Wrap-Up: August

Spy StuffCaravalWalk on Earth a Stranger  (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1)

Novels: 3
Novellas/short stories: 0
Graphic novels: 0
Non-fiction: 0
Total: 3
Total: 1 071 pages
Completed series: 0
Started series: 2

Favourite Cover:

  • Caraval

Favourite Book:

  • Walk on Earth a Stranger

3 Favourite Characters :

  • Lee  (Walk on Earth a Stranger)
  • Scarlett (Caraval)
  • Julian (Caraval)

3 Favourite Relationships (Romantic):

  • Scarlett & Julian (Caraval)
  • Lee & Jefferson (Walk on Earth a Stranger)
  • Anton & Jude (Spy Stuff)

3 Favourite Relationships (Platonic):

  • Lee & the company  (Walk on Earth a Stranger)
  • Scarlett & Aiko (Caraval)
  • The employees of Caraval (Caraval)
To Be Brief…

Spy Stuff: A pretty cute and fun contemporary (with a few more serious and informative moments) about being a transgender teenager in love. I found it a bit inconsistent at times, but overall thought it was an okay read. I’m not sure the cover is a great representation of the book, though. 3.25/5 stars

“Your last name is Kalinowsky, how can you not say androgynous?”

Caraval (Caraval #1): While I didn’t LOVE it, I was pleasantly surprised considering it was a massive cover buy on my part. I’ve also heard some mixed things since getting it, so I honestly didn’t have very high expectations. I think the story could have benefited from a bit more worldbuilding and build-up romance-wise, but despite this, I ended up really enjoying the book. It’s definitely not unlikely that I’ll pick up the sequel when it comes out. 4/5 stars

“Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find yourself magic in this world.”

Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1)Again, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. My knowledge of the gold rush is admittedly very limited, but I still think it’s safe say that this is a pretty accurate portrayal of it. Rae Carson doesn’t shy away from showing some of the harsher aspects of life during this time in history, and I appreciated that. I recommend listening to the audiobook. 4/5 stars

“Every place there’s people, there’s badness.”

As anticipated, I didn’t read quite as much this month as I did in July. I’m pretty okay with that, though, since I had a lot of other stuff going on. :) I’m back in a reading mood now, however, and I reeaally hope I won’t be too occupied with school to pick up a few books in September. I mean, I’ll most certainly be busy as hell, but a girl can dream.
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3 thoughts on “Wrap-Up: August

  1. I suffering from the same stupidly heavy work load absorbing all my reading time.
    I really live the way you compartmentalized each bit its really handy to find what I’m looking for most in a book.

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