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Updates: July 2015 Wrap-Up!

It is the first of August and that means time for a July wrap-up! I started school again after a nice relaxing week where I read like crazy and I had TONS of blog tours this month. Hopefully you guys enjoyed that and seeing these amazing books! 

As Darkness Gathers by Emma Elliot. After a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, Finch believes her life will go back to normal. When she realizes that someone is deliberately trying to kill her, she turns to Clay, one of the men who survived the plane crash. Will they catch the person before they strike again?
Read: July 1, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Similar to this read: Red Nights by Shari J. Ryan (Read my review!)
 
Eeny Meeny by M.J. Alridge. Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive. Detective Helen Grace has to attempt to solve this case before more people are killed.
Read: July 1, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Similar to this read: Dying Wish by James Raven (Read my review!)

The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling. When Kat accidentally rips apart an old picture book, she's magically transported into the world of Cinderella--as Katriona, one of the ugly stepsisters!
Read: July 1, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Similar to this read: Beastly by Alex Flinn

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Read: July 1, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Similar to this read: The Trylle Series by Amanda Hocking (Read my review of Switched, Torn, and Ascend!)

The Whitechapel Fiend (Tales from Shadowhunter Academy #3) by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson. Simon learns the truth behind the Jack the Ripper murders—“Jack” was stopped by Will Herondale, his former parabatai, and his institute of Victorian Shadowhunters.
Read: July 1, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Similar to this read: The Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins (Read my review of Hex Hall, Demonglass, and Spell Bound!)

Nothing but Shadows (Tales from Shadowhunter Academy #4) by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan. Simon challenges the setup of the Shadowhunter Academy and in doing so learns the story of James Herondale and Matthew Fairchild and the unusual way that they became friends and parabatai.
Read: July 2, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Similar to this read: Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Arena One: Slaverunners (The Survival Trilogy #1) by Morgan Rice. 17 year old Brooke and her sister Bree take to the wilderness to survive after the Second Civil War. After Bree is taken by the Slaverunners, Brooke stops at nothing to save her sister's life.
Read: July 4, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ 
Similar to this read: Dust Lands Trilogy by Moira Young

The Seventh Crow by Sherry D. Ramsey. Rosinda, a 14 year old girl living in Cape Breton, is swept up into a magical world where she has to defeat four gods to save her homeland.
Read: July 5, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Similar to this read: The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan (Read my review of The Eye of the World and The Great Hunt!)

The Shadow of Elysium (The Shadow Campaigns #2.5) by Django Wexler. Abraham is not alone. A young woman named Alex, similarly possessed, rides with him. And as a bond grows between them, they begin to wonder if they can turn the demons that have damned them into their salvation.
Read: July 5, 2015
My Rating:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Similar to this read: The Grisha Series by Leigh Bardugo

Awake by Natasha Preston. Scarlett doesn’t remember anything before the age of five. Her parents say it’s from the trauma of seeing her house burn down, and she accepts the life they’ve created for her without question—until a car accident causes Scarlett to start remembering pieces of an unfamiliar past.
Read: July 9, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Similar to this read: Pretty Little Liars Series by Sara Shepard

A Stellar Affair by Laurel Richards. Sometimes the heart leads and the mind must follow. Ardra has no idea why she’s been abducted and thrown into a Roimarian interrogation room. Jackson Deimos excels at slipping in and out of someone’s memories to retrieve military intelligence deliberately hidden away—even from an unwitting carrier. But Ardra’s brain is a labyrinth of defenses he’s never encountered before. Plus, her beauty shouldn’t be this much of a distraction.
Read: July 10, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Similar to this read: Sky Chasers Series by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Air Awakens (Air Awakens #1) by Elise Kova. A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond... This review will be posted on August 11, 2015!
Read: July 11, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Similar to this read: The Black Mage Series by Rachel E. Carter (Read my review of The First Year and The Apprentice!)

Mitosis (Reckoners #1.5) by Brandon Sanderson. My review for this one will be posted later today!! Check it out at 12:00pm EDT!
Read: July 18, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Similar to this read: Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks

Poor Man's Fight (Poor Man's Fight #1) by Elliott KayTanner Malone never bought into military myths of honor and glory. He never wanted to wear a uniform or medals. Yet when family upheaval brings his otherwise stellar performance in school to a disastrous end, Tanner's plans for university lie in ruins. Facing homelessness and a mountain of debt, Tanner enlists in his home planet's tiny navy.
Read: July 18, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Similar to this read: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Dark Avenging Angel by Catharine CavendishDon’t hurt Jane. You may live to regret it. My review for this one will be posted on it's release date: August 4th, 2015!
Read: July 25, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Similar to this read: Mama Cried by Talia Haven (Read my review!)

To Nowhere by C.E. WilsonFrom the moment Lyris is treated to coffee by a beautiful stranger, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. In her enthusiasm to start at a new school with a new boyfriend, Lyris is almost able to look past his oddities. Almost.
Read: July 25, 2015
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Similar to this read: I am tempted to say there is nothing I have read that is similar to this.

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. Review will be posted August 3rd, 2015! **I buddy read this one with Daisya**
Read: July 30, 2015
My Rating:  ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Similar to this read: Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas (Read my review of Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight!)  

5 comments:

  1. I was so excited about Awake but it seems like a major disappointment all around! :(

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    1. I think my problem with it was the summary makes it seem action packed and exciting, but the first 60% is basically romance based with no real explanation of why.

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  2. Whoa, your amount of books is my goals! I only read like five. I also really like that you compared your books to other ones. Personally, i love shadow and bone. it's my fave series and i haven't read the trylle trilogy so i might have to check that one out now!

    thanks!

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  3. I read really fast and all the time. And the "This reminds me of that" helps me pick out my next reads!

    YES EVERYONE SHOULD READ THE TRYLLE SERIES.

    Thanks for checking out my post!

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  4. Ugly Stepsister sounds like it will be a good one. Hope you enjoy and have a great week.

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