To Be Read: August 2020

So its that time of the month again where I decide to plan what I’m going to read next month and then I will completely disregard this list and not bother with anything. Which I refuse to let happen in August! I have decided to keep the list much shorter, with just three books as I will be going back to work in August which means less time for reading.  

I have not included any kindle books in this list as I currently have kindle unlimited, so I do not know what books I will be choosing from there in August. 

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca ZappiaP9360388 (1)

This book has been on my to be read for so long and I do think it’s about time I get around to reading it. I am going to make it my mission to read Eliza and Her Monsters next month as I really enjoyed the few chapters that I started so long ago and I really liked the illustrated elements of the book.

Goodreads synopsis: “Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.”

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. MaasIMG_2754

Yes that right, Heir of Fire was included in my to be read for July and guess what, I didn’t read it. Shocking I know. For that reason, I am carrying it over into my August to be read. It’s not that I didn’t want to read it, I found that I didn’t want to read anything this month. 

I read the first two books in this series back to back and within a week, so I’m pretty excited to read Heir of Fire. However, as I do not want to exhaust the series too quickly I may make this the only Throne of Glass book I read next month. 

Goodreads synopsis: “Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?”

The Cruel Prince (Folk of The Air #1) by Holly BlackP9360382

I am very excited to read this book. I have only read Tithe by Holly Black which was when I was about 14 and I remember enjoying that. Naturally, I got the book because it’s about the fae and I think its quite obvious by now that they’re one of my favourite types of books. I’ve also seen the first chapter already and thought it was pretty funny and relatable. 

I have already purchased The Wicked King so I’m really hoping to like The Cruel Prince. I just can’t help myself when it comes to beautiful covers, someone should stop me.  

Goodreads synopsis: Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.”

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