Hi friends! June was…a month, that’s for sure. I didn’t really read much or get a chance to do much blog-hopping, so this will sadly be a short post. But hey, at least it’s a post!
books i read
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo was…hmmm. It was very the murder-mystery-dark-academia-with-a-touch-of-ghosts-set-amongst-Yale-secret-societies story that I’ve heard about but something about the execution of it just didn’t wow me. I’ll be going into more detail in my review (whenever that gets written…take a hint me) but this is currently 3/5 stars.
Violet Made of Thorns has one of the most beautiful covers ever made and I will die and haunt anyone who disagrees on that hill. This story is written like a fairytale and is full of court machinations, prophecies, a chaotic romance, and of course our morally-grey protagonist Violet. I really enjoyed this one, and ended up giving it 4/5 stars!
some favorite posts from this month!
Rachel wrote an absolutely incredible comparison of how Pride and Prejudice and modern YA books use the enemies to lovers trope.
Anoushka shared all about her WIP and it sounds AMAZING (also waffles??? YES PLEASE???)
Suhani did the Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag and it was just SO MUCH FUN to read! Also, Gansey is always a yes from me.
small soliloquy: tv edition
STRANGER THINGS 4 GOOD LORD. I spend the entirety of Jamie Campell Bower’s screentime trying to figure out if it was in fact him without googling it and honestly wow. The last episode made me cry and I want more episodes now thank you!
Also, finishing up Spy x Family and Severance have been complete opposite sides of the spectrum in terms of emotions but both were equally incredible.
So that’s it! Tell me: was your June?