Heya guys, I am starting off 2018 strong, so I’m going to start writing blog posts on a regular basis. I hope I do anyway. So, without further ado, let’s talk about what I read in January. I have been dealing with some bad slumps recently. My adult life gets in the way of reading, but I did manage to read four books this month. I started off the month with Renegades by Marissa Meyer. I loved this book with a burning passion, it has everything I want from a book about super heroes. It has tension and conflict and a tiny bit of romance. It was a literary work of art, in my opinion, it freed me from the horrible slump of life. Renegades kicked off my reading year with a bang. The second book I read this year was The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, which was the perfect book to keep the ball rolling with. I love Holly Black, I have loved her writing since I started reading as a young girl. I love her writing even more when it is about the Fairy Folk. Holly Black has this way of writing them that perfectly balanced the dark, twisted, cruel aspects with everything beautiful and magical about The Folk. It makes them live up to the expectations the fairy stories of my youth left me with. I loved The Cruel Prince as well. My third book of the month was Undertow by Michael Buckley, which was one of my favorite books when I was younger. Reading it now, it was kind of a letdown. The characters didn’t have much depth, they all were a disappointment in my opinion. The plot of the book sounds fascinating, but reading it there is just this lack of content, like so much more could have been done with the concept that was left out. I really wanted to love Undertow as much as I did in my youth, but the spark just wasn’t there. It left me dissatisfied. Luckily, my fourth and final book of the month did not disappoint. I finished off the month with The Valiant by Lesley Livingston. I was pulled back into my love of books, the kind of book that makes you want to stay up all night reading, the kind of book that makes me fall in love with reading all over again. The Valiant had powerful female characters that were kick ass and stunningly written. I almost wanted to call in sick to work to spend the day finishing this book. It was a great end to my month, and hopefully a sign of a great reading year to come.
At the end of every month I like to say that I have a TBR for the upcoming month. I almost never stick to my TBR, but it makes me feel better to have a rough list. So here we go with that little goal of mine.
Raging Sea by Michael Buckley. It is the sequel to Undertow and I’m hoping that maybe the series improves for me in this book, so I’m giving it a shot.
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. I want to read this book so badly; the cover is stunning, and it sounds intriguing.
Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore: I love the cover of these books as well and I’ve hear really great things about the series.
As we all are aware by this point, as I talk about it all the time, I am incredibly busy; so, I’m only putting four books on my tbr for each month. There is always hope that I read more, but I can’t make promises. I never keep my promises.
That is all I have for now, hopefully I will post again soon. Fingers cross and have a wonderful reading month my loves.