MAY WRAP UP!

Hello people! How are you? And how are your reading going? I can’t complain at the moment, but I know June would not be a great month for my reading. I would go on vacation and before the vacation I would spend a lot of time with my boyfriend. We didn’t had a lot of time in the past months, because of our working schedule but in June we would make up for it (and I am really really excited!) but no reading time… so, yeah, in June I don’t think I would read a lot. But in May I did it, and now I am here to share with you all my wonderful reading!

Ops, I was forgetting… May was Wyrd and Wonder month, so I did a lot of fantasy reading and it was epic!!!!

                              May reading stats:                           
Books read: 16
Ebook: 11
Books: 5
ARCs: 1

Amazing! 

In May I was very lucky with my reading! The first book is an Italian one, that they didn’t translate, and that’s a shame because this is one of my favorite series ever! And this was also the only book I have read this month that has nothing to do with fantasy. Then we have Lake Silence by Anne Bishop, that was amazing. I think this author deserves a ton more of hype!!!! Before They Are Hanged was an amazing adventure, and I can’t believe I haven’t wrote a review for it yet, because guys you just have to read this series!!! And then I managed to read another Pratchett’s book this month, yay! Jingo was an amazing adventure, with so much fun and food for thougths all wrapped up nicely together!

They were really good!

Shadows Return by Lynn Flewelling is the 4th book in the Nightrunners series, and I enjoyed this book a lot, even if, to be honest, I think that the first three books are better. While Not Even Bones is a YA that really surprised me! A dark and original tale, really!

Princess of Thorns is a book that, in some ways, is far from perfect, but in the end  all comes together pretty neatly and the reading was an interesting and enjoyable thing! Dragon Bound was quite a surprise. Again, not the best book ever, but I was hooked up from the start! And then we have Trail of Lightning that was quite different from what I was expecting. To be honest I think there is too much hype around this one. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good book, and even if in some parts it’s too dreamlike and has some horror hints that really aren’t for me, I enjoyed the reading a lot. The worldbuilding is interesting, and the characters are great. And I would read the other books in the series, that’s for sure. Because it is good. But I had too high expectations for it.

Good! 

Sooo… With One Word Kill I have a littl ebit of history to share. I mean, I wanted to try this one out even knowing that this was not my cup of tea. I am not into time travel and I am not a big fan of nostalgic hues, and we have them here. A lot. But I really like Lawrence as an author, so I had to try it anyway. And it went exactly I was expecting it.I didn’t fall in love with it, but I enjoyed it enough, so I would give thes econd one a try, too. Myth Conception was a fun and easy reading, the right one to finish out my reading month. And The Winner Curse was a good reading, too, even if I was expecting a lot more from this book. So much so, that I won’t go on with this series, even if the reading was quite enjoyable.

Nope… Try again please!

These two books reached the 3 stars rating, but they were both disappointing. Wildcard was really another thing from the first book. I really enjoyed Warcross, but this one was just… meh! It was all plain: world-building, characters, plot. And Magic For Liars was… well, half of the problem was my personal taste. It’s too depressing, speaking about general atmosphere, and I couldn’t sympathize with her, even if I tried. And half of it was that there are some things that I think weren’t well done. So I gave it three stars in the end, but it was more a 2.75, tbh.

Sadly these twoo books didn’t reach the 3 stars. Monument 14 has a good idea and a good writing, but nothing else. And Next Door was just bad. Bad characters, bad plot, bad all, really. And I have read the Italian edition that, simply put, it sucks. So… nope!

Series:
Finished: 2
Continued: 5

In May I was hoping to do a lot better with the series I am reading, but in the end it wasn’t a bad month. I think that this coming summer I would try and concentrate more on the series and on the ARCs, because lately I am not doing good with them, either. But I could do better! And I would!!!

Reviews:
Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
Lake Silence by Anne Bishop
The Perfect assassin by K.A. Doore
Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

I am pretty satisfied with myself, or, to be more precise, I am really satisfied with the reviews I wrote. I hope to keep this going. And in May I have posted a Book Tag inspired by Galavant, and I really love this tv series, so I would share it here, too. If you are curious go and check that out! And if you’ll do it, let me know, please!!

Galavant Book Tag

How was your May in books? And have you read some of the books I have read, too? Let me know!!!!

Happy reading!
S.

14 thoughts on “MAY WRAP UP!

    • Susy's Cozy World says:

      It was disappointing, really. But I think it depends on what you are expecting from that. I loved the worldbuilding in the first book, but in this one there wasn’t much of it. I loved how the characters fit together and, again, there is not much of it too. So yeah, for me was disappointing but I think it all depends on what you expect from it!

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  1. Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky says:

    AHHH your reading stat was so good! I’m reading Magic for Liars right now and I have the exact same problem with the MC that you did. Like, I understand how bitter and disappointing her life must have been, but she just talks about it SO often and it’s really hard to empathize with someone who complains that much.

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  2. Sophie @ Blame Chocolate says:

    Oh I’m sad to hear Winner’s Trilogy was just okay for you… Though I understand, most people didn’t quite get into the first book but I think the series gets better and better. It’s one of my faves of all time!
    I’m currently reading One Word Kill and feel the exact same way as you: I don’t usually go for this type of story but heard so much about the author, I HAD to try it. And I have been finding it quite enjoyable. The short chapters also help make it a very easy read. However, I don’t think I will give it any more than 3 or 3.5 stars at this point. I do like it when I read it, but I don’t really go out of my way to pick it up, hoping to read it, or think about it all the time, or get excited about it. Does that make sense? I hope it does xD
    Anyway, I hope you have a terrific June even if you don’t get to read a lot, Susy! Spending quality time with our loved ones is so so important too ❤

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