Hey guys! I am combining my book haul and my wrap up post for this month because I had a terrible reading month. I have also been horrible for posting on my blog this month and I am truly sorry about that! I have hardly posted anything, it’s so bad. June has not been a good month for me in general but I’m feeling slightly better now, so hopefully I can read and post more in July!
The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter: This was literally £2.99 in Sainsbury’s! I couldn’t believe how cheap it was and immediately snatched a copy up. I have seen lots of amazing reviews for this so I can’t wait to read it now!
The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw: This was very kindly sent to me for review by the author and he actually signed it as well! That was such a lovely surprise and there was a cute little bookmark included as well. It sounds like a book I’d really like and the plot definitely seems unique! I’ll be reading this in July so keep an eye out for my review!
The Young Elites by Marie Lu:
I was really disappointed with this! I’ve heard so many great things about Marie Lu and her writing but I honestly wasn’t impressed with this book. It was so boring, the plot was nonexistent and the characters were not interesting at all. I think the only thing that makes this book stand out is that the main character is more of a villain than a hero. This is what is making me pick up the second and third book because I want to see her wreak havoc and get revenge on all those who have wronged her. Plus I heard that the second book is tons better than the first. If you have read this book, what did you think? Did you have the same opinion as me or different?
The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut:
I took part in a blog tour for this so my full review is already up! But to sum up my thoughts for this, it was another book that fell short of my expectations. It focuses on two characters: Miranda, who is in prison for murder and Frank, who is the prison psychologist. He remembers her from school where he had a crush on her and this has only deepened to obsession now that their paths have crossed again. Honestly, I didn’t find Miranda or Frank to be particularly interesting characters and I thought that they weren’t fully fleshed out. The story was a bit all over the place, it jumped from past to present without warning and left me feeling very disorientated. It was an enjoyable psychological thriller but not my favourite.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations by Oliver Bowden:
Oh dear, I can already see this making the disappointing books of 2018 list. I lost count of how many times I nearly didn’t finish this because I was just so damn bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. What happened to these books? The first three were amazing but this one was like a slap in the face. It was like the author completely lost interest in these books and Ezio’s story. The plot was extremely boring and dull. I started this on the 7th June and finished it on the 26th June. Nearly three weeks spent on one book. What a waste!
So that’s my wrap up… As you can see I only managed to read three books. I really haven’t had a good reading month considering I didn’t really like the three books that I read. Hopefully in July I will actually like the books I read and I will read more than three! I am pleased with myself for only buying one book this month! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!