Hi guys, I hope you are all well. It’s time for another monthly wrap up post – sorry it’s a little late today. I’ve had a bit of a mixed month. I’ve been applying for quite a few different jobs, as well as trying to find a work placement for a course I want to do, but I haven’t had a whole load of success yet. It can be quite disheartening at times, so I didn’t have much motivation to read a lot in August. I still managed to read 4 books and I also played a fair bit of Hollow Knight on my switch. Man, that game can be frustrating at times, but also really good. Anyway, onto my mini reviews.
Throne of the Crescent Moon / Saladin Ahmed / ★★
This is the first book in the Crescent Moon Kingdoms trilogy. It started out quite well but I lost interest as I was reading. I just wasn’t invested in the characters and so the story dragged for me. The Middle Eastern inspired setting is good though. Unfortunately, this one just wasn’t for me, but it’s still worth checking out if it sounds like your thing.
Women of the Silk / Gail Tsukiyama /★★★
This is a historical fiction book set in China during the 1900’s. I enjoyed the historical setting of this one and found it easy to settle into the flow of the writing. This book mainly focuses on the relationships of the women at the silk factory and the author did a good job at developing them through the book. It is quite a slow read, but it didn’t drag for me. If you enjoy historical fiction, then I’d recommend checking this one out.
Wild Magic / Tamora Pierce / ★★★
This is the first book in the Immortals series. I found this to be a quick and enjoyable read, although I did get a little frustrated at how much the protagonist blushed. The characters are well written, the world is an interesting one and I found it easy to settle into the flow of the story. I think I probably would have loved this more when I was younger but I still really enjoyed it. I definitely plan on continuing on with this series.
Theonite: Planet Adyn / M. L. Wang /★★★★
This is the first book in the Theonite series. It is set in the same universe as The Sword of Kaigen, which you may or may not have heard me rave about. I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed this one too. I love the world and magic system Wang has created. The characters are well written and I can’t wait to see more of Joan and Daniel. Once I started reading this, I didn’t want to put it down. Overall I loved this and I would highly recommend checking it out.
That’s it for today. Hopefully in September I’ll be back to do a lot more reading. Once again I’m not setting myself a TBR, although I do want to get to Theonite: Orbit by M. L. Wang and The Missing of Clairdelune by Christelle Dabos soon. Have you guys read any of the books I mentioned? I’d love to know what you thought. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.