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Monthly Book Review & Wrap Up for July 2016

August 1, 2016

Hello humans!

Apologies for the delay but let me explain why… Yesterday, 31st of July 2016, was the release of the most awaited book of the year for Potterheads like me: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. So obviously, I celebrated it by going to the launch at midnight until successfully reading the whole book by the end of the day! I admittedly forgot to write my wrap up. BUT here I am now. Better late than never, yeah?

I am very proud of myself because I finished 7 BOOKS!!! Wohooo! To be honest, I liked all the books I read this month and here are my reviews:

 

The Bones of You by Debbie Howellsbones

“I discover, too, that grief is different to different people. Comes in many guises. In shocked silences and closed doors around our village, as people try to shut it out. That a blank face or fleeting smile can hide the worst, most private kind of agony.”
I really love twisted characters!!! Finished this book in a day because it was that good! It started pretty strong then it became a little bit slow in the mid-part but it ended just quite right. I just simply like the contrasting ideas of the author – the beauty and madness; perfection and chaos; real and unreal. It makes you think that in life, it’s not all as it seems and that physical appearance can deceive. It’s written in a very simple yet honest way.

I can’t believe this is just Debbie Howells’ debut novel! Will be reading more from her for sure!

Rating:
4

 

 

Deeper than the Dead by Tami Hoag

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“She had to respect him now. She had no choice. The power was all his. In this game, he always won. He had stripped away all of her pretense, the mask of beauty, to reveal the plain raw truth: that she was nothing, and he was God. It was important for her to know that before he killed her.”

This is my second Tami Hoag book and I’m still impressed! In a small town where everyone knows everybody, how do you solve a crime? The best thing about the story was the old-school way to solve a crime. Before all the technologies we have right now and as a fan of crime fiction books and TV series, I am impressed that this book gave justice to what a classic crime solving should be.

Though this may not be the “Agatha Christie type”, it showed how to use resources within your reach. The only thing, though, was the numerous characters. The book has a lot of names that I needed to go back and forth to remember. And I felt like it fell short on how the other issues were solved. But still a good twist and the ending caught me by surprise!

Rating:
3.5-star-rating.

 

 

The Lottery by Shirley Jacksonlottery

Everything that makes the world like it is now will be gone. We’ll have new rules and new ways of living. Maybe there’ll be a law not to live in houses, so then no one can hide from anyone else, you see.”

I know for a fact that I’m in love with Shirley Jackson’s mind!!! And this collection of short stories is just another proof why I love her… Wow. I don’t enjoy short stories unless they were written by Gaiman, King and Christie. But Jackson has this dark psychological twist to everything she does! And that’s what I love about her.

Most stories were pretty remarkable, there were at least 2 that didn’t really stand out from my point of view but “The Lottery”, the last one, is a must read! It’s simply a mirror to what our society looks like today – easy to condemn people and blind to tradition. It’s just so powerful! And it they say that it inspired Suzanne Collins to write ‘The Hunger Games’. You need to read it and know why. Overall, it’s complex yet simple; it starts in a low key feeling and it builds up into a climactic twist and BOOM! That fast and yet it’s a work of art!

Rating:

5

 

 

 

Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christiecynadie

“Most successes are unhappy. That’s why they are successes-they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice. The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves that they don’t give a damn.”

As cliché as it sounds, Christie did it again! I should be really used to it since I’ve been reading her books for quite a while now, but that’s the beauty of he works, it gets better and better!

This book has a simple plot: who put the cyanide (poison) and killed the victim? But it revolved around a great set of characters that I really enjoyed reading about them more than guessing whodunnit! I had two guesses and I felt good that it was one of them!

I would never get tired of reading her books. Like, never.

Rating:
4

 

 

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

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“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”

Ah now this. I couldn’t give a proper review because I don’t know what to say yet. Ha! So… Here’s the thing: IT IS NOT YA! It falls under the NEW ADULT section. I want to be clear on that. Stop categorizing it as Young Adult because IT IS NOT! I have nothing against NA because I obviously enjoyed this but I want to take caution specially since Sarah J Maas has a huge YOUNG fans. So please, let’s be responsible readers.

But lest we not forget: I enjoyed this book. A LOT. It was WAY BETTER than the first book! I guess what I loved more about it was the character development of Feyre. She became stronger and braver and more sure of herself. I love the fact she do things without the permission of anyone. She’s just fierce! AND of course, I love love love Rhysand and his Inner Circle. The book introduced new characters that I absolutely loved and now I’m rooting for them! Rhysand….he’s just.dreamy…and all things nice, sugar and spice! I love him more than Tamlin because Tamlin is a coward. There I said it. And the ending has this great twist which really surprised me. It’s good!!! So good that you want to read the next book asap! Maas is my guilty pleasure! Heh.

Rating:
4

 

 

This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab

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“Monsters, monsters, big and small,
“They’re gonna come and eat you all.
Corsai, Corsai, tooth and claw,
Shadow and bone will eat you raw.
Malchai, Malchai, sharp and sly,
Smile and bite and drink you dry.
Sunai, Sunai, eyes like coal,
Sing you a song and steal your soul.
Monsters, monsters, big and small,
They’re gonna come and eat you all!” 

I love Schwab and all her previous books but I just can’t give it a 5 star rating… I guess the characters were too young for me that’s why there was a lesser connection? Or maybe because the pacing was a bit too fast that sometimes I wanted to pause because it didn’t make sense anymore.

The story was interesting and the world among monsters and men was built in a very peculiar yet intriguing way. However, everything and everyone was just moving at the same time! Haha. I needed a breather… Then I felt like the ending was rushed that it didn’t have the impact I was expecting. But it was still written beautifully, her prose will always be the best! And I’ll always be looking forward to her next book!

Rating:
4

 

 

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

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SORRY, MUGGLES. I WILL KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT TO #KeepTheSecret.

But above anything else, this is magical and more personal as I hoped it would be.
Don’t expect a long and intricate book though ’cause it wasn’t written as a novel but as a manuscript for a play.

PS. I love seeing the Harry Potter fever yesterday even if it made me feel old haha but that’s okay, I’m a proud adult Potterhead! My heart never gets old anyway. 🙂

PPS. hope you guys could read it soon!!! Can’t wait to discuss this with you! And I’ll write my review later! 😉

 

How about you, how many books did you read this month? What was your favorite so far? 🙂

 

 

 

 

Always,

abeer

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  96. Clara Cheng says:

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    • lookingforabura says:

      Ahh that’s okay, Clara! Life happens! 😉 Hopefully you’ll get back to your reading phase soon! :-*

  97. lookingforabura says:

    Hi sis! IT’S SO HARD!!! I need to talk to you guys about this! HAHAHAHA but I’ll wait! 😉

    And wow!!! THAT’S A LOT! Huhu I wish I still have that time to read more than 10 books 🙁 But so happy for you! Ingat sis! Mwwwah :-*

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