august 2021 wrap-up

Hi friends! August is somehow over and September is here with all the wonders of fall! Also, I actually read this month and I’m so incredibly proud? Especially with school starting. Most importantly, though, my heart aches for all those affected by world events right now. So many prayers and thoughts and donations, to so many suffering people, and we need to continue this energy into September. With that being said, let’s talk about August.

books

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare | I finally finished The Dark Artifices trilogy, and I literally can’t even. Yes, the ending was sugar overload, and yes, it was also fully terrifying for future implications on the Shadowhunter world. I’m not sure if my review will be articulate because feelings are hard to put into words…but I’ll try! 5/5 stars.

The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins | This was a shocking thriller that I binged in a day about two girls taking a three-day camping trip. I was on the edge of my seat the entire last half of the book, and was pleasantly surprised by what an experience it is. 4.5 stars!

The Corpse Queen by Heather M. Herrman | This follows a girl who ends up in her aunt’s body-stealing business in 18th century Philadelphia while a killer stalks girls on the streets. While I wasn’t as impressed with the writing style, I really loved the plot twists. Overall, this would probably be a 3.5/5 stars but I’m still debating that.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie | This was a great mystery featuring a colorful cast, and the clever Hercule Poirot. Agatha Christie is brilliant at conclusions, and this was one that did not disappoint. 4/5 stars!

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides | Dark academia is my ambrosia and nectar. Also, I really did enjoy The Silent Patient. While I didn’t love this one as much, I didn’t technically see the twits coming. I do want to talk about this more in depth in my review! 4/5 stars.

Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray | This follows a girl and a guy who team up to hunt a dangerous creature in the Jungle in order to save their lives. This book really reminded me of We Hunt The Flame. While some aspects were definitely not as strong as I would have liked, the lore and plot was so well-done. I’m still thinking about my rating on this one.

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire | I just finished this one, and I didn’t love it? I’m not much of a horse girl and there were…a lot of horses. The ending especially felt far too abrupt and unfinished for my tastes, although I really loved the climax. This is probably a 3/5 stars.

music

That’s all I feel like talking about today without spiraling off into a rant haha! How did your August go?

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18 thoughts on “august 2021 wrap-up

  1. The end of Cassandra Clare’s various Shadowhunters series are SUCH sugar rushes and fan service, but I love it every time. Very curious to see where she goes with what happens at the end of the Dark Artifices! Love your playlist too, I’ve been listening to a lot of Green Day and MCR lately!

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