Mini Reviews: June ’18 Edition

Hey, all! I know, I know. I’m supposed to be on hiatus, but I wanted to write up a small blog post since I’m not consistently reviewing. Since I’ve taken a hiatus, I’ve contemplated getting rid of my blog altogether because the pressure of writing reviews for books was really hampering my enjoyment of a book. While I’m not sure I’ll fully return to blogging, I will continue to post here and there. 🙂

I decided to write a bunch of mini reviews for books I never really wrote reviews for on my blog. If you follow my Goodreads, I write a bit more in-depth reviews, but other than that… I’m kind of just floating along, reading whatever I want with no particular schedule in mind. As it turns out, it’s been rather fun.

My Lady Jane

Published: June 7, 2016

four stars

Technically, I read this book in May, but I wanted to include it because of the high rating. I listened to this as an audiobook and absolutely loved it! I can’t remember the last time a book made me laugh as much as this one! The narrator was amazing! I really didn’t know what to expect, but only that people kept telling me it was hilarious, and I’m glad to agree with them! 😛 I definitely enjoyed the supernatural / fantasy twist in this book as well. I look forward to reading the companion novel, My Plain Jane, which released this past Tuesday. 🙂

Emerald Green

Published: October 7, 2014

three stars

While this series started out promising, it went downhill as the series progressed. I loved the time travel concept, along with the prophecy trope, but… I don’t know. This book still made me giggle, but I found the high school / romance drama a bit too much for me. The main character, Gwenyth, really confused me, especially in this book and her romantic feelings in regards to Gideon. There was, however, an excellent plot twist I never saw coming.

The Bone Season

Published: August 20, 2013

four stars

This book was a break from Young Adult. I’ve seen it around Goodreads and #bookstagram, and I’ve had it on my shelf for a while now. While the world-building was a bit difficult to fully immerse myself in, overall, I found the book extremely enjoyable. It gives off a dystopian, The Hunger Games-esque feel and I quite like it. Also, hello, I got A TON of OTP feels from Paige and her keeper. I really can’t believe this was Shannon’s debut because it’s lovely and captivating (also a bit frightening)! I started the sequel, The Mime Order, right away, but I’m reading it slowly.

Restore Me

Published: March 6, 2018

four stars

I’m a little torn about this rating, to be honest. Initially, I wanted to give it a 3.5 but I went ahead and rounded it up. I didn’t realize how much I missed these characters until I was done with the book. This, too, was an audiobook for me. I enjoyed the rest of the series that way, too, and even though I wanted to physically read the book, I simply didn’t have the time. While I found this book full of what I call “high school drama”, it was still an enjoyable read, and it was nice to meet the characters just two weeks after the ending of Ignite Me. I loved the world-building here, too, and I feel like a lot of my questions I had about the series in general were answered in this book. Also, that plot twist! Everything I know is a lie! 😮

Okay. Now to go scuttle back into my hiatus cave! *cape swoosh*

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