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Wrap Up: July 2021

Hello readers! I know I’m late, I’m so sorry. I thought I had time to write at the end of July, and then time flies and I was in vacation.

Anyway, in July I managed to read 12 books!

5 stars:

A nature journal full of magnificent illustrations, Secrets of a Devon Wood is a beauty, perfect to gift to someone who loves nature!

The time hunters and the the sword of ages is the fourth book in the series, I can only say my heart is broken after finished it.

4 stars:

Araminta Spookie and the her haunted house is so cute and with a lovely ending! Perfect to read in October, that’s why I’m reading it in July, I’m preparing for Halloween.

The Moria pearls is the second book in the Lady Diviner series. A delightful series with two lovely and brave ladies as MC.

I’ll never have the time to bake all the marvellous cakes and cookies in the book, so I dream about desserts with Baking with Mary Berry.

3 stars:

I’ve listened to the audiobook version of Rebecca, very well done, maybe now I’ll watch the movie on Netflix.

Ghoulia has really cool illustrations, but the plot was a little weak, maybe it’s for younger readers.

The time hunters and the lost city is the fifth installment of the series, there are a lot of dramas and revelations, and I didn’t like the dark way the plot has turn.

1 star + DNF:

The immortal Prudence Blackwood has an interesting premise, but it’s strange and it has failed to keep my attention.

A wonderful cover isn’t enough if the book seems to be written by a robot, totally empty of emotions, that’s why I DNFed The Queen’s poisoner.

The lost property office is the perfect example of a male author who isn’t good at writing female characters.

Shatter me was on my shelf since… 2017 I think. I didn’t like it, dystopian and romance are not my fave genres.

And that’s all!

Have you read some great books during July?

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Wrap Up: July 2020

Hello readers, how are you?

How’s your reading? I’m pretty satisfied with my readings, even in this hot summer days! I will take a brief holiday in the next two weeks, with extra attention to the Coronavirus emergency.

I managed to read 12 books during July (HOW??) and no DNF on the horizon!

5 stars:

Saiyuki reload blast 3: I need to say something?! It’s Saiyuki, you know? My favourite manga and anime ever, we have a new volume every 3 years, more or less.

The apple orchard is a short story I found for free on Amazon. It’s heartbreaking, so be prepared.

S.C.R.E.A.M. The mummy’s revenge is an amazing middle-grade historical fiction with a lot of action, monsters and a main character with a disability! This is my new favourite series!

4 stars:


The second book in the Hunchback Assignments series, The Dark Deeps has a strong steampunk setting and a lot of emotions involved.

3 stars:

Lost London is a non-fiction book really interesting, but sometimes too much fixated on pubs or shops, and less on historical places.

I received an E-ARC of The Candlelit menagerie: the cover is gorgeous, the story is tragic and full fo death, it’s not an easy book to love.

The wish tree is a lovely illustrated book for younger readers.

A horror novella about a blanket…Blanky was a little disappointing to me.

A deadly affection has a beautiful cover and an interesting main character, too modern for the setting of the book.

1 star:

I’ve loved the first series of Kill the granny, a comics about a cat who want revenge for his… against the granny, but this 2.0 volume it’s dull and not funny at all.

Another Italian book: Il diavolo ai giardini Cavour is a crime book set in my city, Turin, but all the characters are so negative and unbearable!

Helltown is definitely the worst volume of the world scariest places series. Sexist and ableist, please pay attention to all the trigger warning of this book.

And that’s all for my reading during July!

Have you read some 5 stars books this month? Tell me in the comments below.