June Book Reviews At-a-Glance

June became a divergence from my normal routine. I had both kids at home for summer break and chaos ensued! Needless to say, I didn’t read much however, I did finally get on the band wagon for a fabulous TV show that many friends and family have been raving about. Thank you Amazon Prime for offering the first two seasons of Grimm! I’m very tempted to actually purchase the third season so I’m caught up on it all before the fourth season begins in October. I really shouldn’t watch that much tv though…sigh…Why do I feel  a lot less guilty reading a ton of books than I do watching tv? Of course, my favorites aren’t on anymore. Does anyone remember The Dresden Files? I found those books because of the show on Sci-Fi.  What are your favorite shows? I’ll add them to my list as well and who knows, maybe I’ll find time to watch them now that I’ve finished what I can of Grimm!

Here are the few book reviews that I did get to read this month! p.s. All of these images will take you to Amazon.com. If you like what you read here, use these links to purchase. It’ll help keep me in the book reviewing “business”. Thanks much!

Edgewood by Karen McQuestion Genre: YA Paranormal Russ is 15 and normal but unable to sleep at night so he sneaks out and goes for walks. During one of these walks he sees something incredible and his uncomplicated life changes drastically. This book was first person from Russ’s POV which I found kinda boring. I liked many of the other characters much better for some reason, maybe because there was no mystery about this kid? The story itself was a bit slow getting started but ended with a bit of a cliffhanger. I didn’t realize that this was the first in the series. I was happy to read that the next book is from a different POV and I am really intriguied by this character.

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Here is the link to my full post. I read this for my YA book club. There were a lot of similarities between this and the Hunger Games and Divergent. Its also a short series I think only two volumes plus a short story so it’ll be an easy read for summer.

Awaken by Skye Malone Genre: Young Adult, Mermaid  Although I didn’t love the writing, it was actually a good read. I liked the paranormal twist to the mermaid archetype. I also did a full post on this one.

Into The Shadows by Karly Kirkpatrick Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Paranormal  This story is about a Paivi, a 14 year old, who is hiding the secret that she has visions of the future. Shortly into her freshman year of high school, the government creates a task force to hunt down and segregate people that have special powers like her and her family. This first book follows her as she moves from clueless teen to government fugitive. I ended up liking this book because of the subject matter but I had some serious issues with the dialogue and even if this book is free on Amazon right now, there still needs to be some grammar and corrections! Pet Peeve!  Click on this image to buy.

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