Eden’s Wrap Up – July

I started my June wrap up saying it was a crazy month, but really, July was a crazy month.

I managed to read seven books during July — three of which were on my TBR list for the month of July — so I feel I was pretty productive, even if I hit a slump about midway through July.

Now lets wrap July up.

A Darker Shade final for Irene

A Darker Shade of Magic  by V.E. Schwab

Rating: 5/5

  • I read this because I love V.E. Schwab. The first book I read by her was The Archived and then Vicious. I knew I would love ADSOM and I wasn’t wrong. V.E. Schwab is beginning to rival Sarah J. Maas for my love.

A Study in Charlotte - Brittany Cavallaro

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Rating: 5/5

  • We all know that I loved this book. Caitlynn and Jenn didn’t care about it, but for some reason I found myself really into it. You can check out our discussion post about it here.



Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 5/5

  • Maybe I’m too generous with five star ratings. But I will say this book is above and beyond five stars. The Raven Cycle has me obsessed and I couldn’t be happier that I began reading these books. The characters and storyline are all so different that I can’t help but love it.

The Wrath and the Dawn - Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Rating: 5/5

  • Fun fact about when I read this book. I started at 10 p.m. and finished it that same night at 4 a.m. I went to work the next day at 8 a.m. and didn’t once regret only getting a few hours sleep because The Wrath and The Dawn is incredible. Check out our discussion post on it here.


Angelfall by Susan Ee

Rating: 3/5

  • I need to say that this book has an amazing plotline and the characters are really well done. Giving it 3/5 stars wasn’t easy, especially after writing this review. I began talking myself out of my original rating, but I still stand by it. This is a good book, I just wasn’t a fan of the POV.


Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Rating: 4/5

  • This is a good book for people trying to get into the fantasy genre. It was not a good book for someone like me who is ALWAYS reading really well done fantasy novels. Here’s my review if you’re curious about Snow Like Ashes.


And I Darken by Kiersten White

Rating: 5/5

  • Can’t. Explain. My. Love. Here’s the review because it’s more succinct even if it is more of a rant than a review.


Woooo. Ok. That was actually a lot to put in a single post. But what about you guys? Read any of these books recently? Or how was your July?






10 thoughts on “Eden’s Wrap Up – July

  1. I need to read at least one more novel by the end of the month (because of awards voting), so I can’t wrap up my July just yet. I’m (hopefully) going to end up on ten books, which I feel pretty good about. Three of those were novellas or chapbooks, but since a couple of the others were between 700 and 800 pages, I think it evens out. How does seven in a month stack against your average?

    Oh, and no shame about being promiscuous in giving five star ratings! I never rate a book relative to other books, only on how I feel about it right then and there.

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    1. Honestly I think I just got lucky this month with the books I read. I’m much happier to give five stars than two or three stars often.

      And seven books in a month is actually pretty typical. I tend to sit in the 5-8 books a month range. I could probably do about 10 books if I didn’t have to balance my work life with reading haha.


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    1. Thanks! Yeah usually when I’m really excited about certain books (many of these I have been eager to read for a bit now) I tend to go through them quickly. It also helped that I put them on my July TBR so I felt the pressure to read them haha.


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      1. I’m a bit of a mood reader, so I don’t set my TBR for a certain month.. Because I know that I won’t be able to follow it,haha.😁

        One of the many reasons that my TBR is humongous at the moment.😁

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  2. Angelfall’s POV really had to grow on me, as I usually hate first-person. But it seemed fitting for the narrative and in the end, it made me love the book regardless. All of the others mentioned are on my TBR, and I’m finishing ADSOM as we speak… Can’t wait! 🙂

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