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My Month in Books: May ’18 Edition

Hey everyone, it’s been a while since I last posted. I took a bit of a hiatus as a bunch of things came together. May is AP test season and since I was taking 5 exams (I know!) there was a lot of last minute studying and brushing up to do. After that the school year began to come to a close and a bunch of end of the year projects and paper were dumped in my lap, which left me scrambling. Toss in the beginning of Ramadan and this past month was a whirlwind. but now, as of yesterday I am done with school and have endless amounts of free time and so I’m back with a vengeance. I’m so excited I graduate in exactly one week and then I’m free for a couple months and then off to college!

Although the month was pretty busy I did manage to squeeze in reading time for quite a few books. I’m really excited for the next few months cause I’ll get a bunch of reading done. There are quite a few books I’ve had my eyes on that I’m excited to dive into. My goal for the summer is not only to read more but also review more. Something I haven’t done in what feels like forever. I also want to catch up on my TBR and will hopefully be reading more of those books rather than new releases. I’ve gone on for quite a while now so here are the books I managed to read this month.

ACOFASA Court of Frost and Starlight (ACOTAR #3.1) by Sarah J Maas 4_stars-svg

I have mixed feelings for this. On principle I’m really excited for any new book SJM hits us with and I was really excited for this novella. I love the acotar series and was excited we were getting this little snippet to tide us over until the next installment. Although overall I did enjoy the book nothing happened at all. It was 200 pages of Feyre shopping and Nesta sulking. We did get to get a little of an inside look into Nesta’s mindset and that just whetted my appetite for the next series.

QUEENOFALLTHATDIESThe Queen of all That Dies (The Fallen World #1) by Lauren Thalassa 535px-3_stars-svg

I saw the cover and synopsis of this book and it made me intrigued. It’s been a short while since I’ve read it and I’ve yet to figure out exactly how I feel. It reminded me a lot of a book i red a few months ago one that I really didn’t like. But I enjoyed reading this a lot more. It was definitely an entertaining read and I sure I’ll go back and finish up the trilogy soon.

GOODGRILGood Girl by Jana Aston 2000px-3-5_stars-svg

I love reading romantic comedy and this was a perfect read. It checked all the boxes of a good read and left me entertained and wanting more. I always enjoy Jana Aston’s books and this one didn’t disappoint. The characters were more than a little unconventional and some of their decisions eyebrow raising but all in all it was a very entertaining read. I’m excited to see what else Aston will bring in the future.

 

firelightFirelight (Darkest London #1) by Kristen Callihan 4_stars-svg

I’ve had this book on my TBR for like a million years and I finally picked it up. I really enjoyed reading it. I love historical romance and paranormal and combining the two was a genius move on Callahan’s part. The whole mystery and aspect was great and I loved seeing the two characters combine forces and work together. I do wish we could have delved a little deeper into the paranormal aspect of the story but even without that it was great. I’ve already started reading book two and really like it.

 

BLACKUNICORNThe Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish 5_stars-svg

It’s been awhile since I last read a memoir and s I was feeling the urge recently and picked this one up. My sister recommended I read this and I’m so glad I picked it up. This book took me through a whole roller coaster of emotions. Some points were really sad and heavy but most of it was just do funny. Haddish really made me laugh with this and gave me a deeper insight into her life which was really cool.

FATEDCLAIMED

Dark Protectors by Rebecca Zanetti 4_stars-svg

Fated #1, Claimed #2

After reading firelight I was in a paranormal mood and then I stumbled upon these books. I really like the idea behind the books and the overarching plot that has already been built up in the first couple books. I definitely plan on continuing the series and can’t wait to see

REBELHEARTRebel Heart (Rush Duet #2) by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward 4_stars-svg

I read the first in this installment when it came out a few months ago and was quick to pick it up after that cliffhanger ending we were left with. I love Keeland and Ward’s books separately but together the two are a force to be reckoned with. I was a little worried in the direction the story was heading and there was a time or tow I wanted to smack some sense into the brooding hero but overall I really did enjoy this.

JOCKROWJock Row (Jock Hard #1) by Sara Ney 2000px-4-5_stars-svg

Sara Ney is one of my all time favorite romance authors. She just manages to combine romance and comedy so effortlessly; and her books make me both swoon and laugh uncontrollably. I loved reading this and can’t wait for the next book.

 

 

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