In August, I read 11 books, with a page count total of 4,086. I obtained 25 new books (oops) and spent £50.64. Hey, gift cards are a wonderful thing. I reread 2 books and had to get rid of 0 books to keep up with my TBR challenge.
I loved Traitor’s Blade – I gave it five stars as it completely exceeded all my expectations. It’s just the perfect fantasy book, you know? I will get round to writing a review, because I need to talk about it so badly. I’d ordered the second book, Knight’s Shadow, before I’d even finished the final page of this one!
Mexican Gothic though, not so much. I really don’t understand the hype. I’m going to write a review of this book as well, but I was very much underwhelmed. I couldn’t really follow the story (which didn’t always make sense), all the characters were flat and I was disappointed that, for a book called Mexican Gothic, it was about an English family, in an English house, in an English settlement.
I cannot believe I’ve finally read Kingdom of Ash. I’ve been meaning to read it every month since it came out, but it’s just so long (900 pages) and with so many subplots that it just never happened. But I’ve done it, and in the end it only took four days. It was fine. The final battle was excellent, although as a whole it was slightly anti-climactic for a series I’ve been reading for most of my adult life.
The Adventure Zone Vol. 3: Petals to the Metal by Griffin, Travis, Justin and Clint McElroy, and Carey Pietsch
I actually really liked Beach Read. I knew from reviews that it wasn’t a usual chick-lit romance style book, but I was still pleasantly surprised by the writing. The ending was a bit… much, I think, but I enjoyed the journey.
I’ve been rereading the Scythe books since July, when I attempted to read The Toll but swiftly realised that I didn’t have a clue what was going on. I’ve really enjoyed rereading the earlier books, and I think I may have loved Thunderhead even more this time around, but now I’m super excited to finally read the final installment in September!
What was your favourite book of August? Let me know in the comments!