“6 books ahead of schedule” – Goodreads~
Even though I didn’t read much this month, I’m still 6 books ahead schedule which makes me feel a lot better. Especially as I didn’t have a great reading month. I only read one 4 star book which is such a contrast to last month.
Here is what I read in June:
If I Should Die (Revenants #3); Amy Plum
I really enjoyed reading this, especially part one. Learning more about the Revenants and the guerisseurs was great, I love the lore in these books. And of course I loved the characters!
While it was a little obvious where the plot was going, I had fun. However, I will say that the ending felt rushed after all the buildup. This is why my rating is lower than the previous books.
This was a fun ride, but could have used more pages or another book altogether!
If you enjoy paranormal romance that has interesting French lore and setting, I would really recommend this trilogy~
Winnie-The-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner
These two books contain the Pooh stories. As someone who watched the Disney Winnie-The-Pooh series as a child, these books are so nostalgic. I will say the characters are rather more sarcastic and grumpy than the Disney version haha
As always I love Pooh and Christopher Robin is such a pure little boy!
When We Were Very Young & Now We Are Six
Even though these two are labelled as books 3 & 4 in the Winnie-The-Pooh series, they are simply poetry collections. They are rather charming and are a nice insight into the children’s poetry of the time. And there are some rather cute poems involving Christopher Robin and his little sister.
All four books are beautifully illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
Umbrella Academy Vol. The Apocalypse Suite; Gerard Way & Gabriel Bá
The concept of this story is so interesting but everything is so haphazardly put together, with a huge lack of character building. The adopted super-powered children seem hard to differentiate, as well as their older counterparts.
The fact that we got a huge amount of build up in a comic to have every situation conclude easily or with little to no payoff was frustrating.
I don’t particularly like the art style, but that’s only due to my preference. I liked Gerard’s art at the end of the volume more than the end results that Gabriel drew.
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1); Jonathan Stroud
Lockwood & Co. has such an interesting concept with children being the only ones who can see the ghosts and therefore must be the ones that sort any paranormal issues in the country.
This book was so much fun! I loved the different aspects of the agencies, although I am a little confused as the time period this is set in… It has a feel of Victorian, but also more recent.
I love Lucy! She doesn’t let others knock her down, but she still has the sweet naivety of a child. Lockwood is certainly intriguing and George needs to be protected (mostly from himself haha). I love this odd trio and the investigations were fun and interesting. I’m looking forward to seeing what else this series has to offer!
Virals; Kathy Reichs
Tori Brennan and her friends stumble across an illegal experiment and a cold murder case. During their investigations they start to experience illness and strange new abilities.
The writing style was fun and easy to get through, although a bit cringey at times. But this was so boring despite there being so much action. These kids get away with several crimes easily! It was all a bit of a farce really.
The science was interesting and you can tell Reichs was putting in her credentials but this was so far from my expectations. The “virus” element was so far fetched and ridiculous when put in the same sphere as the Tempe Brennan world. It makes no sense.
I understand that this is for a different audience but even so it just wasn’t for me and I won’t be continuing with the series.
What did you read in June?
Thanks for reading! I hope you are having a lovely day~