August has been a very busy month. I thought I would keep it to get ahead of upcoming uni work and reading but I ended up reading only from my tbr and getting ready to move apartment! This was a lot of planning, boxes to make and things to think about so I haven’t read as much as usual. Still happy with what I managed! (and sorry for posting this so late!)
1) City of Lies (Poison Wars #1), by Sam Hawke
Eh. I do understand why so many people liked this fantasy novel and I wish I had loved it because it has a lot of cool things but I… didn’t.
2) Noumenon, by Marina J. Lostetter
Haaaaa I liked this one a lot! Generational spaceship crewed with clones and a great AI!
3) The Stars Are Legion, by Kameron Hurley
Horror scifi with a women only worldbuilding, that was a blast!
4) Iron Cast, by Destiny Soria
During the first half I almost stopped reading because I was bored despite the great characters, but the second half was really cool and I was glad I had kept reading!
5) Dreadful Company (Dr. Greta Helsing #2), by Vivian Shaw
Not as enjoyable as the first book because characters weren’t together enough, but still great and looking forward for more!
6) In the Stacks: Author’s Enhanced Edition, by Scott Lynch
This was cool but not mind blowing either.
7) Les Fiancés de l’hiver (La Passe-Miroir #1), by Christelle Dabos
Ça faisait longtemps que je voulais relire celui-ci et la sortie de la traduction anglais en était enfin l’occasion! Je ne l’ai pas autant adoré qu’à l’époque mais ça reste quand même un livre et une héroïne pour lesquels j’ai beaucoup de tendresse.
8) The Apple-Tree Throne, by Premee Mohamed
War veterans, ghosts, day to day life, this was surprising and not was I was expecting but still a nice read.
9) Forest of Memory, by Mary Robinette Kowal
This was very atmospheric and I liked the way it ended more than the whole of it. Its novella lenght was perfect for it.
10) The Bitter Twins (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy #2), by Jen Williams
I felt like it took a long time for things to happen in this one but I like the characters so much that I enjoyed reading it.
11) Lucy and Linh, by Alice Pung
Wow this tackles so many topics! A young Chinese-Vietnamese girl, child of refugees in Australia, gets a scholarship to a private school where she’ll meet casual racism, privilege, elitism, white people using people of colour as their object and to make themselves look better… So many more things as well. Great great book.
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What an interesting mix of books! I read City of Lies too! I’m so glad you enjoyed Lucy and Linh (or Laurinda, as I know it to be!) I can’t read your thoughts about Les Fiancés de l’hiver because it’s French but I hope you enjoyed it? 😀
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It is a weird mix haha!
Yeah I wondered why it had so many different covers and titles 😮 but it was amazing 🙌
I’m still reading the English translation slowly at the moment, but yeah I hadn’t reread in so long I found some stuff I wasn’t pleased with but still have a lot of love for it 🙈💙
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Just finished City of Lies and I didn’t love it either! It wasn’t bad, but…I think I was expecting more. I also agree with you on Dreadful Company – not as good as the first one, but still fun!
Noumenon was excellent, I just ordered the sequel. My dad bought a copy too, we’re going to read it together.
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This is great!! I preordered the sequel as well and hoping to get to it this month 😀
Are you going to do a full review of City of Lies? I’m so curious! I was planning to read it, except my library doesn’t have it anyway.
I just put Forest of Memory on hold!
I’ll try to but there are so many reviews I’m late to AND trying to stay on top of reviewing newest reads haha *help*
But you can dm me if you want more details on City of Lies 🙂
Oh I hope you like it!
I totally understand! I’ll message you 😊
Looks like many books I need to check out! And I always make a note of when people say the second half of a book is better than the first half, haha. I would be sad to DNF and not know that a book gets really good! 😂
Haha yeah I often see people say that and I try to remember it for when I’ll get to it because I’ve started to be prone to DNF, with all the books I want to read and uni read!
Exactly! I’m often scared to miss on great ones with bad beginnings haha !