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The End of 2017 is Here!! || December 2017 Wrap Up

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So it’s the end of the year. This year has passed by so fast and, to be honest, I’m glad that it’s over. 2017 wasn’t the best year for me, so I’m glad to see it go.

December was a rather nice month for me (for this years standards). Not much actually happened this month. I got back to my hometown together with my dad, where we will be spending our winter holidays. It’s been amazing seeing friends and family. Christmas was nice as well (though I’m not the biggest fan of it, but I won’t go into that now) and I got some exiting books as gifts. And, as we all know, books are the best gifts ever!

There really isn’t much more to say about this month. I’m really exited for 2018 to start! Tomorrow I’m celebrating New Year with a few of my friends and I’m very much looking forward to that! (It’s going to be a lot of fun!)

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I managed to read quiet a lot this month and I’m really happy about that! (I haven’t said that much this year.) I somehow managed to finish 6 books in total and I even started 2 more. That’s very surprising for me, as this year has been rather lacking when it comes to reading. (I was in a bit of a yearly slump, if that’s a thing.) I’m very happy that I’m getting back into reading more!!

Lets get into the books that I finished in December!

396356The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles #2) by Anne Rice

4.5 out of 5 stars

After reading Interview with the Vampire last month, I really felt like reading this book as well. Especially since Lestat is my favourite character and this book my favourite from this series (out of the first 3 books that I have read).

It was amazing rereading this book. I loved reading from Lestat’s point of view once again. I just like him as a character and as a vampire. (His type of vampire is definitely my favourite.) Getting to read about his history and him in general has been amazing, especially since I have forgotten a lot about it. I really enjoyed this book!

Harry PotterHarry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8) by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling

 2 out of 5 stars

No, just no.

The only reason that this book got two stars, instead of one, is because of Scorpius Malfoy. (And a few little things that I liked as well.) I had so many problems with things that happened in this book and the characters didn’t help much either.

This book just read like a bad fanfiction. (And trust me, I have read many of those.) This book managed to frustrate me and make me very angry at times, I even had to put it down at one point. No, I won’t be writing a full review for this book. I seriously don’t have the energy to waste on it.

Gretchen Gomezlove, and you by Gretchen Gomez

4 out of 5 stars

I don’t usually read poetry. Especially poetry in English, which isn’t my native language. I was always hesitant to pick up any poetry, because I felt like I “wouldn’t get it”. Thank you school for making me think like that whenever we were analysing a poem.

This poetry collection was simply heartfelt and beautiful. I’m really happy that I decided to read it. It has definitely made me want to read more poetry, which I have never felt like before. Thank you for that!

I highly recommend this poetry collection to everyone! It’s something that you NEED to read.

ShadowhuntersThe Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVED this book! Two words that perfectly explain why: Magnus Bane!

Magnus Bane is one of the best characters EVER! He is definitely one of my all time favourite characters (obviously, as I have mentioned that a ton of times), so getting to read stories about him and learning more about his past has been wonderful. The only reason that I’m reading The Mortal Instruments is because of Magnus. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have picked those books up. So you can see by that how much I adore him.

I enjoyed all of the stories in this collection. The first two were the slowest and took a bit to get into, but by the end of them I loved them as well. All the other ones were fantastic and I’m really happy that I decided to pick this book up!

Marissa MeyerScarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

4 out of 5 stars

So I have finally read the second book in The Lunar Chronicles series. It took me ages to get to this book and I have no idea why. (Especially since I finished reading it within few days.)

Scarlet was a really good book and a great continuation from where Cinder left of. I’m really liking the direction that this series is taking and I can’t wait to start reading the next book and finding out how the story will continue. (Hopefully that will happen soon!)

Full review for this book will be coming soon!

The UploadedThe Uploaded by Ferrett Steinmetz

3 out of 5 stars

The world of this story was very fascinating, intriguing and honestly scary. I definitely wouldn’t want to live in that world. It makes it even scarier because of the fast advance of everyday technology. (Like something similar to this could happen in the future.)

I both liked this book and had some problems with it. (Which explains the rating.) I’m really glad to have read it though, as it opened my eyes to some things. I plan on writing a full review for this book, so if you want to know more of my thoughts on this book you will be able to.

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How was your December? Did you have fun during the holidays? Did you end up reading anything amazing? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


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18 thoughts on “The End of 2017 is Here!! || December 2017 Wrap Up

  1. Happy to hear you had a good month overall, Anna! and yay for finally reading Scarlet, I loved that book. I can’t wait for you to continue with this series and hopefully, love it 🙂
    Wishing you all the best for 2018! xx

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    1. Thank you Marie! December ended up being surprisingly good and I’m very pleased about that. 🙂 I can’t believe it took me this long to read Scarlet, but better late then never! I will be continuing the series soon, I already own Cress and plan on reading it this month.
      Thank you! I wish you all the best for 2018 as well!! ❤

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      1. I actually didn’t mind the book as much, but I never read Harry Potter. I only watched the movies. I felt like Harry was out of character, but other than that I had fun. It was made for the stage after all and that changes a lot.

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        1. Harry and everyone else from the original series was out of character. I especially felt frustrated because of Harry, as he is one of my favourite characters. Yeah, I get that it was made for the stage and all that, but the story had so many plot holes plus it broke rules and principals of the original series (things that were established as impossible, suddenly became possible). I just really didn’t like the book.

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    1. Yeah, I really felt like I was reading a fanfiction the whole time. It was especially frustrating because I remember having read waaay better fanfiction than this. Scorpius was definitely the best character and he was the reason I finished the book as well! 😀

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