and the strange magical carvings on the victims’ torsos, the murderer leaves no evidence. No obvious clues. No reason – or so it seems.
Enter the Undetectables, a detective agency run by three witches and a ghost in a cat costume (don’t ask). They are hired to investigate the murders, but with their only case so far left unsolved, will they be up to the task? Mallory, the forensic science expert, is struggling with pain and fatigue from her recently diagnosed fibromyalgia. Cornelia, the team member most likely to go rogue and punch a police officer, is suddenly stirring all sorts of feelings in Mallory. Diana, the social butterfly of the group, is hitting up all of her ex-girlfriends for information. And not forgetting ghostly Theodore – deceased, dramatic, and also the agency’s first dead body and unsolved murder case.
With bodies stacking up and the case leading them to mysteries at the very heart of magical society, can the Undetectables find the Whistler before they become the killer’s next victims?

Ik zag dit boek recent voorbij komen op YouTube en het lijkt me een heerlijk boek voor de maand oktober. Ook dit verhaal staat op Storytel, maar dan als e-book als ik het goed gezien heb, desalniettemin zal ik er waarschijnlijk alsnog van genieten.

My Dress-Up Darling, Vol. 1 – Shinichi Fukuda
Traumatized by a childhood incident with a friend who took exception to his love of traditional dolls, doll-artisan hopeful Wakana Gojou passes his days as a loner, finding solace in the home ec room at his high school. To Wakana, people like beautiful Marin Kitagawa, a trendy girl who’s always surrounded by a throng of friends, is practically an alien from another world. But when cheerful Marin–never one to be shy–spots Wakana sewing away one day after school, she barges in with the aim of roping her quiet classmante into her secret hobby: cosplay!

Oké….. het enige niet duistere verhaal van mijn TBR. Deze manga kocht ik in Düsseldorf toen ik daar op vakantie was in september. De stad bezocht ik samen met een vriendin en het leek ons leuk om een manga te gaan buddy lezen en het werd dus bovenstaande manga. Ik ben heel benieuwd ondanks dat ik de anime al heb gezien blijf ik nieuwsgierig hoe ik de manga ga vinden.

Nog van vorige maand

Every Exquisite Thing – Laura Steven
Penny Paxton is the daughter of an icon. Her supermodel mother has legions of adoring fans around the world, and Penny is ready to begin her journey to international adoration, starting with joining the elite Dorian Drama School. When Penny’s new mentor offers her an opportunity she cannot refuse, to have a portrait painted by a mysterious artist who can grant immortal beauty to all his subjects, Penny happily follows in the footsteps of Dorian’s most glittering alumni, knowing that stardom is sure to soon be hers. But when her trusted mentor is found murdered, Penny realises she’s made a terrible mistake – a sinister someone is using the uncanny portraits to kill off the subjects one by one. As more perfectly beautiful students start to fall, Penny knows her time is running out . . . A seductive and searing exploration of beauty, identity, and what the pursuit of perfection can truly cost.

Dit boek is een feministische YA horror-thriller-romance retelling van ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’. Door deze combinatie van genres klinkt het in mijn oren als het perfecte boek om het najaar in te luiden.

The Society For Soulless Girls – Laura Steven
Ten years ago, four students lost their lives in the infamous North Tower murders at the elite Carvell College of Arts, forcing Carvell to close its doors.
Now Carvell is reopening, and fearless student Lottie is determined to find out what really happened. But when her roommate, Alice, stumbles upon a sinister soul-splitting ritual hidden in Carvell’s haunted library, the North Tower claims another victim.
Can Lottie uncover the truth before the North Tower strikes again? Can Alice reverse the ritual before her monstrous alter ego consumes her? And can they stop flirting for literally fifteen seconds in order to do this?

Dit boek las ik tijdens mijn laatste reis echter had ik niet de tijd om het uit lezen. Eenmaal thuis dook ik namelijk meteen in een aantal manuscripten die ik voor werk heb liggen.

Welk boek hoop jij sowieso te gaan lezen deze maand?


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