July is here. Summer is here and we’re more than halfway through the oddest year I can remember. June was a month marked by a big event for me – moving! I have now settled into my new apartment and trying to get all my books organised is quite the task. I will be sure to write a blog post and show you my new set up.
But despite it being a hectic month I did read 6 books, 3 of whom were re-reads, 2 were in Danish and the last one was an anticipated sequel.
So let’s dive in:
First up are the 3 re-reads. This is hands down my favourite vampire series of all time and it had been years since I’d last read all of them so I wanted to revisit the world that inspired my own vampire trilogy (which you can read on Wattpad) and I feel like this series doesn’t get the credit that it deserves. Especially the first book. It’s a gritty, dark and bloody masterpiece that deserves to be read by so many more! So please, if you’re reading this, do me a favour and check out this book.
The Immortal Rules
by Julie Kagawa
To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.
Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for again.
The Eternity Cure
by Julie Kagawa
Book 2 of The Blood of Eden trilogy
The Forever Song
by Julie Kagawa
Book 3 of The Blood of Eden trilogy
Next up we have the two books I read in Danish, but will talk about them in English as they are Danish editions of English books. The first one was another 5 star read for me and I just absolutely loved it. I am definitely getting more books by this author asap!
You Had Me At Hello
by Mhairi McFarlane
What happens when the one that got away comes back?
Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart.
It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away.
From the moment they met they’d been a gang of two; partners in crime and the best of friends. But life has moved on. Ben is married. Rachel is definitely not. In fact, the men in her life make her want to take holy orders…
Yet in that split second, Rachel feels the old friendship return. And along with it, the broken heart she’s never been able to mend.
The second book tried its best, but I didn’t feel like it lived up to its full potential. Never the less it was a great and moving love story.
The Light We Lost
by Jill Santopolo
He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last?
Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story—their story—at the very beginning.
Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated—perhaps they’ll find life’s meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York.
What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other’s hearts.
Finally, the last book I read was an anticipated sequel of mine (though it came out two years ago, but I’d only discovered the first book, The List, last year and it had blown me away. It was sexy sexy and hilarious wrapped up in a feel-good story of a young woman discovering herself.
Relight My Fire
by Joanne Bolouri
The synopsis for this will be of the first book, The List, to avoid spoilers:
Phoebe Henderson may be single but she sure doesn’t feel fabulous. It’s been a year since she found her boyfriend Alex in bed with another woman, and multiple cases of wine and extensive relationship analysis with best friend Lucy have done nothing to help. Faced with a new year but no new love, Phoebe concocts a different kind of resolution.
The List: ten things she’s always wanted to do in bed but has never had the chance (or the courage!) to try. A bucket list for between the sheets. One year of pleasure, no strings attached. Simple, right?
Factor in meddlesome colleagues, friends with benefits, getting frisky al fresco and maybe, possibly, true love and Phoebe’s got her work cut out for her.