Wrap-Up: July

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)Highly Illogical BehaviorMy Not So Perfect Life

We Are the AntsThe Gentleman's Guide to Vice and VirtueGemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

Novels: 6
Novellas/short stories: 0
Graphic novels: 0
Non-fiction: 0
Total: 6
Total: 2 712 pages
Completed series: 0
Started series: 1

3 Favourite Covers:

  • We Are The Ants
  • Gemina
  • Highly Illogical Behavior

3 Favourite Books:

  • We Are the Ants
  • Gemina
  • Highly Illogical Behavior

3 Favourite Characters :

  • Solomon (Highly Illogical Behavior)
  • Clark (Highly Illogical Behavior)
  • Monty (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue)

3 Favourite Relationships (Romantic):

  • Mariko & Okami (Flame In the Mist)
  • Henry & Diego (We Are the Ants)
  • Monty & Percy (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue)

3 Favourite Relationships (Platonic):

  • Solomon & Clark (Highly Illogical Behavior)
  • Henry & his family (We Are the Ants)
  • Nik & Ella (Gemina)
To Be Brief…

Flame In the Mist: One thing I’ve learnt from years and years of reading, is that the “girl pretending to be a boy” story is Good Stuff. The book overall may not be perfect, but still. Yes please and thank you.  4/5 stars

“What are you doing?” he asked cuttingly, though his hands wavered above hers. “Stop being so strange.” Mariko settled into her stance. “I am strange.” She brandished her practise sword. “And you had better learn to appreciate it.”

Highly Illogical Behavior: I liked this book so much! Great and interesting characters, quirky writing, and a lot of focus on family and friendship. It definitely had its sad and difficult moments (Solomon suffers from severe panic attacks after all), but still managed to be really funny and heartwarming. Also, Clark was such a sweetie! 4.5/5 stars

“The Land of Solomon,” she said. “Come for the holodeck, stay for the pasty kid in the Speedo.”

My Not So Perfect Life: Sometimes you just need a Sophie Kinsella book in your life. 4/5 stars

“Whoever started the rumor that life has to be perfect is a very wicked person, if you ask me.

We Are the Ants: We Are the Ants is a book that tackles a lot of difficult topics, like suicide, depression, abuse, and bullying, to only mention a few. It is, in other words, quite dark. I would say, though, that it’s dark, but hopeful. I mean, it even got a few good laughs out of me. Henry was a complete savage, and I loved him for it. I loved it all. 5/5 stars

“Wake up, go to school, go home. Repeat until the world ends.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue: Imagine this: a bisexual man, his biracial best friend (whom he’s in love with), and his extremely competent, feminist little sister, out on an adventure through 18th century Europe. Yes, that does sound fantastic, and no, you’re not dreaming. It was so funny and silly in the best ways possible, full of pirates, flirting, streaking, and other such shenanigans. Be prepared for some racism, alcoholism, homophobia, and parental abuse, though, because wow, those 18th century folks were assholes. (The book is still a lot of fun, though, I swear!) 4.5/5 stars

“If you desire to be further scandalized, proceed.

Gemina: What can I say? I you enjoyed Illuminae, definitely go pick this one as well. I’m so ready for Obsidio. Sadly, though, Obsidio won’t be ready for me until March 2018. :( 4.5/5 stars

“Patience and Silence had one beautiful daughter. And her name was Vengeance.”

This was such a great month! I read six books, all of which I enjoyed, and right now all I want to do is read more. What else can a girl ask for? :) 
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