Hey guys! I hope you all had a wonderful end to 2018 and a great beginning to 2019! I managed to read 8 books in December and I’m really happy with that! Sadly I only managed to read 1 book over the Christmas holiday because I ended up being busier than I thought I would be. But to read 8 books is still an accomplishment for me! Here’s what I read:
Never Coming Back & Fall From Grace by Tim Weaver: I ticked another 2 books of the David Raker series and I have 4 more to go. I really enjoyed Never Coming Back and there’s so much more I understand now having read the first 3 books. It was definitely one of the darker books in the series so far and there was a lot of really gruesome scenes! Unfortunately I did not enjoy Fall From Grace and only gave it 3 stars. I found it very slow and quite boring. It definitely wasn’t as interesting or captivating as the other books and I found myself really wanting to finish it just so I could pick up anything else. I’m disappointed that I didn’t enjoy it as much but it’s not putting me off reading the next 4 because it’s only that one book in the series I didn’t like. The rest have been really good!
Detective Erika Foster by Robert Bryndza, books 3-6: I have been completely hooked on this series and read 4 books in December. I read a couple of them in one sitting because they really were unputdownable. They all had really great plots and I loved the characters so much as well! They were equally driven by the characters and the plot which I really liked. One thing that annoyed me though was we were told who the bad guy was way in advance to the police which took away the shock value. I found that quite disappointing for some of the books and wished I’d been as much in the dark as the main characters had. Nonetheless, I am still really excited for the next book in the series!
Vicious by V.E. Schwab: One of my favourite books I read this year! I have no idea why I didn’t read this sooner because it was incredible. The story was told in such an unusual way but I really loved it! It flips back and forth between the past and the present day but it’s random it’s like ten years ago, two days ago, yesterday, etc. So unusual but it was surprisingly easy to follow and I really didn’t mind it being presented like this. I loved the characters and the bonds that were formed. I loved Victor and Eli but I think I’m leaning more towards Victor! I love how they started out with the intention of doing good and it all spiralled out of control. It was an amazing book. I love Schwab. She has got me hooked on her books now!
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter: I read this with the lovely Kate after she convinced me to give Karin Slaughter another chance. I thought it was better than The Good Daughter but I was still disappointed. Maybe her books just aren’t for me? There was some shocking twists and surprises along the way but I still found the plot ridiculous and confusing at times. I probably will avoid her books in the future now because if I didn’t like two of them, I don’t see the point of reading another one? Sorry Kate!
So there we have it! My last wrap up of 2018. I’ll be glad to see the back of 2018 as it’s been a rough year but I’m really pleased with how many books I managed to read. What books did you read in December? Did you discover any new favourites before the year ended? I hope you liked this post and thank you so much for reading! I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!