August has been an incredible month. From a trip to Ireland, more bookish events and spontaneous day trips out, which included heading off to Doncaster and having the most incredible mozzarella garlic bread ever...followed by Harry Potter films and ice-cream (it was a very very very good day - thank you lovely). I've had the best time with some wonderful people and to top it all off had a great reading month too. What more could you ask for?
War Storm* by Victoria Aveyard
It took me so long to read this, simply because I couldn't bring myself to take a hardback on holiday and then I had a raft of review commitments to get through. However, I finished it. I loved it. I don't know how I feel knowing there isn't going to be a new book in this series next year. I feel like with the way the book ended though there is scope for another few books in the series....perhaps.
This is just so me. It's dark, creepy fairytales...ME. I can see this being a graphic novel that I read over and over again for years to come. It had the same twisted feeling that the Grimm's Fairytales had when I first flicked through those. This might also have one of my favourite art styles ever but I can't find a way to describe it. It's cartoon-y but in a similar way to the film Coraline. It still manages to maintain the creep factor.
I wanted to love this so much more than I did. It was the end that really spoiled this book for me. I loved everything else but was so let down. It's still a very good thriller with plenty of edge of the seat moments but meh. It's like when you get home think you're gonna order a dominoes and then have a supermarket pizza instead. It's still good, just not what you wanted.