Bookish Ramblings: August TBR

Last months TBR went a little off kilter – this was in a good way though as it meant that I got to finally read Book of Dust by Philip Pullman.  This was a read a long that I did with eccentric_owl_reads on instagram and it was a ton of fun! It did mean that I didn’t reach a couple of the books I wanted to so I’m sorry if you were waiting for a review which never came!  This month i’m aiming to catch up on some subscription box reads as well as carrying on with some kindle series’s that have been on my mind.  I may even try and fit in a Caraval re-read at some point as I want to be able to appreciate Legendary a bit more!

State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury was in the April Fairyloot and I just haven’t felt the pull to pick it up, but it’s been looking at me longingly recently so I’m going to give it a bash.

Sorrow – for that is all she brings us.
A people laid low by grief and darkness.
A cut-throat race for power and victory.
A girl with everything and nothing to lose…

By day, Sorrow governs the Court of Tears, covering for her grief-maddened father, who has turned their once celebrated land into a living monument for the brother who died before she was born.
By night, she seeks solace in the arms of the boy she’s loved since childhood. But one ghost won’t stop haunting her, and when enemies old and new close ranks against her, Sorrow must decide how far she’s willing to go to win…

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo is a book that I started to read a couple of months ago, I wasn’t in the right frame of mind for it at the time and put it back on the shelf. I have head from a few people that it is their top read of the year, and given that items in August’s fairyloot are based on the book, I felt that this was a great time to try it again!

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton was July’s fairyloot offering, and if you saw the unboxing last month you will know it is a beautiful copy, for that reason alone I’m dying to read it this month!

In the ancient river kingdom, touch is a battlefield, bodies the instruments of war. Seventeen-year-old Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: women who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood.
Not women. Demons. The same demons who killed her mother without a single scratch. 
But when Mia’s father suddenly announces her marriage to the prince, she is forced to trade in her knives and trousers for a sumptuous silk gown. Only after the wedding goes disastrously wrong does she discover she has dark, forbidden magic—the very magic she has sworn to destroy.


Resist by Tracey Lawson is book 2 in the Resistance Series, book 1 was a great ride when I read it during kindle month, and i’m desperate to find out where the story takes us next! I don’t want to risk forgetting what had happened before as lots was going on when we left the characters…

Knowledge comes with a price.
Tommy and Careen are no longer naive teenagers who believe the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense’s miracle antidote can protect them from a terrorist’s chemical weapons. After accidentally discovering the antidote’s real purpose—to control citizens’ thoughts and actions–they join the Resistance to fight back.
They soon realize that being part of the Resistance brings with it a whole new set of challenges. Not everyone working for change proves trustworthy, and plans to spark a revolution go awry, with grave consequences. Tommy and Careen’s differing viewpoints threaten to drive a wedge between them, and their budding relationship is tested as their destinies move toward an inevitable confrontation with the forces that terrorize the nation.
Where does love fit in when you’re trying to overthrow the government?

I know I haven’t added as many as usual this month, there are others which i’m mulling over picking up, but as always, check back regularly for reviews from the team and from myself!

What’s top of your TBR this month??

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