Hey there, everyone! I honestly can’t believe that it’s already July. Time is going by so freaking fast; it’s unbelievable. But that’s just life, I guess, moving forward. In any case, I was able to read ten books this past month! I felt like I read more, but I guess I didn’t. I’m just glad this month there were no DNFs, and I was pretty happy with everything I read.
Anyway, how did everyone else do this past month? Meet any personal goals?
I love books that highlight autism. I think it’s a great way to show readers that autism comes in many different forms while also giving those on the spectrum a voice in literature outside of stereotypes. Seelie is a great character, and I loved the dynamic she had with her sister and newfound friends and love interest. It really was an interesting story and something different outside of the trent of ACOTAR, which I really appreciated.
This was such a good story. I definitely was expecting more greek mythology, but I liked the setting and the way Pandora makes a name for herself in society while also getting justice for the murder of her father all while finding love.
So mad I didn’t read this book earlier. On my TBR pile for ages, and I’m glad that I really made time for it. This is one of those books that I think about, and I like it more and more. The representation of the gods was ruthless at times but so in line with Greek Mythology, and Artemis was amazing as always! I also love that the story moved at a quick pace while also retelling certain myths, such as the minotaur and the sphinx. Daphne is a force to be reckoned with, but there is character growth. Such an amazing novel. Can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
Fourth Wing was absolutely worth the hype. I love the slow-burn romance and the disability representation. Violet’s character growth was terrific; the family dynamics were complex, and the world-building was brilliant. I tend to love anything and everything with dragons, so I was going to read this regardless.
The Midnight Girls was a quick read. I love how the girls have to deal with the toxic relationships they have with their grandmothers and how it impacts them. Marynka’s constantly trying to win Red Jaga’s love and approval, while Zosia wants to escape servitude and fight for her freedom. I love the character development and the romance that builds between Zosia and Marynka. It was a quick, light read, but I liked Jasinka’s debut, The Dark Tide, more.
If you like Avatar the Last Air Bender, read this book. The cover does not even begin to do the story justice. Yes, given the synopsis on the back of the book, I knew it had to do with people being able to control the elements, but there are also subcategories like sand weaving and steam weaving. There is a whole school that can teach people how to use their gifts, and the novel also deals with the suffrage movement and the LGBTQ community. Nehal was annoying at times, but I still admire her.
Threads That Bind was such a good book. I loved the character development, and while I’m not usually a fan of the soulmate trope, I love how it was done here. It is such a wonderful character, she loves her sisters, but her older sister, Thais, is terrible. She’s just terrible, and I love how Io grows to stand up to her while also facing the consequences of her fate thread and what it means. Such a good story, but, readers be warned, it leaves on a cliffhanger.
Okay, I’m a sucker for romcoms. Sleepless in Seattle? Love it. The Family Stone? One of my favorites. While You Were Sleeping? I watch that movie every year during the holidays—every year. So when my book club voted for this book for my book club, I was all in. We needed something light and fun after Sadie. Twin Crowns is a split POV between two sisters. Rose is kidnapped and replaced by the twin sister she never knew she had, and falls in love with a bandit witch while Wren, trying to deal with the royal court and make sure her coronation happens so that she can save the witches, falls in love with an enemy soldier. It was so great. I can’t wait to read the sequel!
Another book that has been on my TBR pile for ages. A Winter’s Promise was different from the book I was expecting. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the book and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. But after reading the synopsis, it was just different from what I envisioned it would be. I loved the story’s development and was engaged from beginning to end. This novel is different and stands out from the crowd.
This was such a great novel. I love how it deals with Vampires in a real sense because it makes it stand out from the crowd. It reminded me a lot of Being Human. Louise is a punk rocker whose music taste is divine! The way she gushes and explores the way music is put together, the fact that she has a Daft Punk helmet and plays some of my favorites on repeat, and the fact that she has to relearn to let people in instead of being alone its so human. This was such a great novel.
It is Lore Olympus, need I say more. I love the additional content in the storytelling. I read this webcomic weekly, but it has a different feel to it when reading it compiled together. Absolutely phenomenal.
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