Books

July Reading Wrap Up

I didn’t get as much reading done this month as we had some other things going on that I’ll mention in The Furlough Diaries. But the books I did read were really good! I’m only 2 books off my yearly reading challenge on Good Reads now, which is really exciting. I’m interested to see how many I’ll get read by the end of the year.

Books Read – 3
Pages Read – 1,371

  1. The Ringmaster’s Daughter by Carly Schabowski (Gifted on Net Galley) – 5/5 Stars

This is such a heartwarming book. It’s set during the start of the war and it’s interesting to see how the war unfolds in France. I enjoyed seeing Michel’s flee from Paris and his friendships with Jean and Giordano were my favourite part of the story. It was nice to see everyone at the circus bond and to hear their back stories throughout the book.

The circus chapters were wonderful. The description of their vibrant colours, the music, the lighting and performers were all amazing and I could easily picture the show when I was reading. It was magical!

The only thing I wasn’t too keen on was the title, as I feel like it ruined the reveal of that part of the book – we already knew that Freida was the daughter and I feel like that could of been a nice revelation in the story. Overall a great book that I’d definitely recommend to people that love a historical fiction.

2. Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapowski – 5/5 Stars

I have been obsessed with all things The Witcher lately. I’ve been playing the game, re-watching the TV series and also reading the books. I’m loving the different insights I get from each one and it’s nice to see them all come together.

I loved this book, just as much as the first one. I love the collection of short stories and love seeing how all the characters come together. The short stories are easy to read and a couple of these were featured in the TV show, so it was great to have some more insight into the episodes. It’s made me really excited to read the main story and to see what the next season on Netflix will bring.

3. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas (Gifted by Tandem Collective) – 5/5 Stars

I didn’t think this series could get much better than the first book but boy was I wrong! ACOMAF picks up where ACOTAR left off. You can read my review of the first book here. We’re plunged straight back into the world of Prythian but Feyre and Tamlin are dealing with the ordeal from the last book and things aren’t as rosy in the Spring Court anymore.

When Rhysand rescues Feyre and takes her to the Night Court we’re immersed in a beautiful world full of darkness and starlight. The world building in these books is great and I can easily see the Night Court and Velaris when reading about them. Rhysand and Feyre’s relationship is a delight to read and I can’t get enough of their relationship. The new characters that are introduced are great and I can’t wait to read more about them.

As usual there was a heart breaking ending with a huge cliff hanger, but I have faith that the next book will make everything better! At least I hope so!

I only managed 3 books this month, but in my defence ACOMAF was pretty big! I have the next one in the series coming in August too and that’s even bigger. I’m excited to read it though! 🙂

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