I cannot believe January is already over. Like, last year i felt like the eternity was a real thing, the year wasn’t moving at all, and this one… it’s running like it’s on fire or something.
Anyway, gosh, i’m so thankful for last year to be over and for this one to start in a more “positive” light…
Doesn’t matter, we are not here for that right now, let’s talk about the books i read in January because, man did i read this month.
Adulthood is a myth by Sarah Andersen [3.5♥]
I started the year with this book because i thought i should start with some easy reading after the slump i suffered from the last six months. Iwas truly afraid i wouldn’t be able to return to reading but this booklet got me in such a good mood, it was like magic. It is short and concise, full of real moments in life. This book reminded me i’m not alone in this, and it was such a fun thing to read. It truly shows the real life of these last generations. Also, it kind of reminded me of the book Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch. A super fun and quick read.
Swarm (Zeroes #2) by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti [3.5♥]
The story follows a group of misfits with superpowers, after the summer adventure in their previous book, they are back with new problems, some new *zeroes* (instead of heroes) with powers and a truly menacing villain.
I wrote a full review on the book (review). Mmm, even after a while i still have some problems with the book, the series (or trilogy?) I still haven’t decided if i love it or hate it, though i will be reading the next book because of the cliffhanger and the heartbreak on the previous one. Anyway, these books make me question if i should read any other book nu the authors and the involvement of each one on the story. It gets a 3.5/5 only because of the cliffhanger.
Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan [3♥]
A really nice and easy reading about a family with quadruplets moving back to the town that saw them born. The story follows mostly one of the sisters and how she finds her place and new friends and such. About the book, i felt like the other three sisters weren’t developed enough so for that matter why did they have to be four, it felt unnecessary. I hope the next one (it seems to be a series [?]) will focus on another sister, so we can get the full picture. If you wanna read the full review i wrote on the book you can find it [here].
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire [4.25♥]
I meant to write a review for this book a while ago but then i became really obsessed with a tv show and i took all my time so… I’ll be posting it soon.
At first, i thought the book would be a Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children rip off, and yet, i had the urge to read it.
The story is about a home/school for children that went into some magical world and for some reason came back to our world and they can’t get over they adventure. Sure they don’t want to. And that’s all i’m gonna say about the plot because i want it to surprise you the way it did surprise me.
There was something utterly endearing about the book, i loved the characters and the way it was written so much i couldn’t put it down. The main problem with the book is that it’s a little too short. Luckily it will be a trilogy, so we’ll get to see the characters again… i hope.
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer [4.5♥]
The second book in the Lunar Chronicles series. Cinder is on the run and now we get another main storyline; please meet Scarlet Benoit and Wolf. Oh, the story… well, obviously Scarlet’s grandmother is missing and she’ll do anything to find her.
This is the one book most people say it’s the least interesting one in the series… to be completely honest i totally enjoyed the book, it may be because i really liked the new characters. In my opinion the adding of new characters on each book brings a lot of life to the series.
Anyway, i wrote a review for the book, you can read it [here].
Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon [3♥]
Three strangers that were supposed to die wake up in an abandoned hospital. From there on they find themselves in a journey to discover why are they there, what happened in the world they woke up in and how to get out of there.
Now, you see… the synopsis sounded extremely interesting to me and it started really well, but as the story continued to develop there was something that wasn’t working for me. I cannot exactly explain what didn’t work in my opinion, but it got boring and i just, it took me too long to finish it.
Cress by Marissa Meyer [4.5♥]
The third book in the Lunar Chronicles and everyone’s favorite. In this book, we meet Cress (obviously) who is a sort of Rapunzel. As the story continues to develop we get more storylines and a lot of action. This book is incredibly entertaining, i honestly flew through it without even feeling it. My biggest problem was the lack of my OTP which i won’t comment much because of maybe spoilers.
I understand that people really love this book, but there is such a hype about it, i was expecting a mindblowing book i didn’t really get. Still, it’s a really great book, i cannot wait to read the last one… i’m waiting for my buying ban to be over so i can finally buy Winter.
The review for this book is coming soon.
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera [5♥]
Oh, look, the book that broke me.
I’m won’t comment much on this book, you just need to go ahead and read it.
In case you wanna read it, i wrote a review you can find [here].
Vicious by V.E.Schwab [4♥]
I feel like this reading was a mess, mostly because i was so sad and broken when i read it. You see, so many people just love this book so freaking much, there’s so much hype… Now, because of the hype i was all like; “okay, this is a 5 stars book for sure” but when i read it, it’s not that i didn’t like it, because i did, i loved Victor [main character] so freaking much and Eli [antagonist?] but i was left with an emptyness, like something was missing.
I’ll blame it on HIAYLM, seriously, that book just broke me.
I hope i’ll be rereading this book, even this year to enjoy it the way it deserves. And i’ll be posting a review on the book asap.
Well, those are all the books i read on January! I know.. i should’ve written the reviews for many of these already but Eyewitness had me obsessed and all i did when i got back home was binge watch it again and again …
Wow, i missed these wrap ups… i hope February will be a more active month, i just need to find the right amount of time to do all the stuff i should be doing instead of just binge watch tv shows… it’s difficult, but i’ll find the time!
‘Til Next Time 😉