Wrap up: July 2021

This month I finally read more than 2 books, which was pretty cool. Because I’m lazy, I’m only going to be giving a star rating and one sentence reviews.

1. A master of Djinn

I really love the Dead Djinn world building, and thought this was a pretty solid addition. The characters could have used a little more development, though. 

Rating: 4/5
Pacing: Medium
Intended audience: Adult 
Content warnings: murder, violence

Full review here


2. Yolk

This book was very emotional, and gave me insight into culture and illnesses in a way I haven’t experienced before. I especially was engrossed in the second half and would definitely recommend it. 

Rating: 4/5
Pacing: medium
Intended audience: Adult
Content warnings: MC with an eating disorder, MC experiences racism, parental abuse, cancer  

Full review here


3. Empress of Salt and Fortune

I was really intrigued by the world building in this one, but also confused by the lack of background information. I wanted to see more of the characters and think it would have been better as a full-length book.

Rating: 3/5
Pacing: medium
Intended audience YA
Content warnings: murder, infertility

Full review here


4. Too Good to be True

This book was very captivating, but the second half dragged a bit. I also had a pretty big problem with the OCD representation, and how the other characters in the book talked about it. 

Rating: 3/5
Pacing: fast/medium
Intended audience adult
Content warnings: drowning, sexual assault, death of a family member, addiction, OCD

Full review to come


5. The Bone Way

The concept of this one was very promising, but its execution fell flat. The characters were very 2-dimensional, there was not enough world building, and I think the retelling aspect lost a lot.

Rating: 2.5/5 
Pacing: slow 
Intended audience: YA 
Content warnings: death of a loved one

Full review here


6. What We Devour

This might be the most confusing book I have ever read. Once again, the concept was intriguing, but I absolutely could not follow the magic or world systems. Lots of details felt arbitrary as well. 

Rating: 2/5 
Pacing: slow 
Intended audience: YA 
Content warnings: death of a loved one, self harm, murder

Full review to come


That’s it guys! I would include a TBR but, well, I haven’t even thought a day in advance never mind weeks. Let me know how your reading went this month in the comments!

Happy reading (:

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37 thoughts on “Wrap up: July 2021

  1. I’m looking forward to your review of Too Good To Be True! I didn’t like the book, and I’ve been wondering how the OCD representation was done! I had a lot of problems with other points so I’m excited to see if we didn’t like the same aspects

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