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4 Books I Enjoyed Reading in August!

I’ve been making a huge effort to fit more reading time into my life over the past month or so, and I’ve been rewarded by reading some amazing books. As an author I think it’s important to read as much as possible, not only to see how other authors write, but to extend my vocabulary and to inspire more ideas of my own. Four of the books I read really drew me into their worlds, so I thought I’d share them with you.



Firstlife (Everlife #1) by Gena Showalter

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death. In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision.


 16101128The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave is set in a world that has been taken over by aliens who will do all they can to make the human race extinct. The problem? They look just like us. Cassie is on her own after losing her mother in the 3rd wave, her father to ‘them’ and her brother has been taken to the safety of a government run facility. With her focus on finding her brother and surviving, she is confused by the sudden appearance of Evan Walker. She’d though surviving meant doing it alone but could Evan help her find her survive long enough to find her brother?



29389785Strain of Resistance (Strain of Resistance #1) by Michelle Bryan

Strain of Resistance is a new twist on the end of the world, alien invasion story. When Bixby was 12 she witnessed an alien species (known as leeches in the book) viciously take over human bodies and destroy life as she knew it.

The new world has hardened her and I loved Bixby’s tenacity and smart mouth humour. The cast of survivors around her only added to my love of the story. Michelle Bryan sucks you right into the story and I found it almost impossible to put this book down.

Mature themes. 17+ Rating


27997305Eve of Tomorrow (Dawn of Rebellion #3) by Michelle Lynn

I couldn’t put this book down. I was so excited to finally read the final instalment of the Dawn of Rebellion series, Eve of Tomorrow, and I was not disappointed.

I really enjoyed watching Dawn grow into a strong, independent, young woman, while I felt Gabby softened throughout the book with the help of her new love interest, which was a welcome change from her harsh attitude in Book two.

Eve of Tomorrow is packed full of action which makes it hard to stop reading, and it was easy to get swept up into Dawn and Gabby’s world. They go through hell in the final instalment, and there are times I just wanted to reach out and give each of them a hug and tell them it was going to be okay.


I highly recommend you grab a copy of each of these books (all are available on Amazon) and I’d love to hear your thoughts if you have read any of them or have recommendations of your own! If you want to see whats on my TBR (To Be Read) List head to Goodreads HERE.

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