August in Review
(Read: 4 / Reviewed: 6)
This month was a busy one! I decided to take a step further in the bookish world and reach out directly to some publishers, stating my interest in reviewing, and I was met with open arms. It’s something I’ve never done before – approach directly and make myself known. It was scary, but it paid off, and I was able to get out an increased amount of reviews whilst sticking to a schedule. Flame Tree Press in particular have been positively amazing, and as of right now, they’re at the top of my list.
In general, I’ve completely opened the gates and am welcoming books for review consideration, both digital and physical. Information can be found here.
Other than swimming in books this past month, I also posted Horrific Inspirations and Ruin Me (Shudder Exclusive). The former is some scary stories that inspired popular fiction, and the latter is a film review!
The Between by Tananarive Due – Recommended to me by Mike Thorn, I went in knowing very little about this book. Picture my surprise when I found it hard to put down. It was a story that tore my heart to pieces, that had me inwardly begging for things to improve for the characters. It was powerful and emotional, and I can’t wait to write my review for it.
Creature by Hunter Shea – My first Flame Tree Press ARC didn’t disappoint. I guess I just favour emotional tales that put emphasis on family and friendship. This proved to be unlike the normal run-of-the-mill creature features that gloss over any semblance of depth, and instead zoned into the real-life monster of illness. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but one I personally couldn’t step away from. You can read my review here.
The Mouth of the Dark by Tim Waggoner – Another ARC, and this was crazy! With weird sex toys and tentacles and deformities galore, I experienced one hell of an adventure whilst reading this one. It reminded me of how much I enjoy the weird side of fiction. My review can be found here.
The Siren and the Specter by Jonathan Janz – The last ARC of August, and I thought I was on a role – a four star month, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Finding myself neck-deep in the minority of reviewers, I just didn’t favour this one. I tried to adequately compose my thoughts here, and I admit, I felt a little trepidation about posting the review.
How was August for you?