Hello friends, welcome to my first ever reading wrap up! I don’t know why I did not do these in the past, but I ran a poll on Twitter and everyone wanted me to start doing these, so who am I to object? Let’s talk about the stuff I read in January. Which is oh so very little.
First thing I read was the second book in the Grisha trilogy and it was a two star read. Yes, the first read of 2019 was a TWO STAR READ. I hate everything. But I especially hate Alina who has no personality and The Darkling who is a generic villain and Mal who is annoying. This book took years off my life because I was rooting for it and then it let me down. BUT. I love Nikolai and I am excited to read King of Scars. But this series has become the Undesirable Number One. Full review available here.
Next, I hosted a readalong in January for The Witchlands series but failed massively at it. I managed to finish only this first book, but I had so much fun rereading it. This series gets better for me with each reread, and with each new series in the book, there’s so much more to think about and more to pay attention to. If I still haven’t convinced you to pick it up – now is the time! My review can be found HERE.
And then The Wicked King was released and we all had a collective breakdown. I loved this book and I am just obsessed with the series as a whole. I loved how Jude and Cardan’s dynamic changed in here, I loved the court politics and I think Jude is one of the best heroines in YA in recent years. Highly recommended if you like messed up people and character with power markers. My review is available here.
And then my friends, things took a turn for the worse. My coursework got HEAVY, I had exams and my master thesis is in full swing so those are the only three books I finished in January. Which is sad. However:
I did start two more books. I am so far enjoying the dark academia vibe of The Secret History. The book is so pretentious, but in a good way, and I am really into it. So far. And I am also really enjoying immensely my reread of Windwitch. It keeps getting better with each reread, so I am excited to finish it. To sum up:
And that’s my month wrapped up! Wasn’t great but at least I read something. Right? Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed the wrap up and its format and let me know what was your favorite book of the month!
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