July is over and I read quite a bit this month, so let’s recap what I read (click here to see the TBR).
To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
I really liked this book, as I found that while the plot was easy to follow and was predictable (it is a retelling of the Little Mermaid) the details of this story were totally captivating and made for a very pleasant read.
No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference by Gretta Thunburg
This sweet little book has a lot of impact and is quite inspirational. I would recommend it to anyone who is passionate about the environment.
Show Stopper by Hayley Barker
This dark world highlights the many floors in our society while still being a very engaging story. It was 100% worth being sunburnt for!
Show Stealer by Hayley Barker
The sequel to the previous book, this installment lacks some of the social commentary of the previous but rounds off the story nicely.
The Dark Queen by Josephine Boyce
This book is a great tale that shows how interesting those who become footnotes in history are as well as showcasing a world with good gender equality.
Terrifying Tudors by Terry Deary
Like all Horrible Histories, this is a fun and witty book packed full of interesting facts.
A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson
A wonderful murder-mystery that has a very accurate portrayal as life as an A-Level Student.
Savage Stone Age by Terry Deary
Awesome Egyptians by Terry Deary
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
A brilliant book about the truth and how myths affect the way we live. Plus dragons!
Viper by Bex Hogan
An interesting novel with lots of twists, turns and monsters. Some social commentary and lots of badassery and heroism.
Groovy Greeks by Terry Deary
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
An epic fantasy tome full of political maneuvering and magical intrigue. I did find the end a little confusing but overall very good.
Heartstream by Tom Pollock
A page turning thriller showing both sides of the story when a girl comes home from her mother’s funeral to find a bomber at her house. It produced many gasps and squeals and one across-the-room-book-throwing.
I Am Not A Number by Lisa Heathfield
A horrifying story that cautions against repeating history, especially in our current political climate. A must read for those scared by today’s politics.