Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted over at Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favorite book of that month.
So, the new year has brought me lots of good books!
This month I reviewed the following:
- Twisted by Holly Hook | Review | Rating: 3/5
- The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead | Review | Rating 5/5
- Buzz by Anders de la Motte | Review | Rating 3/5
- Anomaly by Krista McGee | Review | Rating 4/5
- Luminary by Krista McGee | Review | Rating 3.5/5
- Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic | Review | Rating 4/5
- Savor by Kate Evangelista | Review | Rating 3/5
- The Stereotypical Freaks by Howard Shapiro | Review | Rating 3.5/5
- The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan | Review | Rating 5/5
- Colors Like Memories by Meradeth Houston | Review | Rating 4/5
- UnSouled by Neal Shusterman | Review | Rating: 4/5
- Echoes by Therin Knite | Review | Rating 4.5/5
This month’s winner was really easy to pick. The Boys of Summer won hands-down. I think I just connected with this book in so many ways – it brought up all the best memories of young love!
Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.
To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.
How did she let her friends talk her into working?
After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.
All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.
It will be a summer she will always remember.
Read So Far: 11