August: Month in Review

Reviews Posted in August:

I’m finally getting back into the swing of reviewing a bit finally. I have reviews scheduled through tomorrow (the fact that this is impressive to me shows how low my standards are) and I’m nearly done with my review book for Wednesday (Heir of Fire). My ratings are pretty high for August, due in large part to the fact that I didn’t finish most of the things that didn’t grab me right away. For the 24 book reviews I posted in August (not all of which were read in August), my average rating was 3.58. Not too shabby!

5 star:

The Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly #3) – Susan Dennard

4.5 star:

Magnolia – Kristi Cook
Rites of Passage – Joy N. Hensley
The Fourth Wish (The Art of Wishing #2) – Lindsay Ribar
Virgin – Radhika Sanghani

4 star:

Chasing Before (The Memory Chronicles #2) – Lenore Appelhans
One Death, Nine Stories – Marc Aronson & Charles R. Smith Jr., eds
Wild Things! – Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson, & Peter D. Sieruta
Shut Out – Kody Keplinger
Dissonance (Dissonance #1) – Erica O’Rourke
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) – Rick Riordan
Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) – Maggie Stiefvater
The Shadow Hero – Gene Luen Yang

3.5 star:

Maid Sama! – Hiro Fujiwara
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) – Rick Riordan
Fiendish – Brenna Yovanoff

3 star:

Mortal Danger (Immortal Game #1) – Ann Aguirre
While We Run (When We Wake #2) – Karen Healey
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) – Stephanie Perkins
Somebody Up There Hates You – Hollis Seamon
Soul Screamers, Volume 1 (Soul Screamers #0.5-2) – Rachel Vincent

2.5 star:

The Last Best Kiss – Claire LaZebnik

2 star:

Sold – Patricia McCormick

1.5 star:

1 star:

The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) – Deborah Harkness

.5 star:


I’m going to be breaking these out into their own post, since I DNFed a landmark 13 books this month. Look for that soon! I’ll be including the full text of my DNF reviews, instead of linking to Goodreads.


Guys, obviously I’m messing with the format of this post. As it is now, it’s just links to the month’s reviews. Whether it’s interesting or not, I find it helpful, so I’ll keep going it. What I want to know is if there’s anything you’d like to see here? Thanks!

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