Hey guys, so in July I sadly only read two books and I thought it was silly to do a post on just two books. That is why I am combining my July wrap-up and my August wrap-up.
The first book I read was The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert. I really enjoyed this book. The writing was good and the plot was well done. All the characters were well rounded and well developed. Check out my review here if you want to read more of my thoughts. I gave this a 4/5 stars.
Second and sadly lastly, I read The Rose & the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh. I didn’t love this book as much as the first one but in no way was I disappointed with it, I loved being back with these characters. The ending was so crazy and good I was on the edge of my seat. I gave this a 4/5 stars.
The first book I read this month was The Selection by Kiera Cass. I flew through this book so fast. I found this world so interesting with the whole caste system. I love America and how she stayed true to herself in this book. I love Maxon so much. I have a review of the whole series here! I gave this a 4/5 stars rating.
Next I read Defiance Falls by Ali Dean. I did not love this book at all. I found it disappointing and not the best of her books. I didn’t love the characters and the plot was messy.The writing was definitely improved than her other books. I have a full review here. I gave this a 2/5 stars.
The next book I picked up was The Elite by Kiera Cass. This book was almost as good as the first. I found America a little annoying and frustrating at time throughout this book. Even though I knew how this series would end, there were countless times this book had me worried that maybe I would be wrong. I gave this a 4/5 star rating.
As soon as I finished The Elite I just had to move onto the third book, The One. I didn’t love this book as much as I loved the first two. My main problem that I had with this ending was that it seemed rushed. Everything just happened all at once and it just felt like the author wanted to end the book as soon as they could. I loved the ending and even though I predicted it, it was nice to see it finally happen. I gave this a 3/5 star rating.
Then I picked up The Heir by Kiera Cass to read. I did not like this book very much. I really think this should of been a spinoff series and not a continuation of The Selection series. My main issue with this book was the main character herself, Eadlyn. I could not stand her. She is such an entitled brat in this book and it was so bothersome. I loved seeing Maxon and America as parents in this book, that was sweet to see. I gave this a 3/5 star rating.
While I waited for my copy of The Crown arrive, I picked up My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga. This book reminded me of All the Bright Places but I was much happier with this ending. The characters in this story were great and I loved seeing them grow as characters. This is a really touching book and it definetly plays with your emotions. I gave this a rating of 4/5 stars.
Finally my copy of The Crown by Kiera Cass arrived so I gave this a read. This one I found was much better than the fourth book. Although I still couldn’t stand Eadlyn very much in this book, I found myself tolerating her at different points in the book. A good chunk of the second half of the book felt rushed. Everything sort of happened all at once and it was a little overwhelming at some points with what was happening. As to who Eadlyn ends up with, I was happy and I’m glad she ended up with who she did. I gave this a 4/5 star rating.
The last book I read was I Was Anastasia by _________. This was such a good book. The beginning was a little hard for me and at one point I was considering DNFing it. But I a so glad I didn’t because once the story picked up I was so engrossed in it. I liked how it differentiated between Anna’s point of view and Anastasia’s. The writing was very well done. One thing I didn’t love was when it was in Anna’s point of view it would jump from different years and it was a little confusing to keep track at everything. Overall I highly enjoyed it and ended up giving it a 4.5/5 rating.
Those were all the books I read in July and August! I am just glad August turned out to be a better reading month than July!