Monday, 6 June 2016

The Month in Books: May

It's June! The sun is here....for now, and it's time for my May wrap up! 
I've been having huge problems reading lately, I thought I was over it when I read A Court of Mist and Fury but then once I finished that I went in to a hardcore book hangover and it took me like 3 days or something to start reading the next book and then I only managed a couple chapters before  spending a couple of days not reading! I am actually still finishing up Half Blood Prince, I just feel like I'm procrastinating from reading all the time and doing other things and it's taking me ages to read anything, I'm not sure it's a slump exactly but it's definitely a pain in the ass. 
SO, this isn't as huge as it usually is, I've read less this month than usual for the first time ever! 
There's also a couple missing because I didn't feel like scaling my shelves! I also totally forgot about the manga I read, honestly my brain is all over the place right now and I keep forgetting things left right and centre! 

So, in addition to this I read Volumes 7, 8 and 9 of Fairy Tail and Volume 15 of Blue Exorcist, Volume 7 of Seven Deadly Sins and Volume 4 of Twin Star Exorcists, meaning I'm all up to date with BE and TSE! I also read Star Wars: Bloodline which was freaking amazing, and Unrivalled which is going to be perfect for PLL fans! 

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
I picked a tiny classic because the plan was to get through all the review books this month and I completely failed and didn't actually get to read all my May TBR and June isn't looking so good so far! ANYWAY, I was iffy on this at first because of all the slang but once I got in to it I ended up quite enjoying it! 

Okay so this is like my second favourite Harry Potter book which is why it makes no sense at all that I'm struggling to read it, before I took this photo I'd actually read most of it in one go because I finally was in a reading mood so I thought I'd finish it before June but nope. 

Kill The Boyband by Goldy Moldavsky 
This book is freaking hilarious, it's dark and you feel like you shouldn't be laughing but you just can't help it because it's funny but also a bit silly and a bit unbelievable. There's also the relate-ability factor. Let's face it, we've all been a fangirl of something at some point in life, and this will make you cringe a little bit as you remember your past fangirl exploits! 

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
No word of a lie, this is Maas's best book yet and I was hungover from it for like 3 or 4 days. I could not stop thinking about this book after I'd finished reading it and I still can't! I have the urge to just re-read it but I'm not allowed for at least a couple of months! I had to do a spoiler section on my review because I couldn't contain myself, I just loved this book so much, it's my favourite of the year so far! I love Rhysand and I was iffy about Tamlin after the ending of ACOTAR and I just LOVE everything about this book! 

The Veil by Chloe Neill
A fantastically original paranormal/supernatural adventure! I loved the different aspects to this, there's all the paranormal elements and then there's the whole "oh we had a war with all kinds of paranormal creatures and now there's a huge ass prison in the middle of New Orleans for all of them and anyone with any tiny drop of magic" thing. Yeah. The romance is nice and slow building so I'm expecting to dig in for the long haul with this series! 

Tales From The Kingdoms by Sarah Pinborough
This collects together Charm, Poison and Beauty and I've heard people raving and raving about them so I was stoked to review the bind up of all three! These blew me away, they where not at all what I was expecting but they where dark and funny and surprisingly steamy! I loved all the original quirks to the original stories and I loved being surprised at every turn! 

Lois Lane: Double Down by Gwenda Bond
I completely loved the first book when I reviewed it not too long ago and I was eager for more, and I read this in one sitting, much like I did the first book! It expands the world of Metropolis, and digs deeper in to certain characters, as well as setting up Lois's dad for his future role in things, and there's plenty of references to the comics and other shows that will please all fans I think! 

The Inquisition by Taran Matharu
I won a proof of the first book last year and I loved it so much that I had to review it and I've been eagerly awaiting this sequel! This is legit the perfect sequel, I can't find anything wrong with it! Other than the cliffhanger because OUCH. Way to make a wait even worse AND THAT GOES FOR YOU TOO MAAS, ACTUALLY! I mean seriously, it's a year wait and it's bad enough as it is without constantly dwelling on the state all the characters are left in! ANYWAY, if you haven't picked up these books yet get on it because they are so original and so much fun and so freaking brilliant! Fab world building, brilliant characters and so much imagination! 

BOOM! Another month down! I'm hoping to be waaaaay better this month and actually get everything on my TBR read and everything left over from May's TBR read...hopefully. What did you guys read in May? You all did better than me right?!

1 comment:

  1. You were only hung over from ACOMAF for 3 or 4 days? I'm still not over it and can't stop re-reading it. I am OBSESSED. RHYSAND FOR LIFE. So glad to see you enjoyed it too!


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