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May Wrap Up 2022

What I Read In May:

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Jade Legacy (The Green Bone Saga #3) by Fonda Lee – ADULT URBAN FANTASY – 4 STARS

I love how the writing of these books makes the series so easy to picture, everything from the characters to the world of it feel so vivid. I thought this was a great ending to the series.

Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales – YA CONTEMPORARY – 4 STARS

I enjoyed this book and liked how Darcy was giving out all sorts of advice on relationships to other people while not being able to handle her own. It reminded me a lot of Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth which is another book I enjoyed.

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Heartstopper Vol 3 – YA CONTEMPORARY – 4 STARS
Heartstopper Vol 4 – YA CONTEMPORARY – 4 STARS

Like the first two volumes in this series, I also enjoyed these two volumes. These volumes deal with more darker topics than the first two and I liked how the series still keeps it’s hopeful and uplifting themes going throughout the volumes.

Blog Posts I Did In May:

Favourite Book Quotes

Bookish Characters

April Wrap Up 2022

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April Wrap Up 2022

What I Read In April:

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The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green – NON FICTION – 5 STARS

I really enjoyed reading this book and finding out more about a very random bunch of things through John Green’s thoughts on them. I was surprised at how interested I was in some of the things talked about and I liked how John Green made these random topics feel more personal.

Compelled (Shadow Beast Shifters #5) by Jaymin Eve – ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE, FANTASY ROMANCE – 3 STARS

I enjoyed this book and liked it slightly more than Deserted. I liked reading more about the vampire world, I thought it was very interesting. I also liked Simone and Lucian’s chemistry together but again like with Deserted I wish the focus was more on them and not on Mera and Shadow.

Binti (Binti #1) by Nnedi Okorafor – YA SCI-FI, FANTASY – 3 STARS

The world and writing of this novella were very interesting and I was quickly drawn in the story. I liked Binti and reading about her but I just found the ending wrapped up too easily.

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Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune – ADULT FANTASY – 4 STARS

I liked the writing in this book and thought the story was just as whimsical as House on the Cerulean Sea. I liked the overall concept and idea of the story and the questions it raised about death. I didn’t like Wallace, I know he’s meant to be an unlikable character but I felt like his development wasn’t believable and even by the end of the book I still didn’t like him.

Heartstopper volume 1 by Alice Oseman – YA CONTEMPORARY – 4 STARS
Heartstopper volume 2 by Alice Oseman – YA CONTEMPORARY – 4 STARS

I heard great things about this series for years now but I didn’t actually pick it up until just before the tv series was released on netflix. I really enjoyed both these two volumes and the tv series, I think the tv series follows the book so well. I can’t believe I waited so long to read about Nick and Charlie and can’t wait to read the next two volumes that are released.

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson – YA CONTEMPORARY – 4 STARS

I really liked this book and I liked reading about Liz. I thought Liz’ friendships were interesting with how they changed and developed throughout the book, I also liked the romance between her and Mack.

Blog Posts I Did In April:

Magical Readathon: Orilium Spring Equinox Tbr 2022

Books With Flowers on the Cover

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March Wrap Up 2022

What I Read In March:

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Daughters of Nri (The Return of Earth Mother #1) by Reni K. Amayo – YA FANTASY – REREAD – 4 STARS
Descendants of the First (The Return of Earth Mother #2) by Reni K. Amayo – YA FANTASY – 3 STARS

I read Daughters of Nri years ago and really enjoyed it so I decided to reread it before starting the second book in the series. I enjoyed Daughters of Nri just as much as I did the first time but I didn’t enjoy Descendants of the First as much. I still thought Descendants of the First was an okay read but the story felt more disjointed than the first. I felt like the characters didn’t know what they were doing most of the time and the plot lacked the purpose that the first book had but I still liked the writing and the world of this series.

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Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries #4) by Martha Wells – ADULT SCI-FI – 3 STARS
Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory (The Murderbot Diaries #4.5) by Martha Wells – ADULT SCI-FI – 2 STARS

I was a bit disappointed in Exit Strategy, I felt bored by the overall plot and I didn’t enjoy Murderbot’s internal thoughts as much as I did with previous books. It was an overall okay read but it just didn’t hold my attention as much as the other books and I feel like it’s very forgettable. I also struggled to see the point of the Home novella since I felt like it didn’t really add anything to the characters or storyline.

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King of Battle and Blood (Adrian X Isolde #1) by Scarlett St. Clair – ADULT FANTASY ROMANCE – 3 STARS

This book started off well and I really enjoyed the beginning. I liked how the main characters interacted with each other but I felt like this book was similar to other books out there which isn’t bad but I just felt that other books did these tropes, characters and storylines better. This was still an enjoyable read and I’m interested in the story and will most likely read the next book in the series.

Neon Gods (Dark Olympus #1) by Katee Robert – ADULT FANTASY ROMANCE, MYTHOLOGY – 3 STARS

The book had some hype surrounding it and I did enjoy it. I liked how the world was described in this book but I didn’t have any strong feelings towards either of the main characters. I thought they were okay characters but not very memorable, I did find some of the side characters interesting so I’m still excited for future books.

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Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson #12) by Patricia Briggs – ADULT URBAN FANTASY – 3 STARS

I love the Mercy Thompson world and I usually enjoy reading each new book but I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I hoped. It was an okay read but the plot felt like filler and on top of that there was some relationship drama added to the mix that I didn’t really care for.

Moon Touched (Zodiac Wolves #1) by Elizabeth Briggs – ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE – 3 STARS

There were parts of this book I liked and parts I didn’t. I didn’t like the first part of this book especially with how Ayla was treated at the beginning by her pack but I enjoyed the parts where Kaden and Ayla interacted and how the met. I thought they had good chemistry but as it went on I felt that fade away a bit.

Midnight Sun (The Twilight Saga #5) by Stephenie Meyer – YA PARANORMAL – 4 STARS

It’s been a lot of years since I’ve been in the Twilight world but I really enjoyed all the nostalgia this book brought back for me. I was smiling at so many things in this book and I liked reading from Edward’s pov. Obviously this book isn’t for everyone but as a fan of the Twilight series I really enjoyed it.

Blog Posts I Did In March:

Books On My Spring TBR 2022

Book With Adjectives In The Title

Message Not Found by Dante Medema Book Review

A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Review

February Wrap Up 2022

What books did you read in March?

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February Wrap Up 2022

What I Read In February:

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A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – NEW ADULT/ADULT FANTASY ROMANCE – 5 STARS

A Shadow in the Ember is a prequel to the Blood and Ash series and I loved it. I was instantly captivated by the story and characters and loved reading about them. I enjoyed reading and theorising about the connections between the two series and how they foreshadow each other.

Message Not Found by Dante Medema – YA COMTEMPORARY, MYSTERY – 4 STARS – (I was sent an arc of this book by the publisher)

I enjoyed Message Not Found and thought it was intriguing. The writing in this book was emotional as it focuses on friendship and grief. I liked the chat bot aspect of the book and thought it really added something to the story.

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House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas – REREAD – NEW ADULT/ADULT FANTASY – 5 STARS
House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) by Sarah J. Maas – NEW ADULT/ADULT FANTASY – 5 STARS

I reread HOEAB to remind myself of the details of this series before going into HOSAB. I loved HOEAB just as much as I did when I first read it. I also loved House of Sky and Breath, I love the characters and finding out more about the world of Crescent City was so interesting. Sarah J Maas really knows how to keep readers hooked in the story and I can’t wait for the next one in the series to be released.

Blog Posts I Did In February:

The Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood and Ash #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Review

Redemptor (Raybearer #1) by Jordan Ifueko Book Review

January Wrap Up 2022

What did you read in February?

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January Wrap Up 2022

What I Read In January:

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Crush (Crave #2) by Tracy Wolff – YA PARANORMAL – 4 STARS

I’ve been really enjoying this series so far and I liked this book slightly more than the first. I liked how this book twisted things around in the story and how we get to find out more about Hudson in it. I’m excited to continue with the series.

Skyhunter (Skyhunter #1) by Marie Lu – YA SCI-FI, FANTASY, DYSTOPIA – 3 STARS

I was disappointed by Skyhunter, it was an okay read but I felt that there wasn’t anything stand out about it and the story and characters felt very forgettable.

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The One and Only Crystal Druid (The Guild Codex: Unveiled #1) – NEW ADULT/ADULT URBAN FANTASY – 4 STARS
The Long-Forgotten Winter King (The Guild Codex: Unveiled #2) – NEW ADULT/ADULT URBAN FANTASY – 4 STARS

I’ve been excited for this series since it was announced because I loved reading about Zak in the previous Guild Codex books and wanted to know more about him. I’ve enjoyed the first two books and I also loved reading about Saber and finding out about her and how she gets mixed up with Zak.

Blog Posts I Did In January:

My Favourite Books of 2021

Books I Have Got Recently

My Most Anticipated Releases for January, February and March 2022

What books did you read in January?

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November Wrap Up 2021

What I Read In November:

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Deserted (Shadow Beast Shifters #4) by Jaymin Eve – ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE, FANTASY ROMANCE – 3 STARS

I really liked reading more about Angel and her back story and I also liked the romance between her and Reece but I felt that Angel’s story was a bit overshadowed by Mera and Shadow’s relationship.

Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse #3) by James S.A. Corey – ADULT SCI-FI – 4 STARS

Abaddon’s Gate is the third book in The Expanse series and like the other books this book was fast paced and full of intrigue as well. I’m so excited about continuing on with this series.

A Single Thread of Moonlight by Laura Wood – YA HISTORICAL RETELLING – 4 STARS

A Single Thread of Moonlight is a YA Cinderella retelling and I really enjoyed it. I thought Iris, the main character, was a bit naive at times but I loved the writing and I really liked the romance.

Blog Posts I Did In November:

Merry Kissmas To You Book Review

Most Anticipated Book Releases of November 2021

October Wrap Up 2021

What books did you read in November?