Well, this is late, but better late than never. I felt like July was a really good reading month for me, as I read eight books. Here is what I read in July.
Scouts Honor by Dori Anne Dupré– 📖 📖 📖*I received this for review from the author.
I loved the story of Scout and how beautifully written this book is. The only downside for me is that it was told from too many different perspectives, however, all those perspectives played an important part of the story. Another downside for me was that the story jumped from one time to another too quickly for me. There were also things that made me wonder what Scout was thinking when doing some of the things that she did.
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse– 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 I read this in elementary school when I was younger. I loved it then and love it now. What sets this book apart is that it is written in free verse diary entries. The way that it is written makes it a quick read. The content is dark, deep and a times depressing.
Finding Paris by Joy Preble– 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 I loved this book, the story really kept me hooked. And holy crap I did not see the plot twist at the end coming, I was really caught off guard a little bit by the twist. I loved the development of the relationship between Max and Leo and how it took the whole book to fully develop.
***There is a trigger warning for rape.
Red Queen by Christina Henry– 📖 📖 📖 📖
*I received an eArc for review from Penguin First To Read
This is definitely not for children, it is deep and dark. I really enjoyed this twisted take on Alice In Wonderland, what I loved about it is how deep and dark it is. I’ve never read anything like this before! There were some things that were confusing, but that is only because I didn’t read the first book in the series. However as the book progressed I was able to get the main idea of what was happening. I loved the little plot twists as well. I was very intrigued by this book.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson– 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖
I did not expect to like this book, but I loved it. It was out of my comfort zone, I’ve read contemporaries before, but not really much contemporary romance. At first I found Andie annoying, and the book slow. However as the book progressed, it became more fast past and I found Andie to be more likable. I loved how the romance wasn’t insta-love, loved how Andie and her father were able to build a stronger father/daughter relationship, and how the events that occurred strengthened the relationships/friendships of all the characters. I also loved how there were stories within the story.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll-📖 📖 📖 📖 📖
I first read this a really long time ago. I forgot how much fun this book is to read. It’s full of riddles, which at times can be confusing. However, that is what makes it fun to read. The characters are all colorful and unique. Sometimes I forget Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a children’s book. Lewis Carroll’s writing is beautiful, complex and magical. While I was reading, I was able to put myself in Wonderland.
The Archived by Victoria Schwab-📖 📖 📖
At first I found this book a little confusing and hard to follow, but everything ended up making sense as the book progressed. The plot twist was one that I didn’t see coming. I found Mackenzie’s mother annoyingly overbearing and too nice sometimes. I did love how creative the writing was, but I felt that some of the characters were boring at times.
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman-📖 📖
I loved the unique and different format of this book. However, I found myself bored and really struggling to get through it.