Monthly Favorites: September 2018

I know I usually do my favorite YA, favorite NA, and favorite adult book each month, but I can’t really say that I read any good NA in September. Sometimes I replace NA with non-fiction, but I can’t say that I read any good non-fiction either. I guess for September, there are just two favorites.

Coincidentally, both of these books were recommended to me by Daniel. I really need to add a disclaimer on my blog that says something like, “If I actually liked a book, it was probably a recommendation from Daniel.” He hasn’t steered me wrong yet.

Best YA  Best Adult
172 Hours on the Moon The Name of the Wind
by Johan Harstad by Patrick Rothfuss

What were your favorites from September?
Have you read either of these books? What did you think?
Let me know in the comments!

Monthly Favorites: August 2018

It might have been difficult to pick my top three books from July, but since I hated most of what I read in August, it was a lot easier this time around. I only had two five-star ratings and three-four star ratings in the whole month! Fingers crossed that September will be better.

If you want to see everything I read in August, check out my Page Count!

Best YA Best NA  Best Adult
by Neal Shusterman
Not So Nice Guy
by R.S. Grey
The Secret Place
by Tana French
my review my review my review

What were your favorites from August?
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
Let me know in the comments!

Book review: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Series: Arc of a Scythe #1
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: AmazonTBDGoodreads
Publication Date: November 22, 2016
Source: Purchased

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

So, first things first! This was a buddy read with Kelly and I just want to thank her for doing this with me! You can see her review here, which is much more in-depth than mine!

Anyway. My thoughts going into this book were something along the lines of “I hated four of my last five books so fingers crossed for this one.” Not only were my prayers to not hate this book answered, but it actually exceeded my expectations. It’s the first dystopian novel that I’ve really enjoyed in a very long time.

It took me a minute to get into the book, but once I got past chapter five or so, I was really intrigued. The worldbuilding is so well done, the premise is really interesting, I loved the main characters, I really hated some of the side characters, and the whole thing was just so good. I planned out my reading very, very poorly this month and I have to catch up on a bunch of ARCs before I can jump into Thunderhead, but it’s definitely on my more immediate TBR.

Have you read Scythe? What about Thunderhead?
Let’s talk in the comments!

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