May was a rather successful month for me and I mean that in all life aspects!
- I was feeling great, I was just really happy most of the month, for no particular reason
(though I’m not complaining about that),
- I did a lot of work for university and had the most important presentation of this semester
(which went very well),
- I read quiet a lot, especially compared to the other months of this year, I’m finally out of my slump!!
- And I was consistent with blogging, I posted at least 2 post each week.
Yes, May was really amazing and I’m very glad about that!
(I mean, why wouldn’t I be?) Especially since May is usually one of my favourite months, because of the weather and because it’s my birthday month as well.
And yes, I finally made some graphics for my wrap ups.
(It was seriously about time!) I’m very happy with the way that they look! What do you think of them?
This month I managed to read 4 books in total
(and I read 200 pages of another book that I have yet to finish) and I’m beyond happy about that, especially since last month I haven’t read a single book. It’s seriously an amazing improvement and now I’m hoping that I will get back to reading as much as I used to (which is 7 to 8 books per month). I’m feeling very motivated when it comes to reading, which hasn’t been the case since the autumn of last year.
The Star-Touched Queen (The Star Touched Queen #1) by Roshani Chokshi
5 out of 5 stars
This was actually a reread for me, as many of you might already know since I have raved about this book in the past quiet a few times.
As I already mentioned in the beginning, I was in the biggest reading slump ever during the month of April. I hoped that rereading one of my favourite books would make me feel like reading again. And I was right! This book drew me out of my slump and made me want to read more and more, which I’m very happy about.
I obviously loved this book this time around as well. If you want to know more of my thoughts you can check out my full review, which is linked in the title of this book.
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
4.5 out of 5 stars
The second book that I decided to pick up was The Forbidden Wish. And it was really the perfect choice that I could have made!
This is an Aladdin retelling, a concept that I have never encountered before. This book was everything that I hoped it would be! It was just the book that I needed and I simply adored it.
The world, the magic, the characters, the story – everything was simply captivating and made me love this book. The two main characters, Zahra and Aladdin, became some of my all time favourites! And yes, you should definitely read this book if you haven’t yet.
If you want more in depth thoughts you can check out my review, which is linked in the title of this book
(and also below).
The Wingsnatchers (Carmer and Grit #1) by Sarah Jean Horwitz
4 out of 5 stars
This story was such a fun adventure. It’s the story of Carmer, a boy who is interested in automations and inventing
(and is a magicians apprentice), and Grit, a one-winged faerie princes (that can’t fly).
I really enjoyed reading the story and finding out more about the worlds and how they coexist with each other. And by worlds I mean the faerie world and the human, steampunk, world. The mystery and story were very interesting as well, overall it was a great read!
I have a full review for this book as well, which is linked in the title of this book. And yes, somehow I have reviews for nearly all the books that I read this month.
Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault (Glass Vault #1) by Candace Robinson
2 out of 5 stars
This story was rather addicting, I just needed to know what was going to happen next. I even managed to read it in one sitting and that doesn’t happen often to me. The beginning of the book was boring, but once the retellings start it gets much more interesting!
The characters were bland, I don’t feel like any of them developed in any way and I they weren’t really memorable either. Overall this book didn’t impress me, I expected a lot more from it.
There is also some ACEPHOBIA and TOKENISM in this book, that were obviously problematic. I will get into more details about that in my full review, which I will be posting soon.
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