I am here with June Wrap Up. This month I read a total of 4 books and 1,269 pages.
The genres I read this month were fantasy and contemporary. I read 2 first books and 2 sequels.
Onto the ratings!
The Gilded King (Sovereign #1) by Josie Jaffrey
I was lucky enough to received an ARC of this book and I do have a full review up so I’ll keep this short. Thank you so much to Josie Jaffrey for sending a copy my way!
Wow what an adventure!! Also so many questions I need the next book right away! The Gilded King is a fantasy blend of paranormal and post apocalyptic dystopian fiction. I adored the host of characters we get introduced to, they’re all complex and all have their place on the political chessboard of the world. I was a little worried as it is spin off series but I never felt lost in the story.
The narrative is told in two perspectives from human Julia and an Invicti Silver, Cameron in alternating chapters. I never got confused between the two narrative styles and with both having a different status and place in the world you are really able to get a detailed understanding of the world. Also there was plenty of action and intrigue in each chapter that I never got bored or wanted to skip pages.
Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2 Psy-Changeling #17) by Nalini Singh
Ocean Light is the latest episode of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series as this is book 17 I won’t say much because spoilers. This book follows Human and security specialist, Bowen Knight and Black Water chef, Kaia Luna.
It was awesome to get to know more about the mysterious water changelings and also focus on how the normal, everyday humans function in this fantastical society. No surprise that I adored this. Nalini Singh just has the way of creating flawed characters that you can help but fall in love with. Also this women knows how to write a slow burn romance that makes you swoon.
Seriously if you haven’t started this series and are looking for a world you can sink into which is on going, you need to pick these books up!
Royally Endowed (#3 Royally) by Emma Chase
This book focuses on security guard to Wessco royal family, Logan St. James and sister to royal Duchess, Ellie Hammond. For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, gorgeous royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really. To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.
I adore this series! There something about these characters that makes me want more books! There’s a lot more time jumps in this narrative but worked for the storyline – going back to the start of the first book Royally Screwed and beyond to the wonderful ever after. I adore being able to see what’s happened to the couples we feel in love with in the pervious books.
Bones and Bourbon by Dorian Graves
I was lucky enough to received an ARC of this book and I do have a full review coming up so I’ll keep this short. Thank you so much to NineStar Press for sending a copy my way!
This book was such a fun adventure with a wicked sense of humour. It reminded me of an episode of Supernatural if there were less angels and demons and you know if The Winchesters were half Fae. I adore that the fantastical creatures were lessor know and from a wide variety of cultures. Would be interested in seeing where the Gallows brothers end up next.
That’s it for me. Comment down below and let me know what you’re favourite read of June was.
Until next time, happy reading!