I just got back from vacation… what do you call a period of time that takes you away from home but ends up keeping you busier than if you were at home? I had zero time to work on the blog while I was away, and seeing as my wrap up for last month and TBR for July are desperately behind schedule, I’ve decided to keep things simple and just combine them.
JUNE WRAP UP
The King’s Traitor, Book Three of the Kingfountain Series
By far the best book I read in June, The King’s Traitor by Jeff Wheeler might even be my favorite fantasy book I’ve read thus far in 2017. I’ve been listening to this series on audiobook and am currently waiting for the fourth book to become available…the temptation to go ahead and buy the physical copy and read it myself is strong. Character-driven and intricately woven plots that meld together the further you read in the series keep me hooked on the Kingfountain series.
Goodreads Rating: 5/5 stars
The Legend of Eli Monpress Books 1-3 ; The Spirit Thief; The Spirit Rebellion; The Spirit Eater
I expected too much from this series and I’m afraid it fell rather short. I thought the premise was fun — the greatest wizard ever is a thief who can communicate with inanimate objects — but the story ended up focusing more on a side character. I wanted more Eli Monpress and his relationship with his two companions, a swordsman and the girl he protects, a girl fighting to be free of the demon who possesses her. It wasn’t until the The Spirit Eater that these relationships finally got some spotlight. There are two more books in the series and I intend to read them, because they are quick and fun, but I can only hope they continue to focus on the titular character.
The Spirit Thief Goodreads Rating: 3/5 stars, The Spirit Rebellion Goodreads Rating: 3/5 stars, The Spirit Eater Goodreads Rating: 4/5 stars
True Honor, Book Three of the Uncommon Heroes Series
My least favorite book of the month, my least favorite Dee Henderson book I’ve read, and possibly one of my least favorite Christian fiction books. I was so disappointed in this book as I’ve read another in the Uncommon Heroes series and loved it, but this…this was nothing. The characters were flat and had no chemistry, nothing happened in the story, and throughout the book there was what I thought to be strong foreshadowing of a plot twist that would’ve finally brought some spice to the story, but…like I said, nothing happened.
Goodreads Rating: 1/5 stars
Heir of Novron, Book Three of The Riyria Revelations Series
This was the one book I bought in June — aren’t you proud of me? I’m nearly finished with this last book in the Riyria Revelations series.
The Hunger Games Series
My brother gave me some books from his shelves and this series was one of them. I’ve read the first book via audiobook and loved it, and I’m anxious to see how the other two measure up.
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series, Books One and Two
These were the other two books I received from my brother (hurrah for free books!). I’ve heard of this series, especially the first two books, The Alchemyst and The Magician, but I didn’t know there were four more. I’m interested to see if I’ll get into these.
I hope to read more, but I haven’t determined what else I want to begin. And it’s only the 8th — y’all know that I’ll be buying at least one book at some point this month.
Happy summer reading!