June Wrap-Up (2018)

June was a really good month! I finally got to a lot of books that had been on my to-read-asap-ASAP list and I was not disappointed by most of them! I also got back to do pinterest aesthetic for the ones I was inspired by (and which had the images I was looking for because sometimes I am inspired but pinterest just doesn’t have what I want.) This wrap-up isn’t just books for once because I felt like including some movies and the video game I started since it ate a lot of my reading time 😉

1) Hunger Makes the Wolf (Hob #1), by Alex Wells
Set on a planet ruled by some sort of big corporation, most people working in mines or farm towns, this novel follows Hob, a young woman who’s part of a gang riding in futuristic bikes, able to weild fire like her boss is. I loved the female friendship, the spying, the worker fighting for their rights… A really good novel.

2) The Prey of Gods, by Nicky Drayden
SO GOOD. This is really weird but I was mind blown. Futuristic South Africa, bots, gods, powers… it follows a bunch of characters that were all super interesting.

3) Blood Binds the Pack (Hob #2), by Alex Wells
Just as good as the first book, I loved it as well!

4) So You Want to be a Robot and Other Stories, by A. Merc Rustad
Here’s my review of this great great short fiction collection. Fantasy, science fiction, non-binary characters… Loved it!

5) Certain Dark Things, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Noir vampire story set in a futuristic Mexico City! The characters were really great and while I found the novel sometimes a bit slow, I really liked learning about all the different kind of vampires.

6) La sirène et la licorne, by Erin Mosta
Adorable petite romance en bord de mer entre deux jeunes filles ❤ Ma chronique complète est ici!

7) Ghost Talkers, by Mary Robinette Kowal
Historical and supernatural thriller, this novel set in Le Havre during WWI with mediums helping the war effort was really cool. It was short and effective, surprised me and I really am glad I finally got to read it.

8) Summer of Salt, by Katrina Leno
This was a real treasure of a book. More magic than usual in Leno’s books, sisterhood and lovely island setting.
If you need a trigger warning, I would advise to click to my goodreads review where I wrote it down. It could be seen as a spoiler with the way the book talks about it but I still think it is necessary to mention it.

9) An Accident of Stars (Manifold Worlds #1), by Foz Meadows
Inclusive portal fantasy! I really liked this novel, here’s my review.

10) Witchmark (Witchmark #1), by C.L. Polk
Lovely novel, that I think can be seen as a romance story set in a fantasy world at war. The main character is a veteran doctor with magical abilities, investigating a murder with a mysterious man!

11) Le chaudron brisé, by Nathalie Dau
Superbe design tant extérieur qu’intérieur mais je n’ai pas du tout aimé l’histoire 😦

12) Jolies ténèbres, by Fabien Vehlmann, Kerascoët
Horror graphic novel drawn in the style of a children book, a gory story of revenge with little people living near a child’s decaying corpse in a forest. This sounds kind of WTF and it is, but it’s really original and I liked how it surprised me.

13) Adventure Time, Tome 1, by Ryan North, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline
14) Adventure Time, Tome 2, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
J’ai eu du mal à me faire à la traduction française au début mais c’était vraiment très fun! Par contre bof les (super) notes de bas de page en vert clair: l’usure de ce livre de bibliothèque les a rendu quasiment illisible.

15) L’atelier des Sorciers, Tome 1, by Shirahama Kamome
Adorable! Des dessins tout en finesse et une histoire de magie, sorciers, amitié naissante… Un peu beaucoup de présentation et d’info-dump mais pour un premier tome c’est compréhensible.

16) Little Witch Academia, Tome 1, by Yoh Yoshinari, Trigger
Cet anime était vraiment un énorme coup de cœur donc je me suis jeté sur cette adaptation en manga! Malheureusement ce n’est pas comme je l’ai d’abord cru une adaptation de la trame principale de l’anime mais des petites aventures en parallèle avec l’action de l’anime. Une personne n’ayant pas vu celui-ci ne comprendra pas une grande partie des allusions et les transitions entre les chapitres.
Je ne sais pas encore si j’achèterais les tomes suivants lorsqu’ils sortiront, à voir si les couvertures me charment!

17) Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1), by Rebecca Roanhorse
Small goodreads review here!

18) A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers #1), by Alex White
Goodreads review also here!


The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild
Now that I’m off work and uni I’ve started playing video games again and finally started this gorgeous little game! I’ve played a lot this month and it’s so relaxing, both the music, sounds effects and nice landscapes.

Solo: A Star Wars Story
At first I had zero expectations for this movie, then people started to say on twitter that they actually had had a nice time so my expectation rose. But ultimately it was a disappointment for me. I was bored, angry at some easy writing and just not impressed at all. Some moments between Han and Chewie were nice and it wasn’t plain bad, but definitely forgettable for me.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
We rewatched the first three Jurassic Park movies before that one! And I realised I’d never actually seen the third one, oops!
I also had no expectations but actually liked it better than Jurassic World. I had a nicer time than with Solo as well. Not without flaws but okay for what I was expecting.

Kiki la petite sorcière (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
I got the blu-ray for my birthday in May and finally took the time to watch it for the very first time and! wow! A new favourite movie for me. It’s just so nice, cosy, pure and adorable!

Posted this month: 

Book review: The Poppy War
Book review: Revenant Gun
Chronique de livre: La sirène et la Licorne
Book review: Baker Thief
Book review: So You Want to be a Robot and Other Stories
Book review: An Accident of Stars

Currently reading: 

1 golden fool

I can’t believe it’s already July, time goes too fast, there’s so much I want to read still! But I also read more than 100 books already this year so I guess I have a good pace! (I mean there are novellas, graphic novels and manga in the lot but! I’m still happy with myself haha)

17 thoughts on “June Wrap-Up (2018)

  1. One of my biggest regrets was not reading The Prey of Gods last year, but it’s on my list now! I’ve only heard great things about it. And I actually really liked Solo, but then I also went in with very low expectations. It was a lot better than a lot of reviews made it sound, and I loved the old-school sci-fi adventure feel of it. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom I was rather ambivalent about, but then again, it was exactly the over-the-top ridiculous summer blockbuster I expected it to be, so I have no complaints. My kid enjoyed it at least 🙂

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    1. It’s one of a kind! I’m really excited for the author’s next novel!

      I guess I would have liked it more if I had gone on day 1 before people had time to see it and say everywhere that it wasn’t that bad, I shouldn’t have listened to them haha. Ha well!
      Yeah I mean it was so over-the-top like you say that I just couldn’t dislike it, it’s just what it is, a summer blockbuster with dinos *shrugs*
      Glad your kid enjoyed it 😀


    1. It really depends what you mean by “so much romance”… I’m a third of the way through it and so far there’s been minor attraction mentioned, but it’s mostly about the plot. If it’s a romance novel, it’s a romance novel in the sense that part of the characters’ journey is romance, but there’s plenty of other stuff going on.

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      1. Yes I might not have used my words well, there’s romance but it’s really intertwined with the plot so it was perfect for me who don’t read just-romance-books and who wasn’t expecting that.
        Thank you for wording it better 🙂

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    2. Yeah once I got past a certain point (maybe 20% or less) I couldn’t stop reading, it’s one of those where it’s better to just continue reading and it quickly starts making more sense!

      There’s no “so much romance”, at least as a person who don’t love romance heavy books I found it just the right amount since their encounter was often regarding their investigation and all. I’m not talented to talk about books with romance I think haha.

      Haha thank you, I really thought I’d read less because of Zelda but? nope hahha

      Thanks for the link! I went to your blog when I posted this and saw you hadn’t posted yet 😉


      1. As long as it’s not just a romance novel, I should be fine! And, I mean, if it worked for you, I’m 99% sure it will work for me, haha.

        Yeah, we were behind because Sebastian was too busy watching soccer. 😂


  2. So many amazing books in this wrap up! I have heard great things about other books by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, but I haven’t heard about Certain Dark Things before. It sounds so interesting, I’m intrigued and I’m definetely adding it to my tbr. Great post! 💗


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