Book Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

The Chosen and the Beautiful is an incredible reimagining and reexamining of The Great Gatsby. It’s done so well and so full of thought and care. Nghi Vo knows and loves the story so much but has created a brand new way for us all to look at it. Absolutely stunning.

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Book Review: XOXO by Axie Oh

XOXO is a love story not only between Jenny and Jaewoo but Jenny and Korea. I was giddy reading this book and I couldn’t put it down one second. The heartwarming friend groups, the sweet romance, and finding a home away from home is the perfect recipe for an incredible comfort read.

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Book Review: The High Mountain Court by AK Mulford

The High Mountain Court is such a refreshing take on fae and witch stories that I used to be obsessed with but got bored of. This book drew me right back into this folklore and had me itching for more. I can’t wait for book two of this fun, sweet, steamy, and intricate series.

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Book Review: The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw

The All-Consuming World defies expectations and turns our ideas of the world on their heads. This book is a stunningly turbulent read that will catch you off guard and stretch the boundaries of your mind. Though it was difficult to get into at first, sticking through was so worth it.

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Book Review: Frogman’s Response by Heidi Voss

Frogman’s Response is the most realistic high school experience that I have read in so long. Voss will put you right in the shoes of these teenagers and make you remember your high school days. It will make you feel nostalgic for high school and glad you don’t have to go back all at once.

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August Reading Wrap Up & Blog Updates

In August I read 14 books and had such a good reading month. I’m so happy that I can share these wrap ups because there is no way that I could write a review for every single book that I read. But they deserve a spot on Bookish Brews!

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Book Review: The Color of Your Voice by Daniel Newwyn

The Color of Your Voice is a difficult but stunning read. It grapples with the lows of human existence and weaves a tragic love story between two people who have each been dealt incredibly difficult lives. Though short, this novella is packed with heavy-hitting emotion and depth.

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Book Review: Panacea >Build 1.0 by Charli Drever

Panacea >Build 1.0 is a brilliant new cyberpunk debut that I couldn’t put down. The characters are full of heart, and so is the story. Gripping and realistic, this world will pull you in right from the start. Panacea is both action-packed and character-driven, this stunning debut by Charli Drever doesn’t hold back.

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Book Reviews: I Kissed a Girl & The Dating Playbook

I Kissed a Girl and The Dating Playbook are both sweet, easy, fluffy contemporary romances. Perfect for your next beach read, find out which one is best for you!

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Book Review: The Left Hand of Dog by SI Clarke

Left Hand of Dog was an absolute breath of fresh air. It impressed me the entire time how it could tackle challenging topics in a fun and humorous way. Progress is a difficult journey, but sometimes we deserve to laugh in the process. An absolute joy to read.

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