NEWTs Wrap up! (Books I read in August)

In august in participated in the NEWTS readathon, you can see the details and my TBR here!

But before I started reading the books on my TBR I read two other books, so I will talk about those first!

The cruel prince by Holly Black. 5 stars!

Holy Crap! New favourite! This book was absolutely amazing! I expected this book to be overhyped, but it is definitely worth the hype! I can’t wait for the sequel to release next year 🙂 See my full review here!

Giant days vol. 5 – John Allison.
5 stars.

I absolutely love this graphic novel series, all the characters are just so interesting!

 

So now for what I read for my NEWTs, I will write them down per subject instead of order of reading. I think that makes the most sense 🙂

So shortly I got an outstanding in Ancient runes, Arithmancy, Care of magical creatures, Charms, Herbology (I DNF’d my Outstanding book actually), Transfiguration.

An exceeds expectations in Defense against the dark arts.

And Acceptable for Astronomy (I did read my outstanding book, but it does not count since I did not read my Exceeds expectations).

 

Ancient runes

Acceptable: The tenant of wildfell hall – Anne Brönte. 3.5 stars.

I actually quite enjoyed this classic. I was quite interested what had happened to the main character. But since it is a classic some parts are quite slow, so I ook 1.5 star for the more boring parts.

Exceeds expectations: Fire spell – Laura Amy Schlitz. 3.5 stars.

This book took my by surprise! I had quite low expectations but it was actually quite good. See my full review here!

Outstanding: De marathon (The long walk) – Stephen King. 3 stars.

This is I think the second Stephen King book I read, and probably the last. I do think this is maybe the only Stephen King book I will enjoy, I just do not really match with his humor, but I did find this book quite interesting!

 

Arithmancy

Acceptable: Scythe – Neal Shusterman. 5 stars.

Another new favourite! August was a good month for new favourite books! I loved this book so much! The world, the characters and the plot were so interesting! See my full review here!

Exceeds expectations: The railway children – E. Nesbit. 4 stars. (audiobook)

I bought this book since I’m collection the puffin classics editions, and this one was cheap haha. I had never heard of it before, but when I started listening to it, it was really interesting and enjoyable 🙂

Outstanding: Harry Potter and the deathly hallows – JK Rowling. 5 stars.

I couldn’t participate in a Harry Potter readathon without reading a Harry Potter book! Also I really wanted to finish my reread before I moved, since I did not want (actually I can’t..) to take my boxset 🙂

Astronomy

Acceptable: Zodiac starforce vol. 1 – Kevin Panetta. 4 stars.

This was so cute! It made me really happy haha, I hope there will be a second volume! The colors were beautifull!

Exceeds expectations: Wanted to read Sky in the deep but not enough time.

Outstanding: Flame in the mist – Renee Ahdieh. 2 stars.

This was a really dissapointing read, did not really enjoy it. Did not really care for the story and I did not connect with the writing style. See all my thoughts here!

 

Care of magical creatures

Acceptable: Catwoman: soulstealer – Sarah J Maas. 2 stars.

Another dissapointing read.. I love Sarah’s TOG and ACOTAR, but this tottaly failed in my opinion. I did quite enjoy Batman and Wonderwoman, but this was just quite boring. See mee full review here!

Exceeds expectations: I hate fairyland vol. 3 – Skottie Young. 3 stars.

In my opinion this volume was the least enjoyable of the three. It was still nice and loved the colors, but the story was not as original anymore. I will probably still read the next volume though.

Outstanding: Inferno – Julie Kagawa. 3 stars. (audiobook)

I was surprised how much I still remembered from the first four books, which was really nice because now the story was not really confusing. I listened to this while packing my bags which was really nice. I think I listened to this in two sittings!

Charms

Acceptable: The iron trial – Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. 3 stars. (audiobook)

I was quite excited for this since I loved Holly Black’s cruel prince, and I enjoy Cassandra Clare’s books. I always enjoy school settings in books, and this one is really good for that, it also had some unexpected twists! See my full review here!

Exceeds expectations: State of sorrow – Melinda Salisbury.  3.5 stars.

This book was really hard to rate haha. I could not decide weither I liked it or not. So I just went for exactly in the middle. My review will be posted soon!

Outstanding: The universe is expanding and so am I – Carolyn Mackler.  4 stars.

I actually was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed this! It was such an easy and fun read 🙂 Review will be up soon!

 

Defense against the dark arts

Acceptable: The raven king – Maggie Stiefvater. 5 stars. (audiobook)

Had to finish my reread for the raven cycle! I just love this series so much! And will probably reread again 🙂

Exceeds expectations: Grace and fury – Tracy Banghart. 2.5 stars.

This book was just kind of boring.. It also reminded me of some other books. See all my thoughts here!

Outstanding: Wanted to read Three dark crowns, but no time.

Herbology

Acceptable: Thunderhead – Neal Shusterman. 5 stars.

After loving Scythe, I expected to love this one as well, and I did! It was a bit different from book one but still really good, and after that ending I really can’t wait for book 3! I will definitely go and read more of Neal Shusterman! See my review here!

Exceeds expectations: Orange vol. 1 – Ichigo Takano. 5 stars.

I see this manga a lot online, so I decided to read it. It was soo cute, I really need the next volume soon!

Outstanding: Smoke in the sun – Renee Ahdieh. DNF

 

Transfiguration

Acceptable: Ace of Shades – Amanda Foody. 3 stars. (audiobook)

I enjoyed this book, but it was a bit confusing as audiobook. I will porobably have rated it higher if I read it physically. See my fullr eview here!

Exceeds expectations: The bone season – Samantha Shannon. 4 stars.

I waited so long before I read this, and I’m sad that I did not wait longer.. It will take forever for the whole series to be released.. Which means I enjoyed this book a lot!

Outstanding: Daughter of the siren queen – Tricia Levenseller. 2 stars. (audiobook)

I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed book 1, but this book was nothing special to me.. Review will be up soon!

 

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What was your favourite read of the month? – For me it is all my 5 star reads!

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