Hey guys! This month has been disastrous reading wise as I’ve read very little. I was struggling in the last few months of 2018 not to fall in a reading slump and I don’t know if it was going back to work after Christmas or the freezing weather that sent me spiralling and unfortunately gave me that final shove I was trying to avoid. I’ve just not cared to read anything at all and instead just spent my time staring at my phone or playing Spider-Man (which is awesome, by the way). So this is why my posts have been somewhat lacking this month and haven’t been very interesting, at least to me. I’m going to try and pull myself out of this slump in February as I seriously need to finish QOAAD!
The only positive thing I can say is that I’ve actually already ticked one of my reading goals off my list as I managed to listen to my first ever audiobook this month (more on that later). I was so bored in work and that desperate to read SOMETHING that I purchased an audiobook to listen to when work was slow. So that’s one thing done already, yay! Anyway, lets get into the two books I managed to read this month:
1) Delirium by Lauren Oliver
I read this over one weekend and whilst it was easy to read, I didn’t find it particularly interesting. I felt like nothing was happening and I didn’t really care for the characters. Pretty much the whole plot is the main character (I forgot her name already) constantly sneaking out and never getting caught despite saying countless times people always get caught. Amazingly convenient how she didn’t! She meets up with Alex (I actually remembered his name) and starts to fall in love with him. Then we get to the ending! The ending didn’t make any sense to me and it seemed like the author pulled it out of nowhere just so she’d have a reason to write another two books in this series. I’m not interested in continuing and will just pretend that the ending I originally thought was going to happen, happened. Maybe I would have liked this series if I read it when it first came out but 23 year old me says no thank you, next!
2) The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
I listened to the audiobook for The Cruel Prince and it was pretty good actually! The narrator was very enthusiastic but there were some parts that had me cringing. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I’ve never listened to one before but I did enjoy it. It certainly passed the time in work! As for the actual story though… I didn’t like it. What actually happened in this book? Jude and her sisters are stolen away to Faerie and attend school where they get bullied day in day out. Then the last fifty pages or so Jude starts scheming and plotting. It was so boring! None of the characters were likeable or interesting. Jude’s twin sister acted like she was a little kid. And why is everyone so obsessed with Cardan? He was probably the dullest character. Also the relationship between Jude and Cardan… so funny how it came out of nowhere. Two characters who have said a few nasty words to each other suddenly start to fall for one another, ok then. If I was reading this I’d probably be bored out of my mind so kudos to the narrator for keeping me entertained/interested. Still debating whether it’s worth reading the second book because lots of people said there’s an insane plot twist but at the same time, do I care enough to find out what this plot twist is? I just don’t know.
So… that’s my January wrap up. I’m sorry it wasn’t longer and that my reviews weren’t very positive. Bit of a disappointing start to the year but there you go! What books did you guys read this month? Feel free to leave a comment below! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!