August was a little bit of a strange month for me as I had a mixed bag when it comes to the books that I read. I found a couple of new favourites as well as one that I would rather forget. This seems to be representative of my reading across the year, but I am hoping that it is going to get a little better in September.
But without further ado, here are my stats for the month and my mini reviews!
Books Read: 9
Pages Read: 3162
Pages per Day: 102 pages
Average Rating: 4.11
Line by Niall Bourke
I hadn’t heard anything about Line by Niall Bourke before I picked it up as part of a book tour, and while I liked it, some things just didn’t work for me. I liked the plot and it was different to anything that I have read for a long time, but there were just a few too many breaks in the plot for me to be fully submerged in it.
Witchshadow by Susan Dennard
I was so disappointed with Witchshadow by Susan Dennard, I had all these expectations heading into the book, and it just didn’t live up to them. I had hoped that we would get some answers to the questions as there is only one book left in the series after Witchshadow, but it almost seemed as if we went backwards. At the beginning of the book, there was an unexpected time jump, but we missed all of the interesting stuff in the time jump. I am still going to finish the series as I am interested in where it is going to go, but it will not be a priority.
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
The Soulmate Equation was the first ever Christina Lauren book that I have ever read, but I am definitely going to be reading more in the future. I loved the romance within The Soulmate Equation; it just felt so normal even though the situation it came about in was anything but. I also loved the supporting cast of characters who we did get to see a lot, even though The Soulmate Equation is a romance.
Firerborn by Aisling Fowler
I was really excited to get my hands on a copy of Fireborn by Aisling Fowler because I had heard some brilliant things about it, and it did not disappoint. I had everything that you could want from a Middle Grade fantasy and more. I loved the worldbuilding that Aisling Fowler put into the story, and that is what I think pulled it together. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen next in the sequel.
Wicked Little Deeds by Kat Ellis
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Wicked Little Deeds by Kat Ellis as it is the first Kat Ellis book that I have read. Wicked Little Deeds was extremely atmospheric throughout the book, which really increased the tension and kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the book. It is definitely not a book to be reading late at night. I am certainly going to go back and pick up some of Kat Ellis’s backlist.
The Other Side of the Whale Road by K. A. Hayton
I hadn’t heard of The Other Side of the Whale Road by K. A. Hayton before I took part in The Write Reads book tour for it, but I am glad that I did pick it up. I found it to be an interesting read as it taught about the Anglo-Saxon’s while also telling a story. I would have liked the story to have been a bit longer as some bits of the plot were missing and some storylines left.
The Meeting Point by Olivia Lara
The Meeting Point had an interesting twist on your traditional, contemporary romance, as we didn’t know who Olivia Lara meant the love interest to be, but sadly it was fairly obvious to me. This took away a little bit of my fun, but I still had a fun time reading it. The characters were all really well thought out and worked well as a group. I can’t wait to see what Olivia Lara is going to write next.
Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
Lies Like Wildfire was truly brilliant, and it was so unexpected. I loved the way that Jennifer Lynn Alvarez told the story and how it flowed together. I have to admit that I hated all of the characters, but I think that was how Jennifer Lynn Alvarez intended it to be as they did some pretty horrible things. I can’t wait to see what Jennifer Lynn Alvarez writes next because I can guarantee it will be an immediate purchase for me.
Before I Saw You by Emily Houghton
In August, the final book that I read was Before I Saw You by Emily Houghton, and I definitely saved the best till last. I adore this book and cannot recommend it enough. All of the characters are so loveable and brilliant and really made me feel connected to the story. It is a book that really sticks with you and makes you think.
There you have it, all my mini reviews for the books that I read in August! I can’t wait to see what September will bring.