June Stars | Five Star Reads & Life

Updated: Feb 27

Hello Fellow Book Nerds,

This is my first monthly book overview for this blog and I am incredibly excited about that. If you haven't noticed, I honestly just love writing about my passions and favorite books. Therefore, I will continue to create things like this, so I have a reason to continuously chat about the books I love. This month has been very busy for me, and I have so much going on in my personal life. So I've only read a few books, but I have a whole list of arcs waiting for me to read in NetGalley. This month I'll be trying my best to get through them all.

To take a moment away from the topic, I'd like to just talk about life. For those who don't know, I am of the overweight community. I have been ever since I was a child and it's so hard to try and do something about it now. I'm still trying, it just feels futile, and like maybe I should embrace the size I've become. With no outside support and just me, it will be one hell of a story if I manage it. Aside from that, I'd like to start videos on my youtube channel again and try to polish them a bit more. I love sharing games I enjoy, so that will definitely happen. This blog is also new, and I'll be honest, I don't know what the hell I'm doing. I'm hoping I can just keep posting things I like. I've never had a blog, so I don't know if this will get boring to people if it isn't already. Still, it's nice to just have a place to vent even if no one reads it. Then there is my bookish shop, which isn't hard to keep up with. Finally, I often feel torn between wanting to enjoy all that I have going on and also fearing for the BLM movement. I have never felt as scared as I do now, that anything can happen. I feel like the world is trying to push for a race war, but I don't want that. I love everyone equally, if I had to choose between colors I don't see the point of staying on this earth. Okay, that got dark... let's get back to the light.


1.) Shatter Me: I have a book review coming up after I read the second book, so I won't be going into too many details. I'll just say that this was an unexpected favorite! I read this book while listening to the audiobook and it was perfect. The writing is very poetic and ethereal, as well as suspenseful and just so utterly sad. Despite that, many of the scenes made me laugh out loud. The characters were phenomenal and the plot was believable. A well deserved five-star book.

2.) The Loneliest Girl in the Universe: This was another unexpected five stars; I have a review up for this already and a spoiler post coming shortly. One of my favorite booktubers, BooksandLala, actually got me interested in reading this. If I recall correctly, she doesn't like this book as much as I do. I can understand why some might be put out, it's not overly sci-fi-like some books, and the plot twist took a turn we never expected. However, that is what I loved most about this book. Everything was so cleverly hidden while being obviously present if you knew what to look for. The surprise and reveal of the book blew my mind away. If you want to know more about that, wait for my spoiler talk!

3.) The Burning Shadow: Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my guilty reads, which is only because some people think books about angels and vampires are juvenile. So I often feel like I have to hide the fact that I still love these books. When in actuality, her books are often better written than more than half of the adult fiction we have. When you go into a JLA book, you get a lot of depth in the story and a lot of special moments. The character development is on point, and she does away with the instant love trope that plagues this genre so much. The female characters are always more than one dimensional and the men are believable. I realize I haven't talked much about the book itself. That's because I'm saving that for a special series I want to do in this world the book is set in. JLA does an epic job at world-building, that there is just so much to go over. I can't wait!

That's all I have for this day. I highly encourage you all to go out and give these books a read. I am so pleased that I did.

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