August in Review

august in review - theheartofabookbloggerHollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tejeda — 1 star
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.

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh — 5 stars
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 by Fiona Wood — 3 stars
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.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan — 4 stars
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.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson — 4 stars
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.

Paper Towns by John Green — 3 stars
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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