Ohhhh boy, was this month a fantastic one for reading! I’ve started working on my to-read list going into summer, and I’m loving it so far!
Here are some of the books I’ve been enjoying so much this June.
Kingdom of Ash, Sarah J. Maas
Oh, my gosh, I was so emotional reading this book. It’s probably because I’ve been following this series and Aelin’s journey for years, and I can’t believe it’s over. The ending of this epic series is satisfying and emotional (everyone was crying, and I came close).
There were big, loud moments and small, quiet moments, and they all worked perfectly. With the exception of how a certain villain went out (I’m careful of spoilers here), everything came together nicely. I love these characters so much, and it makes my heart swell to know what the rest of their lives will look like.
Between Heroes and Villains, JL authors
This is an enjoyable anthology of superheroes, supervillains, and the impact of their powers. Every single story had a unique tone, as well as unique heroes and villains, with not one stale or familiar. From a fresh take on superhero teams to a lovesick henchman to the man who plays both the good guy and the bad guy, Between Heroes and Villains covers a wide range of ideas from an interesting group of authors.
Hot Love Inferno, Nicky Blue
This book was…strange. In a lot of places, especially setting description, the tone of the narration is quirky and fun. I found the descriptions in the first few chapters oddly charming. But a lot of the comedy didn’t hit home for me, and I never really got an answer as to why all this is happening and what set the plot of the story in motion. The tone of the story got very dark very quickly and then lightened just as fast, so I experienced a bit of tonal whiplash around the middle of the story.
I will say that if you don’t get into it within the first few chapters, it might not be for you. However, if you fall in love with the narration and odd humor, by all means, keep reading! I feel like this is a niche genre, so it might just need to find its matching reader.
Nights in Faral-Khazal, David Samuels
I was so excited to find these stories! Each one is well-crafted and keeps up an exciting amount of tension. The first has an intriguing sense of mystery, the second has twists and turns, and the third (my favorite) features fun characters! I thoroughly enjoyed this read, and all three stories fit together perfectly. Highly recommended!
Here’s to another month of quality reading!