TBR

August 2016 | TBR

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Where did the Summer go? I can’t believe that it is already August and I am building my TBR. This month my goal is to get through some monsters I have on my shelf before work gets overwhelming for me and only short and sweet novels  keep me sane. I plan on reading 5 books in total. Who knows if I will stick to this, but right now it is my plan.

  1. The Shining by Stephen King
  2. Sleep Doctor by Stephen King
  3. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
  4. The Silver Witch by Paula Brockton
  5. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

I am going on a bit of a vacation so I am packing at least two of these bad boys into my bag. What are you reading this month?

Reviews

The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black

 

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I was recommended this book a few times over on my tumblr account (http://bookishluna.tumblr.com) and I have to say I am not disappointed. To all those who recommended it to me thank-you!.

This is an Young Adult Urban Fantasy that follows a girl named Tana where our world experiences a vampire outbreak to the point the United States crated walled quarantined cities where vampires and newly bitten are forced to go or be hunted. Tana life takes a dramatic turn when she wakes up in a bathtub to find a party gone horribly wrong. She is driven to save two other survivors by going to Coldtown, where it seems anything can happen.

I over all enjoyed this book if you couldn’t tell from my opening. This book really starts with a very strong opening and I was instantly hooked. Throughout you are surprised by the unexpected, which I personally like because I really dislike predictable books. I do have to say that the middle does get a little slow, but the ending really picks up and through me for a loop. While I do personally prefer The Darkest Part of the Forest I find that Holly Black really delivered with this book. Additionally, I liked really liked how she handed vampires in this book. The focus was not on falling in love with one like so many vampire books are, but I wont say anymore about it because I do not want to spoil anyone.

I ended up giving this book a 4/5 stars, on goodreads it sits at 3.89 stars out of 34,305 ratings. So my rating is not to far off the general consensus. I think if you like vampires, urban fantasy, and a book that has constant turns  you should pick this up.