My (Super Late) August Wrap Up!

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I read 10 books this month, including only 1 from my August TBR! I really struggled with reading this month. I was in an awful slump, but I’m hoping September will be better. And yes, I know I’m counting some really short novella’s/scenes, but I read so little this month that I want every page to count.

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1. Seafire by Natalie C. Parker ||  4.5/5 Stars
I absolutely adored this book. It is full of feminism, action, and a romance that I look forward to seeing develop in the next instalment! I honestly cannot wait to see where Natalie takes this series and this world, I’m sure it will be amazing.

2. The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman  ||  3.8/5 Stars 
I had mixed feelings about this book while reading, but by the end, I fell absolutely in love with it. I’ve seen this theme (of Islamaphobia & prejudice) come up in a few recent releases, and I am loving it. While the writing style took some getting used to, I would still recommend giving this book a read.

3. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan  || 3.5/5 Stars 
This book. This is one of the very rare occasions where I prefer the movie. I wanted to give it a read before seeing the movie and was left bored at times, and the writing didn’t hook me in. Overall, I was a little disappointed and don’t plan on continuing the series right now.

4. Death & Night by Roshani Chotski  || 4.5/5 Stars 
Roshani Chotski is magical. I love her writing style so much, and this novella was exactly what I wanted after reading The Star-Touched Queen.

5. The Vishakanya’s Choice by Roshani Chotski  || 4/5 Stars
While still having the same breathtaking writing style as Roshani’s other works, this novella was enjoyable but also a little forgettable. It doesn’t stand out as much as some of her other novellas but doesn’t fall as flat as Poison & Gold did.

6. Poison & Gold by Roshani Chotski  || 3/5 Stars 
This was definitely my least favorite in the Star-Touched Stories collection. The writing was gorgeous, but the story and characters didn’t grab me as much as I hoped they would.

7. Rose & Sword by Roshani Chotski  || 5/5 Stars 
Oh my god. This novella broke me. I cried more than I’m willing to admit. It was absolutely gorgeous and absolutely ripped my heart out.

8. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco  || 5/5 Stars
I originally didn’t expect to like this book and didn’t want to read it, but last year I was seeing so many positive reviews that I was intrigued. Well, I finally read it. And I loved every page. It was so funny and dark and romantic and just an overall great novel. I can’t wait to see where this series goes! I may be reviewing an ARC of Escaping From Houdini soon, so be sure to follow to see that (or add me on Goodreads)!

9. Lost Scene From Hallowed by Cynthia Hand  || 4/5 Stars
Okay, to be completely honest, I needed to bump up my reading count and read two quick short stories to do so. Don’t blame me, I was in Hawaii but didn’t want my vacation to affect my goals! Anyway, this was one of the stories I read and I enjoyed it. It was interesting going back into this world I saw so many years ago.

10. Legacy Lost by Anna Banks  || 4/5 Stars
This was another case of returning to a world I haven’t seen in years, and I really liked it. While my reading tastes have changed, I will always love the Syrena Legacy and absolutely adore seeing these characters in a new light.

 

What books did you read this month? 

Also, check out:
Last Month’s Wrap Up
My Most Anticipated September Releases
My September TBR