We are officially in the best month of the year: June! What’s not to love? Sun, Sand, Holidays and my birthday! This year has been whizzing by, to think we are half way through the year is insane! To think I am going to be 19 is even crazier to me 🙃. I don’t know how productive I will be on my TBR this month however as I am currently going through a phase of indecision where I am starting books but not finishing them because my eye is being caught by something else. But I decided I would make this post as a way to kick myself up the ass and maybe kick-start my usual reading habits again, so I’ve gone a bit overboard but if I don’t read any of them its no biggy. Worth a shot right? 😂
I really really really want to finish Matched by Ally Condie this month, which I started reading in February and still haven’t finished.
In the Society, officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die. Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one…until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.
The second book I want to finish is Obscured by C.M Boers. I am also still rereading this because I thought I didn’t give it a very fair review last time and I want to put my new opinions to the test with a reread.
Abby Martin thought she was an ordinary girl about to start high school. But when her mom announces that they’re moving to Arizona, vivid nightmares start plaguing Abby’s nights. As she settles into her new school and a cute guy named Pete catches her eye, she hopes that life might somehow get back to normal. To Abby’s horror, “normal” becomes a thing of the past as she’s swept up into a world of immortal protectors wielding supernatural gifts. When Abby realizes she’s a pawn in a centuries-old feud, she must figure out who she can trust before she’s caught in the crossfire. Prepare yourself for heart-pounding suspense in the world of Obscured, where nothing is as it seems and danger lurks in unexpected places.
There would be blood. Blood for blood. Blood to pay. An entire world of it.
For the resistance in the Third Reich, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun. Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against Hitler’s army, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost. But in the midst of the chaos, Yael’s past and future collide when she comes face to face with a ghost from her past, and a spark with a fellow rider begins to grow into something more. Dark secrets reveal dark truths and one question hangs over them all—how far can you go for the ones you love?
Collision by Victor Dixen is the final book in the Phobos series (Ascension #1 and Distortion #2), which I have been reading over this year. It came out in April and I as of yet have not got into it as I was spoiled for a major plot point so I might need to force myself to read it.
The Genesis Programme reality TV show has brought twelve young astronauts to Mars, to face unprecedented hostility. An even greater danger is now threatening Earth, but the viewers are too glued to their screens and the rescue mission to see what is really happening. Leonor is ready to risk everything to bring out the truth and warn the world. She can never admit defeat – but can she fight her last fight alone?
The final series I plan on continuing this month is Shaken and Scorched from the Struck series by Joss Stirling (Struck #1 and Stung #2), which is another series I have reviewed and adored! I finally bought the final two in the series and cannot wait to dive in!
In a tall, narrow brownstone, in Brooklyn, New York, there is a girl with a secret. That girl is Rose Knight. She needs to raise millions of dollars to save her father’s life. The arrogant and suave Damien Castle is good at uncovering secrets. He’s even better at catching criminals. When he meets Rose he knows something is amiss but he can’t help but get distracted. It isn’t her terrible dress sense that confuses him, or even her obsession with Egyptology. It’s the fact that he has never felt this way about a girl before.
But when duty and love are both on the line, which one will Damien choose?
Love is a fire. But who will get burned? Ember Lord is facing charges for the murder of her father. She was found at the scene of the crime, holding the murder weapon, and refuses to explain herself. Joe Masters is tasked with getting under Ember’s skin, and breaking through her stony facade; to gain her trust and find out what her plans are now her father’s legally-questionable business is under her control. But as the two get closer, Joe begins to break down the wall that Ember has built around herself, and gets a glimpse of the truth behind. Is he really falling for a coldhearted killer? Or is there more to the murder than meets the eye?
Only one in this section: Magnolia by Kristi Cook. I bought this after doing my first Friday Finds post. It sounded totally up my street so I grabbed it straight away. I feel like of all the ones on the list I am gravitating towards reading this first. But who knows.
In Magnolia Branch, Mississippi, the Cafferty and Marsden families are southern royalty. Neighbors since the Civil War, the families have shared vacations, holidays, backyard barbecues, and the overwhelming desire to unite their two clans by marriage. So when a baby boy and girl were born to the families at the same time, the perfect opportunity seemed to have finally arrived. Jemma Cafferty and Ryder Marsden have no intention of giving in to their parents’ wishes. They’re only seventeen, for goodness’ sake, not to mention that one little problem: They hate each other! Jemma can’t stand Ryder’s nauseating golden-boy persona, and Ryder would like nothing better than to pretend stubborn Jemma doesn’t exist. But when a violent storm ravages Magnolia Branch, it unearths Jemma’s and Ryder’s true feelings for each other as the two discover that the line between love and hate may be thin enough to risk crossing over.
I know this is quite a lot for me and my usual TBR’s and I know I will probably ignore this and pick up whatever book I feel like in that moment anyway but it just hit me how many books I wanted to get through this month. 😂
I want to know what books you plan on reading this month or if you have read any of the ones I mentioned and think I should pick that up first?
See you soon ❤