July Wrap Up (2016)
July has been a crazy month for me. I started back at university for my last semester of my course which is sad and exciting at the same time. And this semester is going to be crazy, there is a few events that we have to organised, big assessments and graduation.
I am also part of the team creating the Visible Ink Anthology this year and we are coming to the big end. We are reading submissions, deciding covers and putting it all together.
At the end of this month I started my Internship, which is turning out to be pretty amazing. I cannot wait to see what else that I learn.
My #LoveOzYA feature is still going and I really hope that you are enjoying it. If there is any Aussie YA authors that you would like to see in an interview – just give me a shout.
I read 9 books in July – which I am quite surprised about. I didn’t even think I would be able to read that much. However, we are already a week into August and I haven’t read anything.
The Industry by Rose Foster: I enjoyed reading The Industry and cannot wait to read more. The world was intriguing, protagonist interesting and the story pulled me right in. The Industry shows us that we need to try to be strong in hard times, even when you think everything is impossible| 3.5 Stars Full Review
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern: Flawed was an intriguing read. With a world that marks people for being flawed and follows a system that is flawed itself, a protagonist that needs to hold on, Flawed is a captivating read and I cannot wait for more | 3.5 Stars Full Review
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye: I am not to sure how I feel about this one, I enjoy the concept of the book, the plot was intriguing and I enjoyed the characters. But the romance and the whole of the book was a let down | 3.5 Stars.
Burning by Danielle Rollins: I enjoyed Burning. Was is a bad book? No. Is it my favourite? No. Will I read the next book in this series? Yes.Burning reminds us that not everyone is who they seem on the outside, or even who you think them to be, sometimes you need to trust your instincts and run | 3 Stars Full Review
The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman: The concept was interesting and the mystery was quite good, but then everything else let it down for me | 2.5 Stars
Point of Origin by Rebecca Yarros: A quick read from an author that I enjoyed. Cannot wait to read more from the fire boys| 3.5 Stars
Disruption by Jessica Shirvington: I loved the whole concept of the world, the book, the writing. I characters were amazing and intriguing and the ending! 4 Stars
Corruption by Jessica Shirvington: I started this as soon as I finished Disruption, it was even more amazing and intriguing. 4 stars.
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley: Gorgeous writing and just so beautiful. It’s a story about grief, first love, friendship and what it means to grow up. It was beautiful. 4 Stars.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne: Why am I always a mess when it comes to Harry Potter. I devoured this. Albus is too much like his father for his own good and most of the time I wanted to just throw something at him, but I understood. Scorpius was marvelous and was the best kind of friend for Albus, and I want to know more. Rose was a mix of her mother and father and it was perfect. And everyone else – my life is complete | 4 Stars
#LoveOzYA Interview: Meg Caddy
Book Review: This is What Goodbye Looks Like by Olivia Rivers
Book Review: When Micheal Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah
#LoveOzYA Interview: Lynette Noni
My Journey with Harry #PotterheadJuly
Book Review: Breathing Underwater by Sophie Hardcastle
#LoveOzYA Interview: Sophie Hardcastle
Books Outside the US – Yes Please!
Book Review: The Industry by Rose Foster
#LoveOzYA Interview: Rose Foster
Book Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
Pokemon Go Book Tag
#LoveOZYA Interview: Paula Weston
I love posting photos of my books on Instagram. I may not be a fantastic photographer but it’s fun to take these photos. Here are some that I posted in May. You can follow me at angelreads.
How was your July? How many books do you read? What did you love? Let’s Chat!