October Wrap-Up and November TBR!

Ello everyone! I am here today with the books I read in October and the books I want to read in November! Let’s get started :D

October Wrap UpOctober first I read The Heart’s Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher, which I gave a 4/5 star. That same day I read A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson, I gave it 3/5 stars.

October 8th I read, and reviewedThe Hive by John W. Otte. It got 4/5 stars :)

October 16th I read and also reviewed A Time To Speak by Nadine Brandes. It’s not pictured because I haven’t received my paperback copy yet!

October 17th I read the novella, This Quiet Day by Joanne Bischof! 5/5 stars and I will hopefully have a review up soon :)

October 25th I finally finished Blink by Ted Dekker! I started this book a month or so before that and set it down. I gave it 4/5 stars.

Sadly, that’s all the books I read in the month of October! I was hoping to read more…

Now on to my November TBR! I have already completed three books this month :D

Novmeber TBR

I have already read The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and have started The Sea of Monsters. Next I plan on reading A Flying Affair and from there on who knows! But I definitely plan on reading all that’s pictured plus more! I try to keep my list for the month small :)

Hope you guys enjoyed! Also here is a random selfie of me I took after I received The Hive in the mail!

The Hive



Review: The Hive

The Hive by John Otte

The HiveGenre: Sci-Fi, Christian, Romance.

Age Range: 16+ for romance.

Stars: 4/5 stars

My Thoughts:

Just finished this book and wow, that ending! I want the second book RIGHT NOW!!!

Okay, now onto my review :D

Zain is a girl who is telepathically connected to her home, the Hive. Her brain buzzes with chatter, and it fulfills her. Suddenly, she’s ripped away from the only home she knows and her thoughts are her own. The Hive controls it’s occupants and no one cares; Zain didn’t either until she realized there was more out there.

This book was very interesting! Zain had an electronic arm and that reminded me of Cinder from Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. I could tell John Otte took a lot of time on Zain, her characteristics and home. She was a well developed character who left you concerned for her.I am really curious about Mathew/Scorn. We didn’t get to dwell in his life much as most of the story is focused on Zain and her struggles. I hope the second book shows more of his life and trials. The author gave us little bits and pieces, but not enough to put together the whole puzzle.

I loved The Hive, and I am looking forward to going back into Zain and Matthew’s world.Something you might want to know:
There is a part where Zain takes off her clothes for Matthew. She wear a special suit so that with a click of a button she can change her clothes and/or undress. She did it because of things she saw on the internet. This personally made me really uncomfortable, it was only about 2-3 paragraphs long and they didn’t mention it again.

I received this book from the author (John Otte) In exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
JohnJohn is a PK, a pastor’s kid. He grew up in Columbia Heights, a suburb of Minneapolis, with his parents and younger sister and brother. They were the terror of their local library because, every few weeks, they would come and check out crates full of books, increasing the workload of the poor librarians. In high school, though, John worked at the same library, so it balanced out. He is a life-long writer. He started with badly drawn comic books in the fifth grade. When he realized that he was a lousy artist, he moved on to badly written novels in middle school. He’s tried his hand at screenplays (don’t ask), stage plays (a little better), fanfic, teen mysteries, and religious fiction. But his first love has always been speculative fiction.