JUNE 2016 – MONTHLY WRAP UP

Hi,

I can’t believe that we’re halfway through the year, it’s kind of scary to think about really.

The first half of this month went really well, when it comes to reading. But the second half wasn’t so great, which was kind of disappointing considering that this month started off good.

Anyway, I’ll just tell you what I read this month.


19542841More Happy Than Not

Author: Adam Silvera

Genre: Contemporary with a small amount of Sci-Fi

Number of Pages: 293

Release Date: June 2nd 2015

I’m not going to add the synopsis as it does contain spoilers, but if you’d like to check it out here’s a link to it.

 

I really enjoyed this novel, for so many reasons other than the plot. I’m not a huge fan of contemporary novels, but this novel has to be one of my favourite books of all time.

I will have a spoiler free review for More Happy Than Not later this month, so if you’d like to see my thoughts on this novel in more detail keep an eye out for it.

I gave this novel 5 out of 5 stars.


18053060Dorothy Must Die

Author: Danielle Paige

Genre: Fantasy

Number of Pages: 452

Release Date: April 1st 2014

Synopsis: “I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road – but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm – and I’m the other girl from Kansas.

I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I’ve been trained to fight.

And I have a mission.”

I did enjoy reading this book, it’s just that some of the books just didn’t interest me. I was expecting a lot more from this novel as I have heard quite a few people talk so positively about this novel.

I gave this novel 3.5 out of 5 stars


18296016The Ring and The Crown

Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Genre: Fantasy

Number of Pages: 384

Release Date:

Synopsis: “Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the Lily Throne, and Aelwyn Myrddn, bastard daughter of the Mage of England, grew up together. But who will rule, and who will serve?

Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second, Supreme Ruler of the Franco-British Empire. With the help of her Head Merlin, Emrys, Eleanor has maintained her stranglehold on the world’s only source of magic. She rules the most powerful empire the world has ever seen.

But even with the aid of Emrys’ magic, Eleanor’s extended lifespan is nearing its end. The princess must marry and produce an heir or the Empire will be vulnerable to its greatest enemy, Prussia. The two kingdoms must unite to end the war, and the only solution is a match between Marie and Prince Leopold VII, heir to the Prussian throne. But Marie has always loved Gill, her childhood friend and soldier of the Queen’s Guard.

Together, Marie and Aelwyn, a powerful magician in her own right, come up with a plan. Aelwyn will take on Marie’s face, allowing the princess to escape with Gill and live the quiet life she’s always wanted. And Aelwyn will get what she’s always dreamed of–the chance to rule. But the court intrigue and hunger for power in Lenoran England run deeper than anyone could imagine. In the end, there is only rule that matters in Eleanor’s court: trust no one.”

I have only just started this book so I don’t really have any proper opinions on this novel as of yet, but I am enjoying it so far.


Those are the books I read June, comment if you’ve read or are planning to read any of the books I’ve just mentioned and you’re opinions of them.

Thank you so much for reading.

Yasmin xx

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