Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Best Book of July

Today's Road Trip Wednesday question asks:

What was the best book you read in July?
I've read some great books this month. Wait, do I start every best book of the month with that same phrase? (I bet I do.) Anyway, I really have read some great books:

There was a werewolf book (Nightshade), a contemp (Catching Jordan), a contemp/timeslip (Timepiece), a paranormal with witches/demons/werewolves/faeries (Hex Hall and Demonglass), and a vampire/zombie/post-apoc book (The Immortal Rules).

I don't think I can pick. Nightshade was incredibly sexy. I loved the story in Catching Jordan about a girl quarterback falling for the boy who threatens to take over her position. I also loved how it didn't go the way you thought it would at first. The Immortal Rules captured me from the start and I couldn't put it down, even though post-apoc and zombies aren't my cup of tea. In Timepiece I loved Kaleb's voice, the southern setting, and all things time travel. The book was exciting and funny and romantic all in one- everything I look for in a book.

And then there's Hex Hall and Demonglass. Okay, I'll say it. They're my faves for the month. Why? The VOICE. I feel there are some similarities between the MC's voice and my own MC Jessica. So naturally I feel an attachment. There were little bits on every page that made me laugh. The books are filled with mystery, there are twists at the end of both, and the characters really stick. I loved these books and I can't wait to get my hands on the third.

What was the best book you read this month?


  1. You have some books here that I still haven't gotten to yet, but probably should. My favourites this month were the first two in Cassandra Clare's INFERNAL DEVICES series. I thoroughly enjoyed them! :)

  2. I've read all of those except Timepiece which I'm just about to pick up from the library. I'm excited for it. Admittedly, I didn't read as much as I should have in July. Or rather, nothing published yet. My favorite would be one of the YA manuscripts I critiqued that had an awesome funny voice. So crossing my fingers that one gets published.

  3. I love the Hex Hall series! I can't wait to read Spell Bound.

  4. I really feel like she stepped up her game after Hex Hall too--it was a good book, but I thought DemonGlass had so many more levels.

  5. Yeah, okay. I'd have a VERY hard time choosing if I read all those books in one month. Timepiece would probably win out, but Catching Jordan? LOVED. And I did enjoy Hex Hall too. Great reading month!

  6. I am excited to read Timepiece!

  7. Oh, the best book I read in July was BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY! A tear jerker, for sure!