Another month has gone an I actually read almost all the books I said I was going to read plus one that was purchased during the month. I’m still a little behind on ARCs but I am hoping I will catch up shortly.
The one book I said I would read and haven’t is Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas. I’ve stopped reading it as i’m not ready for it to be finished and then the wait until October for the final part which is around 1000 pages.
I really was enjoying this book and got 53% into it (thank you Goodreads). As the book has been out for nearly three years it’s now hard to avoid spoilers from some places but I’m not ready for those spoilers to become reality for me. In another sense, I’m also not sure of when to pick the story back up. Do I read it from the beginning when coming close to the release of Kingdom of Ash or do I just pick up where I left off closer to the time?
The first book I completed this month was A Court of Frost and Starlight: Book Review *No Spoilers*. I quite enjoyed this book and it was an alright bridge but like I said in m review it was only 224 pages which just doesn’t seem long enough for me to pine over Rhysand and Nesta is a nasty piece of work. What I haven’t done with this book is read the excerpt from the new book. I’m not sure I want that spoiling yet but if I decide otherwise I know where to find it.
I really can’t wait for the next book in the series. It’ll seem like forever until it arrives. I just hope that they’re on the same level as the others for me.
Things a Bright Girl Can Do: Book Review was my first historical fiction based on fact I have read for a while. I can’t even remember the last time I read one.
Another three-star read for me because I expected more from this book after the hype I read. It’s not to say its a bad read but I’m going to stop having to base my expectations on other peoples opinions of these.
The characters where fantastic and I like how it showed the approach to women’s rights from different classes. It’s certainly worth a read.
The Exact Opposite of Okay: Book Review was a really good book. My only downfall with this was I thought the person who set up the blog seemed predictable.
I really liked that it was focused on if you’re a woman you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. It really brings home that this is still a problem in 2018. Why can’t a woman do something with her body without being ridiculed for it but a man is able to do the exact same thing and get called a “legend”?
I went into Heartless with my expectations a little high because I loved the Lunar Chronicles. However, due to this, I did myself a disservice as the book was okay. As I mention in my review the last 50 or so pages let this book down. After something that was completely preventable happened Lady Catherine Pinkerton had a complete personality transplant and it made no sense for it to have happened so quickly.
Also, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Do not read this book on an empty stomach. the talk of cakes and tea and bakeries is not nice when you’re hungry.
Red Queen was chosen because of all the hype over the final book which recently came which at the moment I still don’t have but hopefully soon.
I still can’t get over how this book got me although I’ve noticed while making these post how repetitive I have been with the last two books but I still stand by my words.
I can’t wait to have caught up with this series because I want to know if the nasty little boy gets his comeuppance (which at the moment I’m sure he will along with his evil mother). I’m halfway through Glass Sword at the moment so only time will tell. I just hope some of the others manage to make it through to the end.
So really by looking back at my reading list for this month, there is only one book missing and that is Kings Cage but in fairness when I wrote that list I wasn’t aware that I was going to be incapacitated for over a week due to surgery. All in all, I think I’ve done rather well and since I’m back at work next month I’m honestly not sure how many books I’ll go through but I’m currently awaiting on Caraval and Legendary to be posted so I may just get through the Red Queen series and Caraval.