30 June 2016

June wrap-ups + a book haul

June has been a busy month. I attended my very first book release here in Malmö. I changed the design of my blog, a project so troublesome, I wrote a whole essay about it. And I wrote a total of six reviews:

Full Fathom Five, by Max Gladstone - 4 stars
A heart-wrenching story set in the most fantastic world.

Dawn of Rebellion, by Michelle Lynn - 3 stars
This book was exciting and had a lot of potential, but fell short when it came to characters and writing.

Lords of the Sith, by Paul S. Kemp - 3 stars
Barely any Darth Vader in this action-packed space adventure. A very disappointing read.

Demon Eyes, by Scott Tracey - 5 stars
One of the strongest sequels I have read.

The Best of All Possible Worlds, by Karen Lord - 3,5 stars
A great love story, but I expected more, considering all the praise this book got.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows - 5/10 stars
Mindless popcorn entertainment. I wouldn't have watched it if it weren't for the free tickets.

Also, a few books were purchased. And by "few" I mean "six":

A Maze of Death, by Philip K. Dick
An old classic that my brother and I really wanted to buy.

Complete Ghost Stories, by Charles Dickens
Bought in on a whim, because it was crazy cheap. Now I have something to read on Halloween.

Dune, by Frank Herbert
One of the many books that have been on my TBR forever.

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
Now I have the original English version too.

The End of Eternity, by Isaac Asimov
A couple of more titles by Asimov, and I will have to clear an entire shelf for this guy.

Trettio Nyanser av Saknad - an anthology
That's the book from the book release.

I honestly don't know what I'm going to do next month. I have a couple of reviews scheduled, but other than that, I don't have any specific plans. A part of me wants to take a break from book reviews and try something else. We'll just have to wait and see.

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