Where did the time go this January? I swear time both froze and sped up. I don’t know what to say actually!! A lot has happened this month. Shadow Hunters aired on TV. Since I’m in Canada though, I have to watch it on Netflix. – I’m also thinking of re-reading the TMI / TID series?? I have no idea if I should. – Hmm. What else has happened…. My cousins birthday was on the 29th. I gained a follower here on WordPress, haha. Slowly but surely, my following is growing!!
In the month of January, I posted a some reviews, posted 2 Friday Finds, read 9 books, and was allowed access to an ARC! And of course, bought 5 books…
The first book I read was Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky. I didn’t like Awaken as much as I thought I would. I am glad though that I have another book off of my To Be Read list! You can read my review for Awaken, here.
The second book I read was Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne. I loved this book! I actually borrowed this book from the library, and because I love it so much I actually want to buy a copy. I just don’t know if I should buy a physical copy, or a digital copy. I enjoyed reading Midnight Thief because of the story in of itself, and because of the Demon Riders!! You can read my review of Midnight Thief, here.
I then read Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard. This was the first book I’ve ever read by Dennard, and I was pleasantly surprised! I don’t usually read Historical Fiction mainly because of how they treated women back then. Anyway, I was surprised by how the main character’s spunk. She stands up for herself and takes no shit!! You can read my review, here.
I read The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, and haven’t reviewed this book yet. I’m pretty sure I’m still processing everything.
I also read The Rules by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié. I had a lot of hope for this novel. What I had hoped versus what actually happened just made my hopes fall flat. You can read my review of The Rules, here.
I then read Haunted by Lynn Carthage. I don’t really know what to think of the story to be honest. While I liked it, nothing really stood out for me, and when I got to the end there was just a sense of foreboding. I see in my mind what can happen and I am intrigued as to what actually happens… You can read my review of Haunted, here.
I also read Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Meyers. I really enjoyed reading this book! Which surprised me because I lowered my expectations of this book before reading it. I like the adventure that takes us all over the world. I like the little bits of history that I learned. I have no idea if it’s accurate or not, but I enjoyed learning about it at least. I like that the MC stuck up for herself. You can read my review of Inherit Midnight, here.
On the last day of January 2016, I’ve managed to read another book! I read Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge. Crimson Bound is a dark take on the Little Red Riding Hood tale. I haven’t got clear thoughts on this book yet, so no review as of now.. I will say though that I enjoyed this retelling. I liked the dark aspects, and the honesty of the main character. There are a few things that bothered me though. I’ll save those thoughts for the review! You’ll have to stay tuned! *winky face*
The ARC that I was allowed access to is called The Girl in the Well Is Me by Karen Rivers. My understanding of the book is that the main character is bullied. That’s all I really know about it. I want to go into this book not knowing what will happen. The cover is so pretty though!!!
I also bought 5 books this month! I bought Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, which I haven’t read yet, but am looking forward to. I just bought Night Study by Maria V. Snyder for myself and my sister, since she loves the Study series. The other three books I bought, I’ve previously read. They’ve hit me in some way, and I had to have them. Even if it did take me a few years to procure them. I bought And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard, Far From You by Tess Sharpe, and The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black! I love all three of these books, I’m taking a minute to appreciate the fact that I actually recalled from memory the titles and authors of these books… That doesn’t happen everyday, haha.
So I think that’s it for this month! Thanks for sticking with me! 😀
Until next time,