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 canโ€™t wait for the sequel to release next year ๐Ÿ™‚ See my full review here!

Giant days vol. 5 โ€“ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

So shortly I got an outstanding in Ancient runes, Arithmancy, Care of magical creatures, Charms, Herbology (I DNFโ€™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 โ€“ Anne Brรถnte. 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 โ€“ 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) โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ E. Nesbit. 4 stars. (audiobook)

I bought this book since Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Outstanding: Harry Potter and the deathly hallows โ€“ JK Rowling. 5 stars.

I couldnโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Astronomy

Acceptable: Zodiac starforce vol. 1 โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ Sarah J Maas. 2 stars.

Another dissapointing read.. I love Sarahโ€™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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. 3 stars. (audiobook)

I was quite excited for this since I loved Holly Blackโ€™s cruel prince, and I enjoy Cassandra Clareโ€™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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ Carolyn Mackler.  4 stars.

I actually was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed this! It was such an easy and fun read ๐Ÿ™‚ Review will be up soon!

 

Defense against the dark arts

Acceptable: The raven king โ€“ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Exceeds expectations: Grace and fury โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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 canโ€™t wait for book 3! I will definitely go and read more of Neal Shusterman! See my review here!

Exceeds expectations: Orange vol. 1 โ€“ 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 โ€“ Renee Ahdieh. DNF

 

Transfiguration

Acceptable: Ace of Shades โ€“ 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 โ€“ Samantha Shannon. 4 stars.

I waited so long before I read this, and Iโ€™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 โ€“ 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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