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August Wrap Up

Hey guys! So I didn’t read as much as I did last month and it’s a bummer but I have faith for next month. I read a total of 6 books which isn’t too bad.
First book I read was:

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne (2.75/5 stars, Historical Romance) This one was a bit of let down for, while it started off strong it just got really unrealistic and anachronistic and I wasn’t able to connect with the characters as much as I’d have liked to. But still I’m holding out for this author because I’ve heard the series gets better and also I have an arc for the newest book in this series as well.

The Devil’s Cut by J.R. Ward ( 4/5 stars Contemporary Romance) This was my highly anticipated finale to one of my all time favorite series! It was a great read. There was nonstop reveals in this book and constant curveballs I could not have predicted the outcome of this if I tried. I didn’t give it 5 stars because ultimately I felt like this one set aside many of the others couples’ HEA or rather tied them up too quickly for the resolution in the problems of another one and I didn’t like that.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling ( ReRead 5/5 stars, YA Fantasy) What can be said that hasn’t already been said honestly? I loved loved LOVED this reread! Best decision I’ve made this year was to reread the HP series. There really are so many subtle little things in the books that don’t make it to the movies that are so important and enriching in the overall Harry Potter experience. If you want to know something about this book just knows this; Crookshanks is the MVP of this book.

Celtic Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales by Kate Forrester (4/5 stars, Mythology) Every story in this book was so different and yet so similar to all the rest. There was this underlying thread of oddness that isn’t seen in more popular fairy tales that made this reading experience irregular and singular. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for something odd to read or something simply magical.

The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin (4/5 stars, Fantasy) this was my only audiobook this month and it was amazing. I’m so investing in this world that GRRM has created and this book was a quick listen and it did not lack for anything. This book takes place in the same world as the ASOIAF but doesn’t include any characters we know. It’s the story of a girl who befriends an ice dragon and it left me breathless. The writing in this is so beyond any fantasy I’ve read. I recommend this if you’re curious about the ASOIAF series but don’t want to commit yet.

Royally Endowed (Royally #3) by Emma Chase ( 3/5 stars) I adore Emma Chase and this series. I loved the first two and was so excited for this one. At the beginning I feel in love with this story, the main couple’s journey was so enchanting but boy oh boy this just disappointing me, it didn’t deliver….the last half of this book just became a bad lifetime movie.

That’s it for the wrap up guys! As you can see, I only got to 3 books from my August TBR and that’s because for me at least TBR are more of a framework and less set in stone. Stay tuned for another highly ambitious TBR.

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