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August in Review

November 21, 2015

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Hollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tejeda – 1 star
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – 5 stars
Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood – 3 stars
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – 4 stars
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson – 4 stars
Paper Towns by John Green – 3 stars

This monthly review is coming very, very late. These past few months have been both busy and exciting. August was the month to kick it all off. During August, I packed my belongings, attended a wedding, said my goodbyes to friends and family, and moved into my dorm room. Throughout this craziness, I was able to find time to read several books.

I was disappointed with Hollywood Witch Hunter. Even though the book had a lot of potential, it ended up being a big let down. Full review here.

I absolutely loved The Wrath and the Dawn; I think it may even be my favorite read of 2015! I loved Renée Ahdieh’s characters and writing so very much. Everything about this book was perfection. The setting, fantasy aspects, and the romance. Oh boy, the romance was wonderful. Khalid is most definitely on my list of top book boyfriends.

Six Impossible Things is a loose retelling of the Cinderella story. It has the good and the bad, and it’s very relatable. The book funny and easy to read. Full review here.

I never read the Percy Jackson series. I know, I know, you must be wondering why I never read them. The answer is that I really only liked a couple series and didn’t branch out anywhere else while in elementary and junior high. Anyway, my friends on the other hand love the Percy Jackson series and convinced me to read it. This summer, I borrowed my brother’s tattered copy of The Lightning Thief and brought it along with me to the pool and beach. I thought this was a fun read and it is a really great read for middle graders.

I don’t often cry while reading books. I might tear up now and then, but never full on crying. I bawled, BAWLED, while reading Second Chance Summer. The book is a little longer than necessary, but it is so, so good. As the title suggests, this book is about second chances, but it’s also about family, friends, endings, and new beginnings.

I read Paper Towns right before I went to see the movie. It isn’t my favorite read, but I definitely thought it was okay. The beginning and end were very entertaining, but it was the middle, which was boring and dragged on, that I had an issue with. Full book vs movie review here.

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