December wrap up/ some mini reviews for some books

Hey guys! I did not really do any posts in December except for ones I needed to post. December was another very busy month work wise and because of the holidays, so another hiatus was needed.  I have read 149 books this year, and I have accepted that that will be the final numbers.

Sea Witch by Sarah HenningSeafire by Natalie C. ParkerLet Me List the Ways by Sarah   WhiteStolen Goods by Kay  MarieThe Shadow Queen by C.J. RedwineThe Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani PetroffBreaking the Ice by Julie CrossThe Slope Rules by Melanie Hooyenga

Rereads

The Princess Diaries was the only book I reread this month.

The lows

The book with the lowest rating this month was The Slope Rules. I got this from Kindle Unlimited and it was a fast read, but I didn’t like the instant love and the major plots that happened. I did like all of the friendships this book had, I think I would have liked it more if it focused only on the friendship.
This book made me think of Mean Girls snowboarding/ skiing. It was an interesting plot otherwise though.

Four stars

Breaking the ice was a four star read. I liked that book because it was one of those cheerleader dates the nerd guy books, but it had some surprising twists that made it a little bit different. Plus it was a hockey book and for some reason hockey stories usually work for me.

My new crush gave to me was the only Christmas book I read in December. I had planned out a whole collection of Christmas books to read in December, but my mood reading self just didn’t want to read them. This book was about a high school newspaper staff having a Secret Santa. One of the co-editors likes the popular guy and she gets the relative to help her land her crush with Secret Santa presents. Co-editor ends up falling for an unexpected guy. I’ve read several books with similar plot lines lately so that was why this was a four star read, but it was still a cute, fast read. I’d recommend it for around Christmas time.

The Shadow Queen was a four star read because I like fairy tale books that remind me of Once Upon a Time, and this one was dark and twisted like that. There was one major thing I didn’t like about the book and it’s a spoiler, but aside from that it was a good read. I still want to read The Wish Granter sometime soon.

Seafire by Natalie Parker was one of the books I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since I kept hearing about it. I think I overhyped this book myself because I wasn’t as into it as everybody else seemed to be, and it wasn’t like how Daughter of the Siren Queen was for me.  I liked all of the friendships in this book though and I liked there was a whole crew of girls.  It was just rated four stars because I got it over hyped.

Five stars

Stolen Goods by Kay Marie was a five star read, but my thoughts are hidden until my blog tour post on January 11th. Keep a lookout for that! I have linked you guys to Goodreads so you can see what it’s about and admire the awesome cover until then.

Let me list the ways by Sarah White was one of the best best friends to lovers stories I have read in a long time. It dealt with diabetes and I don’t think I have seen a young adult contemporary book that dealt with that ever. I thought it was written well, and it gave me all the feels. I am linking this book because I feel like I’m not doing a good job gushing about it, but it’s a good read if you are looking for a best friend to lovers trope book that actually focuses on reality.

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning was the most unexpected five star rating. This book had such an interesting beginning and it immediately made me think of To Kill a Kingdom so that’s why I started reading it. It started to get slow at about halfway for me though, and I thought about marking it as a DNF at 65 percent, but I did not want to end my year of reading on a sour note. At this point the book was a three star read, but then it bumped up to a four star read because it was like The Wicked Deep meets To Kill a Kingdom. And I loved both books and the ending… I did not expect the ending to be like how it was. I should have because of the cover, but I went into it not knowing much so I think that was how I was able to have more of an open mind with it. I definitely recommend it if you liked  The Wicked Deep and To Kill a Kingdom or any other mermaid type of book.


Hey guys! Long time no see! Sorry about all of the hiatus’s. I thought I would just put some thoughts in this post instead of trying to catch up with reviews individually. What were some books you read in December? I am planning on doing the best books of 2018 post soon! Did you meet your Goodreads goal?

 

 

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4 thoughts on “December wrap up/ some mini reviews for some books”

  1. Oh, I’ve been meaning to read Sea Witch for a while, so I’m glad to see it get a five star rating! I read quite a few books in December, the first ones that come to mind are Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

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    1. So I don’t know how I just am now seeing this unless I decided not to be on here during January too. HAHA, I was so disappointed with the rating for these books probably because of how hyped Seafire and The Shadow Queen was. I know The Shadow Queen had a misgiving for me and that’s also probably why I felt bad about the lower rating because I know I am picky about some stuff sometimes.

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