August Wrap Up

This month Im pretty happy with what I completed! I wanted to try and finish 10 books but I’ve been a little slumpy this last week so I’m giving myself a bit of a break from pushing myself to read.

Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery by Brom⭐️4/5 stars

Feed Them Silence by Lee Mandelo⭐️3/5 stars

Master of Iron by Tricia Levenseller⭐️2/5 stars

The It Girl by Ruth Ware⭐️3/5 stars

Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo⭐️4/5 stars

Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey⭐️3/5 stars

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo⭐️4/5 stars

Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho⭐️2/5 stars

Books with School/University Settings

Once again it’s Top Ten Tuesday time friends! 

Here are 10 books I’ve read in the last year or so that have a school/college/university setting:

The It Girl by Ruth Ware

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake (kinda)

All’s Well by Mona Awad

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

The Monarchs by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead

For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

Library Haul

It’s been a couple months now since I’ve done a library haul!! I haven’t been doing the best in terms of actually reading most of the books that I borrow from the library so I am going to try and get to a few of them in the coming weeks at least!

Vicious Spirits Review

Miyoung and Jihoon are picking up the pieces of their broken lives following the deaths of Miyoung’s mother, Yena, and Jihoon’s grandmother. With the support of their friend Somin, and their frenemy, Junu, they might just have a shot at normalcy. But Miyoung is getting sicker and sicker by the day and her friends don’t know how to save her. With few options remaining, Junu has an idea but it might require the ultimate sacrifice and, let’s be honest, Junu isn’t known for his “generosity.”

The characters just didn’t seem to evolve and learn from everything that happened in the first book. It was just this never-ending cycle of each of them trying to protect each other and then getting mad that the other person was doing the protecting. They all read a lot younger than what they actually were and their conversations just didn’t seem believable or realistic to me. These are supposed to be 18-19 year old’s and yet they continue to act like angsty adolescents.

I didn’t like the fact that Somin and Junu fall in ‘love’ so quickly. Usually I don’t mind a hate to love trope but this felt so rushed and juvenile to me. Somin as a character was kind of annoying, she just took on way too much for her to handle and would put everyone else and their feelings above her own. I liked the fact that Junu called her out on this and just told her to chill out

Miyoung and Jihoon didn’t really change at all from the first book either. Even though so many traumatic things have happened to them they just seem to stay the same. I didn’t really understand why Miyoung was still holding on to her mother, from what I can remember from the first book I thought she treated her horribly and isolated her from anyone her age. I understand that it would still be traumatizing to loose the one person you depended on the most but that whole plotline didn’t really make sense to me until the end.

I still quite enjoy the lore and myths surrounding the Dokkaebi and learning all about Junu’s background and how he became one. Also learning about the Sansin and the Reapers were also really interesting to find out about. There just wasn’t enough action to keep me entertained throughout the book. The pacing was up and down and there were periods of time where all the characters were just sitting around waiting and it wasn’t very enjoyable.

⭐️2/5 stars the characters just didn’t do it for me

Completed Series I Wish Had More Books

It’s Top Ten Tuesday time once again friends!

These are 10 completed book series I wish weren’t completed and had more books:

Fable duology by Adrienne Young


The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima


The Daevabad trilogy by S.A Chakraborty


The Brown Sisters trilogy by Talia Hibbert


Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes


The Crown’s Game duology by Evelyn Skye


Dance of Thieves duology by Mary E. Pearson

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Book of the Ancestor series by Mark Lawrence


The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh