August was not a good month for my reading since I’ve started working and it was all new to me. Honestly, I mostly came home, ate and went right to sleep. But I managed to read a few books I’ve liked. I’ve wanted to read ‘Grishaverse’ for a while now and, while I ordered it in July, it only arrived at the beginning of August. The covers are incredible – they are so shiny and the map that came with them was just so cute. ‘Throne of Glass” has been on my “to be read” list since I first read ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ and I finally gave it a try.
‘Shadow and Bone’ Leigh Bardugo
Honestly I wasn’t expecting it to be so good. I’ve read “Six of Crows” before and I’ve loved it – I never thought that Grishaverse can even compete with it. Well, it can compete with “Six of Crows”, but it can’t win. Nevertheless, “Shadow and Bone” was amazing – it had amazing characters, a perfect villain and a good plot.
‘Siege and Storm’ Leigh Bardugo
I might had given it four stars had it not been for Nikolai’s character which is incredible. I will never know how Leigh Bardugo manages to write such amazing and complicated characters that make me fall in love with them. Also, I liked that Alina got to return to the Little Palace.
‘Ruin and Rising’ Leigh Bardugo
It wasn’t as good as the first two parts, but it was still fun to read (expect the part when I cried and the other part when I cried). I think the story with the third amplifier was a bit too confusing, but I have to admit that I loved the ending – it was just perfect.
‘Throne of Glass’ Sarah J. Maas
The thing about reading a book by one of your favourite authors is that you have high expectations. And, after reading “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series I definitely had high expectations when I bought “Throne of Glass”. I really liked it – Celaena’s character was just perfect (an assassin who loves both clothes and reading? Can you have a better combo?), but something just didn’t click for me.
‘Hannibal: Enemy of Rome’ Ben Kane
I love Ben Kane’s books, mostly because he writes historical fiction about ancient Rome. His books always have a great plot and are historically adequate. ‘Hannibal: Enemy of Rome’ was good, but something just didn’t click for me. I didn’t love it as much as I loved ‘The Forgotten Legion’. Overall, Hanno’s history didn’t convince me and I’ve found Quintus annoying.
‘The Daughter of the Pirate King’ Tricia Levenseller
I honestly wasn’t expected it to be so good. I was pleasantly surprised by it and it took me about ten pages to absolutely fall in love with Alosa who is another badass female character. Before I started reading this book I’ve thought that the plot sounds a bit cheesy, but it ended up being well-written and perfectly thought-out. Basically, I love it and I immediately ordered the sequel, ‘The Daughter of the Siren Queen’.
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