Hello Nerdlings. It has been an intense month. Moving is exhausting. And I still haven’t put everything in its place yet. I’m honestly surprised I had time to do this wrap up. But alas, here I am. Reading wise I’ve had a mediocre month. obviously moving leaves little time to sit down and read. I did listen to a lot of audio books surprisingly. Which is good because I was driving back and forth between my old apartment and new house a lot! Well, without further adieu, here we go.
What I Read
1. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Fantastic sequel that kept me up late and reading into the night. Once I started I had a hard time stopping. I love my babies so much. This book gave me all the feels. 4.5/5 Stars
2. Windwitch by Susan Dennard
Decent sequel. For me personally it had a bit of a sophmore slump. But it wasn’t really bad or hard to read. I just felt like I was being dropped in the middle of a plot instead of at the beginning. 4/5 Stars
3. Avenged by Amy Tintera
I was highly anticipating this sequel this past May. And I’m here to say it does NOT disappoint. Amazing next step of Em’s journey. 5/5 Stars
4. Ice Like Fire by Sarah Raach
I struggled to get through this one. Part of that might be the fact this is major plot points are similar to those of Avenged/Ruined. But overall I liked seeing how the story unfolded. 4/5 Stars
5. Justice League vs Suicide Squad
This was a pretty good graphic novel. It wasn’t my personal favorite DC comic. And there was some filler stuff. But it was alright. I reviewed it for netgalley. The review will be posted July 10th. 4/5 Stars.
6. The Magnus Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
I listened to this on audio and friggin’ loved it. I loved all the differnt voice actors and how their voice affected the way Magnus’ story was told. I love hearing about all of Magnus’ adventures. If you are still making your way through the shadow hunter saga then I highly recommend that you try this one on audio. 5/5 Stars
7. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I listened to this on audio as well. I wasn’t sure if I would like contemporary in this format. But I loved it. Great mental disability representation. The love story was believable and still cute. 5/5 Stars
8. Slasher Girls and Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke
This was a collection of YA Horror and Thriller short stories. I listened to this on audio book as well. Most of the stories I really enjoyed. Others were kind of weird. Only like 3 of them should be considered horror. The rest are more thriller-like. They follow a similar theme of “who is the REAL monster monster?” 4/5 Stars
9. Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot
This is the adult continuation of The Princess Diaries series by Cabot. I will say I struggled with this book because it felt like a YA book trying to pass off as an adult book. What I mean by that is the novel talks about adult content like sexual relations, jobs, financial security. But the conversations and actions of Mia were sometimes still so very juvenile that I would cringe. And the ending felt way too convienent. Almost like Cabot said, “Well this is the end let’s throw all the typical endings together and tie the knot.” No pun intended. 3/5 Stars
What I’m Still Reading
1. Remembrance by Meg Cabot
This is the adult continuation of Cabot’s Mediator series. Why would I torture myself with this one if I didn’t enjoy Royal Diaries that much? Because I was obsessed with Suze Simon at one point. And I already own the book so why not?
2. The Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Currently listening to this on audio while I wait for Aristotle and Dante to come in on Overdrive for me. I’m loving this. The narration is perfect. And the story is so intriguing. Should be a great read.
3. Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
I’m buddy reading this with my best friend Caroll. It’s a pretty interesting YA fantasy series about a wrodl with different types of magic like Paper, Rubber, Metal, ect. And the main character is forced to be a Paper Magician when she wanted to be a Metal Magician. The story is so unique and I’m enjoying the writing. I am conflicted about continuing on with the trilogy though (despite the fact that I own all 3 on kindle) because I realized the author is using the student /teacher romance trope. And I really don’t like students who get together with their teachers. So I’m feeling mixed. I’ll keep you updated on what happens.
Well that is all that I’ve read this month. I don’t have pics of what I bought because of the move. But I’ll try and let you know next month. What was your favorite read this month? Let me know down in the comments. I hope you guys are having a great Friday! ttyl!