Hi guys, I hope you are all well. It’s the end of another month which means it’s time for another monthly wrap up. This one is probably going to be a bit shorter than usual, since I’m writing this up on the last Sunday of the month and posting it the next day. Normally I give myself more time to write these posts but I just got back from a two week holiday in Crete, so please bear with me. I had a lovely time, although it was a little too hot for me. I did get plenty of reading done though – I read 7 books in June. Anyway onto the reviews.
Velocity Weapon / Megan E. O’Keefe / ★★★
While I thought this was a great book, I didn’t find myself fully invested in the characters or the story. It was an action packed read with good world building and an enjoyable plot, but something just didn’t quite click for me. If you are a big fan of sci-fi, I would definitely recommend checking this one out.
Soul of the Sword / Julie Kagawa / ★★★.5
This is the second book in the Shadow of the Fox trilogy. I really enjoyed this instalment and it was good to be back with these characters. One of the highlights of reading these books for me is the relationship between the main group of characters. The plot dragged a little in places but overall I enjoyed the story. If you enjoyed the first book then I think you’ll enjoy this one too.
Holy Sister / Mark Lawrence /★★★★
This is the third and final book in the Book of the Ancestor trilogy. After not loving the second book as much as the first, I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed this final instalment. Once again the world is well written, the plot is compelling and the character development is done so well. I would definitely recommend checking this trilogy out.
The Spider / Leo Carew / ★★★★
*I received a digital copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is the second book in the Under the Northern Sky series. I thought this was a fantastic continuation from the first book, although I felt that the dialogue was a little stilted at times. I will have a full review of this up soon so keep an eye out for that.
Waste Tide / Chen Qiufan / ★★★★
Originally written in Chinese, this edition is translated by Ken Liu. This is a fantastic environmental sci fi book and I would highly recommend checking it out. It’s definitely not a light read, since it’s dealing with topics like the environment and class oppression, but I never felt it was too heavy and it never dragged for me.
The Winds of Khalakovo / Bradley Beaulieu / ★★★★
This is the first book in the Lays of Anuskaya trilogy. I love the Song of the Shattered Sand series, which is also written by Beaulieu, so I’ve been meaning to read this for a while now. I’m happy to report that I really enjoyed this book. I loved the world and I can’t wait to see more of it in the next two books. The characters are well written and the plot was compelling throughout. I’m excited to see what happens in the next books.
A Winter’s Promise / Christelle Dabos / ★★★★
This is the first book in the Mirror Visitor quartet. Firstly, the cover of this book is so nice. Secondly the book itself is also fantastic. The world is an imaginative one and I really loved it. The characters are well written, if lacking a little depth. The plot was compelling throughout and I cannot wait to see how things develop in the next book. I have a full review of this up, which you can check out here.
That’s it for today. I don’t have a TBR set for July, but you can always keep up to date with what I’m reading over on my Instagram. What have you guys been reading? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.