It’s a rainy end of August here in my neck of the woods. So let’s do my August 2021 wrap up. I read a lot this month, but I didn’t complete many books. I managed to finish The Eye of the World, and that took some time. But I really loved it. Definitely can’t wait to continue with the series. But anyhow let’s wrap it up.
The Eye of the World
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
When The Two Rivers is attacked by Trollocs?a savage tribe of half-men, half-beasts?five villagers flee that night into a world they barely imagined, with new dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light.
My Rating: 4/5
Survive the Night
It’s November 1991. Nirvana’s in the tape deck, George H. W. Bush is in the White House, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer.
Josh Baxter, the man behind the wheel, is a virtual stranger to Charlie. They met at the campus ride board, each looking to share the long drive home to Ohio. Both have good reasons for wanting to get away. For Charlie, it’s guilt and grief over the shocking murder of her best friend, who became the third victim of the man known as the Campus Killer. For Josh, it’s to help care for his sick father–or so he says.
The longer she sits in the passenger seat, the more Charlie notices there’s something suspicious about Josh, from the holes in his story about his father to how he doesn’t want her to see inside the trunk. As they travel an empty, twisty highway in the dead of night, an increasingly anxious Charlie begins to think she’s sharing a car with the Campus Killer. Is Josh truly dangerous? Or is Charlie’s jittery mistrust merely a figment of her movie-fueled imagination?
One thing is certain–Charlie has nowhere to run and no way to call for help. Trapped in a terrifying game of cat and mouse played out on pitch-black roads and in neon-lit parking lots, Charlie knows the only way to win is to survive the night.
My Rating: 4/5
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Vol. 7&8
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is an American comic book series published by Archie Horror, an imprint of Archie Comics, beginning in 2014. The series is a darker take on the characters and setting of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with art by Robert Hack, and is inspired by the appearances of Sabrina in Aguirre-Sacasa’s other Archie series, Afterlife with Archie.
My Rating: 4/5
My Full Review: I’m really enjoying these comics. I think they get better as they go along. I love the spooky aspect of a familiar story. Definitely worth the read.
Jughead: The Hunger Vol 1
Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light.
My Rating: 3/5
My Full Review: I enjoyed this, but there wasn’t a lot of depth to it. I’m going to keep reading to see if it gets better.
So that’s my August 2021 wrap up. I’m falling a bit behind on my Goodreads Challenge. Hopefully, I can pick it up in the next few months. How was your August reading?