July Wrap-Up (2018)

In which I re-read more than usual, get disappointed by books I got from the library, but still found new favourites!

1) Golden Fool (Tawny Man #2), by Robin Hobb
Very middle-book but so interesting and entertaining. I never tire of reading about these characters.

2) Fool’s Fate (Tawny Man #3), by Robin Hobb
Best ending of a trilogy maybe? ❤

3) Nightwing, tome 1 : Pièges et trapèzes, by Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows 
J’ai pas vraiment adoré, l’écriture tant que les illustrations étaient plutôt bof.

4) Nightwing, tome 2 : La République de demain, by Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows 
Mieux que le premier tome, la façon dont l’histoire rejoint les récits Batman que j’avais lu il y a quelques années m’a bien plu.

5) Nightwing, Tome 3 : Hécatombe, by Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows
Sympa par rapport à La Cour des Hiboux mais sans plus.

6) Nightwing, Tome 4 : Sweet home Chicago, by Kyle Higgins, Brett Booth
Même avis que précédemment

7) Nightwing, Tome 5 : Dernier Envol, by Kyle Higgins, Will Conrad
Forcément sans avoir lu les autres tomes en parallèles je ne comprenais pas grand chose, en plus j’ai pas franchement adoré la façon dont les maladies mentales étaient utilisées.

8) Grayson Tome 1, Agent de Spyral, by Tom King, Tim Seeley, Mikel Janin, Stephen Mooney 
Les couvertures et dessins intérieurs sont déjà beaucoup plus à mon goût! Sinon c’est sympa, un peu tiré par les cheveux parfois mais ça fait le boulot.

9) Grayson Tome 2, Nemesis, by Tom King, Tim Seeley, Mikel Janin, Stephen Mooney 

10) The Mighty Thor, Volume 3: The Asgard/Shi’ar War, by Jason Aaron, Steve Epting, Russell Dauterman
Toujours un énorme plaisir de lire cette série, Jane est géniale et est très bien entourée, les dessins et couleurs sont sublimes et parfait pour le ton de la série.

11) Aquicorn Cove, by Katie O’Neill
ARC from netgalley
Here is my review! Lovely middle-grade graphic novel, about magic, pollution and grief.

12) The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut, #1), by Mary Robinette Kowal
This was a 5/5 read, I loved everything about it!

13) The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1), by Becky Chambers
14) A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2), by Becky Chambers
In preparation for the third book I wanted to re-read these! Loved them as I did the first time around.

15) Borderline (The Arcadia Project #1), by Mishell Baker
Wow! This was a wild ride! An organisation recruits people with mental illness to deal with the fae population in Hollywood and a disappearence. The main character has Borderline personality disorder and is an amputee after a suicide attempt. Very dark book on occasions but very engaging.

16) Heroine’s Journey (Heroine Complex #3), by Sarah Kuhn
A really fun third novel set a few years after the first two.

17) Harpy’s Flight (Windsingers #1), by Megan Lindholm
While I ended up caring deeply for the main character, I was a bit bored with the novel and annoyed at it being mainly flashbacks.

18) Static Ruin (Voidwitch Saga #3), by Corey J. White
eARC from the publisher
Haaaaaaa this was such a good end for Mars’ journey!! Loved this a lot.

19) Help Wanted (Ashveil Academy Book 1), by J. Emery
eARC from the author
Here is my review of this great novella set in a magical college with queer characters!

20) La Vision, Tome 2: À peine mieux qu’une bête, by Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Michael Walsh
Toujours aussi impressionnée par l’esthétique de cette série. Toujours d’une grande tristesse et mélancolie, j’ai beaucoup aimé ce tome final.

21) Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik
I didn’t love Uprooted much (especially the ending) so I was anxious to read this one but still wated to give it a try. I’m glad I did because it was a 5/5 read! The three main young women are amazing and strong in different ways, and the three other pov (less present than them) were also very nice additions.

22) The Woods, Tome 1, by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas 
Mouais, j’étais assez intriguée pour lire le tome en entier mais sinon bof. Les personnages étaient un peu trop caricaturaux et les dialogues pas top.

23) Princesse aime Princesse, by Lisa Mandel
Ma review sur goodreads. J’ai pas du tout aimé malheureusement.

24) Blue, by Kiriko Nananan
Très loin de ce que j’ai l’habitude de lire, un joli style graphique. Des lycéennes qui explorent la vie.
Spoiler mais j’ai pas adoré l’idée que si un mec d’une trentaine d’année trompe sa femme avec une lycéenne et que la femme maltraite son enfant de 2 ans c’est un peu la faute de la lycéenne…

25) Adrastée, Intégrale, by Mathieu Bablet
Superbe! J’en dis un peu plus sur goodreads.

26) L’aristocrate fantôme (Communardes !), by Wilfrid Lupano, Anthony Jean 
Une aristocrate russe à la tête d’un mouvement de femmes communardes, essayant de se battre aux côtés des hommes mais aussi contre eux pour leurs droits. Peut-être qu’une petite intro sur la commune et quelques mots de du scénariste à la fin sur ses inspirations et textes de références sur cette femme aurait put être sympa!

27) Les éléphants rouges (Communardes !), by Wilfrid Lupano, Lucy Mazel
La protagoniste est ici une très jeune fille, ce qui a rendu ce tome encore plus émouvant pour moi. J’ai aussi préféré le style de Lucy Mazel à celui d’Anthony Jean!

28) Nous ne dirons rien de leurs femelles (Communardes !), by Wilfrid Lupano, Xavier Fourquemin 
Je pense que celui-ci était le plus violent des trois, en tout cas il m’a énormément marqué au point d’en avoir mal au ventre.

29) Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3), by Becky Chambers
I loved how the first two books were a lot about aliens and AI, but this one is really focused on humans and how they live in this universe. Exploring the changing utopia of this generational ship and its community was really nice even though the book dealt a lot with darker themes and events, a lot of them revolving around death.

30) Prime Meridian, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 
Set in a near future Mexico City and following a 25 yo young woman struggling to makes ends meet and dreaming about going to Mars. This was much darker than I expected but I really liked reading about the real life struggles of the protagonist. An “unlikeable” character that I still had a lot of compassion for.

31) Medusa Uploaded (Medusa Files #1), by Emily Devenport
I loved this novel! While very confusing at times, the main characters’ voice really made it all worth it to me. Here is my review.

32) Density, by Lewis Trondheim, Stan & Vince, Walter
J’ai écrit une petite chronique sur goodreads. Un peu décue!

33) Strange Practice (Dr. Greta Helsing #1), by Vivian Shaw
This urban fantasy set in contemporary London following a “monster doctor” with vampires friends was really great!! Here’s a bit more on goodreads.

34) Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 3: The Smartest There Is, by Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, Natacha Bustos
Fun, adorable, and great team-up!

35) The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic, by F.T. Lukens
This was an adorably queer YA urban fantasy novel! A young high-schooler gets a job as an assistant to a man dealing with all kinds of ‘myths and magic’al creatures while he also has to deal with his struggle to come out and his crush on his neightour.

Posted this month: 

Bookstagram monthly update (June 2018)
Book review: Help Wanted
Book review: Aquicorn Cove
Book review: Deep Roots
Book review: Medusa Uploaded

Currently reading: 

01 city of lies

It’s August already! I already know I won’t read as much as I was hoping but for good reasons: I’m working again for two weeks, I’m moving apartment (!) and I’m planning on reading all the books ahead of September to be super ready for the new college year!

8 thoughts on “July Wrap-Up (2018)

  1. You read so much! I’m excited to get back to Fool’s Fate when I’ve finished the ninth Kate Daniels book. I’m happy knowing I have a book I know I’ll love lined up next! 😏
    I’m very interested to try Spinning Silver, even though I still haven’t read Uprooted yet! 🙈 I wonder whether it’s best to read Uprooted first (I know they’re not linked, but I’d like to save the better one for last 😂).

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    1. I really need to get to the Kate Daniels books sometimes this year! They sound like great fun!

      I really don’t know, but if you want to save the best one I’d say keep Spinning Silver for last because for me it was stronger! But you might like Uprooted better, I don’t know, there are so many different opinions on these books 😮

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  2. I still think Ship of Destiny is the best-best. But Fool’s Fate is SO good. Even Sebastian gave 5 stars, woohoo!
    I wasn’t sure I wanted to read Spinning Silver, as I also didn’t love Uprooted, but maybe I should give it a try!
    I can’t wait to start Record of a Spaceborn Few! Although now I’m nervous, eek.
    I hope you have a great August! 😊


    1. I have a hard time re-reading the Liveship Traders trilogy, I haven’t re-read them after all, because they are so ‘heavy’ in the sense that I feel so down when I read them! I mean Fitz isn’t the most positive person but ? I don’t know why it’s that way, even if I love all of Hobb’s books haha!
      So glad to know Sebastant loved FF!!!
      I don’t remember if we talked about Uprooted but yeah I’d say to give a chance to Spinning Silver because I personally loved it!

      Haha don’t worry it’s Chambers so it’s good, just didn’t have all the elements I usually loved from her first two ^^

      thanks ❤


      1. Wait, did you not reread Liveship? I guess I know what you mean, but I think the characters are all so fascinating, and the payoff at the end is more than worth it!

        Oh no, that makes me even worse. The second one already didn’t have all the elements I loved from the first one. 😂


  3. Oh my gosh you read so much. ❤ I’m behind on the hobb readalong on instagram but I did finish the first Tawny Man book last month and loved it so much. Fitz is just… it is so easy to slip back into his mind. Despite how big the books are Fitz makes them so quick to read.

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