Monthly Wrap-Up | May 2021

Hello everyone!

May was a busy month on the blog. I’ve gotten so far ahead with reviews lately that almost all the reviews I posted this month were for books I read last month.

This month I read only fantasy and romance novels. I’ve been in a fantasy and romance mood lately, so I’m glad I got to read a few books that were both.

There’s not much else to wrap-up. May was a fairly quiet month in that regard. I still haven’t gotten around to watching The Woman in the Window despite really enjoying the book.

I also watched Passionflix’s adaptation of Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout and really enjoyed it! My expectation were fairly low, but it’s still an enjoyable film with better than expected acting and chemistry. I can’t wait for the next movie!


During the month of May, I read 9 books.

So, here are some stats!

Number of pages read: 3900
Number of print books: 2
Number of e-books: 7
Favourite quote of the month: 

“Iron is made stronger is the hottest toast of the fire, Seth. You didn’t break me, you forged me.” – Zodiac Academy: Ruthless Fae


Without further ado…. here is my favourite books of the month from differing genres.

Zodiac Academy: The Awakening is my new obsession. It features strong and independent main characters who are able to hold their own. Every aspect of this novel works together to create a cohesive world, interesting magic system, and delicious tension.


A Fate of Wrath & Flame is an excellent re-entry to the fantasy genre for Tucker. A Fate of Wrath & Flame will keep you on edge of your seat with its twists and turns you won’t see coming and a sizzling hot romance.


The Villain is an on the nose Persephone and Hades retelling that does too good a job communicating the coldness of the love interest. Three stars

Grace and Glory is a fantastic conclusion to The Harbinger trilogy. Full of action, a sizzling romance, and laugh out loud moments, The Harbinger trilogy is sure to keep you reading well into the night. Four stars

When Sparks Fly is a fun and emotional friends-to-lovers contemporary romance that will have readers swooning in no time. I’ve never read a romance like this before, so I appreciated this unique spin. Four Stars

The Bridge Kingdom duology has all the makings of a great spicy, enemies-to-lovers fantasy novel, but misses the mark time and time again. I loved the main character and the world building, but Aren is barely developed as a character and his romance with Lara is lacking. Three stars

A Kiss for a Kiss is not a story I would seek out on my own because I dislike the surprise pregnancy trope so much. I enjoyed the beginning of the novel, but the rest left me indifferent. If you don’t mind these types of stories, you’ll definitely find enjoyment with Hanna and Jake. Three Stars

The All of Me Duet is a deeply emotion story full of twists and turns. Some of these twists worked to enhance the story while others hindered it. If you’re a fan of emotionally driven character novels, the All of Me Duet should be next up on your TBR. Three stars

Zodiac Academy: Ruthless Fae is a continuation of its predecessor. Readers get to experience more of the magical school, watch as Tory and Darcy start to get revenge on the heirs, and discover more about this mysterious world and its inner workings. Zodiac Academy: Ruthless Fae will leave you desperate for the next book, Zodiac Academy: The Reckoning. Five Stars


Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of April?

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