October 2018 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I fully embraced this spooky month by reading some very creepy crime thriller/murder mystery books! Admittedly, I completely failed by October TBR as I just ended up not being in the mood for the majority of them. Instead I picked these ones out and I’m really glad I read them as I enjoyed nearly every one! Quite a successful month for me! Here’s what I read:

Strange Ink by Gary Kemble: I really enjoyed this book and thought it was an appropriate read for Halloween, especially because it has freaking ghosts! It was really intense at times and I loved how there was just so much crammed into this one book. It was very fast paced and corruption was right at the core of this story. I can’t believe it is the author’s debut novel! I look forward to seeing what he writes in the future!

Vanished by Tim Weaver: Got another book ticked off the David Raker thriller series! I’m really enjoying these books, they are incredibly action packed and the plots are really dark and creepy! The third book did not disappoint and that ending! It was intense and had such an insane cliffhanger!

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September 2018 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my September wrap up! I read seven books this month which is a decent amount but I am a bit disappointed with myself as I wanted to read more. I went on holiday for two weeks and read 5 books which I think is OK but I wanted to read six, oh well! Here’s what I read this month:

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: I finally read The Raven Cycle! I really liked it and it lived up to the hype but I wouldn’t say it’s a series I’m obsessed with. There was lots of surprises along the way and I loved the characters, especially Gansey. But there was some things I couldn’t wrap my head around because it felt like they literally came out of nowhere. Aside from that, I think this is the best series Maggie’s written and I’m looking forward to this trilogy she’s writing for Ronan. He was definitely the most interesting character and it feels right that he’s getting his own series.

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August Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my wrap up post and probably unsurprisingly, my August TBR completely went out the window this month. I read two books and then I just didn’t feel like reading the rest so I didn’t! I did, however, manage to read 7 books in total which is what I wanted to read! Here’s what I read:

Weregirl: Typhon by C.D. Bell: I feel like I read a completely different book to everyone else because they seemed to love this but I wasn’t that impressed. I thought the plot was really boring and not a lot was happening. I thought it was ridiculous how everyone just accepted this weird mutant creature who looked like Delphine but not Delphine. I could have a massive rant about this book but I’ll save it for the review. For now I’ll just say I felt disappointed with this considering it was the last book in the trilogy.

Frostblood by Elly Blake: This was another book that I wasn’t very impressed by. I felt like I’d read this same plot so many times before four or five years ago and this book brought nothing new to the table. The world is divided by ice and fire and a cruel Frostblood king rules over everyone while Firebloods are either dead or have been forced into hiding. But wait! All is not over! One sixteen or seventeen year old girl has the power to overthrow the king and save everyone from his reign of terror! She trains with a boy she hates and constantly argues with but they are slowly drawn to one another. Now you tell me if none of this plot doesn’t already sound familiar in hundreds of other YA books? At least in the other books I read I actually liked the characters. The characters in Frostblood aren’t very likeable and don’t do themselves any favours. I felt like this story had so much potential but instead the author decides to follow what many other authors have already done and it’s just very tiresome now.

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July Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I managed to read 8 books this month and I am so flipping happy with myself! I’ve never read this many books in one month and kept at it! Not too long ago I was struggling to read 4 books in a month and now I’m reading double that! I know a lot of people can read 15 or 20 in one month but to read 8 for me is a massive achievement and I’m super happy with myself! I also read a variety this month and didn’t just stick to the usual YA fantasy or crime thriller. Here’s what I managed to read:

The Rose Society The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: It definitely doesn’t feel like I finished this trilogy this month, feels like I read it about 4 months ago instead! This month has been a weird one, it feels like it has dragged but at the same time I’m like how the hell is it August already?! I posted a mini review for this series and if you’ve read it then you’ll know I was disappointed with this trilogy. I thought the second book was the best as it went from strength to strength the more the story progressed but then the third book felt like it was taking a step back. It was so boring and so slow, there was no development and I just felt detached from everything. I’m not sure if I will keep these books or not because I doubt I’ll read it them second time. It just wasn’t for me really and every book just left me wanting more but it failed to deliver on that sadly.

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June Book Haul & Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I am combining my book haul and my wrap up post for this month because I had a terrible reading month. I have also been horrible for posting on my blog this month and I am truly sorry about that! I have hardly posted anything, it’s so bad. June has not been a good month for me in general but I’m feeling slightly better now, so hopefully I can read and post more in July!

Book haul:

 

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter: This was literally £2.99 in Sainsbury’s! I couldn’t believe how cheap it was and immediately snatched a copy up. I have seen lots of amazing reviews for this so I can’t wait to read it now!

The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw: This was very kindly sent to me for review by the author and he actually signed it as well! That was such a lovely surprise and there was a cute little bookmark included as well. It sounds like a book I’d really like and the plot definitely seems unique! I’ll be reading this in July so keep an eye out for my review!

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May Wrap Up!

Hey guys! You are going to be so shocked and hopefully impressed with me! I managed to read nine books in May and I am so ecstatic! Of course it helped that I had a week off work and managed to read three books. I don’t know how people manage to read this many books every month, it was such a challenge for me but it was awesome constantly reading and not having a breather in between for work and other things! So without further ado, here it was I read this month:

1) Friend Request by Laura Marshall: I feel like if the publisher has to put “The most addictive thriller you’ll read this year” or similar on the cover, then the chances are that it’s not going to be very good and not addictive at all. Let me tell you that this book was so boring and it felt so ridiculous. It switched between an adult life and high school drama and it was exhausting trying to find reasons to care about these characters. It was such a disappointing story and there’s better thrillers out there for sure.

2) Copycat by Alex Lake: I liked this book, I thought the mystery was really good and I kept me guessing all the way through. It’s a psychological thriller because it twists everything and makes you think the main character is actually going crazy and forgetting what she is doing. The ending left me surprised and it actually strayed into some pretty dark stuff. I didn’t like the last few pages and would have preferred a different ending because it’s left on a cliffhanger and if it’s a standalone book that is annoying.

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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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