January has come and gone more quickly than I thought it would. Usually, January feels like the longest month but not this year! This month I was able to read 8 books and 2 graphic novels. I thoroughly enjoy almost all of them, so I started my reading year off on a high.
As usual, I feature my top two books of the month from differing genres.
This is a game changer of a book. The last 10 pages are pure insanity that is definitely worth the slow methodical build up throughout this beast of a novel.
There isn’t much to say about this series that hasn’t been said before. So, all I’ll say about volume 9 is absolutely not. I do not accept this! No. No. No. No!!!!!
Chariots of the Gods is a book better left unread. Better yet, watch the television show Ancient Aliens for a better-structured and more believable argument for the ancient aliens theory.
A Study in Emerald is a love story to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft. It’s a beautiful collision of styles that creates an incredibly atmospheric and engaging mystery. It combines the best aspects of Doyle’s mysteries and Lovecraft’s horror making A Study in Emerald one graphic novel not to be missed.
I flipped back and forth between rating Verity novel four or five stars. I ended up settling on five stars simply because Hoover’s writing is phenomenal. I can only hope she continues to write in this genre and maybe team up with Fisher again!
City of Blades is much bleaker in tone as it explores war and its consequences through a character that has intimately experienced all of the horrors war has to offer.
Be the Girl is a story that will stay with you long after you’ve finished it. Tucker has crafted an adorable story that packs a punch you won’t see coming.
Moonlight Scandals is the third and final book in the de Vincent trilogy. Moonlight Scandals answers all the questions left unanswered since the first book while delivering an intense romance.
Here and Then and Now is an interesting concept that isn’t executed to its fullest potential since the story is bogged down by inconsistent pacing making it a chore to read most of the time.
The Hod King will definitely be featured in my top books of 2019. It has everything that readers are looking for in a steampunk fantasy novel: compelling characters, an intriguing world, mystery, and wild creations.