Monthly Wrap-Up (August)

So, this month did not go as planned (like, at all)

I had wanted to read at least 8 books, but only ended up getting to 5. Most of them I have already reviewed on here, so I am going to try out a new wrap-up style. Let me know how you guys like it!

THE WICKED KING
Thoughts: This was much faster paced than the cruel Prince, and probably my favorite book in the series
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★☆ 4/5
Pace: Fast
Intended audience: Young Adult
Content warnings: on page murder
Link to full review here

THE QUEEN OF NOTHING
Thoughts
: The ending to this one felt a little odd to me, but overall it was very enjoyable
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★☆ 4/5
Pace: Fast
Intended audience: Young Adult
Content warnings: murder
Link to full review here

SCARLET ODYSSEY
Thoughts
: I was absolutely in love with the fantasy world in this, and think it deserves way more hype!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 4.5/5
Pace: Medium-Fast
Intended audience: Adult
Content warnings: murder, relationship between 17 and 21 year old (which I do not in any way condone), torture, rape, gore, definitely very graphic/grim at times
Link to full review here

THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS
Thoughts
: I really liked the plot line/themes of this one, but the romance wasn’t as present as I hoped it would be
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 3.5/5 (rounded up)
Pace: Fast
Intended audience: Adult/New Adult
Content warnings: relationship violence, murder, drug abuse, (I feel like I’m forgetting some but this is what I remember)
Link to full review here

TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY
Thoughts: Everything about this book was beautiful, from the writing, to the mythology, to cultural history which was also heartbreaking).
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 4.5/5 (rounded up)
Pace: Fast
Intended audience: Middle Grade, but all ages should read it
Content warnings: mentions of slavery
Link to full review here

So even though I didn’t read as much as I planned, I really liked everything (and I consider myself a tough reviewer so that’s saying something)
And here is a slightly less ambitious TBR for this month, as it is the first month of classes for me:

Hope you guys enjoyed this, and happy reading!

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34 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up (August)

  1. I love this wrap up, which was your favourite book of the month? I’d never heard of Scarlet Odyssey before reading this but it sounds like something I’d love.
    The Hate U Give is also on my TBR for September, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it, I have high hopes thats for sure!
    Good luck with the start of classes!

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  2. Queen of Nothing is the one that pulled that trilogy together for me. The first two I couldn’t make myself like Jude or Cardan. With everything going on in the world, I’ve seen people either reading way more or way less than usual. My mask hides my ear bud at work, so with audiobooks I’m killing my reading goal 😂

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  3. It looks like August was a good reading month for you! I’m happy to see that you got a bunch of 4 star reads and only went as low as a 3.5 — here’s to hoping that September will be even better 🙂

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