Monthly Wrap Ups

June 2018 Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

WOW! This has probably been the most successful reading month I’ve had in a very long time – reading a HUGE 22 books! I also got quite a few ARC’s read too – which to say I’ve been drowning in them is good for me!

Let’s check out what I read!
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ARC Reads:


Title: The Hanging Women by John Mead

Rating: ★★★

Review: I really liked this debut novel, and you know I’m all about a good crime novel! I was part of the blog tour for this book, and I posted the review at the start of the month – you can find it here: BLOG TOUR: The Hanging Women by John Mead // Review.


Title: Fragile Lives by Stephen Westaby

Rating: ★★★.5

Review: I was accepted for this book on Netgalley, and I thought it sounded so interesting. It was very interesting and I enjoyed getting an insight into such an inspiring and tough job – although it was sometimes very technical and confusing at times!


Title: First Survivor by Mark Unger

Rating: ★★★★

Review: This was such an inspiring and raw story. I really liked how it included the diary entries of Mark – it added such authenticity and portrayed the true desperation he went through to help his child. Truly inspiring. Review will be up soon!

Title: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Rating: ★★★★.5

Review: THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. I still can’t believe I managed to get an ARC of it, but I absolutely adored it. It was so well paced, beautifully written with an amazing story! I can’t wait for it to be out in the world! My review will be out closer to the time of release!


Title: Orgo Runners: The First Run by R. J. Furness

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I absolutely love R.J’s writing and this new series of his is brilliant. I loved Megg and everything about it all – I can’t wait to read the rest of the series because I’m sure it will be wonderful! Review up soon!

 

Title: Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual by G. S. Denning

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: THIS SERIES IS EVERYTHING! I am so happy I have this book in my hands (thank you to the wonderful author!) and it is probably my favourite of the series so far! I loved the stories in this one, and I’ll have my review up soon!


Title: Expectations by Andrew Wilkes

Rating: ★★★★

Review: This was definitely the biggest surprise read for me this month. It was full of tension, murder and had such a unique and interesting plot line. I loved the writing style, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series – review up soon!

Title: Dis_Ability by Munir Zamir

Rating: ★★★.5

Review: I was signed up for a blog tour for this book, and as I’m really loving poetry at the moment I thought it would be a perfect quick read and it was beautiful. I loved the poem “Mutant Genes”, and you can find my review for this book here – BLOG TOUR:  Dis_Ability by Munir Zamir // Review.

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Other Reads:

Title: The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

Rating: ★★★★

Review: This book is UNBELIEVABLY hard to find, and when I bought it I couldn’t wait to read it to see what all the hype was about! I thought this was such a good short story, and I really liked it throughout – I just wish there was more!

 


Title: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Rating: ★★★★

Review: How it’s taken me so long to read this book is beyond me?? I love every single character, and the story itself was just brilliant. I didn’t actually expect to love it as much as I did for some reason, but I’m so glad I’ve finally read it.

Title: The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero

Rating: ★★★★

Review: Wow this book is just beautiful. It is quite literally magical realism at it’s finest, and I still can’t quite get over how brilliant it is from start to finish. Review will be up soon!

Title: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Rating: ★★★★.5

Review: I’m not really one for high fantasy but thought I’d give it a try with this series since it’s so popular, and I’m so glad I did! I loved the split POV and I really can’t wait to read the rest of the series, it was so good. Review up soon!

Title: The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling

Rating: ★★★★

Review: I mean this is a classic for a reason – to read about characters I have loved ever since I was little is just priceless. It was so much fun, and also this cover is beautiful!


Title: The Queen and I by Sue Townsend

Rating: ★★★★

Review: My dad recommended this book to me after he read it when he was younger and honestly, it was just brilliant. I loved the entire story, of the royal family having to live like “commoners” and the entire story was unbelievably funny. My review will be up soon!


Title: Vicious by V. E. Schwab

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: It’s no secret that I love Victoria’s books, and this is one I have been meaning to read for so long. My lovely Sarah bought it for me for Christmas, and after I heard that the sequel is out later this year, I had to read it now! I AM IN LOVE WITH VICTOR VALE. I absolutely adored this and can’t wait for Vengeful!

 Title: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Rating: ★★★★.5

Review: My newest favourite author 100%. Her writing is beautiful and just hits me so hard in so many ways – I can relate in my own way to so many of the poems. I will have reviews for both Rupi’s books up soon.


Title: The Hit by Allen Zadoff

Rating: ★★★★.5

Review: I’d never heard of this book before my parents bought it me for my birthday this year, so didn’t really know what to expect but it really was brilliant. Boy Nobody is a brilliant main character and I really want to read the rest of the series now! Review up soon!


Title: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I FINALLY READ IT! Yes it was JUST AS CREEPY AS I REMEMBER THE FILM BEING. I absolutely loved it though, I had to actually stop reading it at night because it was so creepy – a brilliant book by a brilliant author! Review up soon!


Title: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Rating: ★★★★

Review: I was super upset when I got this book because I ended up getting the edition with the roses – but after reading this I AM READY TO BE A NATURALIST. I mean my main goal is to 100% be a poisoner, but I’d be happy to be any of the queens! Review up soon!



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itle: It Gets Worse by Shane Dawson

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I really love Shane Dawson (can we please also appreciate everything he has done in regards to Tanacon? Absolute beauty) – this was definitely my favourite of the two books he’s written and I loved how honest it was for definite!


Title: How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: Matt Haig has been one of my favourite authors ever since I read Reasons to Stay Alive, and this book definitely cements this status. It was beautiful and truly inspiring. The writing was as poetic and beautiful as Matt’s other books and I honestly can’t recommend it enough. Review up soon!


Title: Book of Lies by Teri Terry

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I’ve never read a Teri Terry book before but NOW I DEFINITELY WILL. The messages within this book were outstanding and I read it in a day because it was all I could think about every time I put it down! I loved it from start to finish. Review up soon.

 

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I still can’t believe how much I read this month! What did you read this month? Have you read anything I have read? Leave a comment below!

Until next time,

Keep Reading!

Meggan x

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