July Wrap-Up

July Wrap-Up

Another month has come and gone. July was a better reading month for me than June. I read 11 books this month. In an attempt to buy fewer books, I decided to read some of my impressive collection of ebooks. So there have been a few books that I didn’t really know what to expect from.

2016-07-02-17-21-02.jpgFirst book I read in July was The Giver by Lois Lowry. This was a great, haunting and thought-provoking book and I really loved it. You can read my full review of it here. 5/5 stars.

 

51f91xblphl-_sl300_Second book I read was The Gifting by K. E. Ganshert. This is pretty good as far as paranormal YA goes, although I took issue with the ending, which cause me to only give it 2/5. You can read my full review here.

 

22613491Next, I read My Own Mr. Darcy by Karey White. This is a really light, easy-to-read book. It’s not very high-quality, but I enjoyed reading it nonetheless. I also have a review of this one which you can read here. 3/5 stars.

 

 

18660669Then I read Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I actually audiobooked this, which was a mistake. I really do not recommend this as an audiobook, it doesn’t work well. I think I might have enjoyed it a lot more had I read it instead of listening to it. Some books work well as audiobooks, but this is not one of them. 3/5 stars. I also have a full review of it which you can read here.

 

23403402-_uy200_Next, I read A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab. This is now one of my new favourite series, I love it so much. It’s just awesome. I have a full review of this one as well, which you can find here. 5/5 stars.

 

 

15733108Next, I read Iron Kin by M. J. Scott. I didn’t like this one that much. You can read my full thoughts on it and the series in general here. 2/5 stars.

 

 

peter-rabbit-coverThen I read The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. I just went to the book store and saw a really cute edition of this and I just read it there and then. I actually really enjoyed it, which is a testament to my level of maturity, I suppose. 4/5 stars.

 

gathering-of-shadows_ukcoverNext up, in a rare display of consistency, I read A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab, which is the second (and current) book in the Shades of Magic series. Which means that for once, I started a series and finished all the books that are currently out! I loved this one as well, although not quite as much as the first one. See my review here. 4/5 stars.

 

23372959-_uy200_After that, I read Touch A Dark Wolf by Jennifer St. Giles. I wish I hadn’t. Just, do yourself a favour and don’t read this book. 1/5 stars.

 

 

 

17673307Thankfully, my next read was a pleasant surprise. I read Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid. I surprisingly really liked this book. It brightened my mood. I have a review of it here. 4.5/5 stars.

 

 

 

15839984Another 4.5/5 stars book. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a long time now and I am happy to say I loved it. I have a review of this one as well.

Top 5 Wednesday – Most Unlikable Characters Who Are Not Villains

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam@ ThoughtsOnTomes and created by Lainey@GingeReadsLainey. This week’s theme is unlikable characters who aren’t villains.

1. Bella Swan from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer

2bf863518318b57245e1be528d352a6fShe’s stupid. I don’t think she uses more than two brain cells in that entire series and those two brain cells are used to figure out Edward is a vampire.She’s annoying and helpless and way too  obsessed with her boyfriend and with staying young and pretty forever. And then, on top of that we get Kristen Stewart’s awful, open-mouthed portrayal.

 

2. Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

59fccb04a0d3fa892f463373db04e041I have only read the first book and I’ve been told she does get better, but throughout the whole book, she just annoyed me. She was impulsive and never thought anything through and she just embarrassed herself. I did not like her at all. I liked her more in the film though.

You can read my review of Vampire Academy here.

 

3. Lissa Dragomir from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

7f2e3e0674fd9992733744f5713fde4fYou can probably tell I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book. Again, I’m only basing it on the first book, but she was so whiny and helpless and annoyingly sweet and gentle and good. Except when she was a complete psycho. She annoyed the crap out of me. In fact, I think I like her less than I like Rose. I hated her in the film as well.

 

4. Tamlin from the Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas

9781408857861By the end of book 2, a lot of people kind of hate him. But I never really liked him in the first place. He seemed self-righteous and self-righteous characters bore and annoy me. I just did not care for him that much from the beginning.

 

 

5. Tris Prior from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth

a9c95053f155a8aac6306e4f273f2936I honestly can’t tell you why I disliked her, but I remember I was always annoyed at her while reading the books. I think it annoyed me that she constantly argued with Four and I just found that to be unnecessary drama. I know they were probably both to blame, but she’s the one that annoyed me for some reason.

Really exciting news!

Hello everyone, I have some really exciting news to share with you! I have been asked to contribute to MyTrendingStory.com, a new blogging platform. I am so excited about this and I can’t wait to get it all set up and get into a posting routine there. I will still be updating this blog, of course and I will try to have different content on the two platforms, so make sure you check both!

As my first post, I reviewed Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. You Can see my review here. I would love to hear any thoughts you have on it.

I will be adding any review I post on there to my reviews page so you can easily find any of my reviews no matter what platform they’re on.

This is a really exciting opportunity and I am so pumped to have been asked to be part of this team. I hope you guys are going to enjoy reading my posts as much as I will enjoy making them.