January 2017 Wrap Up

January was a fabulous reading month for me. I had a lot of time off of work so I was able to do a lot of reading. I do fear that all this reading is going to put me in a bit of a reading slump, so I have no idea how my February 2017 wrap up will look like. As of right now, I really don’t want to read anything! That’s a scary thing to say. I did manage to read 12 books in January. Have you read any of these books? Any look interesting?


I read these in January:

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)  Don't Even Think About It (Don't Even Think About It, #1)  Ripped From the Pages (A Bibliophile Mystery, #9)  Passenger (Passenger, #1)  Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4)  Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow, #1)  To Helvetica and Back (A Dangerous Type Mystery, #1)  Mayhem in High Heels (High Heels, #5)  Fearless in High Heels (High Heels, #6) Danger in High Heels (High Heels, #7)   Homicide in High Heels (High Heels, #8)  Deadly in High Heels (High Heels, #9)


Currently Reading:

I haven’t decided yet! I’m either going to go for something short and light, because I’m trying to tear down my TBR list, or something I’m super excited about.


Favorite Book this Month:

This is a hard one but as you can see I got super into the High Heels Mysteries, so one of those would be my favourite, I can’t choose which one!


Books I bought this Month:

I’ve been trying very hard not to buy any books because like I mentioned I’m trying to get through my bought to be read list. It was at 78 books and I have it down to 63 books which is amazing to me! But I completely fell in love with the cover of this book and the colour I had to go buy it!

Wayfarer (Passenger, #2)

 

 

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The Winner’s Curse Review

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

Title: The Winner’s Curse

Author: Marie Rutkoski

Release Date: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Pages: 355 pages

Genre: YA

My Rating: 4star


goodreadssynopsis

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.”


my review

I will admit that I bought this book purely for the cover. I am an absolute sucker for books that have dresses on the cover so this one was no exception.

I had debated for a while as to if I should actually buy it or not because I had been hearing such mixed reviews. A lot of people didn’t like it, but then there were some people who loved it.

I am one of those that absolutely loved it!

I really liked Kestrel, she does what she thinks is right rather than listening to anyone. I love characters like that! She is also compassionate. There was just something really likeable about her.

I don’t want to give away any of the plot but the whole Kestrel/Arin thing was really well done!

The story is quite original as well, lots of plot twists, and turns. It’s just a really great book.

2016 Wrap Up

So this is a bit late, but I figure better late than never!

I don’t really know how to wrap up my reading in 2016. I definitely didn’t read as many books as I had wanted to. With work and just a bunch of other things going on I didn’t get a lot of reading done compared to oher years.

I read 65 books and a total of 23 114 pages.

I’ll just post what my best books of 2016 were, so the books I gave 5 stars to. I don’t often give books 5 stars.

Dangerous Girls  Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)  Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things, #1)  Yoga Girl    The Crown (The Selection, #5)  Love & Gelato  A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)  Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

WWW Wednesday

Here is my WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam

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Currently Reading:

Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow, #1)  Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4)

I have two books on the go because the Lemon Meringue Pie Murder is actually an ebook. I usually have an ebook on the go because it’s easier to lay in bed reading it than a hardcover book haha.


Recently Finished:

Passenger (Passenger, #1)

I loved this! I can’t wait to read Wayfarer. I love when books with beautiful covers end up being really good books too.


What I’m Reading Next:

To Helvetica and Back (A Dangerous Type Mystery, #1)