Here are the 8 books I read, from worst to best!
8.) The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson
Don't get me wrong, I liked this YA fantasy debut. However, I didn't LOVE it, which was my expectation. Lia was a good narrator, but I became easily bored easily. I would have liked to have more development about the culture and the mysterious 'gift'. 3.25 Stars!
7.) Gathering Frost by Kaitlyn Davis
I'm sad to say that Gathering Frost is not as good as its companion sequel, which I read earlier this year. Gathering Frost was an interesting read, but it didn't hold my attention as much as Withering Rose did. I am glad I read it, though! 3.5 Stars!
6.) Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
Lumberjanes is the first graphic novel I have read in years. I didn't know what I was expecting, but I had such a fun time reading it. While I didn't love it by any means, I am looking forward to getting the second volume! I'll have to pick it up at my local-ish store. 3.5 Stars!
5.) City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
This was quite a surprise. I didn't think that I would enjoy City of a Thousand Dolls as much as I did. The YA fantasy also had hints of mystery, and I loved solving it along with Nisha, the main character. Nisha's narration was one of the key aspects of my enjoyment level. 3.5 Stars!
4.) Keeping Her Secret by Sarah Nicolas
I received Keeping Her Secret via Netgalley last month, so expect a review soon! In short, Keeping Her Secret was a great LGBTQ+ novel, but there was something lacking that kept me from loving it. 3.75 Stars!
3.) The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Jennifer L. Armentrout is a go-to author of mine. While I don't love all of her books, The Problem with Forever is one of my favorites by her! This is her first foray into a YA contemporary (that's not a thriller), and it exceeded my expectations. I can't wait for more. 4.25 Stars!
2.) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
I had to read Brave New World for my English class. While I didn't love it, I do think it holds a lot of literary merit, which is why it is so high on this list. It is frightening to see how many parallels we have to this dystopian world. 4 Stars!
1.) The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel
Last but not least is The Revolution of Ivy! This is the conclusion to the Book of Ivy duology. Everything I wanted to happen, did. It seems that I have the unpopular opinion though, as it the first book has a much higher rating than this conclusion. 4.25 Stars!
Other Posts of the Month!
JULY WRAP UP!
TTT: Books I Would Buy Right This Second!
The Happiness Tag!
MOVIE REVIEW | Nerve
Netflix and Books Tag!
Top Ten Tuesday: Books In Space
Currently Reading/TBR: The Problem with Forever, Pure, Frankenstein
TTT: Books That are STILL on my TBR!
The Book Sacrifice Tag!
My Experience with Audiobooks!
T5W: Books I Will Never Read
And that is my August Wrap Up! What did you read last month?
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!
Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!