For my first full month of summer holidays, I thought I’d be lazing around reading every day, but I was oh so wrong! Since I came home to stay with my family for the summer, I’ve been doing things with them and have had so little time to read. Although I do admit that I have been somewhat addicted to television as I don’t watch it during semester. I’m sure I’ll get more of a chance to spend my days binge reading in January because I’m going to our holiday house at the beach which means laying on the beach reading the summer away! Anyway, here are the 4 books I read in December and what I thought of them. I hope you all had better a reading month than me.
Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
I LOVED this book and if you love the books of Cassandra Clare and Jane Austen, you are going to love it too! This is one of my new favourite books and you should definitely check out my full review HERE where I spent a long time trying to convert my love of this book into words.
In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker
This is definitely one of the more unusual books I’ve ever read, but it was absolutely amazing! It is a journey of self-discovery and dealing with the consequences of violence and loss while battling nightmarish monsters in a terrifying dreamscape. If this intrigues you, see my full review HERE to get inspired to read diverse books.
Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
Three super cute contemporary romances that were perfect for this time of year! I do feel that the stories were put in an odd order in that although they are placed in chronologically, the stories seem to go from best to worst (in my opinion, based on writing, plot, characters, and general enjoyment). I wanted to give John Green another go, but it’s like it doesn’t matter what I read of his, I just don’t enjoy it. To me, he is one of the most overhyped authors around. However, I really did enjoy Maureen Johnson’s story which is no surprise as I enjoy all her YA contemporary romances!
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
This is probably my most disappointing reads of 2015. I decided to read this after so many recommendations, but I wish I hadn’t. I found the book very slow yet there was too much happening, the character’s motives and relationships (romantic, familial, and between enemies) to be incredibly unrealistic, and there was a serious lack of world building. I will definitely not be continuing this series; my 3/5 star rating was very generous. Perhaps this book was just too overhyped for me.