August TBR

I can’t believe that August is upon us already, I can’t even work out where most of the year has gone. I don’t have many plans for August but I do plan to get a lot of reading done as I have finally finished with University for the year, so have a month of free reading time. When it comes to books that I have to read for the month I don’t think there are any that need to specifically be read, but there are a couple below that I would love to get to!

Without further ado, here are all the books that I plan to read in August!

Witchshadow by Susan Dennard

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Witchshadow is the final published book in the Witchland Series that I have to read. I am looking forward to this book as I feel like we are finally going to get some answers to the questions that have been around since book 1. If you want to check out any of my reviews of the other books in the series I will link them here, Truthwitch, Windwitch, Sightwitch and Bloodwitch.




The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But then word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus journeys with Achilles to Troy, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.


The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

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This is the way the world ends. Again.
Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze — the world-spanning empire whose innovations have been civilization’s bedrock for a thousand years — collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a madman’s vengeance. And worst of all, across the heart of the vast continent known as the Stillness, a great red rift has been torn into the heart of the earth, spewing ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.
Now Essun must pursue the wreckage of her family through a deadly, dying land. Without sunlight, clean water, or arable land, and with limited stockpiles of supplies, there will be war all across the Stillness: a battle royale of nations not for power or territory, but simply for the basic resources necessary to get through the long dark night. Essun does not care if the world falls apart around her. She’ll break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter.

A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth

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The “ironborn” half-fae outcast of her royal fae family.
A tempestuous Fury, exiled to earth from the Immortal Realm and hellbent on revenge.
A dutiful fae prince, determined to earn his place on the throne.
The prince’s brooding guardian, burdened with a terrible secret.
For centuries, the Eight Courts of Folk have lived among us, concealed by magic and bound by law to do no harm to humans. This arrangement has long kept peace in the Courts—until a series of gruesome and ritualistic murders rocks the city of Toronto and threatens to expose faeries to the human world.
Four queer teens, each who hold a key piece of the truth behind these murders, must form a tenuous alliance in their effort to track down the mysterious killer behind these crimes. If they fail, they risk the destruction of the faerie and human worlds alike. If that’s not bad enough, there’s a war brewing between the Mortal and Immortal Realms, and one of these teens is destined to tip the scales. The only question is: which way?
Wish them luck. They’re going to need it.

Malice by Heather Walter

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Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love’s kiss.
You’ve heard this before, haven’t you? The handsome prince. The happily-ever-after. 
Utter nonsense. 

Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels and elaborate parties and charm-granting elixirs. I thought I didn’t care, either. 
Until I met her. 
Princess Aurora. The last heir to Briar’s throne. Kind. Gracious. The future queen her realm needs. One who isn’t bothered that I am Alyce, the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the mysterious dark magic that runs in my veins. Humiliated and shamed by the same nobles who pay me to bottle hexes and then brand me a monster. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. That she . . . cares for me. Even though it was a power like mine that was responsible for her curse. 
But with less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating—and she can’t stand to kiss yet another insipid prince. I want to help her. If my power began her curse, perhaps it’s what can lift it. Perhaps, together, we could forge a new world. 
Nonsense again. 
Because we all know how this story ends, don’t we? Aurora is the beautiful princess. And I—
I am the villain.

Blood and Honey by Shelby of Mahurin

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Blood and Honey is the sequel to Serpent and Dove which I read earlier this year. I am trying to finish more series this year so I thought it was perfect to carry on with this series ahead of the final book coming out soon. If you want to read my thoughts on Serpent and Dove I will link my review for you to have a look at.





A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

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Much like Blood and Honey, A Heart so Fierce and Broken is the sequel to A Curse so Dark and Lonely which I read in July. I really enjoyed the first book so I really hope that continues with the rest of the series. I may even finish this series in August but I am not going to force myself by putting it on my TBR. If you want to check out my review of A Curse so Dark and Lonely, click on the title.




There you have it my August TBR, there are a couple of other books that I would love to read but I am not sure that I will manage to get to them so I haven’t put them on my TBR. What are you planning to read in August, let me know in the comments below!

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

Bloodwitch is the third book in the Witchlands series by Susan Dennard, which includes Truthwitch, Windwitch and the novella Sightwitch. I have already reviewed all the other books in the series, so if you are interested in checking them out click on the particular title. I will try and keep my review as spoiler free as possible but as it is the third book it may not always be possible, so only proceed if you have read the series or have no interest in it. Without further ado!

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Title: Bloodwitch
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: Tor
Audience: Adult
Genre: Fantasy

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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June Wrap Up

June was a successful reading month for me, as I managed to get to some of the books that I have been putting off forever and read some of my new favourites. Fingers crossed I am going to be able to carry on this momentum for the rest of the year. Without further ado, here are my statistics and mini reviews for the books that I managed to read tin June.

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July TBR – Path or Pantheon

Hey, how is everyone doing? I can’t believe that we have made it to July already and are halfway through the year, where has the time gone. I had an amazing time reading in June and loved all of the books that I read. July has some amazing things happening for me and I can’t wait for July to be here. One of the things happening in July is that I am helping with the Myth-Take readathon, Path or Pantheon!!!!! I am team captain of the War Path and can’t wait for a retelling filled month.

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Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Sightwitch is the novella that falls between Windwitch and Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard. As it is a novella in a series the contents do spoil the events of the first two books, so please only read my review if you have read the previous two books. I will leave my reviews of both Truthwitch and Windwitch if you have not already seen them.

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Title: Sightwitch
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: Tor
Audience: Adult
Genre: Fantasy

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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May Wrap Up

I didn’t have a very good reading month in May as I seem to have fallen into a little bit of a slump! I am hoping that it will only be a small one, especially as I am extremely excited for some of the books that I have put on my June TBR. of the books that I did read in May I had a bit of a mixed bunch which summed up the way that I was feeling. Fingers crossed for a better reading month in June.

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June TBR – Whatever-You-Want-A-Thon

After a pretty terrible reading month in May I am hoping to get back on track in June. All of the books that I have picked to read in June are books that I am desperate to get to so I am hoping that will push me to read. To also help with my reading I am going to be taking part in Whatever-You-Want-A-Thon which is being run by Maddie from Book Browsing Blog. I am really looking forward to this readathon, especially the competitive nature of it. I will put her announcement video below if you are interested in checking it out.

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May TBR

I can’t believe that it is time for my May TBR already, where has this year gone! I had quite a good reading month in April which surprised me based on the size of my TBR. So hopefully I can carry it on into May. I have tried to reduce my TBR a bit this month so I can do a little bit of mood reading, which I am looking forward too!

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