Friday, 28 June 2013

June Reads

june reads
Cover images via Goodreads / Click the book titles below to find them on Amazon!

First up this month I read The Prince (Kiera Cass), an accompanying novella to the Bachelor-esque  Selection series. Although it was interesting to hear part of the story via Prince Maxon's point of view rather than America's I didn't feel that it gave much of an extra insight into his character and overally I wasn't impressed by this short.

 Next up I read and reviewed new YA mystery/thriller release Insomnia* (J. R. Johansson) and upcoming art release Big Appetites* (Christopher Boffoli). Insomnia had a promising start with a unique premise but became a little predictable later on and overall I felt that something was missing. Having said that the idea still holds a lot of potetntial for the next book in the series (but I still really hate that cover!). Big Appetites is one of many art books including work based around images made using miniature figurines and everyday objects, in this case food. I think these types of books are great coffee table reads but I wouldn't necessarily rush out to buy this one.

Cassandra Clare's popular series beginner City Of Bones was the book I was most looking forward to this month but sadly I was disappointed by the whole thing and was left wondering what the hype is all about. I am still interested to see how the story will come to life on the big screen in August and despite not enjoying it very much I'm still planning to read at least the next two books in the series as I already own them!

My final ebook read for June was Shallow Pond (Alissa Grosso), another new YA release with an interesting twist. Although its difficult to say much without giving away the whole idea of the book I will be attempting to post a full review at Blogger's Bookshelf very soon!

At the end of the month I did manage to revisit and finish Pretty Girl Thirteen and I'm almost done with Lord Of The Flies too. Although it had an intriguing premise I didn't get on with Pretty Girl Thirteen at all. What was eventually revealed to have happened to main character Angie over the three years she had been missing, although awful, was very predictable and the way the story unfolded slowly was frustrating. Lord Of The Flies is definitely fairing better even though it has taken me a long time to get through!

I didn't quite find time to make a start on Letters From Skye (Jessica Brockmole) for the Blogger's Bookshelf collaborative review so that will be making a reappearance in July's TBR!

What did you read in June?

*eARC c/o Netgalley 
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