August (+ July + Maybe June) Wrap-Up Because I’m a Horrible Blogger and I’m Sorry

Wait what? June?!? JUNE?!? 

Wasn’t that like…months ago? Shouldn’t we have had this post before, you whisper?

Well. I ran away from blogging for a month or two and I missed my June wrap-up and I’m should be sent to the book blogger guillotine now. NOW! I missed July and I might have missed June and I don’t even know what’s what anymore. IT’S ALL PAIN.

I only read two books this August, BUT THEY WERE AWESOME. (SIKE, I read three. But the third one isn’t worth remembering and is better suited to burning at a stake. Spoiler: it’s Everything, Everything.)

ruin and rising

Ruin and Rising, Book of Tears, PAINPAINPAIN… IT’S ALL THE SAME. Stabby stab, stab my heart.This book made me a MESS. Is it possible to breathe and cry simultaneously?? I know now. Sobbing! Trauma! More! Moooaaaar! I want to live in denial but I also want to remember everything that happened so I can scream it in Leigh’s face when I meet her and she’ll obviously love me for that like why would she not???I’m starting to think I’m a masochistic reader.

→ My review is up here.

throne of glass

Throne of Glass was my favorite read this August. BY FAR. (Just kidding we can’t anger the Darkling and risk eternal doom so forget that.)

I adored the characters so much, and I can’t wait to see how they’re going to wreak havoc on the world in the next few books. BECAUSE THEY WILL. (Book Depository, please hasten thine delivery unto me.)

The writing and plot didn’t really impress me, but I don’t even care. The characters and humor totally made up for it AND MORE.

Marie is obsessed.


→ My review is up here.

everything, everything

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA I couldn’t stand this one.




The first half was adorable and super cute, but then it went downhill at about a million miles an hour and crashed in a 30 foot hole.

If you absolutely loved Everything, Everything, I beg your mercy. It just wasn’t for me.

But it was still cute? Sort of?

→ My review is up here.


siege and storm

Seige and Stormas I’m sure you’re aware (because I WON’T SHUT UP ABOUT IT), is the second installment of the Grisha trilogy and if you couldn’t already tell by my ranting about Ruin and Rising, this series has been rough on me. AND THIS ONE WAS NO EXCEPTION.

Again, I don’t want to talk too much about it because it’s a sequel and those are just spoilery by nature (cue gasps), so if you haven’t read Shadow and Bone, just…JUST GO. Come back later.

an ember in the ashes

So if I’m honest, An Ember in the Ashes was my favorite read this past June (yet again, Leigh Bardugo has been eclipsed WHAT IS THIS) and can I just say: Sabaa Tahir was born to tell stories.

An Ember in the Ashes was fantasy like I’ve never read. The setting was so unique and had such a Gladiator feel THAT I LOVED.

My review is up here and isn’t very helpful, but I’m not here for that. I’m here for cookies.

a torch against the night

A Torch in the Night was the sequel to An Ember in the Ashes and it was like 98.725397% as good as Ember.

I didn’t like some of the character interactions in this one (Keenan??? Die???) and I wasn’t a fan of where some of the arcs were leading, but it was still crazy good.

Now go find something better to do with your time.