July Wrap Up

July 2018 Wrap Up

Hey guys, can you believe that it is already the end of July? This month seemed to fly by, and although I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to reading wise I am pretty proud of what I accomplished. So let’s move on to the books that I read in the month of July!

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge CoverBeast: A Tale of Love and Revenge- ⭐️

This was my first read of the month and it was highly disappointing. It was an eARC copy that was provided to me by the publisher (Candlewick Press). They didn’t provide any trigger warnings in the synopsis of the book so when I read the rape scene I had to DNF the book. I had other issues with the book as well, and if you’re interested in reading my full review on the book then you can find it here

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The Last Namsara CoverThe Last Namsara- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My next book was a lot better, I had high hopes going into this book and I was pleasantly surprised. This was a book about a badass female dragonslayer so of course I had high expectations. I normally hate slow burn books but I thoroughly enjoyed it in Namsara. This book was surprisingly deep and made me think a lot. You can read my full review here where I gush about how much I loved it and hated it.

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Shadow of the Fox CoverShadow of the Fox- ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I had no idea this book was even in the works until I got an email from Netgalley saying that it was available to request. When I read the synopsis I knew I had to get my hands on it and without any expectations I clicked request and I must be automatically approved or something because I immediately got it! I was really thrilled and started it as soon as I could. A book with Japanese mythology and a kitsune for a main character? While I wasn’t in love with this book, I feel like this series is one you will love the further we get into the overarching plot. My full review for this book will be posted on the day of publication (October 2, 2018). 

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An Ember in the Ashes CoverAn Ember in the Ashes- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was technically a re-read for me because I read this for the first time in 2015 around when I first started my blog. The first time around I absolutely adored this book (was my favourite book of 2015) and it was just as good the second time around. When i re-read my original review it was amazing to see how far I’ve come in my reviews and as a writer overall. But if you haven’t read this book you have to! You can find my full review here.

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A Torch Against the Night CoverA Torch Against the Night- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’ve had this book forever and since it had been so long since I’d read the first book I decided to re-read the first book and just continue with the other two after. I spent the majority of Torch angry lol. I was angry at where the plot went, angry with the characters and angry that my ship wasn’t sailing. Not to say that I hated this book, far from it! It was dark, unexpected and surprised me on numerous fronts. I feel like it was an important book in that it set things up for the rest of the series. I will post my review for A Torch Against the Night in August. 

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A Reaper at the Gates CoverA Reaper at the Gates- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Based on the way Torch ended I was pretty terrified about what was going to happen to my precious characters in Reaper. I also didn’t know exactly where the plot was going to go. But this book not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. It destroyed me in the best way possible. I can’t go into more without spoilers so all I will say is I NEED MORE ASAP!!!

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Monday's Not Coming CoverMonday’s Not Coming-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book Is the July Indigo Teen Staff Pick of the Month so I knew I had to read it. I also received this ARC at the HCC Spring Frenzy Presents and it seemed like a super important book and highly relatable to today”s society. I knew going in that this could be a hard book to read. This book was heartbreakingly beautiful to read. It made me think about my own ignorance, my own family, and most importantly it made me FEEL. It deals with mental health issues in such a real way I felt myself relating on so many levels. This story needs to be read by all and it makes complete sense why it was the Pick of the Month. 

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So in the end I managed to read 7 books this month. And while this may not seem like many to some people, this is quite a lot for me. I am a pretty fast reader but I can only read one book at a time and I cannot start a new book until I am done the review of the book I just finished. And sometimes it can take me a few days to fully process and form complete opinions for my review. So at almost 2 books per week I am very impressed with myself for July and I hope I can keep it up for the rest of the year so I can reach my Goodreads goal. 

What books did you read this month? What was your favourite or your least favourite? Did you manage to read all of the books on your TBR?

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This Post Has 21 Comments

    1. Christine

      Do it as soon as possible! Her Ember in the Ashes series hits my top 10 all time faves.

  1. Manon

    You’ve read some amazing books in June!
    Have a wonderful August!

    1. Christine

      Thanks, you too!

  2. Tasha

    Great summary. I think 7 books is a fair amount. I think that I would have also stepped away from Beast.

    1. Christine

      Nice to know I’m not alone!

  3. Love, Sawyer

    Looks like you’ve had an awesome month 🙂 Hope August is just as good.

    1. Christine

      Thanks! I hope you have an awesome August as well!

  4. DJ Sakata

    Good work, I bet you could do 8 in August – come on, up your bets

    1. Christine

      Haha! I will definitely try! I need to get as much reading and blogging done this month as possible cause I start school in September >_<

  5. Nikki

    Congrats on a successful reading month!

    1. Christine

      Thanks! I hope you had a successful one as well.

  6. Anky

    Some of these books look really good! Hope you find even more awesome books next month!

    1. Christine

      Thanks! I hope you read some great ones as well.

    1. Christine

      You definitely have to read An Ember in the Ashes Series, it is one of my all time faves <3

    1. Christine

      It was so good! It destroyed me and I immediately need more but do it ASAP!

    1. Christine

      Thanks! You too.

  7. Cia Black

    Looks like your reads rated pretty decent last month. Here’s to hoping this month runs just as well.

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