I know, I KNOW that is post is so late, but I took some time away from my blog.
June was pretty much unremarkable. I’ve lost count of how many months my family has been in isolation, so I drowned the month away with sixteen books, which broke my monthly reading record.
I hope you enjoy the read!
When I lost my job, I set aside some extra cash to buy a Kindle. I thought I’d save on buying books. What I didn’t know is that I’d breeze through nine ebooks in one month. And a part of me is kind of regretting my decision because I have way too many titles on my to-be-reviewed list now.
Hate by Tate James
Madison Kate is a new series by Tate. So I was thrilled to jump in. What I wasn’t expecting was to be obsessed with the writing and the storytelling. I love Madison Kate. And even though she’s reckless, I understand why. Kody, Max, and Archer are at the top of my book boyfriend list!
Charlie by Siobhan Davis
As much as I love Siobhan’s books, especially this series, I felt the storyline was rushed and needed more pages to explore the relationship between Charlie and Demi. While Charlie somewhat redeemed himself, I expected more character growth.
Devils’ Day Party by C. M. Stunich
A time loop reverse harem may not have been attempted before. But I’m not surprised Stunich took on the task. I love Karma. Even though I wanted to smack two of the three love interests half the time, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I just wish it wasn’t a standalone novel because there are more stories to tell in this universe.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (1-3) by Rick Riordan
I attempted to read this book when I was younger, but I never got around to finish it. So naturally, I wanted to after hearing about the Disney+ news. I’ve always loved Percy and the crew. But reading the first book has a special meaning for me. And I love how Rick brings issues to the forefront of his books.
Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristof
Aurora Rising is the first book I’ve read from this author duo. And while I wanted more character depth, I rather enjoyed it. With the second installment of this series, I get just that and more. You’d think that having multiple POVs would be distracting, but I loved each and every character. And I’m excited for the finale.
Adamson All Boys Academy (1-3) by C. M. Stunich
Stunich has become one of my favourite RH novelists. When I fell in love with the Rich Boys of Burberry Prep, I knew I had to read this series. While I had a few issues with the storyline, I loved the bond between Charlotte (Chuck, a female who dresses a male to attend this academy) and her boys. I wanted the mystery theme to stand out more though.
Jackson by Siobhan Davis
Siobhan’s Rydeville Elite series is one of the most difficult books I’ve ever read. This author doesn’t shy away from the seedy underground of the elite world, often writing horrific backstories for her characters. I love Jackson though. And yet I wanted to drown him for how he treated Vanessa, who deserves the world.
This novel is graphic and contains many trigger warnings, so I warn any reader who wants to venture into this series.
Aggro by Coralee June and Carrie Gray
I heard some promise about this book, so I took a chance on it. The dynamic between the three main characters is intriguing and is what kept me reading the novel. Both authors seamlessly weave one arc into another. And I loved their writing. However, the ending is what ruined the reading experience.
Steel Demons MC (1-4) by Crystal Ash
Crystal Ash has been on my radar for quite some time, but I didn’t read any of her books until I got my ereader. Steel Demons MC is my first motorcycle club series. I love the main character, Mariposa. She’s easily relatable. And her quiet strength is what hooked me. What I love the most are her main leading men and the mythology she has included in her writing. I’m eager to read the rest of the series.
Last month, I didn’t have a huge book haul since I was short on funds. However, I was able to snag a few copies though. I’m eager to get to the rest of the titles I didn’t have time for.
- Kal from Reader Voracious is one of my best blogger friends. When the BLM protests hit in June, she wanted to offer readers a thorough resource post for our community.
- Destiny from Howling Libraries reviewed Leah Johnson’s You Should See Me in a Crown. This book got a lot of buzz. So naturally, when Destiny names it one of the best YA contemporary book, you know you should read it.
- Alexandra from Reading by Starlight raves about Serpent & Dove, and you know me, I adore this book!
- Kayla from Books and Blends gives Callie Hart’s Riot House four stars! It was one of my favourite reads of the year.
- Leslie from Books Are the New Black discusses why she didn’t love Stalking Jack the Ripper.