JANUARY READS

Hey pals 👋🏼 In the midst of studying for exams and writing assignments, I really wanted to share what I plan to read this month and to check in with you all! 😀

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Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★★

Is it weird I keep asking my boyfriend to recite back to me “I have been made to protect you. Even in death, I will find a way.” ? Call me slightly obsessed, it might be true.

Although the characters and dialogue was consistently enjoyable (seriously, there were several one liners that either cracked me up or made me emotional), the first half of this was slightly boring plot wise. I was honestly concerned it would not be on par with Six of Crows, but that last third to a quarter blew my mind and proved me wrong.

I am so excited for Nina’s story to continue in King of Scars though! Anyone else?!

Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard #3) by Christina Lauren ★★★☆☆

This book has been sitting in my kindle library for ages and so I just jumped into it without having read any of the previous books. (Which is totally doable by the way.) Despite being published in 2013, it relatively holds up to New Adult books today!

It was  quick, angsty romance that was good to pass the time, but I do wish the second half had been less boring plot wise. It would’ve made it 100% more enjoyable.

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Bloodwitch (The Witchlands #3)  by Susan Dennard

I’m currently engrossed in a sneak peak of the upcoming Withland’s book; Bloodwitch. So far so good and I’m loving for all the Iseult and Aeduan angst Susan Dennard is serving. There’s also a main lgbt character with a pov who seems to be developing a love story which I’m so excited about!

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

So far I am not enjoying this one as much as I anticipated. My expectations about this were that is was a light, fluffy and adventurous read, based on other readers reviews.

Honestly I’m finding this slightly stressful. Mostly because Monty is such a trouble maker and it’s actually a more sophisticated novel than I anticipated! I’m definitely a mood reader and the vibe of this is not what I was looking for at this point.

The Virtual Shallows of Hog Island by Julianna Baggot

The Virtual Shallows of Hog Island is a short story published online from Tor (read here for free!) about a programmer who finds himself working for the self-proclaimed “Bad-Boy of Virtual-Reality Therapy.” His boss is breaking the rules by engaging in questionable uses of the latest technology, while the lonely programmer is in a state of mourning over his deep personal losses and must figure out his own form of therapy.

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Sadie by Courtney Summers ❊ Serial-like podcast, murder mystery and a runaway teen…

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox ❊ Scandal, witches, sisterhood and romance…

The Girls by Emma Cline ❊ Manson cult, reckless girls and obsession…

My Favourite Thing is Monsters, Vol. 1 by Emil Ferris ❊ Fictional graphic diary, investigation, holocaust survivor and B-movie horror…


I want to say a quick thanks to everyone who has stuck around whilst this blog has been a bit of a ghost town.

I’d love to hear what you’ve read, what you’re reading and what you plan on reading so far this 2018! 📚🎉

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6 thoughts on “JANUARY READS

  1. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is on my must read TBR for 2019 so I actually can’t wait to here you’re thoughts on it. I get what you mean though about the hype and pre-reading thoughts – everyone said that the Gentleman’s Guide was fluffy and packed with shenanigans and banter. I wouldn’t have picked it for a sophisticated read either. 🙂 x

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    1. I’ve actually had to put it down! i just wasn’t enjoying it unfortunately. I think it will call to me another time. Definitely was one of those instances where the hype got to me. It definitely has it’s fun moments, and the banter is SO GOOD. The author also has a BA in History and you could tell because the detail in the book regarding the historical elements created something really atmospheric. I will 100% be giving it another chance. I hope you enjoy when you get to it! 😀 xx

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    1. The Witch of Willow Hall was a biiiit of a let down personally. I definitely enjoyed it (3/5 stars), but it’s a bit lacklustre in the paranormal department. It’s more a historic romance than anything, even though its branding focuses on the witchy elements.

      Me too, I can never get enough of Nina! Hahah “waffle queen” is so fitting. I’m so excited to see where her story goes. Especially her new powers. I feel like we got only glimpses in Crooked Kingdom and I’d love some really cool witch scenes in King of Scars! 😀

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