Another month past, another one new and its time for a wrap up post!
What happened in August.
August was pretty hectic month for me. I had exams for pretty much the entire month, an well they were pretty difficult, but thankfully they’re over. Although it was pretty busy, I was able to read a few books (reading is pretty much my coping mechanism and way of relaxing so i don’t lose my mind during exams) and make a few blog posts, one of which was on a really important topic. So, to get to the point, here’s my bookish summary of August!
Daughter Of The Pirate King by Tricia Levensella.
⭐⭐⭐★| 3.5 stars
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Alosa, I loved her sneakiness and her . I liked Riden, most of the time and their chemistry. It was an enjoyable read.
An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
⭐⭐⭐⭐★| 4.5 stars
I honestly love this book with everything in me. I loved the main characters — Laia and Elias, I loved the world building and the writing. It was perfect.
Meet Cute by Helen Hunting
⭐⭐⭐⭐| 4 stars
I haven’t read many cute books this year, personal books without high stakes and Meet Cute is just well cute. I loved the characters — Kat, Dax and Emme. I loved the writing, simple yet sweet and I loved how it dealt with grief. I’d recommend it!
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
⭐⭐⭐⭐| 4 stars.
I loved this retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I liked the world building, the mix of Asian culture and the lore of another world. I loved the complexity of the characters and their development. The writing was lovely. I honestly loved this book.
The Heiress by Lynsay Sands
⭐⭐| 2 stars.
The Heiress would have been a 3 stars read, for about 90% of the book it was just a nice book, although the pacing was too fast for my taste, it was just ok. I liked the main characters enough, the writing was simple, maybe a little too simple, and easy to follow, but just a little towards the end, there was that one homophobic line I couldn’t stand. It would have an ok book, but now its just well just.
This month, I’ll be taking part in the Avatar: The Last Airbender Readathon, you can find more information about it here
In the Atla readathon, there are 4 teams, after the four nations in the Avatar world — The Fire nation, Air nomads, Water tribes and the Earth kingdom. Each team has 3 challenges to complete and anyone who completes their team’s challenges and those of other teams, is named the Avatar. There’s also the noncompetitive Order of the White Lotus, which is a more chill group.
My chosen team is the Fire Nation and following the challenges for the readathon, here’s my TBR list:
Zuko: Give a book/author a second chance.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.
Clockwork Angel is a book that’s been on my tbr shelf for a long time. The first time attempted to read it, I could make it past the third page and left it as it is. Also with all the scandal surrounding Cassie Clare, I wasn’t inspired to put any effort into it, but this month, I’ll be giving it another try.
Azula: A book with an interesting villain.
Sea Witch by Sarah Henning.
Well, this really isn’t a book with an interesting villain, but a book about one. Ursula, the villain of the story The Little Mermaid, is the main character of this story and the book is about how she came to be known as the sea witch.
Iroh: The group book.
The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee.
The Rise of Kyoshi is the book every group as in common for the readathon and the last prompt. I’m quite excited to read this book!
Well, that’s my wrap up for the month of August and my TBR for the Atla readathon!
Have a lovely day! 💗
What will you be doing in September?