Thursday, August 6, 2015

July Reads

Here are my July reads--which were mostly fantastic!

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)
Jenny Han writes such readable prose! This is the kind of book that you sit down for a minute to read, and the next time you look at the clock, you've been reading for two hours and half the book is finished. This is the second (and final, I believe) book in the series.
Contemporary YA


Heart of Gold
I've mentioned this before, but I have a huge soft spot in my heart for LDS romances. Miller has a way of making even the smallest touches and looks make you feel swoony inside. She writes great male leads.
LDS Romance


The Kiss That Launched 1,000 Gifs
Sheralyn Pratt=The Banter Queen. This romance is based on the banter between the two main characters, who are co-hosts of a battle of the sexes radio show, and it's non-stop fun from beginning to end.
Clean Romance.


An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
The world building in this novel was astounding. I'm not a huge fantasy reader, and yet I loved the premise so I checked it out from the library, and was drawn into the story from page one. This was one of the best-written books I've read all year. Content warning: Violence.
Fantasy


Trouble in Paradise
Ah, Hawaii. I felt like I was almost there. Tuft builds up her secondary characters and uses them in a natural-feeling way to help us learn more about the main characters.
LDS Romance


A Most Inconvenient Marriage
I love a good historical romance. This was a near perfect execution  of the trope of where they don't like each other at first and then grow to love over time. She took a well-used idea and twisted it to make it unique.
Inspirational Romance


A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

I absolutely loved this book. I loved it so much, I lent it to a friend the day after I finished it, and she read it in one day. And then she passed it on to another friend who read it in only a few days. Maas does an incredible job of making it impossible to put this book down. The way she twists the plot and reveals new things, the way she makes us love the characters and raises the stakes at every turn, it all added up to an fantastically entertaining read. Content warning: Innuendo and a steaminess toward the end.
Fantasy/Romance

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