Hello lovely readers!
I read 11 books in July, four of them were volumes from one manga, which I haven’t finished because there are two volumes left and they are been released later in the year so I’ll wait for the whole manga to be complete to finish it.
Like the title says, I read all of these books as ebooks because that’s how I get my reading done with this pandemic. I hope to read at least one physical book next month because I’m starting to miss the feel of the pages between my fingers.
Anyway, let’s get to my monthly wrap up.
House of Guardians (The Ambrosia trilogy #1) by Beatrice Sand
Honestly, I didn’t enjoy much this book. The story and plot were interesting although predictable and cliché, but I think I would have enjoyed it still if not for the characters. They were so stubborn and not in the good way. I want to think I would have enjoyed this book if I’ve read it years ago.
The Darkest Fire (Lords of the Underworld #0.5) by Gena Showalter
This is a novella so it is short, I read it in one sitting. And because of this being short, everything happened so fast, but I still enjoyed it a lot. It was a great introduction to the series and to the writing of the author.
The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1) by Gena Showalter
Of course I had to read the first book next. It was so good. It was cliché and very insta-love, but I enjoyed it a lot. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series. If you like paranormal romance, then this is a great option for you.
When Snow Falls (Whiskey Creek #2) by Brenda Novak
This is the second book, but I didn’t read the first one. It’s that type of series in which you can read each book as standalone. I had no problem getting into this book. My favorite part was the romance, of course. The mystery was very present throughout the book which I appreciated but I felt like the last chapters were rushed.
A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro
It was a decent mystery book. I don’t read this genre often, but I enjoyed it. However, what I liked the most was Jamie, he is the kind of best friend I want in my life. Another thing I liked about this book, was that it is told from Jamie’s POV in first person. It was cool to be inside the head of a boy.
Hands Down by Mariana Zapata
I love Mariana Zapata’s books. However, this book is not one of my favorites. The romance didn’t feel natural, it felt more like it was a thing that had to happen for the sake of the story rather than because it was meant to me. I’m sure I’m not making any sense, but if you read it, you’ll probably understand me. I enjoyed Bianca and Zac’s friendship tho, they were cute!
Ao Haru Ride (Vol 1-4) by Io Sakisaka
I was enjoying this manga a lot. I stopped reading before all the drama started to happen because once it started, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to stop. I can’t wait to continue reading about this group of friends and their struggles and adventures.
Luna and the Lie by Mariana Zapata
Yes, another Mariana Zapata’s book. I truly enjoyed this one! I was rooting for Luna and Rip since the first moment. I loved reading how they started to become closer and be there for each other. This book was so adorable. I am not a big fan of big age gap difference between the characters but I couldn’t not love this one!
Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody
This book was great. The world building was so interesting, the plot was so intriguing and the characters were so easy to love. I really wanted to continue with the sequel, but the third book is coming later this year so I’ll wait until it is published to binge read book 2 and 3.
That was July in terms of reading for me. A few of these books disappointed me a bit, but others I liked a lot, and others were simple good, nothing memorable. I’m so excited for the books I’ll be reading in August!
Until the next post!
Happy reading 💙