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August Wrap Up

People of Earth! I don’t know why I always want to stay that when I start a blog. I can tell you with 100% certainty that if a past blog doesn’t start with that sentence, it’s because I deleted it and wrote something else. From now on that sentence will be how I open up my posts. YOU’RE WELCOME. People of Earth…. So, let’s get to this wrap up. I had a REALLY good month. I had two weeks off of school and I took FULL advantage of it. Clearly because if you’ve looked at the feature image and you read two weeks, then you’ve done the math. That is six books in 2 weeks. More actually like 6 books in three because I don’t think the first week of classes really count. So I’m going to share a few of my thoughts for the books I read!

20170813_224046291_iOSThe first book I read this month was This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. I am really surprised I liked this book, and that I read it so quickly. The writing is different from The Darker Shades Trilogy so I think that’s why I enjoyed this book so much more. I really liked the moral conundrum Verity City offered to its characters. I like books that create situations that make you think hard and use your noggin about something. Anyone can say, “I hate Monsters; they’re bad,” or “People are sooooo terrible! How can someone do that?” But would you really be so single minded if you were in August’s shoes, or even Kate’s?? Go on and think, I’ll be here when you have an answer. *jeopardy song playing in background*

20170813_224337216_iOSThe second book I read was Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni. This was an ARC I got at BookCon 2017 and I have already written a full blog on this one so you can find it and read it if you’re interested. But if you want the highlights from it; I didn’t especially like this book. The “theme” of the book was spotty and the story line wasn’t done to it’s potential. The only saving grace was the main character, Tess. She is awesome. This book makes its debut on October 3, 2017. Totally thought this released in September, hopefully Amazon isn’t lying to us all. You can find it on Amazon here.

20170818_115249568_iOSThe third book I read was, Nyxia by Sccott Reintgen. YOU GUYS NEED THIS BOOK ON YOUR TBR NOW! Seriously. Do it. Even if Sci-Fi isn’t your thing. Nyxiawill be your thing. It’s next to impossible to NOT like this book. This book is what I call a, “slow burner,” because it takes awhile to get to the awesome parts. Just hang in there. Scott is building an entire new world with this series so description, world and character building is very necessary. The slow burn is worth it though. I PROMISE. It is action packed, the characters are totally real and easy to relate to, and holy cow my couch cushion is ruined because I was on the edge of my seat for the entire book. That was sort of cheesy but you’re getting the idea, right? This is a book you don’t want to miss. I will say, “I told you so.” SO…..don’t make me. This book is out September 12, 2017 (I know for sure because Scott said so on his twitter, something about a carton of milk expiring on the same day). You can find this gloriousness on Amazon, here.

20131114_195458000_iOSThe fourth book I finished early in the month was Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid. Never have I heard of this author but thanks to my friend Kara, I’m now following him on twitter and I will read his books again! YAY for being exposed to new authors! This was a feel-good contemporary. I was in a bad place and Kara sent me this book to cheer me up. It did just that. Such a cute, fun read. I really liked that this book was a journey. Not just a mental/emotion journey, but an actual road trip. It really made it fun to be with the main character while she met people and went on adventures with each of them and learned valuable things about herself that she can use to shape who she is currently as well as who she will become. Although it took me awhile to read, it was a fantastic. I should probably put this on Goodreads because I don’t think I wrote anything for this book…..hmmmmmm… I did put the rating in! That’s always important!

20170820_193630492_iOSThe fifth book I read was Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes. I LOVED Falling Kingdom but I didn’t continued the series. That changed when I picked up Rebel Spring. There was this nagging voice in my head saying, “keep reading Falling Kingdoms…you have book two and three…and four and five…..” So, finally I was like, “OKAY!!! Just shut the pie hole, will ya? SHEESH!” And whoa baby Rebel Spring reminded me why I liked book one so much. I really enjoyed coming back to Mythica; it was like I was coming home. Super loved coming back to Magnus, my book husband. No, he is mine, and no, we cannot share. Sorry that I am not sorry about it. Go find your own dark, tormented soul. I enjoyed Rebel Spring so much that I….wait for it….

20170825_212742051_iOS… book three, Gathering Darkness, minutes after ending Rebel Spring! The 407 pages of this one was totally worth it just to read the one sentence we #Magneo fans had been dying to read ever since book one. I wasn’t even mad it took 400 pages because it was absolutely perfect. I can’t wait to continue to book four! Man, just writing about these books makes me want to say, “screw you current read (Hunted if anyone was curious),” and continue on with the Falling Kingdoms series. This is why I stock pile series. So I don’t have to wait for the next book to come out. It is perfect book happiness when you can seamlessly flow from one book to the next. I am trying to pace myself with this series though because I read on Amazon that the sixth book isn’t coming out until February 2018 which is atrocious. These books have a tradition of coming out in the month of December. I hope Amazon is wrong on that one!


So what books did you manage to crank out this month? I know a lot of people are going to back to school in August so the motivation to read for pleasure was intense! I wanted to get as much done as I could before homework took over. So, tell me! What are your thoughts on the books I’ve read?


Thanks for reading! See you next time!

Live long and prosper!

Chelsea K


6 thoughts on “August Wrap Up

  1. “Sorry that I am not sorry about it. Go find your own dark, tormented soul” hahahahaha, funny
    loved reading This Savage Song too and I think an going to added Rebel Spring to my September tbr too; those beautiful covers……swoon

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