August 2018 Book Reviews

August was a great month for sequels.

Here’s the list of books I read this month, excluding rereads:

  • “Bring Me Their Hearts” (Bring Me Their Hearts #1) by Sara Wolf
  • “The Queen’s Rising” (The Queen’s Rising #1) by Rebecca Ross
  • “Iron Gold” (Red Rising #4) by Pierce Brown
  • “Quiet Girl in a Noisy World” by Debbie Tung
  • “Stormcaster” (Shattered Realms #3) by Cinda Williams Chima
  • “A Reaper at the Gates” (An Ember in the Ashes #3) by Sabaa Tahir
  • “Smoke and Iron” (The Great Library #4) by Rachel Caine
  • “Drop Dead Demons” (Divinicus Nex Chronicles #2) by A.E. Kirk
  • “Demons in Disguise”  (Divinicus Nex Chronicles #3) by A.E. Kirk
  • “Interview with a Hex Boy”  (Divinicus Nex Chronicles Extra) by A.E. Kirk

Beware of slight spoilers ahead.

Favorite reads:

“The Queen’s Rising” by Rebecca Ross, “Quiet Girl in a Noisy World” by Debbie Tung, “Stormcaster” by Cinda Williams Chima, “A Reaper at the Gates” by Sabaa Tahir, “Smoke and Iron” by Rachel Caine, “Drop Dead Demons” and “Interview with a Hex Boy” by A.E. Kirk

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Bookish Merch Spotlight: Chiqui Creates

In honor of the upcoming anniversary of Chiqui Creates, I’ll talk about this awesome shop’s bookish and fandom-inspired fancy jewelry and bookmarks. Chiqui Creates is one of my go-to shops when I join a new fandom because not only are her products undoubtedly gorgeous, she’s also a really wonderful human being and an accommodating seller. Working with Chiqui as one of her shop reps was a great learning experience for me because of her professionalism and her willingness to collaborate with her reps, customers, and other sellers. Of course, her A+++ sense of humor is a big bonus.

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July 2018 Book Reviews

Even though I only had one 4-star read, I still consider it a good reading month because my list is an interesting mix of dystopians, non-fiction, fantasy, and contemporary.

Here’s the list of books I read this month, excluding rereads:

  • “Scythe” (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman
  • “Thunderhead” (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman
  • “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson
  • “Notes on a Nervous Planet” by Matt Haig
  • “The Falconer” (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May
  • “Finding Audrey” by Sophie Kinsella
  • “Flawed” (Flawed #1) by Cecelia Ahern
  • “Perfect” (Flawed #2) by Cecelia Ahern

Beware of slight spoilers ahead.

Favorite read:

“Finding Audrey” by Sophie Kinsella

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June 2018 Book Reviews

I don’t know what the hell possessed me this month! Even though I am determined to go for a more relaxing pace this year, I somehow ended up reading and reviewing more than 20 books. This is my most productive month so far this 2018!

  1. “To Kill a Kingdom” by Alexandra Christo
  2. “Tiger Lily” by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  3. “War Storm” (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard
  4. “Between the Sea and Stars” (Lena #1) by Chantal Gadoury
  5. “Illuminae” (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  6. “Gemina” (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  7. “Obsidio” (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  8. “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover
  9. “Circe” by Madeline Miller
  10. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett
  11. “The Wicked Deep” by Shea Ernshaw
  12. “A Court of Frost and Starlight” (A Court of Thorns & Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas
  13. “Sky in the Deep” by Adrienne Young
  14. “The Astonishing Color of After” by Emily X. R. Pan
  15. “Shatter Me” (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
  16. “Destroy Me” (Shatter Me #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi
  17. “Unravel Me” (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
  18. “Fracture Me” (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi
  19. “Ignite Me” (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi
  20. “Restore Me” (Shatter Me #4) by Tahereh Mafi
  21. “Heart of the Fae” (The Otherworld #1) by Emma Hamm
  22. “Veins of Magic” (The Otherworld #2) by Emma Hamm
  23. “Bride of the Sea” (The Otherworld #3) by Emma Hamm

To keep this post from getting too long, I’ll link you to my Goodreads review links. They’re a mix of detailed and concise reviews. I’ll put a spoiler warning next to the review links with spoilers.

Favorite reads:

“To Kill a Kingdom” by Alexandra Christo, “Tiger Lily” by Jodi Lynn Anderson, The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, “Circe” by Madeline Miller

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Bookish Merch Spotlight: Fictional Boutique

What I love about laminated bookmarks is that even though they’re a more expensive than paper bookmarks, I don’t have to worry about damaging them in any way – like spilling a drink on them, having them stained for life with ballpen ink, or accidentally folding them.

Fictional Boutique is one of my favorite laminated bookmark shops and it’s been a fun and wonderful experience to rep for its talented owner, Naja.

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