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Boss Book Reviews: June's Highlights

In which I report on my favorite reviews of the month.
To be on the safe side, make sure you catch these reviews!

Favorites of My Own Reviews

In a few words: Wrenching, Insightful, and Gorgeously Dark

"Summers’s prose is telling, insightful, and gorgeously dark, uncovering a world in which fate has dealt some a cruel hand. The zombieness? That’s only the HALF of it."


Click here to read my review of This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers.

In a few words: Rip-your-heart-out fabulous

"When I’d requested Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson, my reason had more to do with it being an interesting-sounding retelling than anything else. Books have a way of making a concept or a story you once found uninspired into something that inspires you. That inspires you to be careful with others, and their presence in your life, and to love with your whole being, without restriction, without fear. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson accomplished that, and I treasure it even more because it’s power caught me by surprise. Sometimes when you look for things too hard—in my case, That Perfect Book—you lose sight of the gems really sunk in places that are almost imperceptible. Then when you least expect it, they drop into your lap because you put it there without thinking—they find you."

Click here to read my review of Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

In a few words: A thorough, thrilling, exciting beginning

"I love thick, tension-filled plot that either sparks and blows or cooks on slow fire, and I love fabulous setting and world-building. Not to mention, PACING. These are all vital elements in a book, BUT it’s the characters that can make or break or save a book. Whatever I felt when I started Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard DOUBLED when I met the amazeballs Spirit-Hunters staying to weed out Philadelphia’s zombie epidemic. When you meet them, you will love them for their skills, their voices, and their personalities as a whole. "

Click here to read my review of Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard.

Give Me An A, B, C... Give Me All Your Reviews!

Here are the rest of my reviews for this month:

Boss Reviews from Other Blogger Peeps

Unfortunately, this month was too hectic for me to hop by very many blog posts so this list would've been longer otherwise. As it stands, I only have what I noted in the very beginning of the month. Still, these reviews ARE amazing and then some.

Saz101 on The Selection by Kiera Cass

Realm of Fiction on Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready

Gossamer Obsessions on Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler

Eleusinian Mysteries on The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Got something specific in mind? Dare I believe I might NOT have covered something you wish to know? If so, let me know down in the comments section. Don't be shy!

6 comments:

Sam said...

*happy dance* It makes me feel so special to see me review featured! Thank you!! :D

Also, your review for Tiger Lily is AMAZING. One of my favourites I think. I've wanted to read the book ever since! :)

seeitorreadit said...

This is Not a Test is a great read so I totally agree with you and OMG Tiger Lily and Something Strange and Deadly are totally on my tbr list!!! Awesome post :-) BTW have your read Of Poseidon? That is a great book too!!!!


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Asher Knight said...

Well, duh, Sam, you're like one of the most amazing bloggers EVER. But you're review of Shine has me itching for my own copy. I STILL HAVEN'T READ SHIFT :O

HAVE to get on that! And thanks! I really loved how that review turned out. I felt like it really said everything I wanted it to, put everything into something accessible by everyone. GLAD YOU LOVED IT TOO. :-D

Asher Knight said...

*high-fives* Wasn't it so beautifully dark, EMOTIONAL? LOVED. And Something Strange and Deadly has AWESOME characterization, seriously. Tiger Lily? You will *DIE* inside, in a good way. If that makes sense. *lol*

Asher Knight said...

AND I LOVED OF POSEIDON. TOO FUNNY. My review is around here somewhere ;D

Sarah said...

Holy moley, Tiger Lily sounds amazing! AND WHAT THE HELL IS IT WITH SAM AND HER AMAZING REVIEWS? AND BRODIE AND HER AMAZING REVIEWS? AND I'M GOING TO HAVE TO CHECK OUT THIS GOSSAMER OBSESSIONS AMAZING REVIEWER. But I seriously don't know what the deal with this 'Sarah' girl is. By which I mean: *hugs* I love you xx