What I'm Reading This June

Friday, 5 June 2015

I told you all that I'd be returning to blogging in full force, so here I am with my third post this week. You'll have to put up with a lot of me and my ramblings as I try get back into a steady book filled routine.

Anyway, it is June. Which not only means that it's nearly summer (Although, British weather doesn't seem to agree with this), it also means a month filled with more new and exciting novels. So, ever the eager book enthusiast that I am I thought I would share with you the books that I'm hoping to read/finish this month! 

Books you can expect to see reviews about in the coming weeks: The Death Cure by James Dashner, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice AND Forget Me Not by Megan Tayte.

The Bane Chronicles

The month of May was kind of hectic for me.

What with moving house and work, I started to read the tales about the illustrious High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, and his colorful wardrobe and crazy life. 
But I have a confession, I still have yet to finish it. I know, I feel like I have failed my fellow fashionista, but I promise that I will finish it this month.

After all, I'm already more than halfway through and about to find out exactly 'What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You're Not Officially Dating Anyway)'
I am loving these short stories. Each page is packed with laughs and the sass levels are through the roof.

I can't decide whether I want to be Magnus Bane purely for his sense of style and an array of wonderful pals like Ragnor and Catrina (and a little bit of everyone's favourite vampire, Raphael) or be friends with Magnus. Either way I'm ready for more hilarity and sass to ensue as I read on!
Keep up to date with my reading progress of The Bane Chronicles here

The Kiss


The lovely folks at Hachette Books have given me an ARC of this book and I'm excited to get stuck in.

And I know we're not meant to judge books by their covers, but come on! We all do it from time to time. I have to say that I adore the front cover for The Kiss. I mean, sure, no prizes for guessing it's a romance novel but I think that it looks really pretty. Pink was always my favourite colour growing up (I know, I'm so basic) and I know for a fact if Fetus Sam saw this at her school book fair, she'd pick it up!

I don't want to say too much about the synopsis because I'll leave that for my review when I've read it. However, you can find out more about it here. Once I get reading it, you'll see it in the sidebar widget on my blog. However, you can also check my GoodReads here to see status updates of what I'm reading.

Big thanks to Headline for sending a me a copy of Louise Lee's new book, The Last Honeytrap.

It's not normally something I would read, but a few books that I've received review copies of recently have surprised me by how enjoyable they are and I've been fortunate to receive several review copies from Headline and don't think there's one that I've straight up hated so far.

I'm starting to get into the crime genre and while fast paced and exciting, sometimes they can get a bit heavy and dark. While I adore dark, twisted books and find them thrilling in their own right I'm still a sucker for romance.

So, what could be better than this novel about Private Investigator Florence Love who has just ten days to meet, charm and entrap superstar jazz musician, Scott 'Scat' Delaney. Although, she must obey her cardinal entrapment rule of not falling for the target. Even if they're one of the hottest men on the planet.

The Dead Game
I actually got a copy for this from a group I belong to on GoodReads who do monthly challenges and giveaways and can I say that I am extremely ecstatic to read this. I just have this fixation with horror mystery novels. I can't get enough of them!

The Dead Game is about Linda who moves to a seaside town to have a quiet life. Opening a book store and making new friends, life seems like a breeze.

But oh no, bad stuff is about to go down because no-one can ever be happy in the land of fiction.

Dead bodies and disappearing tourists seem to be the norm for this town with residents being stalked by shadows once the sun sets.

I don't have the stomach to watch horror movies, which is ironic since I recently auditioned to be in one and due to my obsession with FX's American Horror Story, but I can handle thrilling novels which are a tad on the gory side like some of Gillian Flynn's books. I have a feeling that The Dead Game could be as dark as or even darker than Flynn's novels. I shall have to wait and see.
Again, I don't want to say too much just keep to the mystery in the air. Alas, if you are intrigued then you can find out more about The Dead Game here
Wild Blue Yonder
Megan Tayte's novels are like the holy grail. Something about them pull you in and you just can't put them down. Maybe it's the charming characters who you quickly become attached to without even realising it or the intriguing plot that runs throughout the novel that's packed with twists and turns.

I am in love with the Ceruleans series which follows young Scarlett Blake as she tries to find answers as to why her sister committed suicide. In the process our protagonist falls in love, makes new friends and is faced with a choice between life and death.

Having made her choice in the second book in the series, Forget Me Not, I am ridiculously eager to find out what happens to Scarlett in the follow up, Wild Blue Yonder.
Some of you may have seen my cover reveal for the book where I gushed about how beautiful I think this cover is. Seriously - look at it!
I look insanely forward to diving into the Ceruleans world again. Thank you to Megan for sending me the review copies!

My 'to be read' pile is literally never ending as I'm constantly adding to it. So many books, so little time in the day...and so little money.

Let me know what books you're planning on reading this month?

Hope you have a great day! Happy reading!
Until next time,
Samantha



3 comments

  1. I haven't heard of any of these except for the Bane Chronicles which hasn't really capture my interest. I'm definitely checking out The Last Honey Trap. I'm a huge fan of crime fiction both thriller/suspense && cozy mysteries. Hope you enjoy your June reads! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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  2. Aah, The Ban Chronicles!! My friend gave me the hardcover collection of all the stories but I still haven't gotten round to reading any of them, although I really, really want to know what happened in Peru ;) The Kiss sounds like something I'd like and I am definitely a fan of the cover. I hope you enjoy all these books!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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  3. These look fun! I've read some of the Bane Chronicles. Hope you enjoy them all!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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