Blogmas Day 3: November Wrap-up

Hey guys! I am excited to share with you my November Wrap-up. I didn’t get to a lot of the books I wanted to this month. I did make a post of books I wanted to get to by the end of this year and I am sad to say I don’t think that will be happening. I really want to read fun Christmas books this months. Plus some of the books that Riveted is letting us read for their #25ReadsofDecember. So let’s dive in and see what I read in November!

PumpkinheadsPumpkinheads By Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

Genre: Young Adults, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 209 pages
Publication Date: August 27th 2019
Publisher: First Second
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.

But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

My Thoughts: So this was such a fun fall read. It really just ended up giving me all the fall feels. I do wish I ended up reading it in October since this book does take place on Halloween. My hold didn’t come in on time. I highly recommend you guys checking this out for a cute fall read.

My Review

Capturing the DevilCapturing the Devil By Kerri Maniscalco

Genre: Young Adults, Mystery, Historical
Pages: 453 pages
Publication Date: September 10th 2019
Publisher: JIMMY Patterson
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell have landed in America, a bold, brash land unlike the genteel streets of London they knew. But like London, the city of Chicago hides its dark secrets well. When the two attend the spectacular World’s Fair, they find the once-in-a-lifetime event tainted with reports of missing people and unsolved murders.

Determined to help, Audrey Rose and Thomas begin their investigations, only to find themselves facing a serial killer unlike any they’ve heard of before. Identifying him is one thing, but capturing him—and getting dangerously lost in the infamous Murder Hotel he constructed as a terrifying torture device—is another.

Will Audrey Rose and Thomas see their last mystery to the end—together and in love—or will their fortunes finally run out when their most depraved adversary makes one final, devastating kill?

My Thoughts: I was really disappointed in this book. I was really looking forward to it and I just didn’t really like it. I just felt like the beginning of the book didn’t matter much. I felt like it was just there to create drama and tension then by the end it didn’t even matter. Plus I felt things didn’t get that exciting until the end. So bummed because this was the last book in The Stalking Jack the Ripper series and it let me down.

The Family UpstairsThe Family Upstairs By Lisa Jewell

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense, Adult, Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Pages: 352 pages
Publication Date: November 5th 2019
Publisher: Atria Books
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Be careful who you let in.

Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am.

She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby’s life is about to change. But what she can’t possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well—and she is on a collision course to meet them.

Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone.

In The Family Upstairs, the master of “bone-chilling suspense” (People) brings us the can’t-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets.

My Thoughts: So I was excited to read this book. I’ve read 2 other Lisa Jewell books. One I loved and the other one I thought was alright. I felt this one was just okay too. This book was a very slow start. I feel I wasn’t fully invested in the book until the 45%. I feel you can slowly figure things out as more information is given to you. I just wasn’t really shocked like I should have been. I am a bit bummed by this one but I still have a couple other Lisa Jewell books I’d like to check out. Hoping to enjoy those more.

Have you guys read any of these books? If so what did you think? What books did you guys end up reading November? I would love to hear from you!

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