It feels as if January was a year, not a month. It was the most difficult, challenging, and emotionally draining one. And I just hope February turns out better.
On a personal level, I know I took a hit. A hard one. But on the blogging side, I couldn’t do better. I love all the support everyone has given me over the last year. And I can’t wait for you to see what I’ll be thinking up next for this little blog of mine. So let’s get to my fangirl-filled wrap-up!
I’ve been waiting to binge read a lot of my backlist titles. And even with all the upheaval in my life, these books gave me an outlet to escape.
The Dragon’s Wing by Tate James
I have been dying to get back into this reverse harem series. And I regret not buying the last two books. Cole is definitely one of my favourites. And I love how this sequel turned out! I’m a little envious of Kit’s choices in men.
The Tiger’s Ambush by Tate James
Okay, I was a little hesitant with this book. It’s Austin’s, of course. So I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy it. But I was wrong. You can smack me and call the book gods to smite me or something. I cannot get enough of the sexual tension built up between both Kit and Austin. She’s growing into her own character and learning her powers, which play a deeper role in this installment.
The Viper’s Nest by Tate James
In this addition, you get more backstory into Kit’s history and the reasons why her mother abandoned her. And I loved how Tate incorporates these details into the overall storytelling. The struggles Caleb faces in his book is a bit heartbreaking, but I enjoyed the storyline regardless.
The Wicked King by Holly Black
Well, I will tell you now that I am officially hooked. I need a support group or a fae anonymous group. Or Holly is just that great a writer. I NEED THE SEQUEL LIKE I NEED AIR. Why must she torment us with cliffhangers?!
Evermore by Sara Holland
I’ve just finished this much anticipated read, and I am not sure what to think. I loved how fantasy and time were strong pillars in Sara’s debut novel. But by the end of this duology, I feel the story got rushed. And I’m just left with more questions than answers.
I do not regret working at a thrift store. And I equally do not regret working in the book department, where I get the first dibs on great paranormal romance novels. I have no shame. I’m excited to tackle my most anticipated reads of 2019 and hope to get to the rest once I get out of the inevitable book hangover.
- The Wicked King by Holly Black
- King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
- Lover Eternal by J. R. Ward
- Lover Awakened by J. R. Ward
- Lover Revealed by J. R. Ward
- Lover Unbound by J. R. Ward
- Lover Enshrined by J. R. Ward
- Lover Mine by J. R. Ward
- Lover Unleashed by J. R. Ward
I’ve been failing as a blogger by not blog hopping lately. But I hope to change that though. Even though I’m not around a lot, I do read your work. And I am so proud to be a part of this supporting and loving community. So here are my top picks for January:
- Kaleena is one of the most trust bloggers I know. So when she tells you to read a book, don’t hesitate. Her tastes are impeccable. And I always love finding new titles once I read her reviews. Her review of the Gilded Wolves and her social media promotion of it are what drew me to the book. I can’t wait to read it.
- Buzz about The Girl King is still fresh in the blogosphere. So when I heard Jenn was participating in the book’s blog tour, I was excited to read her review.
- I love when a review makes you ponder what you’d do in a character’s situation. And that’s exactly what Kathy makes her readers do in her review of All the Lonely People.