Mini-Reviews from July 2016 Wrap-Up

Posted September 9, 2016 by Minx

My summer was a very busy time and I am finally getting around to doing mini-reviews for some of the books I read in July. Do not expect mind-blowing reviews, ha ha ha, it was a very busy summer.

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

 

I gave this book 4 stars. This was a wonderful, awful, terrible heart wrenching beautiful disaster of a book and I am so in love and hate with it! It was all the drama I hate, the main protagonists are insane, in dire need of mental help but I loved it so very much!! Sigh, it was awesome!

 

 

 


A game of persuasion by Emma Locke

 

1 star story! I almost never give out a 1 star BUT this was not a “naughty” girl, this was a story about a pa-th-etic female wanting 1 night with a total rake! It was written well but the story made me roll my eyes with the pathetic desperation that this female pursued the man “she wanted one night with.”

 

 

 


This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, The Genre Minx Book Reviews

 

3.5 stars. This book was a Terrific Tuesday post from the beginning of July. I have to give this book a 3.5 stars because the writing itself was phenomenal! I loved the whole monsters aspect and creation. Seriously creative and creepy. I did not like the whole “Harker” aspect of it, sorry, that whole f-ed up family situation just broke my heart and completely tainted the story for me. Then the betrayal, saw it coming but just messed up. It was just not for me.

 

 


A Gathering of Shadows Final

 

4 stars. Wow! So much better than the first!! I am into this series now! The character growth was wonderful, the world building and development was fantastic as always. The plot twists were exactly right, so good! The main protagonists did not disappoint me and I am so glad that despite my reservations I soldiered on because I would have missed out.

 

 


On the Edge by Ilona Andrews4 stars. Do you know what I love about the author duo of Ilona Andrews? They write lovely stories that start off ok and then develop and build until you are hanging on and waiting with baited breath to see how the story ends.

I really enjoyed this story. It only has 4 stars because there really was very little character development. It was mainly romantic development which I appreciate but I really want my stories to be more than just romantic love. It is character development that can really grow a series and keep me reading book after book.

Another wonderful thing about this author is that the stories always end very tidy with a thread that just makes you want to tug it enough to move on to the next story. This is a very good read that has action, danger, magic, interesting world development, a love story and some sexy times. I highly recommend, do not let the meh cover fool you!


Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich

 

2 stars. This book was lost on me. I did not really enjoy the dialogue, humor attempts, or the character who kept referring to himself as the “nascar guy.” I read it for the Wobble Challenge and do not see myself ever, ever, ever reading any book in this series again.

 

 

 


Earth Bound by Christine Feehan

 

3.5 stars, it was cute and had some nice bad boy action but I felt like the sub plots and overall plot were not tied together very well. I think at the end of the series everything will be tied together but for me the ending did not leave enough interest for me to continue with the series.

 

 

 


So were there any 5 stars books in the month of July??

Yes, just one. I loved it! I hated it! I wanted to scream at my kindle! It tore me up! Such a good read! Unfortunately the rest of the series did not keep my interest.

Moon Spell by Samantha YoungEnter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance.

It’s bad enough feeling different among the human crowd, but feeling different among wolves?

No one said returning to her pack would be easy, especially after ten years without them, but seventeen year old Caia Ribeiro is unprepared for the realities of the transition. Raised in a world where kids aren’t scared by bedtime tales of the bogeyman but by the real life threat of enemy supernaturals who might come creeping into their community to kill them in their sleep, Caia is used to the darkness; she’s used to the mystery and the intrigue of the ancient underworld war she’s bound to by chance of birth. What she’s having trouble with are pack members treating her with wary suspicion, the Elders tucking secrets behind their backs, and her young Alpha, Lucien, distracting her with a dangerous attraction from her decision to uncover the truth.

But as the saying goes ‘the truth will out’ and when it does, Caia will only have so long to prepare herself before the war comes pounding on their door threatening to destroy the safe, secret lives of the wolves… and the girl they protect.

Synopsis via Goodreads


Well that is the end of my July 2016 mini-reviews. Stay tuned for my August mini-reviews.


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