August 2018 Wrap Up

August was an…okay reading month. Nothing compared to July but that is how it goes, some months are better than others and that is okay. However, I did get 3 books read this month and here they are:

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

city-of-bones-cover

Reading this book brought back all the feels and nostalgia from when I was younger and reading this book for the first time which was already about four years ago. Wow, it doesn’t seem like that long but it has been four years already! Anyways, it isn’t like I haven’t re-read City of Bones since, I have numerous times, but this time really reminded me how much I adore this story and its characters. City of Bones follows 15 year-old Clary Fray and one day, her mother disappears and Clary is left without answers. That is, until a mysterious boy from the Pandemonium club tugs her into his world of demons and angels, helping her realize that she has a part in this world she was unaware of her entire life. 4.5/5 stars

Fullemetal Alchemist Volume 1 by Hiromu Arakawa

1591169208

I was watching the anime of this manga series on Netflix and decided to try the manga out even though I had never been a manga or graphic novel person. However, I did end up really enjoying Fullmetal Alchemist! I love the story and what I experienced while watching the anime, and after reading the manga I realized how well the show stuck to the amazing story Hiromu Arakawa illustrated. Fullmetal Alchemist follows two brothers, Edward and Al who are alchemists searching for the philosopher’s stone. I am sure everyone who enjoys anime and manga has heard and read/watched Fullmetal Alchemist already, but if you haven’t, then please do! 4/5 stars

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

thunderhead-9781442472457_hr

This book took me a very long time to get through but overall, I did really, really enjoy it. It is a big book, about 500 pages, but I was also doing lots of traveling (and yes, procrastinating) which is why it took me like oh, three and a half weeks to read. Thunderhead is the second book in the Arc of a Scythe series/trilogy by Neal Shusterman, taking place in a world where humans have conquered everything from disease to poverty to even death. However, to keep the population in check there a scythes who choose people and glean (kill) them whenever they want. Our two main characters, Citra and Rowan are chosen to be apprentices to a scythe but this is something neither of them really wants. These books are amazing and will keep you on your toes! 4.5/5 stars

Those are all the books I read in the month of August so fingers crossed September is also a decent reading month! I hope you also had a good reading month and don’t forget to check out my last blog post as well as all my social media accounts all linked below. Thanks 🙂

Last Blog Post: Reading + Writing Update

 

@zoermathers

 

 

@zoeiswriting

 

 

@zoematherswrites

 

One thought on “August 2018 Wrap Up

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s