June (& May) 2020 Reading Sum-Up

I spent this Pride month crying over Ronan Lynch and Adam Parrish hbu??

The past couple of months you may have noticed I have not really been around all that much. This is because I have been living in a small little bubble where the only things that matter are work, sleep and The Raven Boys. Yes. June (and May) have literally been a blur of me crying over how perfect Ronan Lynch is and I don’t even care. My boyfriend has not read these books yet, but I’ve quoted them enough that he throws the quotes back at me when I least expect it to see if it’ll make me cry (spoiler: it does. Every. Time. He thinks it’s hilarious).

Anyway, between the two months I read a total of seven books and most of them have been five star reads (Maggie Stiefvater – you are my inspiration honestly). Without further ado, here they are:

The Raven Boys

By Maggie Stiefvater – 5/5 stars

GAAAAAAHHHHHH why did I put this glorious book off for two years?! TWO YEARS!! That’s how long the hardcover copy was sitting on my bookcase collecting dust before I picked it up… It’s now on my all time favourites shelf. If you haven’t read it you’re making a huge mistake!! The writing is flawless. The atmosphere is so beautiful. The characters are so perfectly crafted and realistically flawed. This book is my new religion.

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Remember Me

By Chelsea Bobluski – 4/5 stars

Not at all what I was expecting but this beautiful book took my breath away! It was wonderfully written with a haunting atmosphere and intriguing plotline, not to mention the vibrant, well-created cast of characters. It took a subject (reincarnation/romance) that has been done to death and reinvented it!

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The Dream Thieves

By Maggie Stiefvater – 4.5/5 stars

Everyone trying to write a sequel – this is how you do it!! I don’t have much more to say about this one aside from how utterly obsessed I now am with Ronan Lynch

*crickets*

To read about me crying over this book go check out my latest review post here.

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue

By Maggie Stiefvater – 5/5 stars

Just when you think it can’t get any better and then it does??? How? How did she do it?! Stiefvater, I bow down to your ability to string a bunch of mundane words together in the most extraordinary of ways. The third instalment of The Raven Cycle had me laughing until I cried and then I just kept crying because of its perfection. The character developments are so well crafted, the atmosphere is just incredible, the plotlines were just taking my breath away – okay sorry, I’m going to cry again, let’s just move on.

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The Raven King

By Maggie Stiefvater – 5/5 stars

*cues Ed Sheeran song* OH I’M A MESS RIGHT NOW. INSIDE OUT. I will literally never get over this book. This series! THESE CHARACTERS!! What a tragically mundane conclusion to their search for Glendower. What a fantastically magical, epic beginning of a set of new adventures for these characters! Off into the wilderness of life with you lot. Enjoy yourselves. Think of me every once in a while! I will miss you.

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Call Down The Hawk

By Maggie Stiefvater – 4.5/5 stars

*is a blubbering mess over Ronan Lynch that can’t get off the floor* brb while I drown in my own puddle of tears. More perfection. So much perfection. It’s not fair.

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Through the Zombie Glass

By Gena Showalter – 3/5 stars

The sequel to Alice in Zombieland. So fantastically, cringingly, perfectly terrible that I keep rereading it despite the dialogue and grammar and spelling issues *embraces my guilty pleasure shamelessly* don’t lie, we all have a terrible book/series we love, this is one of mine. I needed something utterly mind numbing after all that Ronan Lynch and heartache.

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May’s Favourite Read

The Raven Boys hands down.

June’s Favourite Read

The Raven King. Hands. Down. I will never be the person I was before reading this book and finishing this series. 

Books I’m looking forward to reading next month

I’m hoping to read Chain of Gold!! I bought it when it first came out but have yet to read it and I need something new to cry over that isn’t The Raven Cycle and Ronan Lynch and Shadowhunters are pretty good for that (although let’s be real, I will never get over Ronan Lynch as a character). I’m also hoping to read Bloodwitch and Christine by Stephen King!

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