Time sure flies fast! Another month of reading has gone by, and in this post I'm going to be sharing my June reads with you!
NOTE: POSSIBLE MILD SPOILERS AHEAD
My Goodreads profile say that I've read 8 books in June altogether -I could never be trusted to remember numbers! The number of books I've read in the picture above is 7 because I've returned The Evolution of Mara Dyer to the library, but since I found this book to be so awesome I'm going to get my own copy soon. And it's going to be sitting on the bottom shelf where I put all the books that I love.
The first book that I read in June was The 5th wave, by Rick Yancey. This book had such a good rating on Goodreads, I decided to read it while waiting for my copy of City of Heavenly Fire to arrive from Amazon. I rarely read sci-fi so I thought I'd give this book a try since everyone thought it was amazing.
Everyone loved it. I didn't.
Why? Let me start from the beginning, shall we? I'm not going into full detail why I hate this book, but I'm listing out a few.
The beginning was okay. In fact, the beginning fascinated me. I wanted to know if Cassie was really the last person on Earth. I wanted to know how she survived. I wanted to know everything.
But then, we get to the part where Cassie, her father, and her brother goes to this camp where a few other survivors have gathered after her mom died. And everything just started getting boring for me from that part onwards.
It was saddening when she had to let her brother Sammy go. I also liked the part where she escapes from the camp. Other than that, I just couldn't get into this book.
I understand why a lot of people liked it. The writing's good, there were a lot of plot twists, and there was good romance in this story. The characters were well developed and weren't tedious.
However, I thought it was too fast-paced. I just didn't feel like I was there, in the book. I was just skimming the pages, knowing what happened but never really feeling anything.
I have to say, though, because of this book I've gained a new appreciation for endings. The ending in The Fifth Wave was incredible. I was going to give this book 3 stars, but the ending changed my mind.
If you liked this book -good for you. I'm not sorry that I didn't like it, but I respect the book and the author. It was good, but it just didn't manage to captivate me.
My rating for this book: 4 stars
I also read Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. This book has a different concept than most books that I've read before, so it managed to hold my interest.
The time-travel in this book was slightly confusing, but all in all I liked it. I adore the relationship forming between Gideon and Gwyneth, and the story was gripping. I did not expect Gwyneth to be the Ruby instead of Charlotte, although I should've seen it coming. I am definitely going to read the second and third book in this trilogy.
My rating for this book: 4.5 stars
In my (very) long wait for CoHF to arrive, I have also read The Selection, The Elite, and The One. I already have a book talk on The One, so I'm just going to rate them here.
My rating for The Selection: 3.5 stars
My rating for The Elite: 3 stars
My rating for The One: 3.5 stars
Note how my rating for The Selection trilogy doesn't stray from 3 stars? That's because of America, the most irritating protagonist that I have ever read. She was so ridiculous and couldn't make up her mind on anything, I wanted so much to take books off my shelf and haul them at her. (But of course I wouldn't do that, i love my babies too much.)
My rating for City of Heavenly Fire: I WANT TO GIVE IT MORE THAN FIVE STARS
These two books were so good. When I first bought The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer I certainly did not expect it to be so incredible on so many levels. Read my book talks on The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Evolution of Mara Dyer!
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER. I WANT IT SO BAD.
IN FACT, I LOVED THESE TWO BOOKS SO MUCH MY FIRST COLLAGE I DREW WAS BASED ON THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER.
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My rating for both books: 5 FREAKING STARS
So that was all the books that I've read in June! Well, according to Goodreads, but I don't think I've missed any.
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Thank you for reading, I hope you have a great day, and happy reading!