Going into June feeling so much more positive about things! Little man went back to school today and for us it was the right choice, he was so happy and can’t wait to go back! Looking forward to so many of this months reads too, as two are from my 2020 most anticipated list, so carry on reading to find out what June’s picks are!
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
I feel like I have to boost this one up the Tbr to avoid spoilers for it. I’ve seen both a lot of a love and lot of hate for this book around and I know that Snow was an unpopular choice. Lets face it, we were all after a Mags back story weren’t we? But I’m going in with an open mind that I’m going to enjoy it because it would be silly not to!
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined – every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute… and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes
Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Another that I’ve been dodging spoilers for but I know it’s going to break my heart all over again. Squad 312 are such a wonderful bunch of misfits I can’t wait to get back into their universe and honestly they had me at heist!
First, the bad news: an ancient evil—you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal—is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They’ve just got to take care of a few small distractions first.
Like the clan of gremps who’d like to rearrange their favorite faces.
And the cadre of illegit GIA agents with creepy flowers where their eyes used to be, who’ll stop at nothing to get their hands on Auri.
Then there’s Kal’s long-lost sister, who’s not exactly happy to see her baby brother, and has a Syldrathi army at her back. With half the known galaxy on their tails, Squad 312 has never felt so wanted.
When they learn the Hadfield has been found, it’s time to come out of hiding. Two centuries ago, the colony ship vanished, leaving Auri as its sole survivor. Now, its black box might be what saves them. But time is short, and if Auri can’t learn to master her powers as a Trigger, the squad and all their admirers are going to be deader than the Great Ultrasaur of Abraaxis IV.
Shocking revelations, bank heists, mysterious gifts, inappropriately tight bodysuits, and an epic firefight will determine the fate of the Aurora Legion’s most unforgettable heroes—and maybe the rest of the galaxy as well.
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
In May I buddy read Vicious and we both loved it so it seemed a no brainer to move onto Vengeful this month! I’m excited to find out how the story continues after that ending!
Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there’s Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn’t know about his most recent act of vengeance.
Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains. And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan
Even though it deals with some tough issues, I loved Girls of Paper and Fire, I managed to grab the Fairyloot edition of this with the redesigned Icey cover – I love it! I’ve heard there’s a bit of a a love triangle in this one though so I hope I enjoy it just as much!
Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as the Moonchosen, the commoner who managed to do what no one else could. But slaying the cruel Demon King wasn’t the end of the plan—it’s just the beginning. Now Lei and her warrior love Wren must travel the kingdom to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. The journey is made even more treacherous thanks to a heavy bounty on Lei’s head, as well as insidious doubts that threaten to tear Lei and Wren apart from within.
Meanwhile, an evil plot to eliminate the rebel uprising is taking shape, fueled by dark magic and vengeance. Will Lei succeed in her quest to overthrow the monarchy and protect her love for Wren, or will she fall victim to the sinister magic that seeks to destroy her?
I also have some Netgalley books to get through