Time continues to pass far too quickly and somehow it's October and time to talk about books read in September. I didn't do much reading while I was away at the beginning of the month and most of what I read was rereads in audio. I've been continuing my reread of Jordan L Hawk's Whyborne & Griffin series in anticipation of the last book coming out soon, but I alternated that with the audio of Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly's Forbidden Desires series. Those books are so fun, and somehow the audio made it even better. I had to stifle laughter on planes and out on my morning walks so much. Here are some other books I read and enjoyed in September:
A Crown of Iron and Silver by Hailey Turner: This urban fantasy series has gotten better and better with each book. I very much enjoyed this third book. The relationship between the main characters keeps developing in wonderful ways, and the world building and plot just keep deepening I'm really intrigued to see what happens next. Definitely start with the first book in the series so you can understand what's going on.
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas: How have I waited so long to read this? The first book in Sherry Thomas's gender-flipped Lady Sherlock series is so good. I love the little references to Sherlock Holmes canon and all the differences too. The second book is ready and waiting for me on my Kindle.
Fated Hearts by Garrett Leigh: This is a fated mates shifter story, which isn't what I expected from Garrett Leigh, but was really good. There's lots of action and the world is interesting, and I really liked the characters. I'm looking forward to seeing where the Shadow Bound series goes next.
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan: This was an excellent YA fantasy with intriguing world building and a lovely f/f romance. It also sets up a sequel that I'll be looking for. (Content warning for sexual assault/aftermath of sexual assault and violence)
Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalk: Badass space princess on the run teams up with a shady character to save them both and the universe. How could I not with that set up? It has a fantastic blend of science fiction, action, and romance, and some great characters. I'm looking forward to reading the second book, Aurora Rising, which just came out.
The Rat-Catcher's Daughter by KJ Charles: This novella was delightful. It fills in a little gap in the Lily-white Boys series and also refers to beloved characters from an earlier series (as a fan, I was super excited by that). The romance trans f/cis m asexual romance was just lovely too, and my only complaint is that I wish it were longer (because I want more of the characters, not because it wasn't well developed on its own). Thankfully, the next book in the series is out in a few weeks, so I won't have long to wait.
What have you read and loved lately?