Errr, it’s June already? I also think we have had our summer already as we had 2 nice weeks of sunshine which I spent getting sunburnt in the garden or in my lazy spa-pool. It’s grey and raining now as I write this…..oh well.
So in June I have been watching Panic on Amazon Prime which is an adaptation of a great book by Lauren Oliver which I read many summers ago. It’s so good, and I’ve watched it twice already. I have also started re-watching Teen Wolf for the third time and I’m on to Season 4 already. It’s my comfort show now!
BUT OF COURSE, BOOKS, I HAVE READ 5 BOOKS, STARTED ONE MORE, I’VE ALSO BOUGHT 4 AND WAS GIFTED TWO ARCS!
I read a chunky trilogy of 3 books in one, a 500+ page graphic novel, and a book on my kindle. As June was the first time I ever read a Holly Black book, I enjoyed it enough to treat myself to the Folk of The Air trilogy I’ve heard so much about and I’ve started on The Cruel Prince already. I’m also excited to have a review copy of The Other Merlin by Robyn Schneider (queer Merlin retelling), and Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo (southern gothic) to review for The Nerd Daily.
The Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black – Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside.
I was recommended this by a friend and I’m so glad they did. I like urban fantasy and this hit the spot. I bought all three books in one so it was nearly 800 pages. This is an early 00s book and you can tell (goth fashion… Or what someone thinks goth fashion is… You so edgy!) . It was sweet and nostalgic and reminded me of some older books I read as a teen (no cell phones!) It’s full of people doing things they shouldn’t, and no one is really good or likeable, but you like them anyway right?
On A Sunbeam Graphic Novel by Tillie Walden
This a was a fun,cute “space opera” about a crew that go to different planets and restore old buildings, but its also a two timeline story, and the second story is about a girl’s time at boarding school and her first love. The universe and potential for this is large, and I enjoyed reading the book, but visually I would like it to have been a bit more detailed and clearer in places.
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
This was the June pick for The Queer Book Crew. I’m not really sure how I would describe what its about because I don’t think it really knows itself yet, maybe book two will be stronger? The plot was okay but I wasn’t really hugely interested by it until the last 5,10% of the book. I only really liked one character – Nirrim and wasn’t really clicking with Sid. The writing was beautiful though and is what I liked most.
For July I will be reading In The Ravenous Dark by AM Strickland for our Queer Book Crew pick, and I’d like to continue with the Folk of the Air trilogy, and make a start on one of my ARCS for review.
I’m so so sooo looking forward to Summer Sons, it sounds right up my street!! Happy reading everyone!