Well, another August is in the books. That was a terrible pun. I’m sorry. But is it me or did it seem like August just kind of went on forever? Nevertheless, August was a great month for me. I celebrated my first year of marriage with my husband, we went to Las Vegas and Disneyland, and I got to see my friend that I’ve been missing! I did get a lot of reading done in August, but none of it on my trip. Which, I thought I would since I was stuck in a car for a really long time. No, I got most of my reading done the week after vacation when I just needed to relax and decompress from being on the go all the time. I really hope I can keep up this trend in September. I’ve been such a reading machine, and it feels great.
August Wrap Up
1) Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman: I’ve already written a review of this book, which you can check out here. But as a quick summary, I really enjoyed it and thought it was a great follow up to Blackhearts!
2) Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer: This is a graphic novel sequel to the Lunar Chronicles staring Iko. It was a quick read that I finished in one day, and I think this is really what jump started my need for reading this past week and a half. I don’t think I’ll do a full review of it on my blog simply because I didn’t think there was enough material to write a full review on. But as a mini review here, I really enjoyed seeing some of my favorite characters, and even seeing a few new ones. I think its interesting to see Iko take the lead in this one, and she seems to take a more serious tone.
3) Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds: I will be writing a full review on this one because I did like it, and I have a few thoughts on it I would like to share. This was the first time I’ve read anything by Jason Reynolds, even though I’ve met him and have a few of his books. I really enjoyed this one, and it was such a refreshing take on Spider-Man, especially since I’ve been growing kind of tired of the Peter Parker storyline from the constant movie reboots.
4) Frostblood by Elly Blake: I randomly started reading this the day I got back from my trip, and then right after finishing Miles Morales, I just dove into this. I really liked this book and I got hooked into it. I was afraid it was going to be a little cliche since we’ve seen so many books with the ice and fire themes, but I didn’t find that to be the case at all. I enjoyed this one a lot, especially the romance. The sequel comes out in a few weeks, so I’ll probably be posting my review of Frostblood around that time and then will be diving straight into Fireblood right after.
5) Heartless by Marissa Meyer: Oh, Heartless. I picked this book up 8 months ago, finished half of it, and then picked it up again last week. The only reason I picked it up again was the fact that I started panicking over the fact that I had over 11 books sitting on my currently reading shelf on goodreads. I just couldn’t get into this one, and it took me like 3 days to finish the last 10% of the book. I was just fighting it so much. I have written my review of Heartless already, and I’ll be posting it sometime next week.
6) Fireworks by Katie Cotugno: Katie Cotugno is one of my all time favorite authors, and I absolutely adored How to Love. I wasn’t that enthralled with 99 days, so I was a little hesitant on Fireworks. But I ended up absolutely loving Fireworks. I felt such relief when I stayed up all night to finish it a couple of nights ago when I was having insomnia. This book was really a bucket of nostalgia for me since it was set in the 90s. I really enjoyed this and if you’re looking for a quick read, this is great for summer. Or whats left of it. I hope to get to her new book coming out in October soon!
As for my September TBR, I really want to get a good amount of reading in. There are SO MANY books releasing this month, and I really want to stay on top of it all so I don’t feel like my TBR is spiraling out of control. I think I have a total of like 9 books coming to me in the mail this month, so I feel like that out of control feeling is inevitable.
I’m not going to specifically talk about each and every book here because a lot of of it is just runover from my August TBR. Currently I’m reading Nyxia by Scott Reintgen, and I’m really enjoying it. Its a sci-fi book that feels like a sort of mix between Ender’s Game and Avatar. But much better. So far, I highly recommend it!
Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo, The Dreaful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken, and If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer Armentrout are all preorders that I’m really excited to get into. I already have Wonder Woman in my possession, and the urge to just dive right into it is really strong. I’m also really excited to meet Alexandra Bracken again this month. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to read the book before the signing, but we’ll see what happens.
The rest of the books, Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee, Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, and Top Ten by Katie Cotugno, are all arcs that I really want to get to this month. I probably should have read most of these during ARC August, but I just didn’t have the time.
So, tell me, what books are you planning to read in September?