August Wrap Up || N.E.W.TS πŸ’«, Trying My First Audio- Book & Renewing My Blog’s Image || 2019 ||❄️

❄️ Hi guys!! I hope you’re having the best day & you’re enjoying your reading πŸ’ž Today I bring you our beloved Wrap Up of the month of August where I’ll talk about all the books I’ve read during the month. Well, this has certainly been a wild month for me, I’ve had very bad times, I’ve managed to cope with them, both with your help and my family’s, today I’m optimistic and positive, ready for what life has prepared for me in the future. 🌻
I don’t want to make this an endless post, but I still wouldn’t want to start without thanking you for being there when I lost my job and needed a few days for myself, for being understanding and so warm with me, I swear you’re an angel and my safe place, I LOVE YOU.❀️


Despite this, I’ve made the decision this month, finally, to changed a little the blog, so I’ve given it a new look, I know it’s different but I like it. I think it represents me well, it’s simple but romantic and delicate, I hope you like it as well. I haven’t finished yet, there are several things I want to do as I get used to the new thing, but I’m still researching and learning how all this works, I’m not a designer and I don’t know much about informatics or those things, so sometimes it gets complicated, but I‘m having fun changing some simple things and I feel energetic to make this a small new beginning for the blog, so I can’t wait. 😊
In addition to having renewed the image, I’ve also bought my own domain and I’ve got a premium plan here on WordPress, my idea is to try for a year and see how I feel about it and see what changes and differences I can get. I know it’s not necessary to have this kind of plan to be a good blogger, I don’t think that at all, but I wanted to take this as a new experience and a one-year adventure and see how I feel about it. You know that I love my blog and being here with you, so I feel it’s more like an investment, and that’s super exciting to me. πŸ₯° πŸ‘πŸ»


I’m a little late with my posts, in general, so don’t worry everything will come but a little later, I still have to plan my TBR, but I’ll talk more about it in another post and I also have to write a review of a book that I loved, which I’ll talk more about next! 😍
So, speaking about my readings of the month, I’m very happy with everything I’ve read and how my month has been in that regard. Sadly, I failed just for one book to complete my TBR, but I’m still happy for what I achieved. πŸ“š I’m SO happy because I’ve managed to read ALL the ARCs that I set out to. I also listened to my first audiobook and OMG, it was an INCREDIBLE experience, I really enjoyed it, so I hope to continue listening, maybe one per month or something like that. I really enjoyed participating for the first time in the NEWTs, I failed as I thought I would, but Oh, I had a lot of fun, so I’d say it was a success, right? or at least it’s what I want to believe πŸ˜‚
So without further ado, LET’S START, I’m so excited to talk with you about the books I read ❄️



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❄️ THE BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD || πŸŒ™

❄️ TOP 5 || BOOKS I NEED TO READ BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR || 2019 πŸ€

❄️ BOOK REVIEW || DAISY JONES & THE SIX BY TAYLOR JENKINS REID



πŸ’• At this point I tend to highlight some post of the month of August from other book bloggers, which I think deserve more love and that I think are AMAZING, but I came to the conclusion that they’re A LOT of posts, so I’ll be making a separate post for all of them, stay tuned, it’ll be on the blog soon πŸ’•



August Statistics

πŸ’« Books Read: I’ve read 6 books this month, yet again, still really happy with the number 😊
πŸ’« Total Pages: 2525, an INCREDIBLE number for me, so I’m happy with it, even more than the previous month! πŸŽ‰ 😍
πŸ’« Authors Gender: 5 books were written by female authors and just 1 of them by a male author πŸ’ž
πŸ’« Book Genres: I’ve read 5 YA books & 1 Adult book || Within this I’ve read Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, Contemporary, Paranormal & Mythology
πŸ’« Releases: I read 3 2019 ARCs, another 1 from 2019, as well, 1 from 2017 & the las 1 from 2011.



🌘 || NEWTs Wrap Up || πŸ’›

ARCs

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This is the third and final book in Silent Sea Chronicles. I’m so grateful to the author, who has provided me with copies of her books to review, I’ve enjoyed this journey very much.
There’s not much I can say about the third book without spoilers, so I’ll only tell you that these books are very powerful, you follow characters during a journey to save the magic, there are many travels scenes since the characters travel a very long way through each book, we have a lot of war going on, magic and political issues too. Although I acknowledge that the quality of the world construction and characters have grown incredibly and in this third installment, finally, you can appreciate that in its fullness. I love how the author has been able to give a close to so many points that hadn’t been resolved, also very endearing characters return, and I love when that happens.
It touches a lot the meaning of destiny and has many action scenes, we can also enjoy shocking moments and others of great tension that will keep you on the edge of your seat.I’m sad that it’s over but happy to have experienced it, it’s a story worth reading

The Sentinel’s Alliance (Silent Sea Chronicles #3) by Suzanne Rogerson || FULL REVIEW

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Super grateful to the author, as well, for sending me a copy to review. I usually don’t read much sci-fi, I think it’s not my thing and those elements sometimes make me unable to fully enjoy the plot, but with this one, I made an exception because it involves superpowers, and I LOVE those types of elements. I ended up enjoying the book, I think may need some adjusted and even eliminate certain chapters, but taking that fact aside, is an incredible story. The Shadowverse follows the story of a group of friends who obtain superpowers and must fight against a fearsome villain to save not only their planet but much more.
I think the idea of the plot is clearly very well thought out, the book has a captivating beginning that keeps you wanting to know what will happen next. I also enjoyed the characters, which feels very real, and I liked the writing style. Sadly there are elements of sci-fi that I couldn’t enjoy, but that ‘s super personal, otherwise, I think it’s a book and a story with great potential and I’m excited to see the author’s growth since he’s still very young. A great job!

The Shadowverse: A YA Sci-Fi Superhero Adventure by John-Clement Gallo || FULL REVIEW

3.5 Estrellas


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What an incredible surprise I have with this book, I really didn’t expect that I liked it so much but it has great potential. The story is mostly paranormal, although it has elements of fantasy as well, in this story we meet the Legends through Mara’s point of view, our main character, she’ll explain to us what it means to be a legend and how they’ve evolved to be where they are today.
One of my favorite things about it is, no doubt, the writing style, this author has incredible prose handling, I loved how it feels so addictive and is hard to stop reading. It can also be beautiful and kind of dark at the same time.
To be the author’s first debut, I think it’s a very good book, although I think the characters are quite a cliche and there’s nothing really special about them, I liked it a lot due to the plot and the way it achieves to surprise with unexpected plot twists.
I think deserves everyone to give it a chance, it’s a super interesting plot and the paranormal structure is pretty good as well

Legend Undone by Angie Day || FULL REVIEW

3.5 Estrellas



My First Audiobook

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OMG, this book is really amazing. As I mentioned, it is my first audiobook EVER, and I’m happy to have chosen this one to start with, it was a beautiful experience, and I can’t wait to try another one. The book is told in an interview format, so I think listening to it in audiobook format is the best way to go for it. It has a fantastic cast of voices, which makes the story feel VERY real. It has a captivating plot and the characters are incredibly complex, so if I say that it’s addictive, I fell short, really. The plot itself, despite the fact that I fall in love with and repeat, it feels 100% real, it hurts my feelings so much, that I still think about it and I want to cry, don’ know why, but I get too attached to certain characters and I think that some things that happened to them were unfair and that hurt my little heart, even so, and disagreeing with how things ended, I’m happy to have read this book. Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of the most talented authors whom I’ve had the pleasure of reading, I can’t wait to continue reading her stories, and also the way she creates characters is honestly WONDERFUL. If you still haven’t given a chance to the author I recommend you do it, it’s SO AMAZING. I still love Evelyn Hugo more, but this book is incredible as well, so I recommend it a lot

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid || FULL REVIEW

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Amazing & Surprising Readings!

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This is another book that I didn’t think I would love this much, but I did. It’s a romantic plot based on the book “Illiad” and the Trojan War. It’s a book with a very beautiful, complex and poetic writing style, it also has a couple of characters that I LOVED, especially Patroclus and Briseis. But beyond that, ALL the characters are incredibly created and their developments during the book are super interesting to follow.
I usually love stories based on mythology and especially the Greek one, is one of my favorites, so I really enjoy that aspect of the book, I adore that there are gods and mythological beings, it’s a lot of fun for me.
Another thing that I absolutely adored is the romance, I finally found the kind of romance I needed, it’s sweet and passionate and you just want to read all the scenes of Achilles and Patroclus together, because their bond is beautiful and eternal, I loved it so much!
I know I’m late to the party, but I loved this book a lot and I’m excited to read Circe!

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller || FULL REVIEW

4 Estrellas


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OMG, you guys, THIS BOOK!!! I haven’t written my review for it yet, so I’ll have it on the blog soon, but spoilers alert: I LOVED it and it’s probably my favorite book of the month.
It’s so beautiful, meaningful and sensitive. I don’t know why I hadn’t read it until now but thank God I did it, I adore the human content that this book has and how important issues such as sexuality within religion are discussed and it’s also about friendship and has self-discovery as the main point. Soon I’ll talk more about it, but simply an INCREDIBLE book, I hope you’ve read it because I can’t recommend it enough

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

4.5 Estrellas



🌿 || Currently Reading || 🌿

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The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

I’m going just a little a bit inside it, but even when I didn’t finish it by August I will continue reading it and possibly finish it in a couple of days. I’m enjoying it a lot so far, but obviously, it’s a bit slow because it touches a subject as hard as rape. I already have SO MANY feelings and thoughts, so it will surely be a long review. I would love to know what you think if you’ve read it! 😊



What has been your favorite reading of the month? || Have you read any of these books?

Feel free to leave your comment below, I always love to know what you think πŸ™‚

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40 thoughts on “August Wrap Up || N.E.W.TS πŸ’«, Trying My First Audio- Book & Renewing My Blog’s Image || 2019 ||❄️

  1. Wow soo many great books this month! Happy you got the chance to try out audiobooks! They are amazing 😁 I really want to check out the Daisy Jones one..I read it on ebook and loved it and I’ve only heard fantastic things about the audio!!

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    1. Thanks, Kaylee! πŸ’• Oh, I swear I feel that I’ve found a new world trying with that audiobook, now I’m really excited about hearing more very soon
      If you’ve already read Daisy Jones and you liked it, then you’ll love the audiobook I can assure you that, I would love you to hear it, it’s an extraordinary experience 😊

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    1. Oh, Jacquie!! I’m so glad you like the new look, really. πŸ’•
      I get what you mean, I thought the same before trying it, I think I still like reading it more with my eyes, in the traditional way, but from time to time listening to an audiobook I think it’s a unique experience that you should try one day, I’d like to know your opinion if you get to do it 😊

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  2. I’m loving the new look of your blog! It’s so sweet and just lovely to look at β™₯ And I’m so glad you enjoyed your very first audiobook! I’ve heard Daisy Jones is incredible to listen to, thanks to thefull cast and interview format of the novel. I’ve read it in ebook format a while ago, and it wasn’t a favourite, but I can totally see why people love it!
    I hope you have a wonderful month of September Sofii β™₯

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    1. NoΓ©mie!! makes me SO happy you like the new lookπŸ˜­πŸ’•

      Yes, I get that, with this book I can understand all the perspectives because maybe if I hadn’t heard it in audiobook, I wouldn’t have enjoyed it so much, it’s a perfect format for that book

      Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful September as well 😊

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    1. Thank you SO much, honey, it makes me really happy that you liked it πŸ˜­πŸ’ž
      And both Daisy Jones and The Song of Achille are fantastic readings, although I enjoyed just a little more of The Song of Achille, perhaps because I loved the romance and mythology it’s my thing

      I hope you have an INCREDIBLE September 😊

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  3. Ahhh I’m sorry to hear that you had some rough life things happening in August, but I’m glad you’re getting through it okay! Also, the new design looks amazing πŸ˜€ You read some amazing books in August, and that’s awesome that Daisy Jones was a successful first audiobook for you! I also love The Song of Achilles SO MUCH (even though it broke my heart), and I really want to read Autoboyography because I feel like I’ll love it. Hope your September is amazing! ❀

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    1. Thank you SO much!! you’re so sweet πŸ’•
      OMG, it makes me so happy that you liked the new look, honey😭

      YES!! I’m happy to have tried my first audio-book and been successful, now I’m dying to try more & Oh, The Song of Achilles is just beautiful, it broke my heart but in the best way.
      I think, no doubt, you’ll love Autoboyography, it’s SO adorable and meaningful, I highly recommend it 😊

      I hope you have a beautiful September as well❀️

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    1. Sweetie!!! 😭 OMG, makes me SO happy you liked the new look, it means a lot to me πŸ’•
      In fact, I’ve one book left, The Nowhere Girls and I’m about to finish it, so I wouldn’t have anything left then, but I’ll be participating last year, no doubt. I’m so glad I tried, though, I feel it was a lot of fun and it’s also one of the most creative and massive read-a-thons out there
      Good Luck in October with your NEWTs!!! Sure you’ll do it amazing & I hope you have a great September πŸ₯°

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  4. Your new blog design looks amazing! 😍 I really want to read Daisy Jones and the Six, as I have completely adored Evelyn Hugo. I am waiting to get my hands on the audiobook, because I have heard amazing things about it. I’m glad to see that you enjoyed it as well! πŸ˜€ I hope that you will have an amazing September! ❀

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    1. Anna, you’re so sweet, it makes me happy that you like the new design! πŸ’•

      I confess that I still love Evelyn Hugo more, that book is possibly one of the best I’ve read, but even so, Daisy Jones is incredible, so if you usually listen to audiobooks I highly recommend that you go for that format, I think it’s the ideal way to read it 😊

      I hope you have the most beautiful September, too, honey πŸ’•

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  5. I love your new blog design and the flowery banner ❀ and that photo for the "wrap up" banner!!!!
    Everytime I think about re-designing my blog I start to panic πŸ˜€ it's requires so much TIME. So I keep pushing it and pushing it, hoping that I'll have some time in the future to actually commit to the changes.

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    1. OMG, ALEX!!! You’re the sweetest, I swear.😭 Thank you SO SO much, it makes me happy that you liked the new look, really. πŸ’•
      Oh, I get that feeling, I started thinking about it 5 months ago and I never decided because I knew it would be a lot of work and on the other hand, I’m not an expert, so it all takes me twice as long. Even so, I’m excited that you are going to do it, I’m sure it will be a great change and will make you renew energies 😍

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  6. AHH I am LOVING this new look for your blog, it looks AMAZING, Sofi, yay! ❀ ❀
    I'm so, so, so happy you loved Daisy Jones, I haven't read it as an audiobook but I wonder if I should re-read it eventually that way, because I've heard that the audiobook was incredible, the book in itself already was SO GREAT. I'm so happy you loved it too πŸ™‚
    Hope you'll have a lovely September πŸ™‚

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    1. Marie, sweetie !! Thank you SO SO much, it makes me honestly so happy that you like it!😭❀️
      I’m sure that trying the audiobook would be the best idea, even more when you already enjoyed reading it in physical format because I’m sure that the audiobook will be an incredible experience for you and will only make you love the book more, the voice cast is AMAZING. 😍
      I hope you also have a beautiful September and enjoy all your readings!!

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  7. First of all, can I just say I’m *loving* your new blog aesthetic – it’s so delicate & whimsical and your new feature images are so warm & cosy (can feature images be cosy? Idk but yours definitely has that vibe πŸ˜‚) I’m so glad you enjoyed Song of Achilles! It actually took me a little while to get used to the writing style but once I did, I absolutely loved the story. The ending was so tragically beautiful, my heart still hasn’t recovered 😒

    Ooh I’ve been getting back into audiobooks so I might give Daisy Jones & the Six a try!! If you’re feeling like a bit of paranormal fiction set in the flappers era, you should totally check out the Diviners series by Libba Bray as audiobooks – the narrator is OUT OF THIS WORLD! She does all the accents perfectly & even sings!!

    I hope you have a wonderful September & that things are looking up after the difficult month you had in August!

    πŸ’› Ngoc

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    1. OMG, honey! Why are you so sweet???😭 I don’t deserve you. ❀️ Really, makes me SO happy that you like the new look, I’m not an expert in design, but I think it works for me.😊

      I get that, the author’s writing style, although beautiful, is undoubtedly complex and it’s a bit hard to get used to. Oh, that ending, so perfect though tragic.πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

      YES!! You have to try the Daisy Jones audiobook, it’s really FANTASTIC and I would love to know what you think about it, and not doubts, I’ll be listening to The Diviners audiobook, I’ve heard the best things about it. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.😊

      Again, thank you SO much, love, your comments always make my day, you’re an angel. I hope you have the most incredible September too ❀️🌟🌻

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      1. Awww but I’M JUST SAYING WHAT WE’RE ALL THINKING!!! You could’ve fooled me about your expertise in design though, your blog & graphics are gorgeous!!

        Yes I’m downloading it now before I forget!! Ooooh that’s so exciting, I hope you enjoy it – it’s one of my fave series ever & I definitely think part of that is the incredible voice actor for the audiobook!

        You’re the sweetest & I hope you have the wonderful September you deserve ☺️❀️

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  8. I love the new look of your blog so much, Sofii! I noticed the new header about a week ago, and was wondering if you had changed it! (I was half convinced that I was crazy, and that was always your logo πŸ™ˆ) I’m so happy that you had a bunch of wonderful reads this month! I truly need to get to the Daisy Jones audiobook, and Autoboyography some time! Lovely post, sweets! ❀

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    1. Kelly!!!!! 😭❀️ makes me SO happy that you like the new look, I was a little nervous changing everything but I’m happy now and your words make me even more happy 😊

      I recommend A LOT Daisy Jones, but Autoboyography is just AMAZING!!, I didn’t expect to love it as much so now I keep recommend it all the time πŸ˜…. My review will be on the blog on Sunday 😊

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