July Wrap Up

 

I’m very proud of myself! I read way more than I thought I as going to with Comic Con going on this month as well as work picking back up. I read 10 books this month. I won’t take too long up here since I have plenty to talk about.

The first book to talk about is A Court of Mist and Fury by the amazing Sarah J Maas. Probably one of my all time favorite books. Definitely top 3. I loved the story, the characters, the direction everything went, and it was so amazing to get immersed in this world again. For those that don’t know, ACOMAF follows the events that took place in ACOTAR, a high fantasy series about a girl named Feyre who ends up in the Spring Court after killing a member of their court. Loved this book from start to finish, and it really changed everything up! Obviously its a 5/5 for me!

Next is The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell. It is a sort of combination of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. Loved this book as well, and the illustrations were top notch! They definitely added to the feel of this book, as well as my enjoyment of it. I know they have worked together before, and I really hope to check their work more in the future. 5/5 as well.

Up next is Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick. This was actually my first work of hers that I read. I hadn’t gotten into the Hush, Hush series, but maybe in the future I will try it out. This was about a girl who plans a hiking trip with her best friend and ex-boyfriend, and it goes south when she is taken hostage by two men. This book was just filled with twists and turns all over the place! I would think one thing then the opposite would happen! It was crazy and I loved every moment if this book! Another 5/5 for me!

I next read Zac & Mia by A.J Betts. It follows a boy named Zac who is the hospital with leukemia, who meets a girl named Mia who also has cancer. I felt this was such a beautiful story, about two teenagers who had real problems and faced things a normal person would do. It seemed really believable and I found myself really getting emotionally attached to them both. I almost didn’t want it to end as fast as it did, but I also really loved how it ended and where it did. No surprise this one was 5/5.

I also read the first three books in the selection series: The Selection, The Elite, and The One, all by Keira Cass. I was very surprised that I got as attached to these characters, the plot, and the story as I did. It was compared to the Bachelor for Young Adults, and that immediately turned me off of reading it, since I hate the Bachelor tv show. But I sucked it up and was like, don’t judge a book by it’s tv show comparison. And that decision really worked in my favorite. I loved this series, and while I knew who the main character would end up with, I really felt tense and excited over everything going on! It was really just a fun series to dive into. All were 5/5 for me.

Girl, Stolen by April Henry is another book I read. It follows a story of a girl who was sick, and is blind, who gets kidnapped when someone steals the car she’s in. It was a really short book, and it kind of ended way to fast for my tastes. While things felt resolved, they honestly weren’t all the way solved. It left me feeling like it just ended, that there was something that should have happened but nothing did. I loved the concept of the story, and the characters were interesting to read about. And had she ended differently, it would have been a 5 star book for me. It was a solid book, and I really enjoyed it, but it could have been ended better. Overall good book!

I read another April Henry book, The Night She Disappeared. It was about a town reeling after a girl was kidnapped by mistake, when she was mistaken for someone else. Another 4/5 for me, and while this one ended well enough, I didn’t love it as much as the other book, or enough to give it more than 4 stars. But I liked it, and I loved the idea of seeing the story from other people’s points of a view, and with how they were dealing with what happened. It brought an interesting take on a story like this. It was a solid read as well, and overall I’d recommend it others. She writes such tiny books, and it amazes me what she is about to get out in those few pages she writes. Definitely check out her work, it’s really interesting to read!

Dark Ages by Felix O Hartmann is another I read, and was sent a physical copy by the author for a honest review. If you want my full review you can check my review on this blog. But a really good review for a new author. And I loved the dystopian old world vibe this book gave out. The setting was unique, the world building was great, and the characters were interesting. I saw that a lot, but they really had me interested in reading more about them, and wanting to know their back stories. Highly recommend this book, you should definitely give it a chance, you really will enjoy it. I gave it a 4/5 stars.

And those are the books I read this month! Let me know in the comments what books you ended up reading and what you thought about them! I’d really be interested in knowing! Hope this month gives you many many read books!

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