June was another steady month for reading filled with some excellent reads. I have to admit I was less than successful in my Read-O-Rama, only completing one book from my TBR. I did however get to spend time with one of my favourite characters of all time and confirm another author as a firm favourite. It was also a month of continuing series with most of my books continuing on in beloved series.
Books: 6 (1 DNF)
5 STARS: 3
4 STARS: 2
3 STARS: 1
WHAT I READ
I will start with the book I DNF’d
The Last Unicorn – Peter S. Beagle
I tried to to get into this book but I just couldn’t. The book had such subtle hints of misogyny with every woman, apart from the unicorn, being argumentative, belittling and ungrateful to any man that passed her path. They were all described with such ugly characteristics that i just got completely fed up and stopped about 45% of the way through.
Truly Devious – Maureen Johnson
I started this book at the end of May finishing it in the first few days of June. I enjoyed this book immensely and eagerly await the second in the series, which is due to hit shelves in early 2019. I have already reviewed this book which can be read here.
Legendary – Stephanie Garber
I received this as a birthday gift and gladly picked it up as a fun read to fill my time while my husband occupied himself with the E3 conferences. Like Caraval, the first in the series, I found this book fun but slightly lacking. I will reviewing both books shortly.
Gemina – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
This was the only book I actually finished for Read-O-Rama and I had selected it for my 7th book challenge so it really didn’t even fill that challenge. I was in such a Sci-fi mood that i just had to read it. I will be picking up Obsidio in August and will review the whole series in time. This was an excellent companion to Illuminae, compelling and funny filled with action that kept me guessing as the pages turned. Its also great the looks you get when you turn your book upside down on the train to read the text (very Luna Lovegood).
Abhorsen – Garth Nix
MOGGET!!!! Seriously the character of Mogget has truly captured me, throughout this trilogy, his sassy nonchalant attitude took this book from a 4 star straight into a 5 star book. Definitely favourite character so far this year. Mogget aside, this book was thrilling. It shocked from the get go, tugging on emotional connections to each of the characters from the previous books to send you on a whirlwind journey.
The Crowns Fate – Evelyn Skye
Continuing straight on from the first book this was a great finale to this duology. I will always enjoy a good magical game and this book found an excellent way of re-integrating the game back into the story. It is filled with gorgeous descriptions which just keep you reading.
Spellslinger – Sebastian de Castell
Sebastian de Castell is soon becoming a new favourite. This is a YA novel from the author and is an awesome mixture of magic and an almost wild west feeling. I enjoyed this twist on the standard heroes tale giving us an oddball MC that has to decide between two opposing futures. The woman are strong and powerful, the true villains are complex while the children and naive and our chosen one is not all powerful, which is refreshing. Again, my love of sassy talking animals was satisfied which is always welcomed.
I still have a few books I am currently reading. I only have 70 pages left of Space Opera by Catherine M. Valente which is face paced and fun filled. I am also participating in Tome Topple which started on the 29th. So, I have started A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. July is looking to be a busy reading month.