What I read in June 2017

Where have this 2017 gone? June is over, it’s officially summer and that means another month, another season to get more reading done. There was a lot of pretty cool new releases from some of my favorite authors this month and although I couldn’t get to all of them, I’m eager to start my July with them. But before I get into that, I want to end June with a recap of all the books that I’ve read in this month. So without further ado, here’s my June 2017 Wrap Up. 

I finished A Court Of Mist and Fury and A Court Of Wings and Ruin the first half of June and let me tell you I’m still not over this book hangover. I am one of the very few who waited this long to start this series and I’m glad I had the chance to marathon the first three books. Now that I know that there are more books in the making I’m excited but also really bummed at the fact that I’ll have to wait another whole year!! That doesn’t sound humanly possible. I won’t talk about the plot in these specific books as I don’t want to spoil anyone. But for those of you who don’t know, A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas is a New Adult fantasy, based on the story of Beauty and the Beast, where we follow Feyre who one day kills what seems to be an ordinary wolf but turns out to be a Fae. Soon after a beast, also a Fae, shows up at her door demanding her life for the one she took. Held captive in a land where no human has stepped foot in decades, Feyre struggles with dealing with her evolving feelings for her captor while trying to grasp a hold of the world that is of the Fae.
I’m loving this series so far and I highly recommend it. 5/5 stars to both of them. 

The next book I read was actually a reread for me. In Heart Shaped Hack by Tracey Garvis-Graves we follow Kate who left her law career for a food pantry that’s falling apart. Desperate for any sort of lifeline, she is over the moon when huge anonymous donations start coming in each month. Eager to know the identity of her rescuer, she catches Ian, a hacker, in the act. Despite her trying her hardest to stay away from him, Ian charms his way into her heart. Highly intrigued by Ian, Kate falls for the enigmatic hacker and finds him irresistible. I read it years ago when it first came out and I freaking loved it. I gave it a 5/5 stars then and unfortunately this time my rating went down a notch. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved it and I still am crazy about Ian and Kate, it’s just that I found the story dragged a bit near the end. 4.5/5 stars.

Nevertheless, the main reason I picked this to reread was for the fact that I wanted to pick up the second book in duet, White Hot Hack. I was so excited for this book to come out and I was very eager to read the next book ever since I finished the first. I had very high expectations going into it but unfortunately was immensely disappointed. I didn’t feel the connection or any spark of interest to continue their story. I felt like it missed something in the second book that drew me in the first book. I didn’t find myself eager to get back to reading it or anything to hook me to the story. I dnf’d it at 22%. Needless to say, just because I couldn’t connect with the characters doesn’t mean that you won’t like it. I’m a big fan of Heart Shaped Hack so I would recommend you pick that up and although it can be read as a standalone, I suggest you give White Hot Hack a try. 

Romance between roommates is something that always piqued my interest and made me giddy. That’s why I adored the story of Soren and Hayden in the book Roommates with Benefits by Nicole Williams. When Hayden moves to New York, after landing a contract with a big modeling agency, things just does not turn out the way she expected. When she finds a roommate through an online add, she isn’t expecting a bossy, messy and cocky guy who has no idea about personal space. With a bad boy, good man persona, Soren has girls falling heads over heels left and right except he can’t stop getting on Hayden’s nerves. Even though their worlds are eons apart and they can’t be anymore different, they can’t get over the one thing that they have in common; their attraction towards each other. This book was exactly what I needed to lift up my spirits after I got let down by White Hot Hack. This book was full of sarcastic banter and teasing between the two characters, which I love. Not to mention, all the sexiness! 
A more detailed review will be coming soon. I gave this book a 3.75 stars.

Love and Always is a novella from the A Pound Of Flesh series by Sophie Jackson. I can’t say much without spoiling anything for you guys, but if you want to check out my review for the first book, A Pound Of Flesh, click here. I loved getting a peek at Carter and Kat’s new life together. I gave this a 3.5/5 stars.

The second book in that same series is An Ounce Of Hope, following Carter’s best friend Max O’Hare as he struggles with the demons of his past and dealing with rehab while trying not to let the ones who care about him down. Grace Brooks is the girl who just showed up from nowhere and no one knows anything about. On the outside she’s the perfect girl who is always optimistic and overgrown with her love of art and photography, but on the inside, she has demons of her own. As their story progresses, they open their selves to one another but will Max ever be able to open his heart again? Will he be able to get over his past?
I am a big fan of Sophie Jackson’s writing and it’s no doubt I am very fond of this series. The chemistry between Max and Grace is off the charts. I really enjoyed their story and I would suggest you pick up this series. 4/5 stars.

So, technically I guess I read 6 books and a bit more. Considering I was busy with Midterms and A Court of Mist and Fury and A Court of Wings and Ruin are really big books, I would say I had a pretty good reading month. Let’s see what July brings. 

What have you read this month and what are you planning to read in July?

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