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