As part of my “must blog more” resolution, I’ve decided to start doing a monthly wrap-up so you lovely
minions people will get at least one post a month from me without fail.
So without further ado, I present the (drum-roll please) January wrap-up!
I read more books than I expected this month, considering my reading quota has dropped to almost nonexistent, but with the quiet months ahead, I plan on catching up.
- The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning: Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever and Shadowfever. ★★★★
- Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. ★★★★
- Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning. ★★★★
- The Score by Elle Kennedy. ★★★★★
So much for trying to read more ARCs, huh? Although I failed in that aspect, I’m happy I read a total of 8 books this month! The Fever series was a reread in preparation for the newest instalment, Feverborn, even though I hadn’t realised it was coming out so early in the year. The Score, the latest book in the Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy, was an out-of-this-world BR with Inge that ended up in a lot of squealing, laughing until our sides hurt and some very unexpected feelings that sort of, maybe killed us a little.
It’s also been a good month because all the books I read were great. Action-packed, funny and rather swoony, with characters to root for and intricate plots that keep you on your toes. Apart from The Score, but Elle Kennedy’s specialty is light, fluffy and to the point, so I loved it anyway.
And now watch me praise the glory that is Truthwitch. As my first ever Susan Dennard book, I’d preordered Truthwitch and had been dying to read it ever since it was first announced. Strong, badass female friendships? YES. Swoon-worthy love interest? YES. An unexpectedly new favourite villain to root for? Uh-oh, MAJOR YES PLEASE. Not only is Truthwitch innovative because of the huge lack of insta-love and the huge loving for sisterhood and friendships, but it’s also pretty awesome with its setting and plot. There are different kinds of “witchery” with your elemental magic (fire, water, wind, earth etc.) but also other ones that are scary and cool, like bloodwitchery which means one can sense, smell and take control of other people’s blood, threadwitchery where one can see the threads that bind people, and truthwitchery where the witch can sense if someone is telling the truth or not, but also see if the person they are dealing with is honest and/or ‘good.’
I ripped through this book in a couple of days, and the last 100 or so pages had me clutching the book to my chest, heart pounding, eyes wide and fearful. It’s definitely the sort of book you want to start on a quiet day when you have nothing to do because I can guarantee you will not want to put it down.
And look! I received some bookish swag because of my preorder, and it’s pretty damn awesome:
That’s it for this month! How many books did you read this month? Were they good/terrible? Let me know in the comments!