Hello everyone! I am finally back with a monthly wrap-up and the things made me really happy!! Sure, I can’t believe that December is here, and with it Christmas and the end of the year, because I had so many things that I wanted to do before the end of the year that I have not yet done!!! But at least I can be back with a wrap-up, so I will look on the bright side!!!
Books read: 11 + 3 DNF
Physical books Vs ebooks: 0 vs 14
The Amazing Ones!
Behind The Throne is the first book in a trilogy, and it was the book that really helped me out of the reading slump. I was fascinated by this new world, in which the women are the ones to have the powers and the men are beginning to ask for equality, and in which we have a really complex society. And the characters, oh my the characters! I fell in love with it and devoured it! I hope to talk more about this one because it was an amazing discovery! Ancillary Justice was another surprise. I went in with no expectations and devoured the book! It is strange and complex, and at times it was confusing. But I loved it! And then we have Into The Labyrinth. It was simply amazing, and another one that I couldn’t put down. It is sweet, it is full of wonders and magic. And an amazing library. Pure bliss!
The Really Really Good Ones!
Dangerous To Know is the first book in this series, and I was pretty curious to start this one, because I have read two short stories, prequels of this series, and I wanted more. The thing that really did it for me was that the character is just half-human, and it is quite a nice change. It is also full of adventures, and funny moments and things happening. After The Crown is the second book in the trilogy (after Behind The Throne) and I loved it, too! It was just so full of actions, new amazing characters (and I was so happy to finally meet Hao in person!) and intrigues, and banter and funny things (even if it is not really a funny book). I preferred the first one because in that one we get to discover a new world and a new society so we have a lot of world-building, while in this second book we are thrown in the midst of things, there is a lot of action (and truly, I couldn’t put down the book!), and I am not complaining because it is right, and it is the logical thing to do, but the first book was a bit more compelling. Even if in this second one we get to meet even more interesting characters!
The Really Good Ones!
Blood Price is the first book in this urban fantasy series, and it was a re-reading but I read it so many years ago that I remembered very few. It was a nice reading, even if it was just a bit strange to see all the characters leave messages on answering machines. But hey! It was written before cellphones were so popular! And then we have A Master of Djinn. I enjoyed this book, but I have to confess that I was expecting a bit more from it. I preferred the two short stories I have read, in this full-length novel the things are a bit undertone, if we compared them. But it is a nice story anyway, and I enjoyed it. I hope to write a review for this one, too!
The Good Ones!
Purls and Potions is the fifth book in The Vampire Knitting Club and even if it was a nice and fast reading, I think I am growing tired of this series. I will read at least one other book, or two, but I am seriously thinking about dropping it. And then we have a crochet book, and the only reason I have put it in there is because the cover is just so cute, and I wanted to share it with you all!
Strange but true, I have reviewed both of them, so I won’t say anymore in there!
I may have to work a bit on the series, but I am happy with my November, and I hope that December would be even better!
And what about you? And have you read some of the books I have mentioned? And how were your past months?? Let me know!!!