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May 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update 

  • May was a the month of waiting, which was incredibly frustrating. Last month, I said that May 22 was the day I’d find out if I got the scholarship to get my master degree, but the results didn’t come in. Now, the results are suppost to come out in June, so I still have to wait for a little longer. If you can keep sending good vibes my way, I would really appreciate it.
  • Last month I also said that I was applying for a job and I thought I was gonna know if I got it or not in May, but it’s a job with the government, so the application process is really long. I’m still waiting for that as well.
  • Thanks to all the waiting and expectations, my anxiety got out of control. It was a really hard month.
  • I got to see my boyfriend, who lives in another city, but came to visit. It was really good to see him. Also, I got to spend a lot of time with my friends and it was really fun and exactly what I needed.
  • There were presidential elections in my country, Colombia. It was the first round and the candidate that I like passed to the second round, but it’s very unlikely that he’ll win. If he loses, we are gonna be stuck with a far-right president AGAIN. I’m worried and sad and it sucks.

What I read 

I read A LOT MORE than usual in April and I could feel at the begining of May that I was kind of going into a reading slump, I didn’t want to read as much and so I decided to re-read one of my favorite series, which is 10 books long, that’s why this wrap up is full of re-reads. Now, I’m feeling the desire to read again and I’m sure June will be a great reading month.

 

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (3 stars) 

This was so disappointing, there was a bunch of unnecesary scenes and there were scenes that are simply fans’ wish fulfillment. Things I liked: Nesta’s and Cassian’s chapters and the portrait of PTSD. The review is coming next month.

Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn (3 stars) 

This is a fun, quick read. It has the sister of the best friend trope and at least it doesn’t take the usual route of the brother that doesn’t want the protagonists together, it goes in a different direction.  The main characters had chemestry, but the reason they weren’t together was kind of silly and based on miscommunication.

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Addictes/ Calloway Sisters Series by Krista and Becca Ritchie 

This was a re-read and I really enjoyed it, since this is one of my favorite series of all time. This was the third time I read the entire series and some of the book I have read even more times (like 4 or 5). I had never written a review of any of them and this time I decided to write a few thoughts for each book on Goodreads and I’m linking that down below:

Addicted to you  | Ricochet | Addicted for Now | Kiss the Sky | Hothouse Flower | Thrive | Addicted After All | Fuel by Fire | Long Way Down | Some Kind of Perfect

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April 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update 

I gratuated college in February and I took March as my vacation month to recharge, so April was the month that I started to try and sort out my life and that made my anxiety get really bad. Here’s the main things I did in April:

  • I started the process to apply for a scholarship, so I can get my master degree in Spain. I had a bunch of appointments and I had to get a lot of documents and I spent a lot of money on those things. I will know the results May 22, so if you can send good vibes my way, I would really appreciate it.
  • In case I don’t win the scholarship, I started the process to get a job that I think I’ll like, but it has been a long and complicated process and I still don’t know if I got the job or not.

What I read 

The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan (2,5 stars): The way the main male character talked was irritating and the writing was not very good

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (4 stars): So much worldbuilding for such a short book and the character developments is well done

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (4 stars): So much imagination! The world keeps expanding in ways I wouldn’t have imagined.

Meet Cute by Various Authors (4 stars): This was so cute, I really enjoyed reading it. Here’s my review.

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo (4 stars): Love letter to L.A, amazing descriptions of food, an incredible female friendship and father/daughter relationship.

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding (4 stars): This has such a cute romance between two girls, amazing  fat rep and mexican-american rep,  a really cool guy/ girl platonic friendship.

Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen (3,7 stars): Cute couple, steamy scenes, a fun read.

Helium by Rudy Francisco (3,8 stars): I really liked part III of this collection because it deals with social issues like racism and masculinity in a very honest and touching way.

In The Country We Love by Diane Guerrero (3,5 stars): I liked the parts of this that were about immigration, mental health, her career, but seeing my country, Colombia, through her eyes was not fun. It frustrated me to no end.

The Diviners by Libba Bray (4 stars): Great characters, intriguing mysteries, really atmospheric book with a creepy vibe.

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (3,8 stars): Amazing worldbuilding and a captivating plot. Here’s my review.

Our Numbered Days by Neil Hilborn (3,4 stars): A few great poems, but most were just ok. The second half of this was much better than the first.

Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth (4,5 stars): amazing diverse characters, so many secrets and mysteries and complex family dynamics. Here’s my review.

No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay (3,4 stars): I really enjoyed a few poems at the beggining and a few at the end of this, but there were none that absolutely blew me away.

Blurred Lines by Lauren Layne (3,7 stars): best friends to lovers, adorable couple and really likeable characters.

Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parish (3,7 stars): complex characters, interesting discussions about race and mental health, and a really adorable love story.

 

Damages Like Us, Lovers Like Us & Alphas Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie: these were re reads. The main couple in this books is not my favorite, but I love so many of the side couples and I like reading their interactions in these books. Also, I really enjoy reading about the family dynamics and relationships.

On the blog 

Here’s everything I posted this month on the blog:

  1. Most Anticipated Book Releases – April 2018
  2. The Movie Journal: February & March 2018
  3. My Most Read Authors
  4. Book Review: Meet Cute by Various Authors
  5. Book Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  6. Underrated YA Books (less than 1000 ratings on Goodreads)
  7. My Reading so Far in 2018: I Completed my Goodreads Challenge of Reading 52 books!
  8. Book Review: Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth (Blog Tour)

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March 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update 

– Since I graduated from college the last week of February, I spent March looking for a job and enjoying my ‘vacation’ aka unemployement. Having a month of vacation wasn’t the worst, I rested and now I have more energy and my anxiety is better and I’m feeling well.

-I went on a trip to visit my boyfriend, who moved away for a job. It was such a fun trip, we spent most of the time going to different book stores and it was amazing.

-The last week of the month I went on a trip with my family to various little towns in Colombia, since it was holy week and we were all free. It was a very relaxing and fun trip!

What I read 

 

 

We Are Okay by Nina Lacour (4,7 stars)

This is a beautifully written book about grief, loneliness, family and ‘the one that got away’. This is a really emotional book, I felt extremely connected with the characters, which hasn’t happened in a while for me, and I even ended up crying while reading this. It has lesbian, bisexual and latinx representation.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (5 stars)

This is my first 5 stars read of the year. Actually, it’s been a long time since I gave a book 5 stars. I absolutely loved this; the writing is amazing, it’s thought provoking, and it has complex and interesting characters and I was rooting for them even when they did horrible things. Also, there’s a epic love story that came with discussions about homophobia. This has latinx, bisexual, lesbian and gay representation.

The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende (4 stars)

This is a autobiographical novel about my favorite latinx author. This is a continuation of Paula, a book where Isabel Allende starts talking about her life in the way of letters to her dead daughter. This books continues where Paula left off and it’s told in the same estructure. Isabel Allende has led an interesting life and she talks about it with honesty and candor, which makes it fascinating to read.

Alphas Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie (4 stars)

I have been reading about these families for 13 books now, I think? There’s no way I don’t enjoy these books, mainly because I am so attached to the characters. This has bisexual and gay representation. My favorite thing about this book was not the main couple, it was the little moments we got to see of another couple, Sulli and Akara, together. Can’t wait for their book!

The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie (3,8 stars)

I really enjoyed this, but I was expecting so much more since I have heard so much about it from other people. This book throws you in the middle of a very complex and intricate world and you learn about it as the book progresses, but by the time I felt like I understood the world, the book was ending and I didn’t enjoy that part of the reading experience. I did loved the romance between the two main female characters!

 

 

The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin (3,8 stars)

This book had a romance between two princesses that I really enjoyed. Nonethless, this had a little too much world building and the build up of the relationship between the two main characters lasted way too long and then all of the sudden, in the last part of the book, it feels like everything happens, all the action takes places. Overall, I did enjoy this but the pacing was a bit off.

North to You by Tif Marcelo (3,7 stars)

This was a cute and fun read. It had likeble main characters, a soft hero, a second chance romance and an interesting storyline revolving around food, restaurants and food trucks. One of the main characters is filipino and there’s a lot of reference to Filipino food.

Small Change by Roan Parrish (3,7 stars)

This book had a bisexual female main character and it was the best. Also, a soft hero, who was the cutest, nicest, most pacient guy ever. This was a bit angsty, but I really enjoyed the romance in it. Also, there’s really interesting discussions about sexism in the tatoo industry.

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The poems in this collection revolved around gender and blackness, and I found myself liking a lot of them, but nothing stood out. The poems were all just okay for me.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (4,7 stars)

I loved this book, it has the most amazing latinx main character. It discusses religion in a way that resonated with me and I think I will resonate with a lot of people that have distanced themselves from religion. There’s also commentary throughout the book about the female body and the male gaze. Honestly it’s one of the most thought provoking books I have read in a while.

 

 

Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan (3,4 stars) 

This was fun to read. The male main character is actually nice and caring, and the romance was just adorable and hot at the same time. This is pure fluff.

Second Kiss by Chelsea M. Cameron (3 stars)

Another one that was pure fluff. This is the very short and sweet story of two women and their second chance romance.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay (4 stars)

This was hard to read, but it was such a powerful book. It deals with rape, eating disorders, mental illness, fatphobia and so much more. This was a very thought provoking read.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (4 stars)

This was a fun, very extravagant read. This is a book full of descriptions of oppulence and excesses, it has hints of  plot that keeps everything together, but it’s mainly a book about the lives of very rich and superficial people. It’s missing a more meaninful discussion abut the things that it portraits, but it’s still a very fun and fast read.

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February 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update

February was a really good month, full of happy moments and events that I was highly anticipating:

  • I finally finished my internship and I’m so glad about it. Well, except for the fact that I’m unemployed now, but I’m hoping to find something else soon.
  • I reunited with a lot of my friends that I hadn’t seen in a while and I laughed more than I had in a long time.
  • I graduated from university! I’m officially an anthropologist and a political scientist.

What I read 

1984 by George Orwell (4 stars)

I didn’t enjoy reading this book, but I found it perturbing and thought provoking. The concept is what makes this book interesting, especially the parallels Orwell draws with the society and the time he lived in and the imagination required to envision a future based on what he saw around him.

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (3,6 stars) 

I  really liked the first half of this books, it was full of cute, romantic and even some relatively steamy moments. I feel like the second half when the issues between the characters start appearing they were dragged out.

Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell (4 stars) 

This book has characters you’ll fall in love with and the banter and chemestry between them is incredible and makes their dynamic captivating. Here’s my review.

Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid (3,8 stars) 

I was so excited to recieve an arc of this that I almost cried. I really liked the characters in this book and even if they were some plot points that were similar to other books in the series, this book still had unique plot elements that I enjoyed.

The Cruel PrinceThe Cruel Prince by Holly Black (4,2 stars) 

It’s been a while since I read a fantasy book that I enjoyed this much. This has complex characters and they are what made me love this story.  The plot was captivating even when there were some parts that were a bit predictable.

Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell (4 stars) 

This book has a m/m romance, that’s full of chemestry and intense feelings. I really liked both of the main characters, they go from best friends to lovers, which is my favorite thing. The plot was a bit darker and sadder than I was expecting, but I think the heavier subjects were handdled really well.

Sunset Park by Santino Hassell (3,7 stars) 

The main character is a bisexual man and I loved the representation. It was fantastic. The main characters go from friends to lovers after becoming roomates and it is sucha great premise for the book and I really enjoyed reading their story.

Corrupting Chris by Santino Hassell (3 stars) 

This was just a short story, it was steamy but nothing special.

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire (3,8 stars) 

There’s a lot of good poems in this collection, but there are some that weren’t as good.My favorite one was Conversations About Home (at the Deportation Centre). This deals with themes like domestic violence, rape, family, refugges, inmigration, among others.

Not Your Villain by C.B. Lee (4 stars) 

I love Bells as a main character, I also love all the other characters in this series. I had a few issues with the beggining of the book becuase it tells the important parts of the first book from Bells POV so it felt a bit slow and  repetitive, but after that the plot completely picked up.

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (3,8 stars) 

I had been meaning to read this for years and I finally did it! I actually really enjoyed it, I liked the main character and some of the secundary characters. The plot wasn’t the most unique, but it still was entertaining. My main problem was with the romance, it came out of nowhere and there was no chemestry betweem the characters.

Let’s Talk about Love by Claire Kann (4 stars) 

I fell in love with this book from the beginning, I love Alice’s voice and I love her as a character. I’m so glad there’s a book with an asexual main character. Also, I love the romance in this book.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (4 stars) 

I suffered through this book, I was so worried for the chracters the entire time, because I adore the three main characters, Monty, Percy and Felicity.  They are hilarious and sassy. Also, there’s so much diversity,  a bisexual narrator, a m/m romance, chronic illness, and PTSD.

Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook (3,5 stars) 

The format of this book was cool, but this didn’t really feel like a poetry collection to me, it was more like random thoughts that the author put together, but they were entertaining and meaning full enough to hold my interest.

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January 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update 

My mom was in the hospital since December 15th, she finally had the procedure that she needed on January 22nd and they let her leave the hospital today, February 2nd. She’s finally doing ok and that’s the best news!

I was doing so much better in terms of my anxiety, but the last few weeks haven’t been so great. Now that I finished some of the things and my mom is doing better, I hope I can get my anxiety a little under control.

My boyfriend moved away, which was really sad, but long distance hasn’t been as awful as I thought. Although, it’s only been about two weeks since he left, so it will probably get harder with time.

– I officially went through the administrative process necessary to graduate. I’m graduating February 24th. You heard right, I’M GRADUATING FROM UNIVERSITY!! 

I’m one week away from finishing my internship. FINALLY! I’m so happy that I could cry tears of happiness.

I’m writing again!!! Ok, I have only written like 800 words, BUT I wrote something so that counts as good news.

What I read 

 

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (4,2 stars)

I liked the representation of OCD and Anixiety in this book, it’s #ownvoices and it shows. There were a lot of other things that I loved about this, but I did have some problems with it. Read by review to know more.

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (4 stars)

When this book focused on living with a mental illness, on how that looks like in the day to day and on the good and bad that comes with it, this book was brilliant. Nonetheless, I had problems with some chapters that were random stories, because they tried too hard to be funny and lost the depth that other chapters had. I feel like there was some cohesiveness missing in this book. BUT, there were times when this was so great that I couldn’t believe someone had the words necessary to explain certain feelings and experiences.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore (4 stars)

The plot in this book is fantastic and unexpected, there’s a mystery throughout the book that comes to a surprising resolution. The plot was definitely my favorite part as well as the main characters, a group of bisexual girls that are cousins and that have lived their lives as if there one, because of the many things that bind them together. The only problem I have with this book is that I didn’t feel connected to anything and it has to do with the writing, Anna-Marie’s writing is beautiful but unfortunately, I feel it keeps me at a distance.
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Roomies by Christina Lauren (3,8 stars)

This story is so much fun; the characters are great and they have so much chemistry.  It’s a cute, fluffy and a fast read. Here’s my review.

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren (4,5 stars)

I loved this book, it gave me a lot of feels. It deals with the intersection between homophobia, religion and family. This story was heartbreaking at some points, infuriating at others, but it also had cute and happy moments. The romance is a lovely one and we get a bisexual main character and a gay main character.

Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen (4 stars)

This was a fun, entertaining and steamy read with great characters and it keep me captivated the entire time. Check out my review.

Act Like It by Lucy Parker (3 stars)

I had a hard time getting into this book, but it picks up and then it becomes a good romance full of banter, chemestry and lovely moments. Check out my review.

After We Fall by Melanie Harlow

This was steamy, entertaining and very, VERY ANGSTY. It was a fun read but I did have some problems with it. Check out my review.

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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I really liked this book,  it took me some time to get into it, but then it got so good. I really liked the characters and the romance was so cute, it was kind of easy to figure out who Blue was but that ddin’t take away from the story.

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One by Amanda Lovelace

There are a few poems in this collection that I really liked, but most of them were  just ok for me. Check out my review.

On the blog 

Here’s everything I posted this month on the blog:

  1. A Very Late Wrap Up: August – December 2017
  2. Most Anticipated Book Releases – January 2018
  3. 8 Books I Want to Read in 2018 
  4. Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green 
  5. Book Review: Roomies by Christina Lauren
  6. Book Review: Act Like It by Lucy Parker 
  7. Mini Reviews: Grumpy Farmers, Ambitious City Girls & Romance 
  8. Mini Review: Poetry Collection 

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A Very Late Wrap up: August – December 2017

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I didin’t write a wrap up in the last 5 months of 2017, so I have a lot of caching up to do. If you want to know why I  was gone, here’s an update. During those months I didn’t read that much, so let’s hope  this won’t be extremely long.

AUGUST 

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The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (4 stars) 

I expected a little bit more from this books. I gave it four stars and I think I was a bit too generous. I have forgotten so much about it and that’s a bit sign for me about a book. For what I remember, I liked the main character and some of the side characters, but some part of the big reveal was a bit forced.

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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (5 stars) 

I know this series is really problematic in a lot of ways and I totally understand why people dislike it and don’t want to read it.  I actually thought I wasn’t gonna like this book for an entirely different reason,  because so many of the main characters weren’t in it. BUT I really liked the new characters. I loved the stoyline and the writing in this book.

Beard in Mind by Penny Reid (3,4 stars) 

I  liked this book mainly because of the family dynamics that are present in all the books of the series. I love the Winston sibilings and the relationships they have with each other. BUT I wan’t as invested in the romantic relationship in this book as I was in the romantic relationships in other books in the series. Something good about this is book is that it has  reprensetation of someone with OCD, from my perspective it was well handled, but since I don’t live with OCD I can’t be sure if it was accurate or not and I looked for #Ownvoices reviews but didn’t find any.

OCTOBER 

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Neanderthal Marries Human by Penny Reid (3,4 stars) – Scenes from the City by Penny Reid (3 stars) –  Ninja at Fist Sight by Penny Reid (3 stars) – Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid (3,2 stars) – Dating-ish by Penny Reid (3,6 stars)

After I read Beard in Mind, I was done with all the books in that series that are out, but i still wanted to read more books by Penny Reid and I decided to finish reading the Knitting in the City series.  I started this series a while ago and read a few of the books out of order, so I felt it was time to read the ones I had left.

I actually enjoyed reading this series a lot, I loved all the female main characters and most of the men. The main couple in Dating-ish is definitely my favorite of the whole series. Penny Reid’s writing goes perfectly with the kind of books she writes and her books are  fun to read.

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The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway & Penny Read (2,8 stars) 

I wanted to keep reading Penny Reid, so I started this series and I was so disappointed. One of my least favorite books of the year. The concept of the book was interesting, but I disliked the male protagonist so much. SO MUCH!

The Player and The Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Read (3,5 stars) 

This is the second book in this series and it got better than the first, a lot better. The concept was interesting and the fact that it was the woman teaching the man about sex made for a fun and entertaining story. Also, I really liked the main characters and the relationship between them.

The Sun and her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (4 stars) 

I really liked this book, specially some of the poems at the beginning that dealt with heartbreak, because at the time I read it I could relate so much to them, it was exactly what I was feeling. I also found the poems about immigration and refugees to be really powerful and the parts about her family experience made the poems feel so authentic. There were some poems that were just not for me, because I felt they were more like sentences that poems. Also, I didn’t enjoy some of the poems about love. BUT overall I did really enjoyed this.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (4 stars) 

This is quite story, with interesting and compelling characters that I loved to read about. It’s an exploration of motherhood that it was fascinating and complex. Celeste Ng’s writing is incredible, I will definitely read more of her books in the future.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (3,8 stars) 

This book was good, but I didn’t like it as much as Every Heart a Doorway. This book has intriguing characters and it’s set in an interesting world, but I was bored in some parts and I think it’s because the plot wasn’t that fascinating to me.

NOVEMBER 

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Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco (4 stars) 

This was such an entertaining and atmospheric book, but the best part were the characters, I love Audrey Rose and Thomas so much! and the relationship between them developed in a great way through this book and I was so happy about it. Also, there were new queer characters intriduced in this book and it was awesome.

Lovers Like Us by  Krista & Beca Ritchie (3,8 stars) 

This is the second book in the Like Us series and  I have to say I enjoyed it even more than the first book. I loved the fact that we got to see so much of all the other chracters, not only Moffy and Farrow, but also all the cousins, sibilings and parents. Also, I feel like the plot was really interesting and the writing was perfect for the story.

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Hothouse Flower (4,5 stars) , Addicted After All (4 stars) , Fuel the Fire  (3,6 stars) & Long Way Down (3,9 stars) by Krista & Beca Ritchie

These were all re-reads, I have read these books a few times already, but I love them the same or even more every time I read them again. Amazing and beloved characters, meaningful relationships and entertaining plots make the series a favorite for me. Also, it deals with some series topics, especially related to mental health. This series actually made me feel more comfortable with the idea of going to therapy and it’s something that it will always mean a lot to me.

 

This was my very late wrap up! Have you read any of these book? Did you enjoy them? 
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July 2017 Wrap Up

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If you read my june wrap up, you know I had a very hard month personally. July was definitely better but I was still sad about my break up, I was working on my thesis so I was really stressed out and I was waiting to start my intership. All this things mean my anxiety was out of control and I got sick  because of it.

Nonetheless there were some good things, I hanged out with my friends a lot and I had so much fun, and also I was out of my reading slump so I read 11 books!

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I’m finally getting back into my favorite genre after months of not wanting to read it. Yay! Also, I managed to finish two fantasy series that I had started a long time ago during the month of July.

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (3,7 stars)

This book was very different from the first one, there’s an element that was added nd that I feel like it didn’t really work. It feel forced and like it came out of nowhere and it played such a huge role in the story that it was hard to get past it.  Still, I enjoyed this. Especially because of the main characters and the relationship between them.

The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (3,5 stars)

I saw the ending coming since the beggining of this book and that took a bit of the excitment for me. Also, I didn’t liked the ending, so that didn’t help either. This was still entertaining, but I was disppointed.

The Novice by Trudi Canavan (4 stars)

This book is slow and almost nothing happens in it, until the very end. BUT I still really enjoyed the experience of reading it. The main character grew a lot in this book, I feel like the book explored other characters and that was interesting and there was some intriguing discoveries, all this things kept the book from being boring.

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan (3,5 stars)

Contrary to the second book in the series, in this book so many things happened but I was so bored for 60% of this book. I wasn’t connecting with the storyline or the characters in the first part and only in the last 40% did I get the amazing, fast paced, fascinating book that I wanted this to be. The ending was good, except for one little detail that’s revelead in the last few pages.

A New Adult Series

Whenever I’m extremely anxious I choose a new adult book or an entire series (depending on how anxious I am) to read and in July my pick was the Dearest series.

I’m gonna be honest and say that I don’t remember that much about this series and it’s been less than a month since I read it. So I will start with: this was not particulary memorable series for me. My favorite one was the first book and I gave it 3,5 stars, the other 2 books got a 3,2 stars rating. The writing was ok, I liked the couples especially in the first book and the female characters were good. That’s as much as I remember.

The 2017 Releases 

Damaged like us by Krista and Becca Ritchie (3,9 stars)

I have so much love for the Addicted to You/ Calloway Sisters series that I feel like I had to read this. At the end, I really enjoyed getting to know this characters that I had see as kids in the other series and I loved the fact that I got to see the old characters that I love so much.

The Story of Lizzie and Darcy by Grace Watson (3,7 stars)

I really liked this! I shipped Lizzy and Darcy so much, they were wonderful together. I loved the fact that this revolved around the publishing world, I feel like it gave it something extra. Also, there’s lesbian representation, bisexual representation and trans representation and I feel like there were handled in a good way.

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (4 stars)

I loved this book, except for one little detail. This could have been a 5 stars read, I loved Eliza, I loved Wallace, I loved the idea of the webcomic, I think the representation of anxiety is amazing. BUT I do think there’s a major plot point were one of the portagonists acts so out of character that it takes away from the story, I felt like the author did it just to increased the drama and the conflict of the book and I felt disappointed.

The ARC

Invictus Invictus by Ryan Graudin (4,2 stars)

I got an ARC of this book through Netgalley and I had so much fun reading it. The concept of this book was really interesting, I loved the characters and the relationships between them and I thought the ending was really good. Full review to come!

 

  Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them? Do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments! 

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