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Wrap up: August 2019

Hello again readers!

Only a couple of days are passed since I posted my Wrap Up of July, and here we are for the recap of my August readings!

In August I read a total of 11 books: one DNF, one very short graphic novel and 2 books in Italian. I finally finish Il regno dei lupi/La regina dei draghi, the Italian translation of A clash of kings, by George R. R. Martin.

4 stars:


I’m a great fan of Steampunk, and this number 0 of Lady Mechanika has some awesome illustrations.

3 stars:

An enchantment of ravens has a beautiful cover, and I’ve appreciated that the MC is a painter, but I was not really involved in the love story.

Things half in shadow has an absolutely lovely (for me) female side character, the setting is really interesting and I’ve learned a thing or two about Victorian grief, but it sounds like the first book in a series… when it’s a stand-alone.

Slayed is an urban fantasy that involves the Van Helsing and the Harker family. The duo of friends Kiki/Daphne is so funny!

2 stars:

Steampunk Fairy Tales is a collection of stories inspired by famous fairy tales, with a steampunk touch. All of them seems unfinished to me.

The testament of Gideon Mack is a strange book: the part with the Devil is incredible, but everything else is soooo boring.

1,5 star:

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes PBK mech.indd

Look, an unpopular opinion… again. I’m sorry, but I found this book really disrespectful.

1 star/DNF:


A whole new world, a retelling of Aladdin is just… bad written. I don’t have much else to say.

The Orion Rezner chronicles have tricked me: I received it through Instafreebie, and I thought it was a fantasy, but in fact is a strange book set in the future with a gruesome and bloody exorcism in the beginning, that’s why I did not finish it.

And that’s my reading month!

How was yours? Did you read something great?

Tell me in the comments!

9 thoughts on “Wrap up: August 2019”

    1. I think that maybe, as I am from a different country than the author, we see and we approach death and funerals in a different way. The author is really critical about people who think differently from her, and I’ve found some comments, as for overweight people or people with less money very disrespectful. Please don’t be offended by this, this is only my opinion.

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      1. I can see why you see the book that way. I found her second book, From Here to Eternity, to be a bit demeaning too. I try to keep my mind open to different opinions, but her writing style is a bit…callous. I’m not sure that’s the right word.

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  1. I rarely pick up steampunk books but I do enjoy reading them so now I’m really interested in Lady Mechanika!
    But 11 books is not bad!!

    I read some amazing books this month, I was really fortunate in that. Some of my favs were Sleeping Giants & Waking Gods and More than we can tell.
    I still have to write my Wrap Up but I’m procrastinating doing it because I’ve read 17 books and that’s so much to write about and I’m mazy rn 😂

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