But if you won't take my word for Insignia and the other yummy books coming out this month (don't bother apologising, I'm already offended), read on to see what a few of those crazy cool bloggers in the 'sphere are saying. Some of the below selections are ones I LOVE, some I'm just DYING with WANT to read already!
July's gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme List:
Insignia by S.J Kincaid
Steph from Poetry to Prose says: I love characters, sure, and I grow attached to them, but what I encountered here can only be compared to what I felt with the trio in Harry Potter: inside jokes, familiarity, and a sense of belonging. There were so many moments where I burst out laughing due to their antics (this book is FUNNY!) and even more moments where I began to dread the end of the book. - read her review.
What I say: There wasn't one thing alone that I made me love this book, it was a multitude of AWESOME, all blended together to form one of my new favourite reads. The action and imagination, war and cleverness, comedy and personality; it will appeal to boys and girls, reluctant readers and those with too many books on their to-be-read pile. It has something to suck everyone in. - read my review.
Melissa from i swim for oceans says: With twists, turns and an ever-unraveling plot, Cold Fury clutches you in the throes of a life-and-death adventure at breakneck speed. You’ll have to hold on tight because it’s one heck of a ride. - read her review.
What I say: Goeglein's writing leaps off the page in a way that is so easy to visualise. Packed tight with a thrilling mystery, explosive action and a heroine who you'll be cheering for until the very last page, Cold fury is an addictive novel. - read my review.
Sam from Realm of Fiction says: What I appreciated most about this book was how astoundingly unpredictable it was. I had a few guesses brimming about certain characters, but never really did hit the nail on the head. There are some great twists lurking within the plot and all of them aid the complexity of the story. After the closing revelations, I am desperate for a sequel. - read her review.
What Sarah from saz101 says about Hunter: Storm isn’t entirely Chris and Becca’s story, there is another boy very much involved, in the way of Hunter, ‘New Kid’ at school. He’s fascinating, mysterious, and he has a story as heartbreaking, intriguing and important as Chris or Becca’s. He plays a large and important role in Storm, and it feels as though his part may only just be becoming clear. - read her review.
What Kai from Amatersu Reads says about Hunter: Hunter, on the other hand, is a character I still have mixed feelings about. He's got this air of mystery that seems to cling to him all the time and that's one of the reasons why people take interest in him. I still have reservations over him as a character though, he can be a foe or a friend and what frustrates and makes me like him the most is his ability to make the readers come up with conclusions about him, but nothing is really certain. - read her review.
Zoe from The Zoe Trope says: That her characterisation is deft and beautifully subtle! And her main character – the eponymous Seraphina – was a fascinating, complex and unique creation who captured my heart with her resourcefulness and bravery! - read her review.
Jillian from Goodreads says: There are moments ripe for smiles and laughs, for surprise and gasps, for melancholy expressions and contemplation...and all of it is done in a straightforward yet thoughtful narrative that can't help but play with your heartstrings. - read her review.
What Mimi from Mimi Valentine says: Tiger Lily is raw and beautiful and heartbreaking and sad. It took my heart, squeezed it into a tiny little ball, then let it fly. Because if you've seen Peter's story, then you know how Tiger Lily's end — and it doesn't end well. But I promise that her story is well worth the read! - read her review.
Kathy from A Glass of Wine says: The ending is bitter sweet and brought both tears and a sad smile. The story packs an emotional punch. A vividly written tale about growing up, falling in love, and finding your own path in the world. A tale for all those who have fallen in love with Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and the idea of Neverland. Just don’t be surprised when you fall just as in love with the girl with the crow feather in her hair. - read her review.
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Asher from Paranormal Indulgence says: I plowed through Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard in less than a handful of hours and part of the reason, besides the characters, is the paranormal aspect of the plot. Zombies coming up out of graves are enough to scare the petticoats off of these Victorian damsels but give them wicked speed and a yen for flesh and blood? Yeah, well, you can expect lots of running around in sheer bloody panic. - read her review.
Blythe from Finding Bliss in Books says: The characters—especially Eleanor—were top-notch and were flawed in their own little ways, but they were still strong, amazing and extremely likable. Right off the bat I knew that I would like Eleanor; she’s stubborn, self-reliant, witty and strong. She knows what she wants, when she wants it, and won’t take no for an answer. - read her review.
Which July releases are you frothing at the mouth to finally get your hands on?!