January 2018 Wrap Up + Book Haul!
I can’t believe January is over already! I’m so happy, because that means my exams are almost over! I have exams all the way throughout January and I have only 1 left on friday! Then I have a week of well needed vacation that I’ve been looking forward to for months! After that school starts again, so it’s back to business. I really missed my blog. I’ve posted 12 posts in January but I just didn’t have the time to really read other blogs or put more time in my posts and that sucked. But, exams still are more important of course.
I’ve read 11 books this month which is really good considering it felt like I’ve been reading a bit less than normal. Studying already was reading enough so I didn’t always feel like reading more than I already had too!
Because of my exams I didn’t request that many books. I got approved for two books so I’m not complaining. They both seem really good and I can’t wait to read them.
Olympian Challenger -Astrid Arditi
This book is about a normal girl who is invited to compete in a mysterious contest on mount Olympus. If this doesn’t scream Percy Jackson to you, I don’t know. Looking at the cover I don’t really think it will be very similar to Percy Jackson but it was hard not to think about the comparison when I read the synopsis. I’m really looking forward to reading this book and I’m so happy my request got approved!
She, Myself and I – Emma Young
This book is about a girl who is completely paralysed and will die soon. But, a miracle operation gives her another chance. She get’s a full brain transplant and lives on in the body of another girl. I’m currently reading it and I really like the story so far (I’m not even half way through so it can still go either way). I think this can be a very deep and emotional story. I hope it stays as good as it is at the moment!
I have the feeling that I have been more critical this month than other months. I feel like I made some bad reading choices this month. I also read a few amazing books so it wasn’t a bad month in any case! Here is the list of books I reviewed this month!
The girl in the tower (The Winternight Trilogy #2) – Katherine Arden
The second book in The Winternight Trilogy. A book that I have been looking forward to since the moment I finished The Bear and the Nightingale. The writing style of this author is often so different from other book I have read and that alone is a good reason to read this book. It’s something fresh and new and amazing. I did like the first book more because it was more eerie and The Girl in the Tower was more filled with action and I’m not a lover of action scenes. But, if you liked the first book, you won’t regret reading this one!
Anatomy of a Scandal – Sarah Vaughan
Anatomy of a scandal is about a high profile rape case and is something different that I wouldn’t normally read. But, I really didn’t regret it. It’s a book made for character development lovers. The characters are so amazing and I finished it in no time. Normally books like this can take me weeks to get through but this is such an amazing book that I recommend to any YA or fantasy reader who wants to mix up their reading with something different.
Read my full review here!
Origin (Robert Langdon #5) – Dan Brown
Normally I’m a Dan Brown freak. I read his books the day after they come out. But this one took me 3 months to get through. I just didn’t get the vibe and exitcement I normally get from his books and now I’m sad that I need to wait for a really long time before the next one comes out!
Someone had to convince me to continue reading this book, because I had given up on it halfway through and that normally doesn’t happen with a Dan Brown book! After the amazing Inferno, this book was a let down I’m not going to lie about it.
Secondborn (Secondborn #1) – Amy A. Bartol
Sadly, one book has to be my least favourite book of the month. This month it is Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol. I had such high expectations of this book but there were so many issues and I really started to get annoyed by this book. I don’t give a lot of 1 star reviews. I just couldn’t give it more than that.
On a more positive note, I read the second book in the series Traitor Born already and it’s coming out later this year and that one was much better. I don’t think I’m ever going to be a big fan of this series but, it was a big stap forward. I’ll publish that review in a month or two!
By a Charm and a Curse – Jamie Questell
I’m going to say it again; this book deserves a hype. It’s really good. It’s about an enchanted carnival that curses a girl. It has romance and magic and a really good story. It’s really hard to find something I didn’t like about this book.
Read my full review here!
Second hand books are my weakness. I only buy second hand books and I bought 10 books and spend under 12$!
The Harry Potter: A History of Magic. Actually was a Christmas gift, but I forgot to mention it in my December Book Haul post (how is that even possible). So, I decided to mention it now!
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!