May, may, may, may. A pretty eventful month it was. Tears were shed, laughter escaped, my laziness has tripled, and a handful (armful?) books were read.
It was a pretty good reading month, with midterm behind me and some downtime alone in my room/car. Although I was writing a lot too, surprisingly I found the time to just read.
Since I’m a pretty loyal person and I do like sticking to my roots, here’s another list for you. The eight books that I read in May:
1. Never Never by Colleen Hoover
“How odd to be made of flesh, balanced on bone, and filled with a soul you’ve never met.”
Charlize Wynwood and Silas Nash have been best friends since they could walk. They’ve been in love since the age of fourteen.
But as of this morning…they are complete strangers.
Their first kiss, their first fight, the moment they fell in love…every memory has vanished.
“I don’t care what our real first kiss was,” he says. “That’s the one I want to remember.”
Charlize and Silas must work together to uncover the truth about what happened to them and why. But the more they learn about the couple they used to be…the more they question why they were ever together to begin with.
“I want to remember what it feels like to love someone like that. And not just anyone. I want to know what it feels like to love Charlie.”
My Rating: 4 out of 5 obvious Queen Colleen stars.
honestly it’s a handful of dung you can pass it Review: Never Never
2. Too Late by Colleen Hoover
Sloan will go through hell and back for her little brother. And she does, every single night.
Forced to remain in a relationship with the dangerous and corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to make sure her brother has what he needs.
Nothing will get in her way.
Nothing except Carter.
Sloan is the only good thing to ever happen to Asa. He knows this and he never plans on letting her go; even if she doesn’t approve of his lifestyle. But despite Sloan’s disapproval, Asa knows what it takes to get what he wants. He knows what he needs to do to remain on top.
Nothing will get in his way.
Nothing except Carter.
YOU CAN READ THIS BOOK FOR FREE ON WATTPAD: Too Late
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars, this book is effed up and smutty, but you know. Ahem.
super biased Review: Too Late
3. The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) by Kazu Kibuishi
After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.
Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars, first graphic novel after some time and it wasn’t satisfying my thirst.
short review that you really don’t need in your short lifetime Review: The Stornekeeper
4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
My Rating: OH MY GOD OF COURSE 5 OUT OF 5 STARS FOR MY FAE QUEEN MAAS!!!!!
overly emotional tim tam and reese’s pieces filled Review: ACOTAR (who has the time to type that title down for the second time?)
5. The Moth & the Flame by Renee Ahdieh
It started as playful, if barbed, banter before rising to a fateful wager with a most notorious rake—the Captain of the Guard, Jalal al-Khoury—who may have finally met his match in a lovely, if haughty, handmaiden, Despina. But she, too, seems to have met her match in the handsome Jalal. What begins as a tempestuous battle of will and wit in short order becomes a passionate affair spurred on by tragedy of the worst kind.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars because even though I loooooooove Jaspina or whatever their ship name is, THIS WAS TOO SHORT AND WHERE WAS THAT VERY IMPORTANT CRUCIAL SCENE WHERE THEY…UGHHHHHHHHHH?!?!?!
nine sentences of a Review: TM&TF
6. The Crown & the Arrow by Renee Ahdieh
Seventy-one days and seventy-one nights had come and gone since Khalid began killing his brides. This dawn, Khalid would mark the loss of the seventy-second girl, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. Khalid didn’t know how many more of these dawns he could take. And there was something about this latest girl that piqued his interest. Not only had she volunteered to marry him, but at their wedding ceremony, she had seemed not the least bit afraid. In fact, what he had seen in her eyes was nothing short of pure hatred. She was about to lose her life. Why wasn’t she afraid? Why did she hate him so? He had never before gone to his wife’s chambers before her death at dawn. Tonight would be different.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars because KHALID.
My Review: “Trust Khalid to make my heart thump to vigorously and my brain sweat in curiosity.” That was literally it.
7. The Mirror & the Maze by Renee Ahdieh
The city of Rey is burning. With smoke billowing, fires blazing and his people fleeing, Khalid races back to defend his city, and protect his queen. But Khalid is too late to do either. He and his men arrive to find the city in ruins, nothing but a maze of destruction, and Shahrzad is gone. But who could have wrought such devastation? Khalid fears he may already know the answer, the price of choosing love over the people of Rey all too evident.
My Rating: 4 emotional wreck stars.
I should be reading The Rose and the Dagger Review: TMTM
8. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
The enchantment continues….
The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?
With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.
The Little Android: A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.
Glitches: In this prequel to Cinder, we see the results of the plague play out, and the emotional toll it takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch….
The Queen’s Army: In this prequel to Scarlet, we’re introduced to the army Queen Levana is building, and one soldier in particular who will do anything to keep from becoming the monster they want him to be.
Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: Thirteen-year-old Carswell Thorne has big plans involving a Rampion spaceship and a no-return trip out of Los Angeles.
The Keeper: A prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, showing a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.
After Sunshine Passes By: In this prequel to Cress, we see how a nine-year-old Cress ended up alone on a satellite, spying on Earth for Luna.
The Princess and the Guard: In this prequel to Winter, we see a game called The Princess
The Mechanic: In this prequel to Cinder, we see Kai and Cinder’s first meeting from Kai’s perspective.
Something Old, Something New: In this epilogue to Winter, friends gather for the wedding of the century…
My Rating: ALL THE STARS IN THE GALAXY IF I COULD. GOD. THAT WEDDING. GOD. (this is the part where I cried again because I can’t believe this series is over.)
basically made out of tears Review: Stars Above
Reading-wise this month was pretty emotional with my not so final goodbye to the Lunar Chronicles (THERE IS STILL THAT IKO GRAPHIC NOVEL, FINGERS CROSSED. BUT OF COURSE WE WON’T GET ANOTHER OR THREE OTHER WEDDING EPILOGUES.) and then starting ACOTAR, which is now one of my favorite series ever even though I’m too much of a wuss to start ACOMAF. My body is ready for Tim Tam and Reese’s Pieces but my mind needs a very long break before I pick it up. Then those two crazy Colleen Hoover books, sigh, you know how emotionally tolling those books are. AND I CAN’T WAIT TO START THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER, but I still have stacks of books begging to be read.
So, if you’re looking for me (or my nose), I (or it) will be behind one of those books.