This post is a little late, considering it’s already seven days into July, but I wanted to post it anyways. I’m writing this in an airport, where I’m stuck for two more hours because my flight was delayed…
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
This book was so unique from the other science fiction that I’ve read. That’s because it’s written in the format of emails, security footage, pictures, and much, much more. It tells the story of Ezra and Kady, who are swept up into space after a war is starting by two megacorporations. This isn’t the only problem, though, because there’s also a deadly plague infecting people on the ships. If you decide to read this book, I do not recommend getting the e-book. Apparently it’s missing a lot of the cool pictures that are in the print copy.
Confess by Colleen Hoover
This was my first Colleen Hoover book and I listened to it as an audiobook. I loved the romance and that plot twist SURPRISED ME SO MUCH. If you like sad books that will make you cry (it made me cry) then I would recommend this book. Confess is about an artist named Owen who paints pictures based on confesses people anonymously leave him. He meets Auburn on a chance encounter, and the two are drawn to each other immediately. But there are many complications (*the plot twist*) that prevent them from being together.
Replica by Lauren Oliver
I was so excited that I got an ARC of this, and it was just as good as I hoped it would be. I’m going to be posting a full review soon, so watch out for it. Lauren Oliver never fails to impress me! Replica is a flip book, meaning that half of the book is from Lyra’s point of view, and half is from Gemma’s. Haven Institute has a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding it. Secretly, they are manufacturing clones. Lyra’s is one of the clones, and Gemma is a girl who learns her father is connected to the Haven Institute. When the building is attacked, both girls cross paths. There’s a lot of plot twists (some that I saw coming, and others that I didn’t at all)!
Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally
This was the first book I read by Miranda Kenneally, and I’m so glad I did. It was equal parts cute and relatable. This is another book that I will be reviewing soon. It’s about a girl named Taylor who loves soccer, but was kicked out of her old school for possession of drugs. She was actually covering for her boyfriend, and now her and her senator father have to deal with the consequences. There’s also a super adorable love interest, Ezra, who is her older brother’s friend.
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
Read my review here. Yay for diverse books!
-Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
-The Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige
-Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
-An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
What were the best book that you read in June? Let me know in the comments!