This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is my ten most recent books I have read and my thoughts on each book!
The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence – Underwhelming unfortunately
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – Just ok, will definitely be continuing on
Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas – This was strange
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo – I was invested, definitely unlike anything I’ve read before
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – Poignant, relevant & impactful
Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire – I really enjoyed this
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire – the series is slowly getting better as I read through
Well Played by Jen DeLuca – was an enjoyable, romantic, fun read
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – lived up to the hype
In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire – Just an ok one for me
This month I actually ended up reading a lot more than what I anticipated which was a nice surprise. Though I didn’t end up completing my TBR I wanted to read in February I did pick up some books that I have been wanting to read for a while now!
The books I completed in February are:
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – ⭐️3/5 stars
A Light in the Dusk by Jessi Elliot & K.J. Sutton – ⭐️3/5 stars
A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir – ⭐️5/5 stars
Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima – ⭐️4/5 stars
In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire – ⭐️3/5 stars
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – ⭐️4/5 stars
Well Played by Jen DeLuca – ⭐️4/5 stars
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire – ⭐️3/5 stars
Stacey is jolted when her friends Simon and Emily get engaged. She knew she was putting her life on hold when she stayed in Willow Creek to care for her sick mother, but it’s been years now, and even though Stacey loves spending her summers pouring drinks and flirting with patrons at the local Renaissance Faire, she wants more out of life. Stacey vows to have her life figured out by the time her friends get hitched at Faire next summer. Maybe she’ll even find The One.
I really liked Stacey as our main protagonist. I thought she seemed very realistic and relatable. I can totally see how she would invest herself in this relationship with Dex online after being so lonely for so long. It was quite subtle and progressed I thought naturally to what it ended up being when she found out the truth. Had I been in the same situation I probably wouldn’t of forgave Daniel quite as quickly as she did but there connection was electric!
I knew immediately when Stacey had so many queries about whether or not this was the same Dex she had the flings with over the summer that it wasn’t him writing all of these emails. And they the only other male character that was introduced was Dan so it was kind of obvious that he was the one. But I was able to overlook the predictability of the plot because of the setting and the bond I have with the other character from the previous book.
The pacing was at times a little slow and repetitive but I was pretty much invested with these characters right from the start so it carried me through the story pretty quickly. I could of dealt with a little more sexy scenes in the book as well, it was definitely less smutty than the first book in this series but it was still pretty cute!
⭐️4/5 stars was an enjoyiable, romantic, fun read!
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books that made me laugh. I have perused all of the books I have completed in the last year and these are 10 books I can remember that actually made me giggle or laugh out loud!
Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Anna K by Jenny Lee
Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan
Take a Hint, Dani Brown & Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
Crescent City by Sarah J Maas
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
These are the 5 books that I either picked up on a whim or had heard some bad things about and I was surprised I actually ended up really liking them!
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Picked this up on a whim and LOVED it!
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Surprised it affected me the way it did!
Into the Drowing Deep by Mira Grant
Hadn’t heard much about this book but I highly enjoyed it!
A Winters Promise by Christelle Dabos
For some reason I had low expectations about this book but again I really liked it!
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
Another super hyped book that I didn’t think I would like.