June Wrap Up: All The Ebooks

Long time, no talk. Okay, not really only like a week, but I was on vacation with my family. On a positive note, I got an email telling me that I’ve had my blog for a year! I’ve been doing this for a year. That is insane to me. I mean I did miss about half the year, but that was due to technical difficulties. Anyways just wanted to say thank you to all of you reading this blog and sticking around.

Okay, now what you are really here to hear about, books! This wasn’t my best reading month. I reread a lot of books this month, but I found many of my opinions had changed.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer ⅘ Goodreads

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I tried to read this once before, but I just couldn’t get into it. I don’t know what the problem was. I picked it up again after encouragement from one of my friends, and I flew through it. I guess she should feel proud of herself now.

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I sat down and read through it in one sitting. I have a full review on it if you’d care to check that out, here. To all my mystical Alice lovers, I recommend this to step back into this world.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson ⅗ Goodreads

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Directly after finishing Heartless, I started this. I needed some contemporary happy vibes. NOPE! Another soul crushing novel. It didn’t get to me the way Heartless did, but I did feel a little sad after. I have a full review here if you want more developed thoughts.

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen ⅖ Goodreads

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This was not a hit for me. The plot was unoriginal, and it was exactly like every other Sarah Dessen book I’ve read. I wasn’t connected to the story at all. The characters were all boring and annoying. Remy especially complaining about how no one loved her, and then any time someone tried to she pushed them away.

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Don’t pity yourself darling.

The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles ⅖ Goodreads

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You know the movie on Netflix that everyone has been talking about? Well it’s a book, and me, trying to be the cool person, tried to get on it by reading the book. Yeah, worst mistake of my life. It was so problematic basically consisted of a controlling boyfriend trying to get a girl back. I was not okay with all of it. Anytime a male character is described as, “towering over someone” bells and whistles go off, and that was the love interests main description. So once again, I have been let down by the hype.

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton 3.5/5 Goodreads

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I didn’t enjoy it as much as I once did. The romance annoyed me to no end as well as Ellie did. I wish there had been less cliche and obvious dialogue. I noticed they said the most obvious things like it was a big part of the story. It keep me mildly entertained in the midst of long lines at Universal, so I had to give it that.

Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton 2.5/5 Goodreads

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I had a lot of prime reading time, but I also had no good books. I was stuck with my Kindle app, so I read off of that. I just decided to continue on with the series, and see how much my feelings have actually changed. Needless to say, I found I didn’t enjoy this at all. The plot took forever to take hold, and the romance was not okay with me. It didn’t feel or sit well. There was also like no consequences for the sexual assault guy. It was basically glazed over, and that was very upsetting to me.

Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton ⅗ Goodreads

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Once again, I didn’t love it, but I was committed (also bored). Ellie definitely matured in this book. Finally, she did what had to be done. (I mean it took 2 other books but we are here now.) Right off the bat, I enjoyed her more, but I didn’t enjoy anyone else. Especially Will, he has no personality. Ellie has died many times, you ought to be able to find a personality while she’s gone.

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The plot was more fast paced then normal at the beginning, but after the beginning it kind of felt repetitive of the other books and just annoyed me. The ending fight was not as satisfying as I wish it could be.

Expected more, didn’t love it, didn’t hate it.

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare ⅘ Goodreads

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I fell behind on the read-a-long, and I spent the last weekend catching up. This series is always a favorite. Will, Jem, Tessa, Sophie, Jess, Charlotte, and Henry, they all have my heart. Cassandra Clare has done an amazing at capturing my heart and putting it in a cage to torture, once again. Characters are obviously her strong point because I was so interested in them I wasn’t bored when they were just sitting around half the time. So I wouldn’t call it boring but, this book has points in it when it slows down and just seems to have more dialogue than action. But I would buy a book of the characters just sitting around having a conversation, so I didn’t mind it too much.

May Wrap Up

I had an amazing beginning of the month. I read a lot of quality books, and I was reading a lot. Sadly, I over read (is that a thing) and I feel into a slump. I’m currently trying to get out that slump, and I am trying to read Percy Jackson because that always makes me eager to read. I also finished my school work, so I will be devoted back to my site and get it set up, so I can actually post come Fall when I go back.

Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan 3.5/5 Goodreads

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I always am a sucker for Uncle Rick’s books because they feel like home. After reading the Heroes of Olympus I felt let down, but this was a hit. I loved the plot and the characters. He could have done more with the book, and it does drag at times. Yet, I still can’t wait to pick up the second book.

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare ⅘ Goodreads

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In part of Emmmabooks read a long, I am trying to keep up with her reading schedule. I really like this book, but I do not love it as much. To me, it was a lot of waiting and setting up for the next two books. She sets up the ending really well, but it took a whole book to do it, so the plot go very boring.

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren ⅘ Goodreads

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It was adorable. I must have spent the entire time blushing.The plot showed an important topic very well, and I respect the way she did it. The characters and their action often annoyed me, but I did want them, in the end, to be happy.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken ⅘ Goodreads

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One of the first books I read and loved in my introduction to YA. Since reading it, I never ended up reading the rest of the series, so I decided that I would finally get around to it. This book has such an amazing cast of characters, that we’ll get to see on screen in August. Info dumping was a big part of the beginning, but once we got into the plot, I was caught. Immediately, I went out to grab the next book.

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken ⅘ Goodreads

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THE PLOT THICKENS!! In this book, everything picks up. The plot takes us places we’ve never been, and the world building introduces us to the rest of the U.S. New characters were given a part of my heart. Even more hooked, I grabbed the next book.

In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken ⅗ Goodreads

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Most people would think that the last book would be the epic conclusion, but the ending didn’t satisfy me. The plot was the slowest in this book, and Ruby, out beloved main character, angered me so much. I’m glad for the more of the side characters we got. This was their book to shine. I can’t wait for the Zu based book to come out because this ending gave me more questions to be answered.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han ⅘ Goodreads

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I have a spoiler book review on my thoughts and opinions. But for those who haven’t read it, this book is emotional and teaches you a lot. The character were different, but I loved the realistic plot. Jenny Han never fails to prove herself (and make me cry.)

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi 3.5/5 Goodreads

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I got a lot emotions with this book. It was wonderful to see and talk to these characters again, but the plot didn’t really make sense. The world building was poor for what she was trying to show. She’s trying to set up the next few books, but it should have been left alone. Juliette and Warner have had major character arcs throughout the series. It’s often hard to see them make the same actions as their former selves knowing their beliefs, ideas, and minds have changed so drastically. Obviously, I’m going to be reading the next book because the ending left me shocked. It’s a nice installment but not a necessity.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 5/5 Goodreads

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WOW! This book left me shook. It seems like a big book, but it’s filled with so much adventure that you don’t even notice turning the pages. The world she is building is magnificent, and it’s a brand new place we’ve never seen before. Characters were so well written. I actually imagined them being alive. I fell into this book for 3 hours, and I came out a changed person.

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher ⅖ Goodreads

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It’s not a perfect book. It has a lot flaws by glorifying and showing suicide as an option. Hannah blamed people for her suicide, but it was ultimately her decision. Some of them were horrible people but a person in particular feels at fault for what isn’t their fault. It shows us how suicide affects other people. Everyone is shown dealing with it differently. Plot wise, it was boring and slow. You always hear how you should show not tell, it felt like Hannah was telling me what happened instead of being in that moment and experiencing it.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli ⅘ Goodreads

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It was a heavy book filled with issues that were expressed very well. The plot was uneventful, and in the beginning, I had a hard time trying to convince myself to continue. Eventually, I fell in love with all the characters and had to keep reading.

February Wrap Up

February Wrap Up

I didn’t read as many books as I would have liked,but everything I read was amazing. Some of the books I read have no made it to my favorites of the year, already.

The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon ⅘  Goodreads

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This book had amazing representation, a good plot line, developed characters, but it wasn’t for the writing style and chapters. They stopped me from fully connecting to the story, and I didn’t feel for the characters enough.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 5/5   Goodreads

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Every fiber in my being loved this book. Simon was one of my favorite characters now, and I loved watching him grow and find love. The love story was adorable, and I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the movie.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman ⅘  Goodreads

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I already have a review on this, so if you want to know my thoughts check it out.

The Rose Society by Marie Lu ⅗  Goodreads

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I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first one. The plot felt very slow, and I would have liked for it to have gone faster, but we took more of a dive in to the characters.

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu ⅘   Goodreads

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Such a good installment. A look into younger Bruce was much different that I expected. I guess, I expected him to be different. I certainly wasn’t here for the instalove, but I did love both of the characters.

October Wrap up

This was overall, a wonderful reading month for me. I didn’t get to a lot of books, but I enjoyed every single one of them.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling 5/5 Goodreads

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This book is probably one of my favorites out of this series. I always gain some information or understanding when I reread, and this time it was incredibly impactful.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie ⅘ Goodreads

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I read this because there is an adaptation that I’m going to see with some friends. I did enjoy it more than past mysteries I’ve read.

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling 5/5 Goodreads

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I love this book so much. I don’t know why, but it has always been my favorite. There are obviously parts that I hate, but it really sets up the rest of the series.

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken ⅘ Goodreads

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One of my new favorite Halloween books. I would totally recommend checking this out for some spooky vibes.

The Diviners by Libba Bray 5/5 Goodreads

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The Diviners was hyped up so much and so big, so I was hesitant to pick it up. Thank god I did because it has made it to my favorite shelf. I would 100% recommend for anyone who is up for those thrilling vibes that follow you throughout the book.

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September Wrap Up

This month was especially good for me because I read a lot whilst balancing my studies. I read a lot of new releases because so many good ones came out this fall, and even more new releases are coming out this fall.  I also know I haven’t been consistent with posting, and I promise to try this week.

Trails of Apollo by Rick Riordan 3.5/5 Goodreads

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I really did enjoy this book. Uncle Rick is very good at connecting to my childhood and pulling its strings.

Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo 5/5 Goodreads

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My favorite author back at it again. Even though I didn’t feel it was her strongest book, it was good. She really had a different take on Diana’s story.

Girls Made of Glass and Snow by Melissa Bashardoust 4.5/5 Goodreads

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THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! The characters were so on point. I could feel a book slump coming on and this book demolished it.

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sánez ⅗ Goodreads

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This did really blow me away. I was laughing, I was in tears, and I felt on edge the entire book.

Warcross by Marie Lu 5/5 Goodreads

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Marie Lu has blown me away, once again. She has this way of twisting and breaking your heart, and it’s wonderfully painful. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the story unfolds.

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke ⅗ Goodreads

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It was very tough to get into, but it was very mysterious and different to what I was normally reading.

Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh 3/5 Goodreads

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While I am excited to see how this story unfolds, I did find it a bit slow and confusing. We didn’t have a very firm grasp on the world.

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling ⅘ Goodreads

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I was really feeling down on a sick day, so I decided that I could start the Harry Potter reread over again. (It’s still going strong.)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling ⅗ Goodreads

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Easily, this is my least favorite. It’s funny because growing up this was my favorite growing up. I just find Lockhart and Dobby’s characters over the top and annoying.

The Hush by Skye Melki-Wegner ⅗ Goodreads

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I haven’t read a book quite like this in a while. It reminded me of Six of Crows with the whole heist idea.

August Wrap Up

This week was my last month of summer. It was pretty solid. My reading experience this summer has been amazing. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book I didn’t. I don’t know if I will read as much from now on, but I’m certainly going to try.

Legend ⅘ (reread) Goodreads

I didn’t obsessed over it like I did the first time, but I still really enjoyed it.

Six of Crows (reread) 5/5 Goodreads

I love Six of Crows with all my soul. It has great representation, amazing and human characters, and the best setting. I reread it because I was really missing the characters.

Lucky In Love ⅖ Goodreads

This book was disappointing. I really wanted more from it, but it was quick.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved BeforeGoodreads

One of the best contemporaries I’ve read in awhile. I loved how the relationship was a big part, but it didn’t consume the entire story.

P.s. I Still Love You ⅗ Goodreads

Sadly, I didn’t love this like the first one. Lara Jean just seemed very babyish to me.

Wolf by Wolf 5/5 Goodreads

I loved this book so much. The Jewish rep is so rare. Yael is one of the best and strongest (mentally and physically) that I’ve read from is so long.

CinderGoodreads

I really didn’t like this book at all. There were very few redeemable parts for me.

Frostblood ⅗ Goodreads

This book was okay. It was very basic and border.

A Million Junes ⅘ Goodreads

This book surprised me with its magical elements. It was portrayed very well too.

The Problem With Forever ⅗ Goodreads

I found the main character’s anxiety relatable, I found myself understanding of her freakouts. Though she was a little over the top for me.

July Wrap Up

This month was a very good reading month. I read…

Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout ⅗

This book was a very good close to the Lux series.

The Sea of Monsters (reread) ⅘

It reminded me so much of my childhood.

The Beautiful Lost ⅗

It wasn’t the best, but it was good.

The Bone Season ⅘

I loved this book more the second time I read it.

Unravel Me ⅘

Unravel Me took this series to a whole new level.

Ignite Me ⅘

The characters throughout this series are amazing.

Caraval ⅘

This book was so fun to be lost in.

Ivory and Bone ⅗

Definitely different than what I am used to, but still it was an enjoyable read.

The Accident Season ⅗

It had me turning the pages so fast.

Carry On 4.5/5

There is no way to describe how amazing this book and characters are.

Eliza and Her Monsters 4.5/5

I related so much to this book.

City of Bones (reread) ⅘

It wasn’t as good as the first time, but I still love this series and Cassandra Clare.

The Titan’s Curse (reread) ⅗

I found the characters very annoying in this book.

The battle of the Labyrinth (reread) ⅘

This used to be my least favorite of the series. Now it’s my second favorite.

The Last Olympian (reread) ⅘

My love for the series stays strong.

Saint Anything ⅗

The overall theme or lesson for this book is something to really learn from.

A Gathering of Shadows 5/5

This book was amazing. One of the few books that doesn’t have middle book syndrome.

DNFed

Anne of Avonlea

I found myself so bored. The characters didn’t interest me anymore.

This month I had so much time to read. That will change in the month of August because I have school coming up.