June Wrap Up

The Stats:

PAGES READ IN JUNE: 3,995 pages across 14 books.

SO FAR IN 2020: 37,373 pages across 125 books.

My average June rating is 4.07/5!


Odd Spirits by S. T. Gibson: ⭐⭐⭐.5
Marriage takes work at the best of times, especially between a chaos witch and a rigidly trained ceremonial magician, but it definitely doesn’t get any easier when you throw a malevolent entity haunting the house and a psychic ex into the mix.

Shuri by Nic Stone: ⭐⭐⭐.5
Shuri loves her country, and using her tech to serve it, but she’s no fighter – until her brother is busy preparing for their traditional ceremony while the heart-shaped herb is at risk of dying out, she’ll have to find the strength and the courage to fight.

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A group of friends spend New Year’s at a remote cabin in the middle of nowhere but things are different this year even before one of them is murdered, and with the snow locking down the whole area, the killer must be one of them.

The Mysterious Study of Doctor Sex by Tamsyn Muir: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A short story bonus about Palamedes Sextus and Camilla Hect, and an insight into life in the Sixth House for two curious thirteen year olds.

Nevertell by Katharine Orton: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lina was born in a Soviet prison camp and she’s never seen the world outside, until she escapes with her best friend into the snowy wilderness, pursued by shadowy wolves.

Goddess of the Hunt by Shelby Eileen: ⭐⭐
A poetry collection about Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt.

Gideon the Ninth (x4): ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (review here)
Lesbian necromancers with enemies-to-lovers energy have to learn to trust each other during powerful trials on an unfamiliar planet.

Harrow the Ninth (x3): ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (review here)
After [redacted] [redacted] at Canaan House, Harrow is dealing with her ascendance to Lyctorhood not going quite right, the loss of her cavalier [redacted] and the fact that god, and her fellow Lyctors, are all kind of… dicks?

Bearmouth by Liz Hyder: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (review here)
Newt lives in Bearmouth, a deep mine, lernz his lettuz and toes the line – until a new arrival in the mine starts spreading ideas of revolushun.

The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eisele: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (review here)
After the world ends, people keep going and two lovers separated by distance and silence fight to find each other, and build a future.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (review here)
Noemi, a flighty socialite, is on a rescue mission after receiving a strange message from her cousin – but the house is as strange as the family, and neither wants to let her leave.

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
In the Scholomance school for magic, failure means certain death at the hands of the monsters that prowl the school – monsters easily dispatched by El’s innate affinity for dark and destructive magic, if only she wouldn’t end up killing the other students in the process.

Fangs by Sarah Andersen: ⭐⭐⭐
A series of comics showing the love story of a vampire and a werewolf.

School for Nobodies by Susie Bower: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
When amateur acrobat Flynn turns ten she finds out that she has a long-lost name and her enrolment in the School for Nobodies is the only way to find the long-lost twin that goes with it.

Currently Reading:

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon: 146/560 (26%)

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan: 82/385 (21%)

Between Starfalls by S. Kaeth: 25%

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini: 150/688 (21%)

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