July 2019 Wrap-Up

Here are all the books I read in July of 2019.

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige (4 stars)

This book was so much fun. I love re-tellings so this was initially right up my alley. I enjoyed reading this book, the world building was great. I liked seeing the world through the dark lense and I felt each character was important to the plot and keeping the narrative moving forward. But the book did have some faults with the writing style, the romance was under-developed and I found Amy was hit and miss for me.

The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie (5 stars)

This book was so good. I was on the edge of my beach chair every time I picked it up. The main character was charismatic, the political intrigue was incredibly interesting and I was constantly thinking who the murderer could be but I did feel that the twists and turns you normally see from a Christie novel were a bit over the top.

The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie (4 stars)

Again, another enjoyable read for me. Soaking up the sun, I found that this book was so much fun. One of her earlier novels so there are a few hits and misses, the female protagonist was a hit for me. I thought she was really fun and relatable. I also loved how action-packed this story was but that didn’t stop the story from feeling all over the place with not enough structure.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (4 stars)

This book was a hard one for me as it reflected a lot situations I have been and my family/friends have been in because of this it was quite a hard read and a book I just wanted to get out the way.

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (5 stars)

My favourite book of this month. SUCH A RIDE! This book has one of the most original and interesting worlds I have read in a long time! The magic system is so interesting and so incredibly fun. The story is so action-packed and the stakes in this story are so high. This is a book that truly deserves the hype! I am waiting for the TV show now!

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (2 stars)

This was another DNF for me. I DNFed the book at 23%. To be honest, I think this book just caught be at a bad time. I just wasn’t engaged enough in the story and I found it quite boring. I might pick it up again but I highly doubted.