Phew! I can’t believe I actually managed to reach my monthly goal. I wish I’d read more though since five just seem like a really small number to me. However, as much as I want to say that I’ll read more next month that’s not going to be the case as I have some personal commitments to deal with. So for now, let’s talk about the books I read in the month of June.
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
This is book 2 in the Red Queen series and follows Mare Barrows as she tries to keep herself safe while trying to find others like her—red bloods with silver abilities. With Maven becoming King, Mare has little chance of standing up to him without an army of those just like her.
I finally read the next part of this series and I’m glad I did. I especially enjoyed Cal’s role in the book and it made me love him all the more. The fact that he’s trained for war only added to his appeal. My hatred for Maven only increased as I progressed through the book and I applaud the author for making such realistic characters.
If you haven’t read this book already, I urge you to give this series a try, though I’m sure most of you have already read it, but if you haven’t, then give it a shot because you’re not going to regret it.
Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
This is book 1 in the Debutantes series and follows Sawyer who lives with her mother and is estranged from the rest of her relatives, until her grandmother finds her and offers her to come and live with them as it might give Sawyer a chance to find her biological father along with money to pay for college. With a tight lipped mother, Sawyer has no choice but to accept the contract and so begins her story with three of her other cousins and together they work through secrets, lies and betrayals to find the truth about Sawyer and her father, and much, much more.
I really enjoyed this book and it was my favorite book of the month. This author has done a remarkable job in every aspect of the story. She has added the perfect blend of drama and comedy. I absolutely loved the relationship dynamics between Sawyer and each of her relatives. I would be writing in detail about everything I loved about this book in my review, but for now all I want to say is that go out and buy this book immediately. If you’re looking for a light, cozy mystery with a splash of comedy then this is a must read.
Only When I Sleep by E. V. Lind
This is a standalone novel and follows the story of Beth and Ryan. Beth is on the run from an abusive ex-boyfriend while Ryan is an injured war veteran who thinks that he doesn’t deserve anything good in life after what he went through. When he comes across Beth, he knows he wants nothing to do with her, but Ryan’s mother has other plans and urges Beth to come and live with them. Things take a turn for the crazy when Beth starts hearing things happening inside the house. With spirits roaming the house and her ex-boyfriend on the lookout for her, Beth and Ryan—with their hearts bringing them together—have no choice but to work together to survive the horrors that await them.
I did not find this book as interesting as I thought it would be. It read like a light horror and the events taking place were dull. This might be the author’s debut novel, I’m not sure, but I think there’s a lot of room for improvement in terms of writing style and plot. This book could’ve been a whole lot dramatic and packed with emotions but it really wasn’t.
Though I was disappointed by this book, if you guys enjoy a light horror romance, then feel free to give this book a try. You never know, you might just like it.
Zack by Cheyenne McCray
This is book 1 in the Armed and Dangerous series with the main characters being Sky and Zack. Sky and Zack used to be together when they were young but Zack broke up with her out of the blue and left. Ten years later he returns and he only has one thing on his mind and that is to make Sky his once again. Sky, on the other hand, hadn’t forgotten what Zack did to her and when he returns, she vows to not let her heart get broken by him again. But when their worlds collide in the form of an investigations, old passions ignite and Sky fears that she would be losing her heart to Zack again and this time there would be no coming back.
I was looking to read an interesting romance but this did not cut it. The author seemed to put a little too much emphasis on a certain part of the woman’s body which kind of ruined things for me. Not to mention, that I felt bored through about seventy percent of the book. There are some steamy scenes, so if you guys are interested in reading those, then you guys can give this book a shot. For me, it wasn’t as interesting.
Early to Death, Early to Rise by Kim Harrison
This is book 2 in the Madison Avery series and follows Madison as she tries to change the system governing the laws of light and dark. By recruiting a bunch of rogue reapers, she thinks she can change the system but as she learns more about her new powers Madison realizes that things are not as simple as she thought they were and unless somebody supernatural comes and helps her she would cease to exist, and this time permanently.
I thought this book would be just as good as the first one but I don’t know why I couldn’t get into it. It had everything, nice plot, action, adventure, drama, comedy, but for some reason I couldn’t get into it. I’m sure you guys would enjoy reading this series if you haven’t already and I do recommend this book to everyone.