Compared to the 12 books I read in the month of May, I did a pretty bad job during the month of June. I was on vacation in May, so that’s the only reason I managed to finish so many books. In June I completed 4 books, but two of them had been started in May, so they were already halfway done. It was my birthday in June, so I was pretty busy celebrating and didn’t make as much time for reading as I would have liked. All in all, I was a little disappointed with my reading progress for this month. But I still did read some good books, and one phenomenal one. So for the month of June, here’s what I read:
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (Goodreads)
My Rating: 3.5/5
For some reason, I had been dying to start this series for a while. I finally succeeded in my mission to collect all of the books in the original cover design from various used book stores, so I decided it was time to jump into the series. The story was enjoyable, but I wasn’t really blown away. I liked the idea of a dystopian society that turns everyone “pretty” as a way of making everyone equal. The one small problem I had was with the information provided on how the society deteriorated and ended up the way it is in Uglies. I found it hard to suspend my disbelief when it came to the society’s downfall because it seemed a little far-fetched. Other than this one small annoyance, overall I did enjoy the book and I’m still excited to see how the series progresses.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Goodreads)
My Rating: 3.5/5
All in all, I did really enjoy City of Bones. However, I don’t think it was as gripping as it could have been for the first book in a six book series. It didn’t draw me in and get me hooked as much as I thought it would. I have heard that the series gets exceptionally better as it progresses, so I am really looking forward to diving into the upcoming books.
I did a full review of City of Bones that you can check out here.
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer (Goodreads)
My Rating: 4/5
This book was just so stinking cute. I felt like I was reading a Disney princess movie. It read a little more like a middle-grade work than YA, but that was ok with me. I thought it was a seriously fun adventure and it is a great book if you want something mushy and lighthearted to read. I definitely recommend it as a quick, light, and fluffy read.
Check out my full review here.
Angelfall by Susan Ee (Goodreads)
My Rating: 5/5
Wow. Just wow. This is absolutely my favorite book I read in June. For some reason it took me a while to get into this one and I have no idea why. Once I hit the halfway point, I couldn’t put it down. This is a post-apocalyptic story in which angels are portrayed as the bad guys. That description really doesn’t do this story justice. It is so much more than a post-apocalyptic novel. It is dark, gritty, and has one of the best female protagonists I have read in a long time. It also has a romance that I can actually stomach – no insta-love here folks! This actually might be one of my top books that I’ve read this year. I’m so excited to pick up World After and continue the adventure!
What did you read in June? What was your favorite book of the month?
When you find yet another new series to be completely obsessed with…..
…..blame it on the books.