Book Reviews

June Wrap-Up – 2019

May was a terrible month in terms of reading and just a terrible month in general in terms of exams so that meant June I was going to relax and read as much as I can. I ended up reading 7 books this month which isn’t a huge amount compared to others but is huge for me definitely ๐Ÿ™‚ So let’s talk about it (reviews are linked in the titles).

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein – 4/5 stars

I sought to puncture Heaven and instead discovered Hell.

A thrilling, well-written and captivating Frankenstein retelling with a refreshing twist.

Princess of the Midnight Ball – 3/5 stars

Saints preserve us,’ Dr. Kellen said, and squeezed Galen’s shoulder. ‘What have we done to our youth?

A simple, sweet and entertaining 12 Dancing Princesses retelling.

The Wicked Deep – 4/5 stars

We wait for death. We hold our breath. We know it’s coming, and still we flinch when it claws at our throats and pulls us under.

A gripping and dark story that holds a mind-blowing plot twist.

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – 5/5 stars

If this isnโ€™t hell, the devil is surely taking notes.

A crazy and utterly insane concept for a story with an absolutely mind-twisting plot that will capture you at the beginning and refuses to release you until the end.

The Huntress – 5/5 stars

The dead lie beyond any struggle, so we living must struggle for them. We must remember, because there are other wheels that turn besides the wheel of justice. Time is a wheel, vast and indifferent, and when time rolls on and men forget, we face the risk of circling back. We slouch yawning to a new horizon and find ourselves gazing at old hatreds seeded and watered by forgetfulness and flowering into new wars. New massacres. New monsters like die Jรคgerin. Let this wheel stop. Let us not forget this time. Let us remember.

A chilling historical fiction novel with unforgettable characters and rich with history you won’t usually learn in school.

Giant Days: Volume 1 – 1/5 stars

For some reason I just really didn’t like this graphic novel.

Eliza and Her Monsters – 5/5 stars

There is a small monster in my brain that controls my doubt. The doubt itself is a stupid thing, without sense or feeling, blind and straining at the end of a long chain. The monster though, is smart. It’s always watching, and when I am cmpletely sure of myself, it unchains the doubt and lets it run wild. even when I know it’s coming, I can’t stop it.

A contemporary that absolutely blew me away in every way possible. Review to come.

How did your June reading go? ๐Ÿ™‚

3 thoughts on “June Wrap-Up – 2019”

  1. Ahhhh, you read so many great books this month!!!! (or last month, as of today haha) I’m super in love with the thought of reading the Seven 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – your review, Goodreads and the plot in general sound awesome. And I also have to read the Frankenstein retelling – I adore retellings!!!!

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