July was full of ARCS and some rereads when I hit a book slump while in the middle of a book. Given that it’s my last month before school resumes, I quickly remedied that!
ARC: Due to be released on August 22, 2017
I loved this series because it reminded me so much of Falling Kingdoms. I enjoyed most of its chapters and loved the progression of the plot and the roles of each character!
Mask of Shadows
ARC: Due to be released on August 29, 2017
Mask of Shadows is a fantasy book that follows a genderfluid character, Sal. As much as I wanted to enjoy this book because of the protagonist, the other elements fell short.
Words in Deep Blue
It’s a book about books! The writing was light and fun. I loved recognizing authors that were mentioned in this book, however, it did teeter on the edge of being pretentious–a common problem with books about books.
Overall, it was an average read. I probably would not read it again, though.
I have to admit that Frostblood is your typical fantasy book as it follows all the cliché tropes. Despite that, it was still a masterpiece on its own!
For all the slandering I did while reading the book via Goodreads updates, I found myself enjoying it!
Girls Made of Snow and Glass
ARC: Due to be released on September 5, 2017
A retelling of Snow White with its own sense of originality, this has got to be one of the best fantasy books I’ve read in a long time.
I am very grateful to have received an ARC from its publisher!
A Court of Mist and Fury
I hit a slump in the middle of reading A Gathering of Shadows (I had to learnt that V.E. Schwab’s writing wasn’t for me the hard way) and chose to reread this to get back on track!
Safe to say it worked. I cried.
A Court of Wings and Ruin
You can’t expect me to read ACOMAF without proceeding to ACOWAR. While I reread ACOMAF many times, this is the first time I truly reread ACOWAR because it is a long book in itself.
I had no regrets finishing this book and I have never felt so alive.
A Gathering of Shadows
It took me a while to finish this book, but I’m glad I decided to push through after putting it down twice.
Kell and Lila have got me hooked on their slow burn of a romance and I can’t wait to pick up Book 3!
A Conjuring of Light
Well, that was one hell of a finale. A Conjuring of Light was a mix of moments where I fell asleep, was on the edge of my seat, and everything in between.
Everyone told me that this series gets better with each book, and guess what, they were absolutely right.