May was one of the most intense months I’ve had in recent years. And frankly, my blogging took a backseat to everything else. My mental health wasn’t the greatest either. So that’s why I haven’t been present in the book community.
And I want to apologize for not being there for others. I just hope June is a better month.
Enjoy the read!
Since blogging wasn’t a priority, I was able to get quite a bit of reading done.
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
It took me longer to finish this series because I was so worried about how it’d end. While I enjoyed some POVs, I felt a little frazzled with a few of them. Jules and Emma are my top fave couple in the Shadowhunter universe. My babies somehow made it out. I can’t wait for the next series.
Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
I wasn’t sure about this standalone. But it may be one of my faves from this author. Misha and Ryen are explosive. Their relationship slowly builds over years, and I adore how it falls together at the end.
Rebellion by Siobhan Davis
I will tell you now. Siobhan writes these beautifully complex new adult novels that rip out your heart. I love Harlow and her men, even Galen, who betrays her. That cliffhanger, though, may drive me insane.
Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman
I surprisingly loved this anthology. Readers get various stories from their favourite Shadowhunters. She and her fellow authors bring together different eras, which I love!
Playboy Princes by Tate James and Jaymin Eve
This dystopian series may be one of my favourites from this duo. You get romance, angry sex (yes, that’s a thing), and dystopian undertone. The romances in the storyline are fantastic. And while I wanted more worldbuilding in the first book, you get it more in this one. The cliffhanger may be the death of me.
Riot House by Callie Hart
I love this book! Elodie and Wren shouldn’t mesh together. Both of them fight their attraction to each other. And I love the banter. They hide their relationship, and readers don’t understand why. But Callie weaves in these intriguing storylines that make this romance sizzling.
Please be aware that there are trigger warnings in the book.
Ah, there were so many books that came out last month. But I only picked a few since I lost my job. I’m excited to get to these.
- Riot House by Callie Hart
- Hate by Tate James
- Charlie by Siobhan Davis
- Devil’s Day Party by C. M. Stunich
- Kal from Reader Voracious explains the reasons why she switched from Audible to Libofm. Please give her post a read since she brings up important reasons.
- Ally from Ally Writes Things has her first one-star review of the Midnight Dance. I love negative reviews since I find them the most refreshing to read.
- Eline from Aqua Pages talks about an important illness that’s near to my heart: IBD. I have Colitis, but I don’t talk about it much. But Eline offers more awareness of the illness we share. And I love her for that.
- The pandemic has hit us all hard. nd while I haven’t been doing a lot of tags, Meeghan from Meeghan Reads did such a good one.
- Hâf from Library Looter highlights such an important story: Full Disclosure. I love her review of this book.