First, I read Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo.
This is the second book in The Grisha Trilogy. The trilogy is about a country that is split in half by the "Shadow Ford" which is a big cut on the country that is completely pitch black, and hosts flesh-eating monsters. The main character, Alina, is an orphan and a map maker. When she has to cross the Fold, her ship is attacked by the monsters, and she summons the sun. Because she is the sun summoner, she is about to destroy the fold. dun Dun DUUUUUNNNNN!
I really enjoyed the first book in the series, but this one just felt dull. It lacked the magic of the first book, and came across boring to me. I disliked how most of the characters acted, and didn't like how the story progressed. Even though the book was not very well done, I am going to complete the trilogy.
Next, I decided to carry on rereading The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series with The Titan's Curse.
PJO follows a young boy who finds out he is half-god and half-human, or a halfblood. He has to escape from monsters, fulfill prophecies, and mainly just stay alive.
I love this retelling of the Greek Gods. This is probably the weakest of the series, but still utterly fantastic. I love the characters, plot, and world. I don't think I could ever have too much Percy Jackson.
After PJO, I read Saga, volume one by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.
If you saw my review, you would know that I LOVED this. The characters were beautiful -both physically and personality-wise. I loved the plot of this book, it was fast paced enough to where I was never bored, but not too fast, so that I felt that I paid $10 for five minutes of reading. All the characters were very distinct, so there was no confusion. LOVE!
WARNING- CONTAINS TONS OF ADULT CONTENT
Next, I read Crank by Ellen Hopkin, the first book in the Crank trilogy.
I liked this book, but didn't love it. I was never especially attached to any of the characters, and Kristina was just so stupid. The drugs were described in a way that made it sound appealing, and that was the reason it got 4 stars. I did adore the writing, and the descriptions of things. The writing was the whole reason that I read this book, and it did not disappoint.
The last book I read was The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. It is the first book in the Summer trilogy.
I adored everything about this book. It was fun, and summery, and giggly, and happy. It was just what I needed to break me out of my reading slump. I can't wait to read the next two books, and I hope they get even better than this one.
That month could have been better, but I am loving it. Are you loving summer (winter for the southern hemisphere)? I will talk to you soon with my July TBR/ June Book Haul. Whichever one I decide to do first!