Reading Wrap-Up // June 2013

Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2013

This was a really good reading month for me. I finished nine books in total, and since I'm usually a pretty slow reader, I don't think I've ever read that many books in a month. I enjoyed most of the books I finished, and I've reviewed about half of them.

The first book I finished was Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, and you can see my review of it here.
I didn't enjoy it as much as Delirium, and I gave it 3.5/5 stars.

The next book I finished was The Elite by Kiera Cass. The Elite is the sequel to The Selection, which follows America Singer, who gets chosen to participate in a competition to marry the prince. In The Elite, there are only 5 remaining girls, and America is still figuring out if she still wants to be in the competition or not. I liked it a lot, even though I have some issues with the world building, but I still gave it 5/5 stars.

Then I listened to An Abundance of Katherines by John Green on audio book. The book is about a child prodigy who only dates girls named Katherine. Colin is working on a theorem to determine who will dump who in a relationship and while the book is described as a road trip-book, the road trip ends after about 100 pages. The book was pretty boring. I thought the plot sounded interesting, and it was, but the writing style and John Green's ability to write very similar characters in all his books, made it pretty uninteresting and difficult to get through. I gave the book 3/5 stars.

The Next book I read was Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. You can find my review of it here.  Scarlet is the sequel to Cinder, it takes place in both New Bei Jing and France, and is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. I gave it 5/5 stars.

The next book I finished was Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I was a bit hesitant to pick it up, because the author seems like an asshole, but I downloaded it(illegaly, didn't want to support the author) and I did not regret it! Ender's Game is about  a boy named Ender who gets chosen to become some sort of a super soldier(I had some difficulties understanding that part) the book is really action packed and probably my favorite sci-fi book. I can't wait to continue with the series! I gave Ender's Game 5/5 stars.

I also finished The Enemy by Charlie Higson and you can check out my review of it here! It was a really great, action packed zombie book and I gave it 4/5 stars.

I finished A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin only a few hours ago. It is the second book in A Song of Ice and Fire and the sequel to A Game of Thrones. It was really great to finally finish it after reading it for several months. I gave it 4/5 stars because I didn't enjoy the plot as much as the first book, but I still really, really enjoyed every page. It was good to read something different than only YA!

The last two books that I finished, I read as a part of Books of Amer's Debut-A-Thon! I did mini reviews in this blog post, and the books I read were If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch and Pivot Point by Kasie West. See my reviews and read more about the read-a-thon here!

What books did you finish this month?


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