Dec 24, 2013

365 Days of Books: June 2013

With the new year fast coming up, I thought I'd recap 2013, the most bookish year in the history of me. The most significant thing that happened last June was probably when I passed a subject without submitting a project. I remember reading Opal outside the classroom while my groupmates faced our professor's wrath (or lack of it, thereof) because our machine project was non-existent lol.

Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead (2/5)
Outcast by Adrienne Kress (5/5)
Secret for a Song by S.K. Falls (4/5)
Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (5/5)
Phoenix (Black City #2) by Elizabeth Richards (5/5)
Shadows (Lux #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4/5)
Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg (4/5)
Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4.5/5)
My Friend the Enemy by Dan Smith (4/5)
Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (5/5)
Addicted to You by Colina Brennan (4/5)
Total: 12 books

Book of the Month
Title: Phoenix (Black City #2)
Author: Elizabeth Richards
Release Date: June 4th 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Age Group: Young Adult
Ash and Natalie are just starting to build a life together when things in the United Sentry States go from bad to worse. Ash and Natalie find themselves at the center of turmoil when dictator Purian Rose threatens Natalie’s life unless Ash votes in favor of Rose’s Law—a law that will send Darklings and other dissenters to a deadly concentration camp known as the Tenth.
When Ash can’t bring himself to trade Natalie’s life for those of millions of Darklings, her fate is sealed. Enter Elijah Theroux, the handsome Bastet boy Natalie once saved from her mother’s labs, where he’d been experimented on and tortured. It was his venom the Sentry used to create the lethal Golden Haze, the heart of the government conspiracy that led to Black City’s uprising and Ash’s rebirth as the Phoenix, the face of the rebellion. Elijah is back and Ash doesn’t like him; it’s clear he’s taken with Natalie, and Ash fears she may have feelings for him as well.
But Elijah also may have the answer to taking down Purian Rose for good—a powerful weapon called the Ora. Ash, Natalie and Elijah just have to escape Black City undetected to find it. But fleeing the city and finding this weapon (if it even exists) are easier said than done, and the quest could tear Ash and Natalie apart, even pushing them into the arms of others.
Oh, this sequel. Phoenix had me at the edge of my seat because it was so freaking fast-paced and unpredictable. The MCs finally got to leave Black City so we also saw more of their world, but to be honest, I was in this for the romance. Which is why I need Wings asap *wails*

Have you read any of the books above? Aside from Phoenix, I also highly recommend the Lux series (if you like gorgeous aliens) and Outcast (if you like gorgeous angels). Tell me how your June went in the comments below!

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