It’s officially the end of July, Oh my. Holidays are over, universities back on and I feel the end of the year coming fast. But let’s not freak out and look too far ahead. June was a terrible reading month but I feel I made up for that this month, I think?
1. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. Manus
The moment I heard the synopsis I was so ready to read this. So after snatching it up at the bookstore, I devoured it in about 2 days, and it left me feeling fairly conflicted. This book is clouded in hype and although I did finish it extremely fast I feel as though it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. For me, the mystery was the only reason I did fly through it so fast. I found the characters rather stereotypical, the pace of the book fairly slow and the ending a little unsatisfactory. But overall I did enjoy this story which is why I felt compelled to the give a slightly better rating.
2. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
What a risk it was for me to pick up this book. I mean I only have so much money and a contemporary? I knew this could’ve ended in disaster but I’m hopeless when it comes to hyped booktube books. But luckily I was left with a warm and happy feeling you get when you read sappy contemporaries. This book also took me a very short time to read, in fact, I read most of it in a few hours which is not very common for me. This story was an interesting and fun retelling of Cinderella, with that usual contemporary cuteness thrown in. I found Geekerella highly enjoyable, addicting and surprisingly fasted paced.
3. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
The more time I spend from this book the more I fall in love with it. I honestly don’t have much to say about this other than what I’ve already said in my review. But this book was completely different than I expected but blew me away with how much it hooked me in. Did I mention it was dark? Because I’m pretty sure I used that word 50 times in my review, sorry.
You can read my review of Three Dark Crowns here
4. Stalking Jack the Ripper Kerri Maniscalco
I literally have nothing to say that I haven’t already said. I’ve considered lowering the star rating to a 2.5 but I decided not to fuss over it too much. If you would like to read all my detailed ramblings about Stalking Jack the Ripper then you’ll have to head over to my review otherwise this post will go on forever.
You can read my review of Stalking Jack the Ripper here
5. Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
This is another super hyped novel but its overall Goodreads rating has been slowly going down. So you have two main characters and each chapter alternates between their P.O.V and I HATE HATE HATE one of these main characters, so I must hate the book right? Surprisingly, no. I actually really adored Dividing Eden. It was exactly what it promised and we moved through the book quickly and mysteriously. I can see why some might not like it though, there were some clichés and some lack of world building and character development but for me, the overall story held high over these issues.
6. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
It’s Harry Potter, that is all.
Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
So close to 7 books! I am about 200 pages away from finishing the last Harry Potter book so I thought my efforts should be noted. I did try, I did.
What did you read this month? Let me know down below!
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