December Wrap Up + Book Haul
I can’t believe December is already over!!! 😲 I had the bussiest month ever! So many school deadlines and other projects that I needed to get done! I don’t know where I found the time to post 3 times a week, but somehow I did it!!
Back in the beginning of December I made it to 1k followers (on all social media combined)! I was so happy!! Thank you so much to everyone who has read my posts and to all the people who post the nicest comments on my blogposts!
I read 11 books this month and I think that’s a new record for me! Let’s get started on all the other bookish things I did this month!
Last month I didn’t request that many books and I only got approved for 2 books. Well… This month was the complete opposit of November! I requested a lot of books and got approved for quite a lot of them. So, Here we go!
Anatomy of a Scandal – Sarah Vaughan
I finished this one a couple of days ago, but my review will be coming up in a few weeks (closer to the release date). I can say that this book had everything to become a bestseller. The thing I liked the most about this book was how real it all was. At one point I even had to remind myself that it was just a book and that everything was just made up and not really happening. Don’t you just love it when a books does that?
Pretty Dead girls – Monica Murphy
I already finished and reviewed this one! I was a tiny bit scared when I started reading this one. Mystery books tend to be a hit or miss kind of thing for me. This was definitely a hit! I’ll say more about this one in the Review section of this post.
Wicked Charm – Amber Hart
I don’t know what I have to expect from this book. It’s a romance story set in the Okefenokee Swamp. It’s also a kind of mystery because many girls start dying in the swamp. But from what I read in the reviews that have been written so far, the Mystery part isn’t that big. I’m not complaining, I really like a good genre mix up, I just really don’t know what to expect!
I think this book will be VERY simmilar to Pretty Dead Girls. It’s both set in a high school with a boy and a girl narrator. Who you know will fall in love from page one. AND in both books the main story is about girls from their school who start dying! At first I wanted to read them at the same time (who can even read one book at a time??) but after reading both summaries I think I did a good thing with waiting to start reading this one! That would have been sooooo confusing!
The Wren Hunt – Mary Watson
I’m currently reading this book and it’s quite good! It has a big Romeo and Julia kind of vibe. The only thing that’s confusing me at the moment is the medieval feeling that I get from this book, but apparently it’s just set in this time and they drink from coke cans and heroine addicts and I think it’s completely weird! After a while I got used to it, and I love a good medieval feeling once in a while, but it keeps messing with my mind!
Zombie Abbey – Lauren Baratz-Logsted
I have to admit that I don’t remember requesting this book. If you know me, you may know horror is the number one genre I tend to avoid (read: run away screaming) and zombies are something I’m really really really scared of. So when I got a mail that I was approved for this book I had to swallow a few times. I will definitely give this a fair try. The book already has many good reviews and I try to keep my book prejudices to a minimum! At the beginning of February I’m going on a vacation and I think I’m going to save it, so I can read it on the beach.
Traitor Born – Amy A. Bartol
First I have to say that I’m COMPLETELY in love with this absolutely gorgeous cover! How perfect can a cover be?!
This one has a bit of a story. I requested this book before I read the first book (and I’m totally not sorry for it). I was planning on reading the first book anyway and it had many good reviews. The bad part of this story is that I’m currently reading the first book and I’m not realy into it. In my opinion, the book needed a lot more work and wasn’t ready to be released when it was. But I think the story holds a lot of promise and I’m not giving up on this series just because the first book was bad!
Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young
This book was a granted Netgalley wish! I’m on Netgalley since April and it’s only my second wish ever that got granted so I’m really happy! Everyone is raving about it and it currently has a Goodreads rating of 4.7 (!!). I have such big hopes for this book, probably the most out of all my current Netgalley books.
It’s about a viking girl and her life is all about staying alive. The only thing I’m a tiny bit afraid of is that she ends up being on of those Perfect™ girls who is all smart and #fitnessGoals, but ends up making so many stupid choices that it’s unbearable;. I really can’t stand them and there are too many of them in YA fantasy. Let’s hope that’s not the case. 😉
The Plastic Magician – Charlie N. Holmberg
Confession: I have only read the first book in this series. But I was planning on reading the rest of this series and The Plastic Magician’s release date is somewhere in May, so I took my chances and requested this book already! I still have until May to read the remaining three books. I don’t think that will be a problem.
A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) – V.E. Schwab
This one definitely was my favourite book of the entire series. Lila was super awesome as a pirate and overall there was so much character development going on. If this book ever gets made into a movie, I would love to see the element games. Magical tournaments are always such a big plus!
Wonder woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) – Leigh bardugo
I went into this book completely blind. I didn’t know anything about Wonder Woman (other than that she has some sort of super powers and there is a movie about her). I wasn’t sure this book was going to be something for me because I never read any commics and the only super hero movie I ever watched was Thor (and the only reason I watched that one is because Chris Hemsworth is in it 🤤).
I’m glad that I really liked it! Diana was a bit too perfect at some points and it got annoying after a while, but there were so many other not too perfect characters who made up for it all. The major plot twist at the end was really unexpected too!
Read my full review here!
Book Review: Night of Cake &; Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2.5) – Laini Taylor
this was the most adorable book I read in 2017. I made me all fuzy and warm inside and it was just too cute to handle. After the brutality that was book two in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, this was a welcome diversion from the overall story. I WAS a major fan of the second book, but that book doesn’t make you really happy (understatement of the year!). This book made me so happy!
Book Review: Warcross (Warcross #1) – Marie Lu
Sadly, this was the biggest miss of December. I got quite frustrated with this book. It all started with the technlogy. I’m studying to become and electronics engineer and I got frustrated very fast with all the coding nonsense. From there on it only went down hill for me.
Book Review: Pretty Dead Girls – Monica Murphy
This book was completely not what I expected it too be! I was a bit sceptic about the high school drama, but it was a really fun read. If you read this book, don’t take it too serious. All the girls are complete basic b*tches and hopefully you won’t be able to connect completely with those girls because they’re just nasty. But, this made this book a fresh new thing to read.
Thank you so much for reading my entire post!! December was a pretty book filled month for me! I hope 2018 will be as filled with books as this month was!