PAGES READ IN AUGUST: 5854 pages across 18 books.
SO FAR IN 2020: 50,483 pages across 166 books.
My average August rating is 4.28/5!
Good Girls Die First by Kathryn Foxfield: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ten teenagers are called to a derelict carnival by a mysterious invitation, hinting at each of their darkest secrets – are they haunted by their past or are they just haunted?
Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence: ⭐⭐⭐.5
When Beck’s step-sister goes missing, she has nothing but a handful of clues and a stinky cat to help her put together the pieces and find Silva.
Holt House by L.G. Vey: ⭐⭐⭐.5
Raymond watches Mr. and Mrs. Latch through a hole in the fence, trying to remember when he was a boy and Mr. Latch showed him something in the wardrobe – he has to get inside to find the truth.
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Teaming up with a research vessel called ART, Murderbot is finally ready to face their past when it travels to the site of the massacre that earned them their name and their freedom.
Witch by Finbar Hawkins: DNF @ 63%
When Evey’s mother is killed by witch hunters, she must somehow balance protecting her younger sister and avenging her mother.
The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 (review here)
A narrative split between three perspectives: the nameless, voiceless First Sister, spying on the woman she might love; the duelist Lito, mourning his beloved partner; and Hiro, the lost partner with secrets to spill.
The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery: DNF @ 20%
A middle grade story about a WWII refugee who is drawn into a wild adventure when his imaginary friends come to life.
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
In a world where islands move and stolen bones power mystical constructs; Lin fights for her inheritance, Jovis for his wife, Phalue and Ranami for each other (…right?) and Sand, well, Sand isn’t sure what she fights for.
The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sideways Pike, lesbian witch and outcast, thinks she knows what to expect when she’s invited to cast at a party thrown by the coolest girls in school – but finding witch hunters and a coven of her own weren’t on the list.
Crier’s War by Nina Varela: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (review here)
Ayla is on a mission to kill the Automae Sovereign’s beloved daughter, Lady Crier, but she never could have expected how thin the line between love and war can become when rebellion is on the line.
Iron Heart by Nina Varela: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
After Ayla fled the palace to seek refuge with the Mad Queen, she must find a way to deal with her feelings for Crier – while Crier has a wedding to prepare for and a father to please.
The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
To stay eternally youthful Ebenezer Tweezer just has to keep feeding the beast, which is easy enough though this time the beast has asked for its biggest snack yet when it asks for a child – no problem, because Ebenezer hates Bethany, right?
The Game by Linsey Miller: ⭐⭐⭐
Tradition dictates the rules of the annual, school wide game of assassins played by the senior class of Lincoln High, but murder, real murder, isn’t in the rule books and students are dropping like flies.
Dreadnought by April Daniels: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Danny Tozer is a girl, she just hasn’t quite told anyone yet, so when famous superhero Dreadnought dies in front of her and gives her the mantle, she’s suddenly got to learn to handle her brand new super powers and her brand new female body.
In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard: DNF @ 49%
A beauty and the beast retelling with Vietnamese influences and a sapphic, shape shifting dragon.
Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Dayna Walsh has enough on her plate; between OCD, being outed as bisexual and trying to ascend to becoming a full witch – and that’s further complicated when another coven shows up with the frustrating Meiner King and a prophecy of murder.
Artemis by Andy Weir: DNF @ 18%
Breaking Legacies by Zoe Reed: 84/442 (19%)
The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons: 93/560 (17%)
The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky: 6%