july wrap-up!

Guess who finished six books this month??? To be honest, this only makes me realize how bad I am at writing timely reviews if they’re not for ARCS because y’all are going to go “what do you mean you read that this month???” Sorry.

books

Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson | I think that I prefer the mystery of the first, but this was still just a fantastic sequel. Pip gets pulled into another case, this time of a missing person, and I genuinely cried while reading this one. Jackson has further cemented herself as one of the greatest YA mystery authors ever in my book. ALSO, LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOK. You won’t regret it. 5/5 stars!

Cold-Hearted by Serena Valentino | I had a blog tour for this one, and it was my first Disney Villains book! Valentino told the story of Lady Tremaine in a unique, creative way. While I felt that the writing was a bit simple for my tastes, I overall really enjoyed the impression the novel left on me. 4/5 stars!

Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater | I actually didn’t enjoy this as much as I thought I would. That’s saying a lot considering I’m pretty sure I consistently give her books 3-4 stars. But while I enjoyed the Declan/Jordan moments, there really wasn’t much plot happening. Also, Hennessy annoys me. 3/5 stars!

They’ll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman | Considering the conversation happening right now with women in athletics and the Olympics, Goodman’s thriller becomes even more timely. This follows two sisters who are obsessed with cross-country track, and become the focus of an investigation after one of their teammates goes missing. While there wasn’t as much mystery as I wanted, the themes and issues talked about really impressed me. 4/5 stars!

Curses by Lisa McBride | A really solid Beauty and the Beast retelling that’s fun, light, and funny. While I was taken aback by the lack of a serious tone, I enjoyed the Disney-esque aspect. 3/5 stars!

Yona of the Dawn Vol. 13 | There wasn’t much of Yona and the gang in this one, but the parts we did get of them had me spluttering. And yes, that’s an ugly word but romance, y’all. I also really loved getting to see Tae-Jun and Su-Won and the politics of the kingdom! Oh, and the battle was good too. Overall, another 5/5 star manga volume.

music

movies/tv

I finished Fruits Basket…I need to write a whole post because oh my gosh. Tears upon tears upon tears. I also watched other stuff but I forgot what they were. Oops.

So that’s it! Tell me how your July went!

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13 thoughts on “july wrap-up!

  1. Your gush for Good Girl, Blad Blood is pushing me to finally read it soon! I read the first one a while back and I never got around to the sequel but you made it sound so good 😀

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  2. I still really need to read Holly Jackson books, I’ve heard so many good things about them! and ahh I’m glad you felt the same way I did about Mister Impossible, it wasn’t as good as I hoped, but I also really loved the Declan/Jordan moments too

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    1. yesss, i’m so excited to hear that! and YES fruits basket is absolutely incredible! while the first season is slow (character introductions can be agonizing at times lol) the payoff is so worth it in the second and third seasons. i hope you have a wonderful august as well!💜🖤

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