Happy Holidays everyone!
2019 flew by. This is definitely a cliche, but the year really did go by quickly, at least for me. I got two new jobs within the same company and I’m still looking to move up.
During the month of December, I focused on rereads and ARCs for the upcoming year. Most notably, I reread Clockwork Angel and Skyward. Both of which I enjoyed immensely.
A few housekeeping items I’d like to talk about before my December wrap-up. There’s going to be a lot of typical end of the year posts coming up. These include:
-My typical December wrap-up and TBR
-2019 in review post where I’ll have a few reading stats and all the books I read this year organized by rating
-Disappointing books of 2019
-Best books of 2019
I usually feature of the best books of the month from differing genres, but this month there was only one standout.
Starsight is a spectacular sequel that will keep you on the edge of you seat and make you beg for more once it’s finished.
The Rebel King is a good conclusion to this duet that is more than a mindless romance. Instead, All The King’s Men offers an intimate look into the American political landscape from a perspective not often seen in romance novels.
The Beautiful is not resurrecting vampires anytime soon. It’s a boring novel I’d recommend you skip.
Jane Anonymous is one of those novels that proves YA has more to offer than fluff stories full of instalove and love triangles. It features trauma and healing in a realistic light and the challenges people face from the stigma attached to mental health.
Skyward is a lot of fun. Readers get to tag a long as Spensa learns to become a pilot and discovers the truth about her father, herself, and the planet she lives on. In true Sanderson fashion, he pulls the rug from underneath readers in a wholly and completely unexpected fashion.
What I enjoyed the most about Clockwork Angel is getting a better understand of the shadow hunter world, more specifically how the Clave operates and their views.
Releasing Keanu is a beautiful story about healing from unimaginable trauma and finding inner strength to open yourself up to the world again.
The Majesties has an interesting story buried deep in the novel, unfortunately, the poor execution does a disservice to the concept.
All Wrapped Up for the Holidays is a worthwhile anthology perfect for the holidays. With heartwarming stories, it will even warm up the heart of The Grinch!