What I’m reading – July 2018 wrap up

Hello readers ! With three novels (including a reread) and two novellas, July was a pretty good reading month. It was very heavy on the fantasy side and I might have found a new favorite series.

Without further ado, here’s this month reading wrap up 👇

bilan lectures juillet 2018Every Exquisite Thing (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #3) – Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson

Publisher: Kindle

Number of pages: 68

Genre: Fantasy – Young adult – LGBTQ

Synopsis: Anna Lightwood, eldest child of Gabriel and Cecily, is mad, bad and dangerously dapper. Every rake has an origin story, though: now under Brother Zachariah’s eye we see Anna’s doomed love story unfold.

Rating and review: 5/5 – This third novella from the Ghosts of the Shadow Market series might just be my favorite thus far. Anna Lightwood is a fantastic character who really moved me. I can’t wait to see her again in The Last Hour.

bilan lecture juillet 2018City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) – Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Number of pages: 725

Genre: Fantasy – Young Adult

Synopsis: Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris – but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee – even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned…

Rating and review: 5/5 – This book concludes my reread of The Mortal Instruments. I had a very good memory of this conclusion and it did not disappoint. I’m very glad I decided to reread this series and I might also reread Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows this fall, to get ready for Queen of Air and Darkness.

bilan lecture Juillet 2018Learn about Loss (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #4) – Cassandra Clare & Kelly Link

Publisher: Kindle

Number of pages: 47

Genre: Fantasy – Young Adult

Synopsis: In a small town lost to despair, a dark carnival of a market appears. In the fourth in the USA Today bestselling Ghosts of the Shadow Market, faeries and warlocks we know converge, and the fate that will one day produce Kit Herondale is sealed.

Rating and review: 4/5 – This novella wasn’t quite as good as the previous one but it was very nice and quite nostalgic. Plus it was very short and I flew through it in no time.

keeper of the lost citiesKeeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities #1) – Shannon Messenger

Publisher : Aladdin

Number of pages: 496

Genre: Middle Grade – Fantasy

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.”
There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.

Rating and review: 5/5 – I think I’ve finally found the perfect saga to satisfy my Middle-Grade cravings. This book was so much to read, and I loved the rich universe imagined by the author. Long story short… I’m hooked 😉

↣ My review of Keeper of the Lost Cities

Exile (Keeper of the Lost Cities #1) – Shannon Messenger

Publisher: Aladdin

Number of pages: 576

Genre: Middle Grade – Fantasy

Synopsis: Sophie Foster thought she was safe. Settled into her home at Havenfield, surrounded by friends, and using her unique telepathic abilities to train Silveny–the first female alicorn ever seen in the Lost Cities–her life finally seems to be coming together.

But Sophie’s kidnappers are still out there. And when Sophie discovers new messages and clues from the mysterious Black Swan group, she’s forced to take a terrifying risk—one that puts everyone in incredible danger.

As long buried secrets rise to the surface, it’s once again up to Sophie to uncover hidden memories—before someone close to her is lost forever.

Rating and review: 5/5 – After finishing Keeper of the Lost Cities, I couldn’t stop so I just started reading Exile right away. Once again, I loved this book and I have the feeling this series has the potential to become a new favorite of mine.

↣ My review of Exile

That’s it for this month’s wrap up… What did you read last July ?

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