April Wrap Up! (7 books!!!!)

Hey guys! I have no idea what happened but I had an amazing read month! You all know I read four books in one month normally, but this month I managed to read SEVEN BOOKS (Yes, that’s right!!!!) and I am just completely floored. Who am I?? This is definitely the best reading month I have had in a while! My friend set me five and I blasted through them and then picked up two more books for myself to finish the month off with. Here’s what I read:

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir: I knew she would pick this and I’m so glad she did! It wasn’t as exciting as the first book and was definitely slower but I still really enjoyed it and I love the characters even more now! I can’t wait for the third book to come out! I have a full review up if you want to check that out!

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski: This was definitely the worst book I read this month! It was so bad and I’m definitely going to chuck it (not really – I am going to donate it). The writing was appalling and I wanted to tear my eyes out. Reading it was like watching paint dry, I was so damn bored. The characters had zero personality and their interactions with one another were so bland. They literally got left behind on an island with a bunch of demons and there was no sense of urgency or fear about the situation. The story was so messed up I had no idea what was happening and the creepy stuff that did happen made no damn sense. A good idea for a book but poorly, poorly executed.

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March Book Haul & Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I’m combining my book haul and wrap up post this month because I actually only bought two books and received one for review. I also bought the FairyLoot March box but I already have an unboxing for that up. I didn’t see the point in making a separate post for three books and instead just decided to put the two posts together. I’m actually really pleased with myself for only buying such a small amount of books! I’m actually reading a lot of the books I already own now rather than ebooks from NetGalley, etc! Anyway, enough rambling. Lets get into the post!

Book haul:

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh: This was definitely a cover buy. I saw the cover, thought it was absolutely stunning and that I had to own it. It was £4.99 and I just couldn’t walk away and leave it sitting on the shelf. No idea what it is about to be honest but even just what’s on the cover makes it sound fantastic! Really hope it’s good!

Hangman by Daniel Cole: This is the second book in the Ragdoll series and I read it as soon as I got it. It was absolutely amazing, even better than the first book! It was so fast paced and unbelievably intense! I’m really excited to write a full review on it!

The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley: I was sent an ARC of this for review and they actually sent a cute little bottle of gin with it as well! In the past I have been sent items that are mentioned in the book, so now I’m curious to see where this item is mentioned! Maybe a character likes drinking it a lot? Anyway, this book sounds fantastic! The publisher compared it to Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and I loved that so much so now I have really high hopes for this one!

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February Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I am so happy with what I read this month, they were all such amazing books! I loved them all and it made this month so much better. I always feel really happy when I’ve finished a month and loved every book I’ve read. Slight problem though is that only two of them were on my February TBR. So I kind of failed at sticking to my TBR but I don’t think I ever succeed at that so it’s fine!

Bird Box1) Bird Box by Josh Malerman

I’ve already raved about this book in my review, so if you want my full thoughts definitely go check that out! To sum it up, I loved this book so freaking much! It was so good! It was heart pounding and so freaking creepy! Honestly it terrified me at times thinking about having to wear a blindfold every time you went outside and having to rely on your other senses. It scared me thinking about people going mad and killing others before killing themselves. Josh Malerman is such a talented writer, his writing actually set me on edge. If you are interested in reading books about an apocalypse, definitely pick this one up!!

 

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January Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I managed to read four books this month and I am super happy with that! I fell into a bit of a slump after reading Zenith but managed to get out of it towards the end of the month. Reading slumps suck but luckily I beat this one pretty quickly.

Zenith1) Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

If you have read my review then you will know that I really didn’t like this book. It didn’t feel very original and every character felt like they’d been copied from something else. The plot was very boring, it dragged a lot and the writing felt very awkward. The main character was supposed to be someone who loved killing and loved violence but she was actually more like a wet paper towel. She was so boring and not very likeable. The book also has six POVs which to me is very excessive and gave me a headache. Everything was like a subplot and I kind of forgot what the main plot was supposed to be. Won’t be reading this again!

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December Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I read a lot in December, I’m so proud of myself! I read five books and then a short story. I managed to complete my reading challenge on Goodreads! I read 50/50 books, yay! Compared to everyone else, it was quite a low target but for me it was a challenge and I’m so happy I managed to complete it!

Lord of Shadows1) Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

This was the last book I read in 2017 but I’m putting it at the top so you can all see that I finally finished Lord of Shadows! After it being on my TBR for months and starting it in November only to never finish it, I finally picked it up and read away! Sad to say, I did not like this book and only gave it three stars. Don’t think I’ve ever given one of Cassie’s books such a low score before? To tell you the truth, this book bored me to tears! Nothing happened! Nothing! 700 pages of… what? I don’t even know! The ending was so sad though. My heart still hurts. I think it actually shattered when I read the last sentence. Full review to come!

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November Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I didn’t do too well with my reading this month. I read two full books and two short stories. Yup, not great! I found myself going into a bit of a slump, unfortunately. So I still have six books to read in December if I want to complete my reading challenge. But I have a week off at Christmas and no plans so I think this is plenty time to catch up if I fall behind.

The Devil's Claw1) The Devil’s Claw by Lara Dearman

If you’ve read my review for this then you will know that I really liked it but I just wanted it to be more exciting. It does suffer a little because it’s the first book in a series but I really liked all the characters. It’s about a serial killer who has been killing young girls for decades and making them look like suicides. Very interesting idea and I think Lara pulled it off really well. I just wanted the identity of the killer to be revealed earlier on because the book is nearly 400 pages long, but you don’t find out who the killer is until the last 20 pages or so. I think this is too long to wait and it needed to be revealed earlier. But I was kept in the dark the whole time and didn’t have a clue who the serial killer was. So I was quite surprised when it all came out which I liked!

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October Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I can’t BELIEVE it’s November today, what the hell?! I was looking at my reading challenge and I’ve read 40/50 books. So I have to read five books in November and five books in December. This is going to be tough but I really don’t want to fail my reading challenge, I’m so close!

I managed to read three books this month and one short story. I don’t think that’s bad but I would have liked to have read one or two more. I literally read them all at the start of the month and then the last two weeks I have been flat out tired. I got home from work and went straight to bed, I just couldn’t read. I was too tired.

Mirror, Mirror1) Mirror, Mirror by Cara Delevingne 

GUYS! Before I tell you all (again!) how amazing this book is, I got a limited edition tote bag prize for pre-ordering the book! If you pre-ordered the book you could email your receipt to the publisher and be in with a chance of winning 1 of 500 tote bags. I got really excited about this so I entered but then I completely forgot about it. It came in this massive box and I was like what the hell is this? Proceed to me squealing in excitement when I opened it and saw the beautiful tote bag! You can never have too many tote bags for all your beautiful books!

So anyways, this book was amazing! Cara did a fantastic job with the characters, I loved them all so much. I flew through this book, it was really addicting and exciting. There was never a dull moment and I was hooked all the way through! I was definitely not expecting this from Cara and I can’t wait to see if she writes anymore books in the future!

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