August ’18 Wrap Up & Book Haul

IMG_6537Hello friends! It’s that time of the month again where I do my monthly wrap up! Let’s se what happened this month, reading wise, and just my general monthly update.

With only having one book on my TBR this month, I kept my August TBR super short.. The book on my TBR for this August was Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) by Sarah J. Maas. I’m trying to read at least one Throne of Glass book a month until Kingdom of Ash is published, in October. And I’m fallin’ behind!

What I read:

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Hunted, by Meagan Spooner | Book Review #393

Have you any Beauty and the Beast retellings? Let me know in the comments! 

IMG_6564 Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

Even though I’ve had my eye on Hunted for a while, I doubted that I would like it. Then I found out that Hunted is a darker, more twisted version of Beauty and the Beast that we all know and love—- #thanksDisney.

I didn’t think that I would even start Hunted. I had it on my shelf for a while and honestly… I was kind of tired of seeing it there, so I was just going to return Hunted unread to the library. Even when I opened up Hunted and read the first few pages, I thought that I would not enjoy Yeva’s story. At all. Yet I gave Hunted a chance — I’m glad I did. Continue reading