Great Reads from June 2017

I am finally caught up on my reviews over at Opinionated Book Lover, so while I don’t have a ton of books to share with you this month, I will in July. Below are the 4-star and 5-star books I’ve read and reviewed recently.

My Life with the Liars by Caela Carter

Behind the white-washed walls of the compound, life was simple. Follow the rules, “live in the Light,” and all would be well. Zylynn was excited to turn thirteen…but when she is taken away by a man who claims to be her father, Zylynn is confused and desperate to return to her home.

This middle grade book about a girl raised in a cult is amazing. It’s crazy to think of all the things Zylynn wouldn’t know. So well done!

5 Stars

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

This Sherlock Holmes re-imaging is really fun. Jamie Watson, a boy, and Charlotte Holmes, a girl, meet at boarding school when students start being murdered. They become fast friends and partners. I loved it!

4 Stars

The Boy Is Back by Meg Cabot

Becky Flowers hasn’t thought about her high school ex, Reed Stewart, in years. Until suddenly—thanks to a news story that goes viral —Reed comes bursting back into her life like an Indiana summer twister.

This book is written entirely in emails, texts, news articles, etc. It worked so well. The plot is fairly predictable, but every second of this book was enjoyable.

4 Stars

The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Yet when Bex seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain’s future king, she can’t resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince.

I wasn’t sure about this book, but I loved it. The characters are so great, and the drama is so fantastic. I couldn’t stop listening.

4 Stars

The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

Leia returns to Alabama to put her grandmother’s affairs in order, clean out the big Victorian that has been in the Birch family for generations, and tell her family that she’s pregnant. Yet just when Leia thinks she’s got it all under control, she learns that illness is not the only thing Birchie’s been hiding.

This book is super nerdy. I want to be real life friends with Leia. Haha. The family drama was great too, but I mostly loved this one for the MC.

4 Stars

What great books have you read recently?

Today’s post will be linked up with Modern Mrs. Darcy for her Quick Lit series.

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