June 2018 Wrap Up

I had an alright reading month in June, did June crawl by for anyone else? I’m overlooking this list and it doesn’t feel like I read all of these within the same month.


by Jennifer L Armentrout
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I’ve already forgotten what I think about this, I remember thinking that it was alright. Some aspects were predictable and then other aspects threw me for a loop, my predictions were incorrect, I do remember that. I do plan on continuing with the series though.

Pillow Thoughts
by Courtney Peppernell
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Beautiful poetry. It nourished something in my heart right when I needed it.

Long Way Home
by Katie McGarry
my rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Hmm, I didn’t care for this as much as I thought I would, I adored the first two books No Where But Here and Walk The Edge, but there was just something that I felt was missing from this.

Smoke in the Sun
by Renee Ahdieh
my rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Oh, holy intense! This was everything I wanted to end this duology.



The Shape of Water
by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This was so beautiful, weird, and strange, yet I really enjoyed it. I’m very excited to see the movie now.

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances
by Ruth Emmie Lang
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This was amazing! The writing was phenomenal and all of these characters were so charming. I truly can’t wait to see what Lang’s next book will be like. This had the feel of a modern-day fairy tale.

Asking For It
by Louise O’Neill
my rating: DNF

The main character Emma is incredibly unlikeable from page 1, I was really looking forward to reading this book that has such a heavy topic, but because she’s shallow, judgemental, bitchy, and steals from her rich friend, I just can’t do it.
Maybe she gets better but I just can’t bring myself to stick around for it.

War Storm
by Victoria Aveyard
my rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Honestly, I was pretty on board for almost all of the story, I liked all of the character arcs, these characters grew so much from Red Queen to now. But the ending was what brought the rating down for me. This was a 4-star book until the last 50 pages. I just don’t like how it turned out, why did we go through everything that we did from book 1 only to have it end this way?


Not Your Sidekick
by C.B. Lee
my rating: 3 out of 5 stars

This does have a bit of a slow start, I didn’t get really interested in it until 100 pages in or so.
Good things about the book: Super cute romance that I was on board for right away.
-The world that this takes place in is so cool, I want to know so much more about everything! All the superheroes and the way the league was constructed and set up makes it really interesting.
– A+++++++++ on representation
Things I didn’t like: there is a very slow start and you’re introduced to everything in a really quick way, it wasn’t overwhelming but it did slow me down.
– I didn’t like how predictable the story was, there was an obvious tempt to kinda foreshadow the upcoming events but it wasn’t as subtle as I would have liked. It was very easy to guess and be right about everything.

Save The Date
By Morgan Matson
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this, it was so fun and really funny.
I loved all the drawings that were inserted in.

Listen to Your Heart
by Kasie West
my rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

This was all around alright, I didn’t dislike it but I didn’t love it, I felt like I never really got a feel for Kate’s personality, her character never felt fleshed out to me. Yet the plotline was very thought out and I loved how everything fully wrapped up.

by Diana Gabaldon
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

As always I’m a huge fan of Outlander, there were some points where I had a lot of issues with the story, one scene in particular and also just how small the entire Outlander world is. Just how often Claire and Jaimie would run into someone in France that they originally met in Edinburgh and oh look here they are across the Atlantic Ocean!
Yeah, the world is small, but is it really this small?


American Gods
by Neil Gaiman
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I loved this so much! All the uses of gods and mythology were perfectly done. The travel aspect was fantastic and Neil Gaiman’s writing style is always phenomenal.



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