Square in Wonderland Recap! [June 2016]

Posted July 1, 2016 by Stephanie in Book Club, Review, Wrap Up / 2 Comments

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Here’s to the first month of Square in Wonderland Book Club back in session!! Dana and I are so happy that we’ve brought this back! Hope you join us with July! Here is a recap of how June went and then the information for what’s happening in July! 🙂

What Did We Read in June?

Square in Wonderland Recap! [June 2016]The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
Published by Roaring Brook Press on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Magical Realism, Romance
Pages: 295
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It's a little bit like a black hole. It's a little bit like infinity.
Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she's hurtled through wormholes to her past:
To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell in love with Jason, who wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. To the day her best friend Thomas moved away and left her behind with a scar on her hand and a black hole in her memory.
Although Grey is still gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie's past, present, and future are about to collide—and someone's heart is about to be broken.
With time travel, quantum physics, and sweeping romance, The Square Root of Summer is an exponentially enthralling story about love, loss, and trying to figure it all out, from stunning debut YA voice, Harriet Reuter Hapgood.

My Thoughts

This one was a little lost on me. While I liked the idea of it, I just didn’t feel like it was executed properly. By the time I finished it, I couldn’t even tell you what I had just read. But I’ve read quite a few reviews from people who enjoyed this book. I was just way too confused.

Square in Wonderland Recap! [June 2016]Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
Series: Captive Prince #1
Published by Berkley on April 7th 2015
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 270
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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From global phenomenon C. S. Pacat comes the first in her critically acclaimed trilogy—with a bonus story.
Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.
Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.
For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else…
Includes an exclusive extra story! 

My Thoughts

This one, sadly, was a DNF for me. I got about 15% in and either this book isn’t for me OR it just wasn’t the right time for me to read it. But by the time I got to 15%, I just couldn’t stay focused and it felt like a chore for me trying to read it. This is another one that has glowing reviews. In fact, Dana loved it! I believe she gave it 4 stars!

What Are We Reading in July?

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The Polls for August!

Each month in the book club there will be two themes. And the two themes for August are: Standalones and Dystopians! We have polls already set up for them! Voting will be open until 11:59PM on Monday July 18th, that way we all have the time to gather the book or books that were chosen! So vote for the books you’d like to see for those polls. Also, the poll for Septembers themes are also up!

Standalones Poll

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August Poll #1: STANDALONES
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Soundless by Richelle Mead

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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

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The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

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A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

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Tumbling by Caela Carter

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Dystopian Poll

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Poll #2: DYSTOPIANS
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Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu

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Starters (Starters, #1) by Lissa Price

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Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi

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Birthmarked (Birthmarked #1) by Caragh M. O'Brien

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The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra Bracken

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Breathe (Breathe, #1) by Sarah Crossan

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The Fire Sermon (The Fire Sermon, #1) by Francesca Haig

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The Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry

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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness

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September’s Themes Poll

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What Should Be September 2016’s Themes?
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Graphic Novels
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Best Friends/Friendships
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Adaptations – Movie/TV
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Royalty
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Best Villains
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Challenges

We also have a section within the book club designated for Challenges. As of right now, I’m very fond of the Color Cover Challenge. The month of July’s colors are BLUE and/or WHITE. Meaning you can read 1 blue book or 1 white book or both! The amount is up to you! If you want to join in on that click here!

We are also hoping to do a READATHON in the month of July. Details on that will be later on!

Come to the Dark Side and Join Us!

 

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Book Club from the combining forces of Dana from Dana Square (http://www.danasquare.blogspot.com/…

Books we’ve read

Seraphina
The Wrath & the Dawn
Snow Like Ashes
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
Graceling
Sweet Evil
Asylum
These Broken Stars
Something Strange and Deadly
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
The Distance Between Us
Vampire Academy
Grave Mercy


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