June Wrap Up

I have been crazy this month! A couple of the books are from last month but I’m counting them toward this month. Total, I’ve read 13 books this month. 13!! So, let’s get into this and I’ll try to keep it short!

I’m not including the books I read for the BookSwapAThon. I’ll leave a link to my wrap up here.


End of Days by Susan Ee

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Genre: Fantasy Dystopian
Series: Penryn and the End of Days
Page Count: 344
Bought/Borrowed From: Kindle Unlimited
Pub Month/Year: May 2015
Form: Audiobook
Plot Rating: 3/5
Characters Rating: 3/5
Ease of Reading Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5
Recommend To: Anyone who likes angels!
Quote: (Spoilers!) “If I were a human, I’d plow the nicest farm for you.” -Raffe
Review: On GoodReads

I enjoyed this series. It wasn’t too bad. It was an easy read (listen). I would recommend this book if you’re looking for something not too in depth.


Harley Quinn, Vol 2: Joker Loves Harley (Rebirth) by Amanda Conner

*I got an arc of this from NetGalley and the publisher*

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Genre: Superhero Comic (?)
Series: Harley Quinn Rebirth
Page Count: 144
Bought/Borrowed From: Received from NetGalley and the publisher for my honest review
Pub Month/Year: June 27, 2017
Form: eComic/eARC
Plot Rating: 3/5
Characters Rating: 4/5
Ease of Reading Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5 (4/5 on GoodReads)
Recommend To: Anyone who is interested in Harley Quinn and likes strange reads
Quote: N/A
Review: On GoodReads

This comic was strange. When I was reading it, I was thinking about how strange this book was. But after finishing, I realized that the way this comic is written is completely perfect. It was a giant mess but that fit Harley’s personality perfectly.

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

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Genre: Fantasy
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses (Book 3)
Page Count: 699
Bought/Borrowed From: Amazon
Pub Month/Year: May 2017
Form: Hardcover
Plot Rating: 2/5
Characters Rating: 3/5
Ease of Reading Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3.75/5
Recommend To: Anyone who has read the first two. I’d recommend the series to anyone who loves fantasy and book boyfriends but isn’t going to read it to tear apart everything wrong with it.
Quote: “You do not fear… You do not falter. You do not yield.”
Review: Yes

I have so many mixed feelings about this book. It was such a slow read for me and nothing compared to ACOMAF. I don’t regret reading it, though. It was fairly enjoyable even though my review seems to be more of a rant than anything.

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

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Genre: Fantasy (?)
Series: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children (3rd Book)
Page Count: 464
Bought/Borrowed From: Gift from Husband
Pub Month/Year: Sept 2015
Form: Hardcover
Plot Rating: 2/5
Characters Rating: 2/5
Ease of Reading Rating: 2/5
Overall Rating: 2/5
Recommend To: Anyone who has read the first two. Fans of different types of stories.
Quote: N/A
Review: GoodReads

I was not a fan of this series, like at all. It wasn’t my thing. It was strange to me and not necessarily in a good way. But I can understand why other people would enjoy this series. It just wasn’t for me.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Genre: Fantasy
Series: The Mortal Instruments (Book 1)
Page Count: 485
Bought/Borrowed From: BookOutlet
Pub Month/Year: March 2007
Form: Audiobook
Plot Rating: 3/5
Characters Rating: 4/5
Ease of Reading Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
Recommend To: Ugh.
Quote: No.
Review: GoodReads

I wrote on GoodReads that this was enjoyable. Not bad. I’ll continue. It was fine. I hated the ending horribly. Despised it.

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Genre: Contemporary
Series: N/A
Page Count: 400
Bought/Borrowed From: OwlCrate
Pub Month/Year: May 2017
Form: Hardcover
Plot Rating: 4/5
Characters Rating: 5/5
Ease of Reading Rating: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.25/5 (4/5 on GoodReads)
Recommend To: Fans on comtemporary
Quote: “You found me in a constellation.”
Review: GoodReads

I absolutely adored this book. There were a couple things that I had issues with but they were easy to look over. It would have been nice if those things hadn’t been a part of the story but that’s okay. I listed some trigger warnings below. The last one is the one that I had an issue with.

Trigger Warnings:
Suicide, Depression, Unhealthy family relationships

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

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Genre: Fantasy
Series: The Mortal Instruments (Book 2)
Page Count: 453
Bought/Borrowed From: N/A
Pub Month/Year: March 2008
Form: Audiobook
Plot Rating: 1/5
Characters Rating: 1/5
Ease of Reading Rating: 1/5
Overall Rating: 2/5
Recommend To: Nope.
Quote: No.
Review: GoodReads

I hated this book. The first was meh. I knew I’d continue. But no. I refuse to continue with this series. I will probably pick up The Infernal Devices but I won’t finish TMI.

Fruits Basket, Vol 1 by Natsuki Takaya

Genre: Shoujo/Contemporary/Sci-fi
Series: Fruits Basket
Page Count: 400
Bought/Borrowed From: Amazon
Pub Month/Year: Original: Feb 2004 This Edition (Vol 1-3 of Original): June 2016
Form: Paperback
Plot Rating: 5/5
Characters Rating: 5/5
Ease of Reading Rating: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
Recommend To: Anyone trying to get into manga and loves cute little stories
Quote: N/A
Review: No

I adored this manga back when I first read it. But I don’t think I ever ended up finishing the entire series. So while I’m collecting the new collector’s editions, I’m also going to be rereading it! So this was a reread of Vols 1-3 for me. I even got Jessica to read this!

180 Seconds by Jessica Park

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Genre: Contemporary
Series: N/A
Page Count: 300
Bought/Borrowed From: Kindle Unlimited
Pub Month/Year: April 2017
Form: Audiobook
Plot Rating: 4/5
Characters Rating: 5/5
Ease of Reading Rating: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 (5/5 on GoodReads)
Recommend To: Anyone who loves a cute contemporary. If you’re looking for a college age contemporary but not necessarily “new adult,” I say go for this.
Quote: “It’s going to hurt until it doesn’t anymore.”
Review: GoodReads

I cannot thank Jessica enough for reading this book first. When I saw it on Kindle Unlimited, I knew that I had to listen to it! I’m so glad I did. I didn’t want to stop listening. It was so addicting and I loved it. Highly recommend!

The Paper Magician by Charlie N Holmberg

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Genre: Fantasy
Series: The Paper Magician Trilogy (Book 1)
Page Count: 224
Bought/Borrowed From: Kindle Unlimited
Pub Month/Year: Sept 2014
Form: Audiobook
Plot Rating: 3/5
Characters Rating: 3/5
Ease of Reading Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5
Recommend To: Someone who is looking for a quick and easy listen to a book that’s strange in its own way
Quote: “Everyone has a dark side! But it’s their choice whether or not they cultivate it.”
Review: GoodReads

I was looking for a book to listen to on my last day of work before I went on vacation so I asked you guys on Instagram. Most people chose this book so I decided to go for it! Well, I definitely don’t regret it. It was the perfect book. I finished it that night before the night of work was even over. It was a quick read, but the whole thing was just a little strange. I gave it 3/5 stars because it wasn’t anything spectacular, but it wasn’t horrible, either. It’s not for everyone, but I still recommend for anyone to give it a listen. I don’t know how I would have felt if I would have read it, though.


Wrap Up

Total Books: 13
Genres: 
Contemporary – 4
Fantasy – 7
Science Fiction/Superhero Comic –  2
Total Page Count: 4904
Average Page Count: 377
Average Rating: 3.4
Other Stat: 
Finshed 3 Series
Started 3 Series
Continued 2 Series
Read 2 Stand Alones

A to Z Challenges Completed: 2 (L,P)
Diversity Bingo Challenges Completed: 0
2017 Reading Challenges Completed: 3 (Non-White Male Author, Book Set in My Country, Graphic Novel)

6 Audiobooks
3 eBooks
3 Hardcover
1 Paperback


Emojiathon Wrap Up

🎁 (Book Gifted To You) – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
❤️️ (Romance/Contemporary) – Eliza and Her Monsters
☺️ (Makes You Happy Just Thinking About It) – 180 Seconds
📚 (Freebie) – Fruits Basket
👶 (Released in 2016/2017) – A Court of Wings and Ruin
🕑 (Read in Under 24 Hours) – The Paper Magician
👀 (Book You’ve Been Seeing Everywhere) – City of Bones
👯 (Buddy Read) – Fruits Basket, Eliza and Her Monsters
✈ (Setting in a Different Country) – Fruits Basket
🤑 (Expensive) – Fruits Basket (Wasn’t really expensive for a book but I always think comics and manga are because they are such quick reads)
🤓 (No Hype) – 180 Seconds
✌🏻 (Read a Book You’ve Had Forever and If You Don’t Like It, Unhaul) – City of Bones (Unhauling)
📰 (Current Event) – 180 Seconds (Focuses on the power of social media)
🍬 (Guilty Pleasure) – Fruits Basket


Happy Reading!

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9 Comments

  1. You sure had a busy month! And sorry that you didn’t enjoy many books.. I like your breakdown of series and standalones you went through 🙂 I have yet to read End of Days and I guess I didn’t miss anything for not finishing out the series haha.. I hope you have a good reading month in July!!

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    1. I recommend finishing it! It wasn’t bad. The entire series for me were 3 stars. My 3 stars are good. Not the best but good. I’d recommend it to someone but it wouldn’t be a top recommendation. I sure hope I have a good July month too! Because my TBR is overly ambitious 😂 I hope you have a good month too!

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    1. I just didn’t like it at all. It brought back some memories of my first ship being torn to shreds. So I’m not continuing 😂

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    1. Thanks!!! A lot of them were audiobooks but I’m still proud! I managed to get through ACOWAR as a part of those 13. It’s insane!

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