Monthly Wrap Up | July [2018]

July Wrap up 2018 (Copy)

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to another monthly wrap up post. I hope you guys had an amazing month. Well, July has been a average reading month for me because I was in a book slump for nearly half a month stuck with only one book. I very rarely have book slumps, but they’re the worst nightmare for every book lover. As soon as I’m broke out of my slump, I finally managed to read seven books and one of them is a major hit. So, without any further ado, let’s begin.


TOTAL BOOKS I READ THIS MONTH: 7

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TITLE: The Gods of Men (The Gods of Men)
AUTHOR:  Barbara Kloss   
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT,FANTASY,MAGIC,ADVENTURE, ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE: June 26th 2018
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TITLE: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
AUTHOR:  Ellen Oh,  Elsie Chapman  
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT,FANTASY, MYTHOLOGY.
PUBLICATION DATE: June 26th 2018 
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TITLE: Kiss of the Royal
AUTHOR:  Lindsey Duga    
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT,FANTASY,MAGIC,ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE: July 3rd 2018 
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TITLE: Spinning Silver
AUTHOR:  Naomi Novik    
GENRE: ADULT,FANTASY,MAGIC,RETELLINGS.
PUBLICATION DATE: July 12th 2018  
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TITLE: Echoes
AUTHOR: Alice Reeds  
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT, CONTEMPORARY,MYSTERY,ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE: August 7th 2018 
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TITLE: Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2)
AUTHOR: Mark Lawrence 
GENRE: ADULT,FANTASY,MAGIC.
PUBLICATION DATE: April 3rd 2018
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TITLE: The Peer and the Puppet (When Rivals Play #1)
AUTHOR: B.B. Reid 
GENRE: NEW-ADULT,CONTEMPORARY,ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE:  July 22nd 2018
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BOOKS  REVIEWED: 06

Filthy Gods (American Gods 0.5) By R. Scarlett
Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) By Rebecca Roanhorse
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings By Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman
Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2) By Mark Lawrence 
Kiss of the Royal By Lindsey Duga 
The Gods of Men (The Gods of Men#1) By Barbara Kloss


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July 2018


Book Of The Month

This month I wanted to spotlight two books because they really deserve more attention.

THE GODS OF MEN [THE GODS OF MEN#1] BY BARBARA KLOSS

This book was freaking amazing! It’s a fast paced YA dark fantasy filled with action, adventure, magic, and a dash of romance. I loved everything about this book and I highly recommend it.

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Sable hated the gods. She hated what men did in their name.

Magic is forbidden throughout the Five Provinces; those born with it are hunted and killed. Sable doesn’t know her music holds power over souls—not until, at age nine, she plays her flute before the desert court and accidentally stops her baby sister’s heart, killing her. Horrified by what she’s done and fearing for her life, she flees north, out of Provincial jurisdiction and into the frigid land of exiles and thieves, known as The Wilds. There, Sable lives in hiding, burdened by guilt, and survives as a healer. But now, ten years later, someone—or something—is hunting her.

On the run again, Sable’s best chance for survival is Jos, a lethal man from the Five Provinces, who claims to need her skills as a healer to save his dying father, and she needs the large sum of money he’s offered. There’s something about him Sable doesn’t trust, but she doesn’t have many options. A spirit of the dead is hunting her, summoned by a mysterious necromancer, and it’s getting closer.

Sable soon discovers she’s just the start of the necromancer’s plan to take over the Five Provinces, and she’s the only one with the power to stop it. But harnessing her forbidden power means revealing it to the world, and the dangerous Provincial, Jos, she’s beginning to fall for.

SPINNING SILVER BY NAOMI NOVIK 

This was a wonderful fairytale read! It’s one of my anticipated reads and it didn’t disappoint me. I absolutely loved  reading this unique retelling, but It’s too bad there’s not much romance in it because I wanted more of it. I wish I read this in Winter because it makes a perfect winter read. 

Spinning SilverBLURB: Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers’ pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed–and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it’s worth–especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.


Thank you for reading and Let’s Chat! ❤
How many books have you read this month and what is your favorite book of the month? Have you read any book from the above list? 

Please feel free to comment below or leave a link to your wrap up post. Until next time and Have a great day! 😀 

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30 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up | July [2018]

  1. Angelica (TheBookCoverGirl) August 2, 2018 / 1:49 am

    Great wrap up! I’m so glad you enjoyed Spinning Silver. I too wish I would have read it in winter but oh well, it was still a fantastic fantasy. And I’d never heard of The Gods of Men before but it definitely does sound interesting. I’m glad you liked it!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 2, 2018 / 4:43 am

      Thank you! Yeah, it really was a fantastic read and I can’t wait to know what Naomi has in store for us next. The Gods of men is a must read for all the YA fantasy lovers. It was so good.

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  2. Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) August 2, 2018 / 3:48 am

    Ooooo, don’t think I’ve heard of Gods of Men before, I’ll definitely go check it out on Goodreads!! Looks like you had a pretty good month too 🙂

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  3. Genni @ Ready, Set, Read! August 2, 2018 / 6:54 am

    Great wrap up Raven! It looks like you had a great reading month. 🙂 Are you going to be reviewing Contagion? I’m interested in reading a review of the book that isn’t glowing!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 4, 2018 / 4:16 am

      Thank you, Genni! I haven’t read contagion yet, but i’m going to read it this month. I’ll definitely review it after i read it.

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  4. Carolina @fictionologyst August 2, 2018 / 9:11 am

    Great reading month! I really need that Thousand of Beginnings and Endings and The Gods of Men, sounds like an amazing books!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 4, 2018 / 4:19 am

      Thank you! Thousand beginnings and Endings is a wonderful read. I think you’ll definitely enjoy it. Gods of Men is really an amazing read. If you’re into dark ya fantasy then you shouldn’t miss this book. It was so good! 😍

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      • Carolina @fictionologyst August 6, 2018 / 8:44 am

        Now I can’t wait to get my hands on the books! Thank you, I’m craving for some dark YA fantasy lately so this book is definitely for me!

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  5. Trang August 2, 2018 / 9:55 am

    Dammnn that’s a lot of book for a month!! Congrats 😀 So happy to see that The Grey Sister is on the list andI Still need to get my hands on Spinning Silver teehee

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 4, 2018 / 4:21 am

      Thank you!❤️ I hope you enjoy Spinning Silver when you finally get to it! It was a beautiful read! 😊

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  6. Marie August 2, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Lovely wrap-up, Raven! I’m sorry you were in a bit of a slump, but it seems like you got through so many good books anyway! 😀 I am currently reading Spinning Silver and it would make the perfect winter read, I agree haha 🙂 I hope you’ll have a fantastic August! ❤

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 4, 2018 / 4:23 am

      Thank you, Marie! ❤️I hope you enjoyed Spinning Silver! It was really a wonderful read and I loved the wintery setting. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.
      Hope you have a great August and Happy Reading! 😘

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  7. Aila @ One Way Or An Author August 2, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    Yayyy I loved Spinning Silver too! It was such an amazing story, and Novik definitely didn’t disappoint! 😀

    (Also sorry for the inactivity from my side – firewall in China makes it hard for me to blog properly :’))

    Ooh I’m so intrigued about Gods of Men now. I’m definitely going to check it out!

    Hope you have an amazing August!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 4, 2018 / 4:32 am

      I’m glad you loved Spinning Silver! It was a wonderful read. I enjoyed it even more than Uprooted. I’m sorry you’re having issues with the firewall. I think it’s very frustrating for you guys.
      I can’t wait for you to read Gods Of Men! It was pretty good! I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it.
      Thank you, hope you have a great August! ❤️❤️❤️

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  8. Ashley @ Book Tales August 4, 2018 / 1:08 am

    Awesome wrap up Raven! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed Spinning Silver, it’s been getting load of hype lately! And I’m also glad that you managed to get out of your reading slump, they are the worst!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 7, 2018 / 3:47 am

      Thank you, Ashley! Spinning Silver totally lived up to the hype. It was even better than the Uprooted. I hope you give it a shot!

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  9. Christina Reid August 5, 2018 / 4:29 am

    I loved Spinning Silver too! I hadn’t heard of Gods of Men, but I will definitely look for it now!

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  10. Jen August 20, 2018 / 9:52 am

    I’m so sorry you went through a slump but it looks like it ended up being a fabulous month, so yay for that! Hope August is even better!!

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