What I Read In May:
Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder #1) by Ilona Andrews – 4 STARS
I loved being back in this world again and reading about these characters. It was great to read from Julie’s pov and I was so very intrigued to find out what had happened to Julie and how she had changed. I loved the writing and I can’t wait to see where the story goes next.
The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris – 4 STARS
I really liked this book and just like with Slay the writing hooked me into the story immediately. I loved finding out about Alex and his relationship with his brother and how it developed more over the course of this book, I loved the focus on the brothers. This is such a moving story that is told in such an interesting way.
Cold Iron Heart by Melissa Marr – 2 STARS
I was very excited to be back in the Wicked Lovely world again and I enjoyed that part of this book, the part of reintroducing to some of our past favourite characters in this prequel but I was disappointed in the actual plot of this book. I disliked the storyline with Thelma Foy, I found her character not very interesting and thought she and Irial had no chemistry. I still love the world of Wicked Lovely and the atmosphere it has.
Summer Bound (Wicked Lovely 5.2) by Melissa Marr – 3 STARS
This is a short story set after the events of the last Wicked Lovely book and I definitely think you should read Cold Iron Heart before reading this because it this short story revolves around what happened in that story. I liked this story better than Cold Iron Heart and I loved seeing where all the characters ended up after Wicked Lovely.
Black Sunshine (Dark Eyes #1) by Karina Halle – 4 STARS
Black Sunshine is a dark vampire romance book and I really like it. I was instantly intrigued by the story from the start and I felt the book had a great atmospheric feel to it. I liked some of the side characters and I’m excited to read more about them in future books.
A Memory Called Empire (Teixacalaan #1) by Arkady Martine – 3 STARS
This is a sci-fi space opera that I thought was an okay read. It was slow and felt dense in the beginning and although it did perk up and I got more into the story as it went along, I still felt not very connected to the story or characters. The pacing also felt a little off to me but I still felt intrigued enough in the story to keep going.
Blog Posts I Did In May:
Underrated YA Fantasy Books
The Quick Fire Fantasy Book Tag
Quotes About Books
Most Recent Additions To My TBR
Books With Leaves and Branches On The Cover
Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences
Guard You Heart by Sue Divin Book Review
Wolf’s Bane and Wolf’s Curse by Kelley Armstrong Book Review
Reborn (Shadow Beast Shifters #3) by Jaymin Eve Book Review
April Wrap Up 2021
What did you read in May?