July Wrap Up!!

Guys, I had such a good reading month! I read a total of 8 books. 3 books were 5 stars, 3 were 4 stars, and 2 were 3 stars. I’m so very glad that I didn’t read a book I didn’t like! I participated in two readathons during the beginning of the month, which inspired me to read so much more, but also because I read so much my arms hurt (#fibromyalgia).

First up:

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong

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My rating: 5 stars I loved this book, and I love Kelley Armstrong. In case I didn’t mention it before in my review (Full review) Her The Summoning series was of the first series I finished and part of my all time favourite. I was so intrigued by this book; it’s about a girl in history and three years ago her brother was part of a school shooting. Skye is just returning to town after moving away right after her brother’s death at the shooting, This was not the book I thought it was going to be, but totally fine, I still loved it.

Next:

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

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My rating: 4 stars I really enjoyed this. I was pulled in just knowing that it was about a female character in civil war time with zombies. Yes, please.! This is a great book with underlining themes of minorities in society and oppression. However, I felt like it was missing something, and I’m hoping what was missing will be in the next book. I did do a full review of this click here.

My third book:

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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My rating: 4 stars side note first: I just love watching Adeyemi’s journey on Instagram, if you don’t follow I highly recommend it. She is so humble, genuine and so sweet. She wrote an amazing book that I had so much fun reading. I was inspired to finally pick this up by the Tome Topple readathon (to read books over 500 pages). This is another series I can’t wait to continue. I just want more of the world and the magic system that’s just so cool. I wrote a full review here.

Next:

Birdie: A Novel by Tracey Lindberg

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My rating: 3 stars What a weird book. I liked it, don’t get me wrong. It was interesting how reality and dream state were woven together. I’m sad to say this is my first book by an indigenous author and about indigenous people. I know some of their struggle with Canadian government and struggling with women disappearing, kidnapped, raped, murdered, alcoholism, and more from my time at university. Thanks to the Canadian readathon I participated in to inspire me to pick this up, and also to pick up more books by indigenous authors. I have a full review on Goodreads (here).

Next:

Dirty Girl by Chelsea M. Cameron

This is a short novella with no image. It’s a free e-book I found and read it in a day. I was just in the mood for some Female + Female romance. This was just introducing the characters and their first date. I finished it with wanting more and that’s all I can ask for by Cameron.

My sixth read:

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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My rating: 4.75 stars I totally just threw in this book on a whim. In one of Schwab’s stories on Instagram, she shared that the e-book was super cheap. I have been thinking for a while of trying more of her books since I loved her adult book, A Darker Shade of Magic, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity. And boy am I glad I picked this up. Her writing is so amazing, powerful even. The story just followed so elegantly. I love this idea of violence creating real monsters, and the more violent the act different monsters are manifested. I, of course, have a full review here.

Next:

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

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My rating: 5 stars This was the second time I read this book this year. The first time was back in January, before blog days, and it was a decent 4 star book. But ever since I have kept thinking about this book. I had a window to read something quick because I waiting for my Instagram followers to pick my next book. So I squeezed in a quick re-read of The Thief. This time I annotated the heck out of it and loved it more than the firs time around. So good. I have a full review from January here.

Lastly:

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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My rating: 5 stars I finished this late last Sunday and immediately regretted not buying the second book before I finished the first. This is another book that I wished I read sooner. I definitely want to get the next book as soon as possible to continue the journey of Laia and Elias. Although it has been 4 days since I finished the book, I’m still reeling from it. I have a full review here and I share who is my favourite is.

As Always, thanks for reading!

Sarah<3<3

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