Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted over at Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favorite book of that month.
I didn’t post quite as many reviews as usual this month, but it’s not bad considering that I was on vacation for 10 days, did an editing job, and moved my blog to WordPress. A busy month!!
August 2014 Reviews:
- Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally | Review | Rating: 4/5
- The Legacy by Melissa Delport | Review | Rating: 4/5
- The Artful by Wilbert Stanton | Review | Rating: 4/5
- Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
- Storm Siren by Mart Weber | Review | Rating: 5/5
- Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb | Review | Rating: 4/5
- Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson | Review | Rating: 5/5
- Gypsy by Trisha Leigh | Review | Rating: 4/5
- Tested by Janelle Stalder | Review | Rating: 4/5
- The Jewel by Amy Ewing | Review | Rating: 4/5
- How I Fall by Anne Eliot | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
- Scorched by Mari Mancusi | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
And August’s Best of the Bunch winner is:
I struggled a bit with this month’s choice, but decided that Way of Kings feels to me like it has more potential to be the start of a series I will truly love in the long run, so that’s why I chose that one.
Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soiless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.
It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them.
One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.