July 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Who else thinks this month went by really fast?? I managed to read 10 books and I’m very happy with that! I loved the majority of them and I actually reread an entire series which was good! I don’t reread books that often so to reread an entire series was awesome. Here’s what I read in July:

The Spider Dance by Nick Setchfield: This is the sequel to The War in the Dark and one of my most highly anticipated sequels! It really didn’t disappoint and was totally worth the wait. The author perfectly brings together an incredible mix of genres to form this amazing story! It was a very fast paced plot and was action-packed from start to finish.

The Retreat by Sherri Smith: Another amazing book from Sherri Smith! It’s about a group of friends who go on a wellness retreat but… only one of them will leave alive. The twist at the end was perfect. Sherri did such an amazing job of keeping it all hush, hush until that jaw-dropping twist at the end. I don’t know how I didn’t see that coming! Such a great story with very complex characters. Definitely worth a read!

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir: After our first failed attempt at buddy reading this, my friend and I finally tackled it this month! Was the book good though? Was it everything I wanted and more? No. I have just one question: Where was the plot? Did it get left behind in the second book? So disappointing. I hope the fourth book is better.

The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson: After putting this on my shelf and forgetting about it for six months, I finally picked it up this month. It was good but not great. I actually had a weird problem with this book. I thought the synopsis gave the whole plot away! There was no surprises, no twists or shocking characters. Everything happened exactly as it said it would in the synopsis and the characters were so predictable. A prince/heir who has a controlling parent who never shows him any love or affection; he acts cruel one minute but nice the next; he repeatedly says he’s not the bad guy and is on Thia’s side. How many times have we seen that before? I can already predict his next move in the sequel and I desperately hope the author does something original with him instead.

The Immortals by Alyson Noel: So I read these books way back and I didn’t actually own my own copies of them. But then this month I managed to buy them dirt cheap so of course I wanted to reread them. Unfortunately they weren’t as good as I remember and I definitely think they are more for younger readers but I still enjoyed them. It made me feel very nostalgic revisiting Ever and Damen’s story. I’ll definitely hold onto them because I still love the covers even now and may read them again in another few years. 

So that’s my wrap up done until next month! What did you guys manage to read this month? Any recommendations? I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading

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