These are five of my favourite quotes from the last five books that I have read!!
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
“I’m not a monster because I live in a world that gives me impossible choices.”
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard
“We value things more when we know they won’t last forever.”
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
“They say it’s good to let your grudges go, but I don’t know, I’m quite fond of my grudge. I tend it like a little pet.”
All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace
“I would move mountains for you. I would chase down the stars just so you could hold one.”
Namesake by Adrienne Young
“I left you there because I have never loved anything in my life like I love you. Not Isolde. Not the trade. Nothing.”
This month was a little bit average in term of the amount of books I read, but I did enjoy each of them a lot so it kind of makes up for it I guess! I have high hopes for September though so hopefully I am on the upswing again.
In August I read:
Fable by Adrienne Young – ⭐️4/5 stars
Namesake by Adrienne Young – ⭐️4/5 stars
All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace – ⭐️3/5 stars
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – ⭐️4/5 stars
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard – ⭐️3/5 stars
With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and the rest of the crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when Fable becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination, she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems.
Fable in this book just goes from one predicament to the next. I feel as though she is very much in over her head for the majority of the storyline, but she does manage to pull it together and ultimately get everything she wants, albeit at the expense of the other crew members of the Marigold. I appreciate that they called her out for her selfishness and she does acknowledge that.
We get to learn a lot more about the dredging in this book which I appreciated. Seeing the whole process of the diving and all the variables that go with it. I liked seeing how Fay and Koy establish a bit of a mutual respect as Jevalis even though they had their differences in the past. With that connection coming fill circle when they create a trade port in Jevali.
West really goes above and beyond the protective and loving boyfriend trope. He made some decisions in this book that were just too full on and should have been discussed with everyone beforehand. Especially when he wouldn’t let the crew vote on whether or not to join Fay to find Midnight and then signing Holland’s contract on Fay’s behalf. His heart is in the right place but he just keeps alienating everyone in an attempt to protect/save them which wasn’t really necessary.
The relationship between Fable and Saint is what bumped up my rating for sure! We are never really know what Saint’s motivations are throughout the course of the duology, does he actually love Fay or does he scorn her for being alive when Isolde perished? We are finally given all the answers to the questions that kept building up in the plot as to why he did what he did. Clove was a great source of information and made us realise that Saint was actually in the midst of running more schemes than what we initially thought. When everything came to a head at the meeting and he finally stood up and acknowledged Fable as his daughter was a beautiful moment that had me glassy eyed for sure!
⭐️ 3/5 stars Daring, adventurous and swashbuckling!