Ugh, August was such a stressful month! I spent the first 2 weeks working two jobs and so I had very little time or energy to read. I did finish a handful of books though, so here is my August 2019 Reading Wrap Up.
The Last Wish by ANDRZEJ SAPKOWSKI ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety.
As a Witcher super-fan I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It was so fun to develop a deeper understanding of Geralt’s world and his relationships with the cast. I really want to complete this series before the Netflix series drops, I need to get a wiggle on! You can check out my spoiler-free review, here.
The Beholder by Anna Bright ⭐⭐
Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match, a partner who will help secure the future of her people. Now that day has finally come...
Many of you know already… I really did not enjoy this one. I had very little positive to say about it. The cover is beautiful but unfortunately the inside doesn’t live up to it.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal. As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong.
But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . . .
I technically finished this a few days ago but I’m adding it to my August 2019 Reading Wrap Up because I read the majority of it in August. My first five star read in a while and it felt so good! This book blew me away and I’m so excited to jump straight into The Wicked King. My review of The Cruel Prince can be found here.
How many books did you read throughout August? Which one was your favourite? Comment down below!