Hi guys, I hope you are all well. It’s the last day of July which means its time for another monthly wrap up post. I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done this month, but I did still manage to read three books, with one book that I didn’t finish. Let’s get started.
The Bird King / G. Willow Wilson / DNF
This is a historical fantasy book set in 1491 during the last sultanate of the Iberian peninsula. Unfortunately, I just wasn’t a fan of this one. It started out quite well, but it went downhill from there. I really liked the setting but I couldn’t get invested in the protagonist. The pacing was too slow, which meant the story dragged a bit. I almost got half way through before deciding to DNF this one. I just found that I lost interest as I was reading, so I decided to move onto something else.
The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braid / Michael McClung / ★★★.5
This is the first book in the Amra Thetys series. It’s quite a short book, in terms of the fantasy genre, at just over 200 pages but a lot is packed into those pages. The basic premise of the book is that the protagonist, Amra Thetys, seeks revenge after her friend is murdered. The plot was compelling, the characters are well written and the world is an interesting one. I really enjoyed this book and I am definitely planning on checking out the sequel.
The Memory Police / Yoko Ogawa / ★★★★
*I received a digital copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
I have a full review of this coming up so I’m going to keep this short. This book is set on an unnamed island, where things have been disappearing. These things lose all meaning to the people of the island, apart from a few that retain their memories. I loved the setting of this book and the focus on memory is really interesting. Overall I thought this was a great book.
Seer of Sevenwaters / Juliet Marillier / ★★★★
This is the fifth book in the Sevenwaters series. I have to admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan of the last two instalments but I really enjoyed this one. I thought Sibeal was a great protagonist and it was great to be back in this world. I will say that this is a slow read and at times it did drag a little, but I don’t mind a slower pace so it didn’t bother me too much. Overall this was a great read and I will definitely be checking out the next book in the series.
That’s it for today. Once again, I’m not setting myself a TBR this month, since I never really stick to them anyway. What was your favourite read this month? I’d also love to know if you’ve read any of the books I mentioned today. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.