July is over and looking back at this month’s reads, there is a relatively wide selection of genres. We have some suspense, advanture, fantasy, Sci-Fi, and one graphic novel. Hopefully you guys will enjoy this monthly wrap-up and end up finding some new books to look into!
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland – ☆☆☆☆
House of Hollow was an amazing novel and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a thriller. It was a horror novel that was mysterious, dark, and haunting and I absolutely loved it. Everything from the fantastic way Krystal Sutherland had with words in this novel to the varying personalities of the Hollow sisters was perfect. I’m still stunned by the way I can perfectly picture the Halfway in my mind because use of the way it was described. This novel was haunting, but in a beautiful way and had the perfect amount of suspense.
You can see my full review of House of Hollow here.
The Wicked King by Holly Black – ☆☆☆
The Wicked King was a good book, but looking back on it I can tell that there were some slow parts. I think my expectations were so high from the first book of this series, The Cruel Prince, that I was a little disappointed by this novel, but it was still fun. I enjoyed reading about how Jude was trying to navigate her palace life and figure out who she could and couldn’t trust. I honestly did not see the ending coming so I hope that the next book, The Queen of Nothing, is better than this one.
You can see my full review of The Wicked King here.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – ☆☆☆
Cinder was an entertaining novel that seemed like the gateway to a good series. There were definitely some slow parts to this novel, but overall it was really good. Reading from the three different perspectives really helped this novel and cleared up a lot of things in the story. reading from Cinder’s pov was especially really cool. This was a really good Cinderella retelling especially since it gave a good Sci-Fi spin on the story.
You can see my full review of Cinder here.
The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen – ☆☆☆☆1/2
The Magic Fish was an amazing graphic novel that really played with my heartstrings. The storytelling was perfect and the art was perfect which created an amazing flow to the story. I loved this graphic novel so much and would recommend it to anyone who really enjoys art and wants to read a touching story.
You can see my full review of The Magic Fish here.
Namesake by Adrienne Young – ☆☆☆
Namesake was an entertaining novel that concluded Fable’s story well. I was a little disappointed that this novel was not as good as the first novel, Fable, but it was still something I enjoyed reading. The new setting provided a great story. It was fun to see how the crew of the Marigold acted around the refined streets of Bastian and how people resolved their conflicts. Something that I did not mention in my original post but really liked was that you got to see more of Auster’s background. There were hints at his origin being some character changing life and you finally got to see his routes in this novel.
You can see my full review of Namesake here.
In the end, all of these books were entertaining, even though some of them did not live up to its predecessor’s standards. I would recommend these books to people looking for a fun, easy read. I hope you enjoyed reading this monthly wrap-up and have an amazing August. Thanks for reading!