June was a half-and-half month. Half was eh, but then I challenged myself to read 1000 pages a week and after that it was go-go-go! I am yet to have a 1000 page week but 750 ain’t bad. Especially when it’s a mix of historical fiction and a choose-your-adventure book. Those are not easy reads!
Aphorisms on Love and Hate by Friedrich Nietzsche
I loved that Little Miss Sunshine movie when I was younger, and I always remembered that the teenage boy read Nietzsche but beyond that- I really didn’t know much about him.
Obviously it’s hard to get an overview of an entire philosophical way of thinking in just 50 pages but from what I can gather, Nietzsche was a reeeeeal douche.
Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn
It’s been just under two years since I last read a Kitty Norville book, despite the last ending on a cliffhanger, so I was a little out of sorts when I started Kitty Raises Hell. Trying to remember who everyone was, why they were doing things, and anything that wasn’t major can be a little tricky with a break that long.
Despite that, I enjoyed it. It wasn’t my favourite storyline but rejoining this world was like sinking into a hot bath. Comforting and maybe a bit bland. However, that didn’t last past this book…
The supernatural world was like an onion. You peel back the layers, only to find more layers, on and on, hopelessly trying to reach the mysterious core. Then you start crying.
Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn
Holy moly, this book was good. What surprised me was that I started this series because of my love for radio shows, but this was probably my favourite of the series and didn’t feature that much. Instead, it was Kitty on a reality show. And of course, people start dying.
Reality shows are my kryptonite, I’ll watch an episode of Jersey Shore with a bowl of popcorn any evening. But who needs Jersey Shore when you have this book? I read it in a day. I haven’t done that in ages. The action was fast-paced, the characters were believable and the whole story was smaller than the usual couple book arcs this series has, so it was self-contained and easy to read. If you’re reading this series and thinking about giving up, this book might just change your mind.
“-You know why horror-movie characters always get killed? Because they’ve never seen horror movies. They don’t know how it works. Right? But we do. So no one go into the basement alone. No one go screaming off into the woods alone. No one have sex.”
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Did I actually read a book on my TBR? I did! Like I mentioned in that post, I’ve actually been given the opportunity to meet Jennifer L. Armentrout and I figured I should read the book of hers that I have before I do. I started writing out a mini review, but I have so much to say about this book that it needs a full one.
If anything, his expression took on a mask of grudging acceptance, probably how I looked when I had to give a book I’d been excited about a less than stellar review.
Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? by Max Brallier
Another one off my TBR! I’ll be doing a full review soon in anticipation of the companion book coming out in August.