August 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my August wrap up and I managed to read 9 books. I’ve had a bit of a rocky ride with the books I’ve read recently as a lot of them have been 3 stars but this month was a little better as one was 4 and the other 5. I read my usual mixture of fantasy and crime fiction. So let’s get into it!

Monsters of Verity by V.E. Schwab: So I read this duology and sadly it wasn’t my favourite Schwab series. I couldn’t connect with the characters and I found the first book boring and slow. The second one was definitely better and more intense as I felt like so much more was on the line for August and Kate. I liked the idea how acts of violence creates monsters and how there was all these different kinds of monsters. It was wildly creative and unique but I didn’t enjoy her writing as much as I have in her other books.

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July 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Who else thinks this month went by really fast?? I managed to read 10 books and I’m very happy with that! I loved the majority of them and I actually reread an entire series which was good! I don’t reread books that often so to reread an entire series was awesome. Here’s what I read in July:

The Spider Dance by Nick Setchfield: This is the sequel to The War in the Dark and one of my most highly anticipated sequels! It really didn’t disappoint and was totally worth the wait. The author perfectly brings together an incredible mix of genres to form this amazing story! It was a very fast paced plot and was action-packed from start to finish.

The Retreat by Sherri Smith: Another amazing book from Sherri Smith! It’s about a group of friends who go on a wellness retreat but… only one of them will leave alive. The twist at the end was perfect. Sherri did such an amazing job of keeping it all hush, hush until that jaw-dropping twist at the end. I don’t know how I didn’t see that coming! Such a great story with very complex characters. Definitely worth a read!

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June 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I’m bringing you my June wrap up and I had such a great reading month; I absolutely smashed it! I read 11 books and 2 novellas. I had some surprising reads and some disappointing ones but overall I’m pleased with what I read! So let’s get into it:

Warcross & Wildcard by Marie Lu: So I nearly ended up selling Warcross because I didn’t think I’d like it (Marie Lu’s books are very hit and miss for me). But then I was like I’ll give to a chance because it was one of my most anticipated releases when it first came out. Anyway, I am so glad I didn’t sell it now because I actually loved it! The world building was incredible — I could picture everything perfectly! The characters were so strong, she really brought them to life! It had a really solid plot and I definitely wasn’t expecting it to be as emotional as it was. Wildcard really pulled on my heartstrings. My only complaint was the ending as I didn’t really understand it and thought it could have been explained better. But other than that, it was a great series!

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May 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my May wrap up. I read a decent amount but I am a bit disappointed as I wanted to read a ton more. Sadly I got ill towards the end of the month and it ground my reading to a complete halt. Very frustrating but not a lot you can do! I managed to read six books which I think it’s still pretty good and nearly all of them were part of a series. Here’s what I read:

Warlock Holmes: The Sign of Nine by G.S. Denning: This is the fourth book in the Warlock Holmes series and if you haven’t heard of these books before just think of a fantasy version of Sherlock Holmes. G.S. Denning brings another round of twists to the original Sherlock Holmes stories with The Sign of Nine. While not as funny as the first couple books in the series, I still found this one really creative and witty; it was filled with so many bizarre and hilarious moments. If you are a fan of the originals I highly recommend these books.

The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive: This is a bioterrorism thriller and it’s an incredibly harrowing story. It revolves around one man’s thirst for revenge and his plan to kill millions of innocent people. The thing that shocked me the most about reading this was how frighteningly real it seemed. I couldn’t get the thought out of my head that this is something that could easily happen in real life. It was a really tense and gripping thriller – certainly one that will stay with me for a while!

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April 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I absolutely smashed it again this month. Don’t ask me how but I managed to read 10 books and 1 comic. I never read this many books in one month but lately I have been flying through my TBR! All the books I read were crime thrillers which were all vastly different from one another. I seem to be in a crime mood lately and I’m loving it! Here’s what I read in April:

The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven: This is the first book in a series and I don’t think I will be reading the second one. My favourite thing about this was the gruesome plot. It was absolutely horrifying as people were literally being burned alive at a stake and to make it even more chilling, it was all happening in prehistoric stone circles. Talk about unsettling! Sadly what let this book down was the characters. They were not likeable at all and they didn’t feel fully fleshed out. It felt like they were all missing something but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. I also didn’t like the writing that much — it just wasn’t pulling me. I didn’t find the story engaging at all; I could have easily put the book down and not picked it back up. After hearing everyone raving about this I was sadly left feeling disappointed.

Lies by T.M. Logan: T.M. Logan has easily shot to the top of my list for authors to watch out for. We’ve all made split-second decisions and not really considered the consequences because usually it pays off. But what if it didn’t? What if your decision actually had dire consequences and your life is thrown into crisis? This is the situation Joe finds himself in after defending his wife from a family friend. From this moment on, his life will never be the same and he is forced to question whether he can really trust those closest to him. I loved this book so much! It was such a creepy and unsettling thriller, full of so many jaw-dropping twists! I was on the edge of my seat throughout and I didn’t see the ending coming at all. 

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March 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I actually have a pretty long wrap up post for today! After only reading 2 books in January and 4 books in February, I think I’m finally clawing my way back as I read 11 books in March! How crazy is that!? I’ve never read that many books in a month before! Closest I’ve come to that is 9 which happened last year but I’ve forgot what month it was. I’m so pleased with myself for managing to go jump from 4 to 11 and I’m nearly halfway through my reading challenge as well now! In terms of what I read, that was really successful as well because I enjoyed a lot of what I read. Here’s what I read:

Legendary by Stephanie Garber: Feels like I read this such a long time ago now, wow! I was completely mesmerised by Stephanie’s beautiful writing and how she seemed to make everything come to life. It was just as magical and otherworldly as Caraval and a great sequel. I loved Scarlett so much and was hesitant to see what her sister would be like but Tella is so much funnier and bolder than her sister. Tella just seemed to breathe so much life into the story and it was so easy to get completely sucked in. The world building was just as dazzling the second time around and I’m so excited for Finale now!

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February 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my February wrap up and I think my reading slump is finally over as I managed to read everything that was on my TBR! The first two books I didn’t enjoy but the last two were incredible and a great way to end the month! Here’s what I read:

 

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare: I finally finished this beast and while it wasn’t my favourite or anything like I was expecting, it was still a nice ending to this trilogy. I didn’t enjoy how the fantasy part took a backseat to the romance and how heavily it focused on events that happened in City of Heavenly Fire but I can’t deny that Cassie knows how to make her fans happy. Despite not enjoying this one, I’m still very much looking forward to her three 2019 releases! Also looking forward to seeing more of these characters and hopefully some better plots for them!

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