Hello fellow readers!
I can’t believe how fast this year is going. When we least expect it we’ll be wishing a happy new year to everyone! I don’t want to get into freakout mode so I’ll get into the books I read in July instead.
I read 14 books which is insane, I can’t believe I manage to read so much! Although I feel like I’m cheating because I read a manga with seven volumes, so that helped. Anyway, let’s get into the wrap up.
Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey
This book came out this year and I was so excited to read it because earlier this year I read Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey and I liked it a lot. Coldhearted Boss is an enemies to lovers rom-com novel. I enjoyed the book, but I have to confess I was expecting much more angst/drama because I love to see the world burn lol. Overall it was a cute, heartwarming story that I recommend to anyone that is in the mood for something light and funny.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️☆ (3.5)
Foreplay by Sophie Jordan
I liked this book, it was kind of what I was looking. However, Pepper, the main female character annoyed me a lot of times. I like stubborn characters because they get what they want and that makes me happy, but Pepper was another level and I couldn’t stand her sometimes. Even the adorable Reece, our main male character, didn’t help me to forget my annoyance towards Pepper. Honestly Reece is what I love the most about this book. But I still recommend it, it’s perfect if you’re looking for something to take your mind off of things for a little while.
Corrupt by Penelope Douglas
This is a dark romance. I was doubtful if I was going to like it at all, but I did. The main female character wasn’t that great for me, in my opinion, she was very dumb. The boys were very interesting and I liked reading about their friendship and their bond. Even though this book felt like something I wanted to read, it also felt like something I wasn’t very interested in (does that even make sense?). The story in general was very interesting and trying to put all the pieces together was something I liked, but it didn’t give me all kind of emotions so I couldn’t rate it higher. If you like dark romances about revenge and where the enemies become lovers, then this book might be for you. Just be aware that there is some mature content.
A Silent Voice vol. 1-7 by Yoshitoki Oima
This was the first manga I’ve ever read and I liked it a lot. The story is very heartwarming and it leaves you thinking about a lot of things. There’s a movie about the manga, but I wanted to read it before watching the movie. This manga talks about sensitive topics like bullying, suicide and depression, but it also talks about friendship and love. I highly recommend it, I haven’t watched the movie yet, but I believe it is very similar to the book, so give it try too.
Rating in general: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️☆ (3.5)
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
This book is everything. Oh god, it was a rollercoaster for me. I loved everything about this story, but what I loved the most were the topics mentioned: anxiety, depression, PTSD, mental health in general. If you have read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, you are definitely going to love this one too. And if you haven’t read Fangirl, then don’t worry and just read this book because is everything you never knew you needed and more. Seriously read it!
Becoming the Dark Prince by Kerri Maniscalco (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3.5)
I’m not going to talk much about this book because it’s a novella and I can’t say much without spoilers. If you’re familiar with Stalking Jack the Ripper series, then you know that this novella is about our beloved Thomas Cresswell. The author released this novella to help us survive until September when the final book of the series is released. Honestly, when I finished the novella, I needed Capturing the Devil so Kerri’s plan didn’t work very well for me lol. If you love Thomas Cresswell as much as everyone, then you will love this one.
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
This was a very interesting and unique book, but it wasn’t totally for me. The story takes place in a circus, kind of, and everything is very magical and intriguing. However, I have the feeling that I read this book at the wrong time because I can’t say what was really wrong with it, I just wasn’t much into it. Which is a shame because I was very excited to read it. I still recommend this book though, it’s very magical and interesting and unique.
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
This is a Beauty and the Beast retelling and I posted the book review here in the blog, you can read it if you’re interested in knowing more about my thoughts on this story. Read it here.
That’s it for July. Thanks to A Silent Voice I feel like I read a lot, but it’s only in my mind because I’ve read more in previous months. Anyway, tell me how many books you read in July and which one was your favorite. Or any other thing you would like to say, leave it in the comments, I like reading your opinions.
Until the next post!
Happy reading 💙