Hello everyone and welcome to my May 2018 wrap-up!
During the month of May, I read 15 books. It was another mediocre month.
The first two books are the best books I read this month from two very different genres then the rest are in the order I read them. A lot of these reviews are scheduled to release later in the month, so the links I provided are to my reviews posted on Goodreads.
A Court of Frost and Starlight is a beautiful addition to the series that reaffirmed my love for these characters and this world.
When They Call You a Terrorist is infuriating, emotional, and thought provoking because Khan-Cullors is unapologetic in her writing of events that have happened to herself and those around her. When They Call You a Terrorist is a stark look at what it looks like to grow up in a society that sees your skin colour first and implements every trick in the book to disenfranchise you and everyone who looks like you.
Waking Gods ups the stakes, thrills, and mystery as the reader is thrown headfirst into the fallout of Sleeping Giants.
The one word I would use to describe All the Little Lights is irresponsible.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is a masterfully written and comprehensive exploration of the Golden State Killer. Michelle McNamara’s understanding of the crimes and key players within the investigation is organized in an easily digestible format and concise in its explanations.
Ware excels at creating atmosphere within her novels. From the first page to the last, the setting enthralls the reader. The Death of Mrs. Westaway is Ware at her best.
Cast Long Shadows is pretty boring. Maybe I would have liked it more if I could have remembered who most of the characters were.
Much like the previous novel, Love Lies Beneath, A Sin Such as This is a slow paced mundane novel with an explosive ending. If you enjoyed the first novel, then you’ll definitely love its sequel.
Is it a sign that I’m getting older when I say I found Bad Habit to be incredibly problematic? Almost everything about Bad Habit has some problematic twist on it. From the age of the characters to the male love interest, there’s something that makes the reader uncomfortable throughout.
I didn’t enjoy White Sand Vol. 2 nearly as much as the first.
I enjoy Kenton as a character, but the writing wasn’t as tight as the first, especially near the ending.
I Flipping Love You has cemented my love for Helena Hunting. Her novels are always laugh out loud funny, maintain the perfect balance of serious plot and frivolous extras, and steamy connections.
I’m definitely in the minority when it comes to my thoughts and rating of Malice. I found it to be too slow and didn’t bring anything new to the genre.
Unfortunately, Moonlight Seduction doesn’t pack as big of a punch compared to its predecessor, Moonlight Sins. Though, it’s still one of the better-written romances you can get your hands on.
I read Ayiti in one sitting. It captured my attention from the first page to the last. Gay’s writing is beautiful, articulate, and comprehensive. I would absolutely recommend this to everyone and anyone.