June Update

Wow.

June sure went fast.

Am in a slight weird reading mood right now, wanting to really only read New Adult books (which I have never gotten super into until now..) and now for over a week have been reading almost all of the kindle freebies I can find.. 😛

Which is probably bad with my growing physical tbr pile.

And the fact that now the year is half over so I really need to work on it since I still have 40 books that I have to read before the end of the year…  eak. Now wishing I wasn’t making myself do this… But I must…

Anyways.

For June I read a total of 37 books, 4 of them rereads.

And now onto another month of reading, and hopefully working on that tbr pile 🙂

-S

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Born Of Illusion by Teri Brown

“Anna Van Housen is thirteen the first time she breaks her mother out of jail. By sixteen she’s street smart and savvy, assisting her mother, the renowned medium Marguerite Van Housen, in her stage show and séances, and easily navigating the underground world of magicians, mediums and mentalists in 1920’s New York City. Handcuffs and sleight of hand illusions have never been much of a challenge for Anna. The real trick is keeping her true gifts secret from her opportunistic mother, who will stop at nothing to gain her ambition of becoming the most famous medium who ever lived. But when a strange, serious young man moves into the flat downstairs, introducing her to a secret society that studies people with gifts like hers, he threatens to reveal the secrets Anna has fought so hard to keep, forcing her to face the truth about her past. Could the stories her mother has told her really be true? Could she really be the illegitimate daughter of the greatest magician of all?” -Goodreads.com

 

I was really surprised by Born Of Illusion.  Was really excited by the premise of  the book until I got home and saw who the author was. After being really let down by one of her other books (Read My Lips) I was very skeptical about starting to read this.

So glad that didn’t stop me from reading it. It took a bit to get into it but once I was, I was sucked in. I love how it was set in the 20s and how it played a part with the story/fashion. Also with seeing how magic shows were back then, because you never really think about how magic tricks have been going on for a really long time…

 

4 stars.

Read on June 05, 2013

Received a copy at TLA.

Of Triton by Anna Banks

“In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?” -Goodreads.com

 

It’s weird is I feel like I liked Of Triton the same amount as the first book. Even though there is definitely  more action in Of Triton.

Just curious to see how Of Neptune will take the story…

 

4 stars.

Read on June 04, 2013

Received a copy via giveaway.

A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger

“Mike Welles had everything under control. But that was before. Now things are rough at home, and they’re getting confusing at school. He’s losing his sense of direction, and he feels like he’s a mess.

Then there’s a voice in his head. A friend, who’s trying to help him get control again. More than that—the voice can guide him to become faster and stronger than he was before, to rid his life of everything that’s holding him back. To figure out who he is again. If only Mike will listen.

Telling a story of a rarely recognized segment of eating disorder sufferers—young men—A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger is a book for fans of the complex characters and emotional truths in Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls and Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why.” -Goodreads.com

 

A Trick of the Light was definitely  not really like any I have read lately. It shows the side of a guy who has anorexia, from start to finish. And in a way it started with him buying a warped mirror that didn’t show how he really looked.

I really liked it, was a pretty quick read but also made an impact.

 

4 stars.

Read on June 04, 2013

Received a copy at TLA.