June was a very weird month for me, reading wise. For the majority of it I was pretty slumpy (the first book I finished was on the 13th); luckily, I got out of it during the second half of the month.
- The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta. A wonderful coming of age story (8.5/10).
- White Rage by Carol Anderson. A tough read, not only on the subject matter but also in how academic it is (9/10).
- Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender. Adorable read. It has its cheesy moments but I loved this book due to Felix's journey towards self-love and self-acceptance; it was beautiful to read. (8.5/10).
- The Complete Chi's Sweet Home, Part 2 by Kanata Konami. I needed something that would make me smile and this graphic novel did the trick. Read it in one sitting and it was as adorable as part 1 (8/10).
- Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron. A bit disappointing. The elements I enjoyed the most were the world-building and the magic system alongside the mythology. My main problems were the characters, who I couldn't connect to and therefore never cared for them; and the romance, which becomes a pivotal point in the narrative and look, I don't mind a bit of romance here and there but I hate when it gets the whole attention, especially in fantasy (6.5/10).
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. This took me more than a month to get through and I have such mixed feeling about it. Some parts of the narrative I enjoyed and I was intrigued enough to actually finish the book despite being tempted to dnf it at times but the outcome of the story was completey underwhelming for me (5.5/10).