A TO Z BOOKISH SURVEY

So this a thing that was created by Perpetual Page Turner kind of a long time ago, but I’ve seen some people doing it on Booktube lately, and I felt like posting something, but I’ve barely read anything for the past week (oops), so I’m going to answer these questions.

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SIEGE AND STORM BY LEIGH BARDUGO

Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

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AUGUST

wrap-up

The first half of August is my laziest time of the year, and then school starts, so I didn’t read a ton this month but I don’t really care. It was a good month regardless. I’ll probably read less next month! The bold titles are links to the reviews that I’ve written for them. I hope that if you went back to school it’s going well, and if you go back soon that it will be good. And I hope that everyone had a good month!

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SCARLET BY MARISSA MEYER

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison–even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner. Continue reading

ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER BY STEPHANIE PERKINS

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new. Continue reading

THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES BY RAY BRADBURY

The Martian Chronicles

Bradbury’s Mars is a place of hope, dreams and metaphor – of crystal pillars and fossil seas – where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn – first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars…and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. Continue reading