August #Wrapup: Lifel1ke, Dark Matter, Cloaked in shadow, Twilight, and 7 more…

Good afternoon my dears! Another month seems to have gone, so it is time to do another wrap-up. Seems that each month I am holding a steady number of over 10 books which is not bad at all since I have so many unread books on my TBR!

I’ve managed at the end of August to hit my target on Goodreads to read 100 books in the year! I am hoping that by the end of the year I will slay another 50!

So what did I read in August…

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》Books read:
Total number of books: 12📚
Total number of pages: 4042📖
Average rating: 3.6 🌟

》Favourite books of the month:
♡Dark Matter – Blake Crouch 4.5 🌟
♡Twilight – Stephenie Meyer 4 🌟
♡Cloaked in Shadow -Benjamin Alderson – 4 🌟
♡New world rising – J.K. Wilson 4 🌟

》Have you read any of these?🤔

 

All the books I’ve read:

27268998New World: Rising (New World, #1) – Wilson, Jennifer 

It was very enjoyable and quick to read. Towards the end, I got somewhat annoyed with her internal monologue regarding Triven and how she isn’t good enough and too damaged… But other than that, I really enjoyed it and I need the next one. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

22543838Heiress’s Defiance (The Chatsfield, #8) – Harris, Lynn Raye 

Enjoyed it, but it lacked that special something. Also, the circumstances in which the characters were “locked in” felt a bit too far fetched. There are also no side characters that actually talk, it’s just the main characters telling us that’s why everything is so bad, but don’t really experience anything else. I did enjoy their interactions and it was a fun, quick read. 2.5 ⭐⭐

35425574Genesis (Project Nemesis, #2) – Reichs, Brendan 

I really enjoyed the first half of this story, exploring the characters even though the premise sounded a little bit too out there for me, but hey, it could happen! However, as the story progressed and didn’t seem to advance too much plotwise, I started to lose interest. Kids killing each other in the name of survival gets very boring very fast if there isn’t anything else going on. Unfortunately, it didn’t hit the spot for me, so I skipped towards the end and it happened what I had predicted so didn’t lose much on that one because it 1035885still made sense to me, so I’m glad I skipped that. 1.5⭐

Twilight (Twilight, #1) – Meyer, Stephenie

I really enjoyed Twilight on this 3rd re-read. Not sure why, but this time around I saw a lot more to Bella than before, understood more of her life as an adolescent. Will do a proper review soon as a lot of you lovelies wanted to know more of my thoughts on this! I even took notes and tabbed the book!! 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

33978711Cloaked in Shadow (The Dragori, #1) – Alderson, Ben

This novel has been such a fun ride! Really enjoyed it, Ben has a nice writing style. The characters were fun, the plot was good and the world building well done; for me, this was a solid debut! Cannot wait to pick up book two! 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

40232366The Nurse’s Pregnancy Miracle – McIntosh, Ann

I did enjoy this story although there some things did not work that well for me, or things bothered me. I found the story cute and quite refreshing in the approach towards its characters who treated each other with respect and maturity. 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ [full review here]

27833670Dark Matter – Crouch, Blake

I loved this book. The pace was thrilling, the characters, plot and execution were very well done. I loved the concept and the philosophy behind it. 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

34859192Heart of Malice (Alice Worth, #1) – Edmonds, Lisa

I haven’t read urban fantasy for a long time and I have really enjoyed reading this one, getting to know the characters and this world full of magic. The cast of characters is interesting and the plot well executed, although a bit predictable in places. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

36502054Sea Witch – Henning, Sarah

The story dragged a lot in places whilst in others was a whirlwind. I am not a huge fan of slow-paced books so this really wasn’t for me, but the story was cute and well written. The ending was really good as well, although I would’ve liked it even darker. I thought it was a good retelling but I had myself committed to an arc otherwise I would’ve probably put it aside because of the slow pace. 3 ⭐⭐⭐

39681889Royal Mess – Sutton, Jenna 

I didn’t expect to enjoy Jenna Sutton’s writing so much when I picked this one up. The characters were very well written and refreshing, they felt very real and I appreciate that I lot when it comes to this type of story. I was very invested in what was happening to them and really liked being into their “skin”. However, what I didn’t enjoy quite as much was the lust-love confusion and intense focus on sex. I would’ve liked more angst from the plot, I would’ve liked the characters to spend more time together without humping and I am no prude. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it mainly due to the characters. 3⭐⭐⭐

38660363Lifel1k3 (Lifelike, #1) – Kristoff, Jay 

It was ok but struggled to connect with the characters and the plot was predictable. Full review to follow. 3 ⭐⭐⭐

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Plague World (Ashley Parker, #3) – Fredsti, Dana 

I love the pop culture references and the zombs, but this instalment wasn’t as great and the ending was disappointing for many reasons. It also played so much on the usual tropes it became very predictable. The romance between the main characters I felt was not as well handled as it could’ve been. 3⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Jane

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The Seven Deadly Sins Tag

Good morning my lovelies! Autumn is finally here and, yes, I am very excited about it. It is by far one of my favourite seasons so I am looking forward to curl up to a book all wrapped up in blankets and sipping hot tea… *daydreaming*

In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to do a tag so you guys can know me a little more, so when someone shared this here I thought I’d give it a go. 

1. Greed~ What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?38988My most inexpensive book would be Awakening (Chasing yesterday) by Robin Wasserman for which I paid only £0.50 at Oxfam bookshop. The most expensive book I bought would be Infinite Jest by David Fos2457487ter Wallace for which I paid £11 at Waterstones five years ago. I still have not finished reading it because it’s huge (1089 pages)! 

2. Wrath~ What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
I don’t really have anything against authors even if I do hate their book so much that I’d like to burn them, and if we’re gonna talk about love we’d be here all night, so… next question!   

3. Gluttony~ What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?345627
There are a few books actually, but Vampire academy surely comes to mind as it is one of my favourite YA series ever! I also read the Twilight books a few times as well, just because I can and have no shame. I don’t re-read that much lately because 75% of my bookcase contains unread books and I try to dedicate my time to read those ones unless I really want to feel something special, then I re-read. 

4. Sloth~ What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Uh… I have a lot of books that I gave collected during massive book hauls so the list, again, would be too big to even start. 

5. Pride~ What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
I don’t really need to do that because I am already amazing *flips hair* 

6. Lust~ What attributes do you find attractive in male characters?
Smart, humane, broody. I do like my fictional men broody and aloof. The perfect guy is definitely Dimitri Belikov out of the Vampire Academy. He is also a God. 13519397
7. Envy~ What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
This obviously changes, but I would like to receive Throne of glass by Sarah J. Maas. I started listening to the audiobook but could not stand the voice, so gave up halfway through, but I’d like to read the book. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this tag.
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