Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2016

I can’t believe December is here already! It’s crazy how fast the year seems to fly by. Overall, November wasn’t too bad of a month reading-wise. However unfortunately, I didn’t have time to write full reviews for any of the books I read. Eventually, I’ll write one for the ARC I received but I most likely won’t go back and write a review for any of the others. I started to slow down a bit towards the end, but I think that was because I was running out of interesting books to read.


26864835BLOOD FOR BLOOD: Wolf by Wolf was probably one of the best books I read this year, and this was a fantastic sequel. The character development of Yael, Luka, and Felix were phenomenal and the storyline continued to intrigue me. The ending was heartbreaking and bittersweet and I will never forgive Ryan Graudin. ★★★★★


Another amazing end to a series that I adore. If you haven’t read them yet, I highly recommend it! The writing and storytelling is masterful, the characters are wonderful and lovable, and the romance is very swoon-worthy. It also doesn’t hurt that the series is about parallel universes-one of my favorite things to read about. ★★★★★


27015399A PROMISE OF FIRE: I had been itching to find another really good adult fantasy book and then I stumbled upon this on accident. It was exactly what I had been looking for. It was such an unexpected surprise. I could tell I was reading a great book because I kept putting off the last few chapters because I didn’t want it to end! I think my favorite part was that the sexual tension and chemistry between the main character, Cat, and Griffin was so good it was palpable. Definitely cannot wait for the sequel. ★★★★★

Marissa Meyer’s retelling of the Queen of Hearts was a highly anticipated release for most people. Unfortunately, it fell flat for me. It wasn’t bad, but I didn’t find it that great either. The main character was annoying and naive, the romance was bland, and the overall storyline didn’t really draw me in. I gave it an extra half-star though because I thought the ending was the best part. ★★★½


28561926THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON EARTH: I mostly enjoyed this book, but my biggest problem was that there didn’t seem to be a plot? It honestly just read like a timeline of events that happen over a period of two years. There was no climax, no resolution, nothing. Which is a shame, because the characters were all super interesting to read about, and while it was easy to follow the connection between one another and the effect of their actions, I’m not sure how it all fit together to create a story. ARC received through Penguin First to Read. ★★★

28954189SCYTHE: I really liked this one. The writing was very compelling, the characters interesting and well-developed, and the world building was excellent. Shusterman creates a world that is both fascinating and terrifying. I’m looking forward to the next in the series! ★★★★



20980797FIRE IN YOU: Jennifer L. Armentrout can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned, especially with this series. While I didn’t think it was the best, or my favorite, I was still draw to the characters and their struggles. The time jump in the beginning threw me for a loop but once I got past that, I was fully engaged in Jill and Brock’s story. ★★★½


I really enjoyed this one. The concept of the book was intriguing and the plot was very compelling. The main character could be classified as an anti-hero and I absolutely adored her. She was vicious and calculating, but also full of heart and compassion. I don’t complain often that I wish stand-alones were part of a series, but I really do wish there was more to this story. ★★★★


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