AUGUST 2017 WRAP UP

Gosh, how is it the end of summer already? It’s hard to believe where this year is going and to be honest, it’s hard to believe I am completely caught up with my reading goals. This summer has been such an incredible time for reading for me, I’ve read so many incredible books over the last three months, I kind of wish I could go back in time and re-read these all for the first time. I read 24 books in the span of three months and to me, that is absolutely incredible.

During the month of August, I read a total of 6 books. I finished an incredible series, I read an amazing stand-alone, and I am on my way to finishing another amazing trilogy. Needless to say, I think August has been one of my favorite reading months.

The first book I read was The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski. I will definitely have a review for this coming soon, but this one honestly surprised me. It would have been perfect for fall but since I am impatient and didn’t want to wait for fall— I obviously read it now. I rated this 4.5/5 stars.

The second book I read was Air Awakens by Elise Kova. I will have a series review for this coming sometime in the near future, but I have had my eye on this for such a long time. I finally decided to pick it up because I swear it was haunting me, but all I’m gonna say is that this series is number one on my favorite books ever. I rated this 5/5 stars.

The third book I read was Fire Falling by Elise Kova.  This book was a delight and it ended on SUCH a cliffhanger, I could not even. I rated this 5/5 stars.

The fourth book I read was Earth’s End by Elise Kova. This book played with my emotions and hurt me so much, Elise is brutal okay. I rated this 5/5 stars.

The fifth book I read was Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova. This one destroyed me, I cried so damn hard. I rated this 5/5 stars.

The sixth book I read was Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova. This made me so happy, it ended just the way I wanted it to end, and I rated this 5/5 stars.

So yeah, all 5 star reads practically and I do not regret rating them all five stars because they deserved it.

And yes, A Gathering of Shadows is featured here because I thought I would finish it, but I am definitely not going to get there by the end of the day.

NOW for my haul. I did not get as many books as I did last month, in fact, I got rid of more than I bought which that will be another post for another time. But I also invested in a Barnes and Noble membership card so yeah, goodbye savings!

From Barnes and Noble…

The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski
The Last Sacrifice by James A. Moore
The Theif by Megan Whalen Turner
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

From Amazon…

Air Awakens by Elise Kova
Fire Falling by Elise Kova
Earth’s End by Elise Kova
Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova
Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova

From book subscription boxes…

The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd Jones
Wicked Like Wildfire by Lana Popovic

So that concludes my August wrap up! I’ve read so many books this month and got so many good books, it’s almost unbelievable!

 

JULY WRAP UP, I WENT CRAZY THIS MONTH

This is the best reading month that I have had in a LONG time. I have read SO many books, and I have no idea how I managed to read all of these. But oh my gosh, I did it! I enjoyed the majority of the books that I read.

  • Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia: I absolutely loved this book, I read it in practically a day. I do have a review up for this hopefully by the time this post is up? I rated this 5/5 stars.
  • Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olsen: I need to read more dystopian. That’s all. I also hopefully have a review up for this, if not my review WILL be up quite soon. I rated this 4/5 stars.
  • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch: This fell flat for me, could not get into it… won’t be continuing the trilogy. I rated this 2/5 stars.
  • Because You Love to Hate Me by Ameriie: Loved this anthology and all the stories and the book tubers responses to them! I rated this 4/5 stars.
  • The Third Twin by  C.J Omololu: Finished this in 2.5 hours. Absolutely loved this contemp/thriller. I rated this 4/5 stars.
  • Follow Me Back by A.V Geiger: Another book I finished in the same day. I am so mad with this book okay. I rated this 5/5 stars.
  • Nightfall by Jake Halpern: This book took me by surprise. It was creepy and very fun to read. I rated this 4/5 stars.
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black: Read this in one sitting, this book was AHMAZING. The review will be up soon! I rated this 5/5 stars.
  • Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody: You need to read this, it is so good. I rated this 5/5 stars. A review will be up soon.

BOOKS I BOUGHT

I was going to hold myself back this month, but I could not because there were so many books that I needed.

  • Follow Me Back by A.V Geiger
  • Because You Love to Hate Me by Ameriie
  • Halayda by Sarah Delena White
  • Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster
  • All the Truth that’s in Me by Julie Berry
  • Fill in Boyfriend by Kasie West
  • Walk on Earth with a Stranger by Rae Carson
  • Beware the Wild by Natalie Parker
  • Crowns Game by Evelyn Skye
  • Nightfall by Jake Halpern
  • Nemesis by Anna Banks
  • Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khourey
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by McKenzie Lee
  • Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
  • The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

So yeah, there goes my incredible reading month.

Don’t forget to comment down below and let me know some of your favorite reads this month!

JUNE WRAP UP 2017

 

I can’t believe June is already over! The past two months I was in a really bad reading slump, especially in April I only read I believe… two books? Slowly but surely I am getting out of my reading slump and blogging slump. During the month of June, I read a total of six books. I had such a great reading month, most of my books were five-star reads and they took me completely by surprise. I believe there was only one book that I did not enjoy. But you know, I read a total of seven books. SEVEN. I have not read that many books in a month since last July and that was incredible.

Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sarah B Larson. 1/5 stars.
I have a review on this on my blog, and here is the link but… gosh I disliked this book. I found it to be boring and the worldbuilding was so poor and I didn’t like any of the characters. Also, this book is supposed to be a swan lake retelling? I don’t know, I didn’t care much about the book to look up what retelling it is.

Queen of Blood by Sarah B Larson. 5/5 stars.
I went into this not expecting much at all, and it took me by surprise. This is a book about a competition to find the right Queen who can control spirits that are literally in everything and will kill you. I read this in a matter of two days and it was just incredible.

Wintersong by S. Jae Jones. 5/5 stars.
I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book, but I finally did it! This is sort of a retelling of the Labyrinth and the Goblin Market? I am not TOO sure but I really loved this book. I love books where music is the main focus and the main character has a connection with it. I need the sequel now.

Our Dark Duet by V.E Schwab. 5/5 stars.
This is the sequel to This Savage Song and the last book in that duology. All I am going to say is that this book destroyed me.

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen 5/5 stars. 
This is actually an arc and it comes out September 12 of this year. This is an incredibly diverse sci-fi read with characters from all parts of the world that you can imagine. It is a competition in space and that is all I can say right now until my review is posted closer to the release date! I just really loved this book!

Reign of Serpents by Eleanor Herman
I literally read this in the span of four hours. Granted it was shorter than I had expected, but it was incredible. I mean… things I wanted to happen didn’t happen, but you know what? I really liked what she did and especially all the little historical events she included! Kind of bummed I have to wait an entire year for the next book!

A List of Cages by Robin Roe
I feel like I always say this while reading a new book, but I have seriously… I mean, this was the most incredible book I have ever read.  This was so heart wrenching and emotional, I can’t wait to write a review on it and tell you all my thoughts!

And now for my book haul in which I uh… hauled a lot of books.

                                                                            I have ZERO impulse control.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolscer
Our Dark Duet by V.E Schwab
Rosemarked by Livia Blackburn (ARC)
Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olsen
New World Rising by Jennifer Wilson
Roar by Cora Carmack
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Reign of Serpents by Eleanor Herman
Now I Rise by Kiersten White
Zero Repeat Forever by G.S Pendergast (arc)
Ninth City Burning J. Patrick Black (arc)
Wings Unseen by Rebecca Farrell (arc)
Dark Intercept by Julia Keller (arc)
Ekata: Fall of Darkness by Dominique Law (arc)
The Witch’s Kiss by Elizabeth and Katharine Corr (arc)