Welcome to my first monthly wrap-up. This month I managed to read a total of 9 books and I’m pretty proud of that.
My book of the month would have to be Meet Me at Midnight.
My least favourite book this month would be Team Hate.
Call Down the Hawk:
I read CDTH from the 1st to the 3rd August. Having struggled to get into The Raven Cycle, I thought this book would be similar. I was pleasantly surprised as I found myself easily slipping into the story.
It is told from three different perspectives, of which I enjoyed Ronan’s and Jordan’s the most. It takes place after the events in The Raven Cycle. There are a few mentions of Blue and Gansey, however, they are not pivotal to the story. Call Down the Hawk focuses on Ronan’s family and the fate dreamers like him.
Viper and Venom: Isles of Storm and Sorrow Book 1 and 2:
I received Viper in the Fairyloot March 2019 ‘Favourites’ box. I found I really enjoyed Viper, despite it being something I might not have chosen myself and I eagerly awaited the sequel; Venom. I reread Viper from the 3rd to the 7th August, and read Venom from the 7th to the 8th August. For some reason when I am desperate to read a new addition to a series it takes me longer to reread the first one!
I really like the main character, Marianne, as I think that she grows over the course of the books and develops into a strong female. I really like the friends to lovers trope that occurs in these books as I am a sucker for romance. The pirate aspect is something I haven’t really read before and by combining this with magic, it was a unique story and I wish I didn’t have to wait almost a year for the next one!
I bought this book to read whilst I was on holiday in Cornwall as I had nothing to read on my last day. I read it on August 9th whilst soaking up the sun on the beach. I wanted a quick yet enjoyable read and that is what I got.
I did think it was going to be a teen/young adult book (like the many others I’ve read on Wattpad). However, it was aimed more at adults. It is your classic enemies to lovers book, with the main character; Jane, assuming the role of Assistant Coach to a big league football team. John is the star quarterback and does not want a female coaching him. John’s character improves SO MUCH over the course of this book (thankfully) as does his relationship with Jane.
This book was the only book from August to not receive a 5 star rating and I think that is because, whilst it was enjoyable, there were a few things in the book (some character traits), that I wish weren’t included.
Bone Crier’s Moon:
Wow I loved this book. Bone Crier’s Moon was included in the Fairyloot March 2020 ‘Break the Curse’ box. I read this from 10th to the 12th August and I could not put it down! I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book.
Based on mythology of the ferriers of the dead, this unique book is told from three perspectives, Ailesse, Bastien and Sabine. Ailesse and Sabine are on their way to becoming Bone Criers and Bastien wants to get revenge because a bone crier killed his father. Again this book has the enemies to lover romance that I ADORE and cannot get enough of. There were multiple plot twists that I was not expecting and I can’t wait for more to come. I am now desperately awaiting the sequel, I need more!!
Meet Me at Midnight:
This book is another that I really enjoyed reading this month. I read it from the 12th to the 14th August.
The two protagonists, Sidney and Asher, are part of two families that holiday to neighbouring lake houses each summer. The two characters take part in a prank war/feud each year, yet this year their pranks cause them to get kicked out of their holiday homes. They decide upon a truce to target the woman that kicked them out instead.
This book was so heart warming and made me fall in love with the characters. I would happily read this over and over again. It has a kind of enemies to lover vibe with a slow burning romance. But if you are looking for a in-the-feels kinda read then this is 100% the one. I LOVED IT
The Beholder and The Boundless:
I first read The Beholder after receiving it in Fairyloot’s May 2019 ‘Unlikely Romances’ box and LOVED it. I read this duology from the 15th to the 29th August.
The books follow Selah, the Seneschal-elect of Potomac on a voyage to find a husband to please her step-mother. Her family back story has a Cinderella-retelling vibe. This book references many mythologies and fairy tales. They have it all. There are multiple different potential love interests over the course of these two books. These books have the perfect amount of romance, whilst also providing a fantastical adventure. There is also a beautiful viking, Torden, in this duology so if that doesn’t convince you I don’t know what will.
Feel free to check out my full review of The Boundless here.
And finally my last book of the month was Tweet Cute. I read this from the 29th to the 30th August. It had me in the feels I won’t lie.
This was the perfect book to tend the month on and has an enemies to friends to lover trope. I really enjoyed reading this book and if you want to check out more of my thoughts on it, I have already done a review of Tweet Cute, which you can find here.
And that brings my August Wrap-up to an end. I really enjoyed writing out a snippet of some of my feelings towards the books I’ve read this month.
This was my first attempt at one of these so if anyone has any tips then please comment or share your blogs for inspiration!