June Book Wrap Up | 2017

Hey Epic Geeks,

After failing in April and May, I picked reading back up in June. I read a total of eight books and they were all amazing. I’m so excited to start and finish some series that have been on my TBR forever.

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First, I read The Raven Cycle by Maggie Striefvater in full. Four books (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, The Raven King), checked off. The Raven Cycle was an amazing YA fantasy series that I just couldn’t put down. I loved everything about them. If you love magic, a little bit of the paranormal, and great twists and turns, you’ll love this series too.

I have full reviews for all four books; The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, The Raven King.

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Next up was The Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. The Savage Song was wonderful YA Urban Fantasy. I cannot wait to get my hands on the second book, Our Dark Duet. The Savage Song has two main characters whose lives have been intertwined. Kate aspires to be fear like her father, while August doesn’t want to be seen as a monster. August volunteered to keep an eye on her. When there was a failed assassination attempt, they fled only creating more suspicion against August.

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While on vacation, I finally finished the next two books mentioned. I’m so glad I finally got to sit down and read A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas. I don’t want to say too much in case you haven’t read the first two books. However, lucky for you, I have a full reviews of both The Court of Thorns and Roses and The Court of Mist and Fury.

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The second book I finished on vacation was Leah Chiasson’s adult urban fantasy novella, Bound By Blood. This novella is to preface Marked for the Hunt. First, can we admire how amazing the cover is? Bound By Blood introduces us to a new character, Evangeline, bringing her into the Marked family by marrying her Faoladh fiance Jason. She helps the police department on scene with as a psychic consultant while really, she speaking with and seeing the dead. In her line of work, it’s not easy for a bride to be a bride while threatened for her life.

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The last book I read in the month of June was A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Victoria Schwab’s pen name). This young adult fantasy is filled with magic and adventure. I absolutely love the characters and the world building. There are four London’s in which are not normally traveled between. Delilah Bard runs into Kell while he’s in Grey London, the magicless London. As the thief she is, Delilah robbed Kell, then saved his life. Indebted to her, Kell agrees that she can come on a proper adventure.

In June, I didn’t read a single book that wasn’t amazing. Go read them and then talk to be in the comments below.

Three questions for you:

How much did you read last month?
What are you currently reading?
What is next up?

In the mean time, keep calm and stay epic,


  • Emma

    I’ve been desperate for a new fantasy series to read so thank you for some food for thought – think I May have to hunt down the Raven Cycle books. I’ve also been meaning to read A Darker Shade of Magic for ages, so I’m glad it’s getting positive reviews. What’s next on your reading list?

    • Both of those are wonderful. <3
      I'm currently reading Rebel in the Sands … next up, I'm not sure. Possibly something by Tamora Pierce since I've never read anything from her.

      • Please do! Some of her stuff feels lower grade, but it’s all beautiful and killer. I’d also recommend Robin McKinley and Charles De Lint. Both are older authors, but still killer.

        • I really need to. Amazon agrees too

    • ADSOM was amazing, in my honest opinion. I’d also recommend Marked For The Hunt, but that’s me being selfish 😉

  • I wish I had more time to read! I’m currently rereading one of my favorite loves -The Lord of the Rings <3

    • I listen to audiobooks while I’m at my day job. I work in graphics so usually it doesn’t interfere.

      I love re-reading old favorites!

  • ACOWAR was addictive! Heck the whole series! I hate that I have to wait until next year for the next book xDDDDD I’m so hooked on Rhys atm… yup… it sounds that bad xDDDDD

    • I had to wait for ACOWAR and for the next book, so ugh. x_x
      At least that gives time to catch up on everything else.

      • I just ordered an Amren themed candle because I love her so much.

        • I want it!!!

          • It’s just a two ounce candle and only cost me 5.50 on A Court of Candles. I’m really excited for that shipment.

  • Kay

    I’m so slow with reading lately…currently working my way through Nevernight by Jay Kristoff!

    • I really want to get my hands on that. I hope I’m not as dissappointed in it as I have been in other books.

      • Kay

        I just finished it this morning and REALLY enjoyed it. One of my faves of the year so far! I hope you enjoy it too if you get to it!

  • I’ve read all of those books! I even wrote one of them, too!

    • Yes you did! Almost all of these were ones you wanted me to read for so long