Lets wrap up May! How is May over!? I wanted to go through and give you a guys a summary of what I read. This month I feel like I should list off the books I DIDN’T read. May was crazy busy and I didn’t get as much reading done as I would have liked. I have a feeling that the whole summer will be this way. Which is good. I have 3 littles and we have lots of fun to do!
Most of the books I did read were not even on my TBR. (does this happen to all of us or just me?) Some of these books I didn’t get to writing a review yet but I’ll list it anyways with a recommendation, just in case your interested. Here we go!
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. I did not write a review for this one yet. I would give it 4 stars. I know, I know. I think maybe I just had too high of expectations for this book. I started this series with the first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, 3 years ago. I love the world and the characters. The series as a whole is one of my all time favorites but I was just a little bit disappointed. Sarah is an amazing writer and just immediately sucks you into the world of the Fae. She makes you feel things and thats why I love her books! I would give this one a content rating of 10. There are lots of sex and battle scenes. Pretty detailed. As well as strong language. Part of why I was disappointed is because this series starts out Young Adult and ends up very ADULT. I still love the books but I feel like this last one went a little over board in those areas. It would have been nice if she stayed more Young Adult.
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. I was so excited to read this for book club. The movie came out and I have been DYING to see it. I haven’t heard anything about it really? Have you seen it? Was it good or bad? I really liked this book. There were a few twists that I was not expecting! Definitely give it a read and then go see the movie!
Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie Wright. This one was an ARC I received from NetGalley. It comes out in November. I was really excited to read it since I love all things Jane Austen but unfortunately it didn’t quite hit the spot for me. There were just a few to many things that bugged me. The idea of this book was great but I found it lacking.
It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas. This book is book 2 in the WALLFLOWERS series by Lisa. I absolutely adore Lisa Kleypas and Julia Quinn. They are two of my most favorite romance authors. I had read this series forever ago and saw that Lisa had come out with another (next book down) that was about Westcliff’s sister. I couldn’t quite remember the story so I reread this one and it was just as good as the first time. I highly recommend this series to those that love a good risqué romance. 5 Stars. 10 Content Rating.
Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas. When I saw this book I was so excited because I thought she was continuing the Wallflowers series. There are a few books she has written about some of the side characters. This one is about Westcliff’s sister and I just adored it. If you have not read any of Lisa Kleypas books I recommend starting with her Wallflowers series. You will love them! 5 Stars. 10 Content Rating.
Winter by Marissa Meyer. Winter is book 4 in The Lunar Chonicles. All these books are fairytale retellings set in a futuristic world where people live on the moon. The Lunar Queen wants to take Earth as her own. The small band of fugitives are the only ones standing in her way but they need just a little bit of help, and the Queen’s stepdaughter is more than willing! These books started off kinda .. bleh. I didn’t understand all the hype. Cinder is my least favorite but keep reading! I love them all so much now. As a whole they are amazing. My favorite fairytale retelling so far!
Alex & Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz. I bought this book because the cover was pretty. HAHAHA! Don’t judge me! I know you have all been there! I didn’t really know what it was about, other than a love story. I was very pleasantly surprised when it is the love story of Alexander Hamilton (the founding father) and his wife Eliza. Taking place in America 1777. I really enjoyed it and want to find more books like it! If you know of any please share them with me!
Frostblood by Elly Blake. I listened to this on Audible and loved the narrator. The sequel Fire Blood comes out this fall. I loved it so much I bought a hard copy and will be buying the next one as well! It’s a story about people with the fire gift and people with the gift of ice. They hate each other. All except two that are on the same mission to bring peace to the land. Sometimes I feel like fantasy gets to be all the same. Switch out the name of the city and the characters names = the same story. Its nice to find one that is different. It wasn’t too predictable and its one I can recommend to my Young Adult readers.
Whelp! There ya go! That is what I read for May. I am currently putting together my list for June. What was your favorite book you read in May and what is your most anticipated read for June? Share! I would love hear what your reading!