wrap up

Wrap Up: June 2017

Okay, so I’m slowly coming out of my reading slump, I’m not pushing myself or forcing myself but just reading when I can.  I don’t want to push it and end up back where I started.  Proud of what I managed to read this month.


Scarlet (Scarlet #1) by A.C. Gaughen – ★★★★ – Young Adult Historical Retelling Romance

This is a YA retelling of Robin Hood and while I’m not as keen on the sequel and final book I LOVE the first book so much.  In fact I think I’ve read it three times now.  It follows Will Scarlet, who is actually Scarlet as one of Robin’s merry ‘men’.  It’s full of action, secrets and great characters.

Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia – ★★★★★ – Young Adult Contemporary Romance (Trigger Warning: Anxiety and Suicide)

This was the May OwlCrate book – I hadn’t expected to pick this one up so soon, but I am so glad I did.  I was actually really anxious when I picked it up due to certain circumstances so if I could go back I probably wouldn’t have read it at that specific point because it didn’t help my situation.  But it was an incredible story and I loved Eliza and Wallace and I found the inclusion of mixed media story telling to be a great addition and it fit perfectly with the story.  You can check out my OwlCrate review HERE.  I’m definitely going to re-read it soon in a better mind set and hopefully I can write a review because this is a book I want to talk about.

Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts – ★★★★★ – Young Adult Fantasy Romance

This was actually one of my most anticipated reads for 2017 and I’m so glad I actually read it.  Even with my book slump I was able to get into this story.  I loved the characters and the story – it was an incredible read and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy.  I can see a possibility of a sequel but to be honest it ended perfectly, there was enough closure.  Definitely up there with my top ten reads of the year so far.

Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – ★★★ – Young Adult Mythology Fantasy Romance

I probably should have re-read Half-Blood but oh well.  I loved the banter between Alex and Seth.

Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – ★★★ – Young Adult Mythology Fantasy Romance

Elixir (Covenant #3.5)  by Jennifer L. Armentrout – ★★★★ – Young Adult Mythology Fantasy Romance

The Traitor’s Kiss (Traitor’s Trilogy #1) by Erin Beaty – ★★★★ – Young Adult High Fantasy Romance 

Admittedly I did skim read the first few bits and skipped a few chapters until the interesting stuff started, I blame it on my reading funk – I did anything I could to stay hooked.  It worked, I really enjoyed the story.  I’ll come back and read the beginning again in time.

Model Spy (The Specialists #1) by Shannon Greenland – ★★★★ – Young Adult Espionage Romance 

This is my forth read of this book – the series just doesn’t get enough credit.  The paperbacks aren’t even available anymore.  But it is such a good story and I LOVE Kelly/Gigi and all the other characters.  They all just have such LOUD personalities and although I can see now as a more experienced reader the flaws and how childish/corny some of the story is I still love it.  I mean it’s literally a team of teenagers who are experts in various fields being recruited to a top secret government facility to be trained as spies.


What books did YOU read in June?

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