Happy June everyone! Even though we’re 10 days into the month, I thought i’d still share with you all what books I read in May! It’s only four novels this time around, but now that i’m on Summer break i’m hoping to boost up that number in these next few months!!
A Court of Frost and Starlight, by Sarah J. Maas
Rating: ★★★★.5☆ (4.5/5)
~don’t read my thoughts if you haven’t read ACOWAR~
ACOFAS has been a hiiiighly anticipated release of mine since the moment I finished ACOWAR last year and finally being able to finish it was such a pleasure! I wish that it could have been much longer but I get that it was only a novella to help segue into the upcoming books so i’m not too bitter about it. It definitely wasn’t my favorite in the series, but it was still a really great story that I had a lot of fun reading through. I thought that it was great how we got to go deeper into the characters’ emotions post-war and how not everything is rainbows and sunshines just because you may be on the winning side of the battle. I didn’t expect my emotions to come out so drastically during this short installment but all of the scenes with Nesta had me going from angry to annoyed to feeling pity for her. I’m really excited to read this next novel in the series because I think that Nesta and Cassian have the potential to go on a great adventure as they’re off to the camps and I have sososo many predictions that i’ll have to share in another post since it’s too long to type up now.
Royals, by Rachel Hawkins
Rating: ★★★★.5☆ (4.5/5)
This book was so much fun to read because it was everything I wanted in a novel without knowing just how much I needed it. The Princess Diaries is honestly one of those movies that I cherished as a child so seeing as this was pitched as something like the story had me intrigued from the start. Daisy was such a vibrant MC that can always find the humor in tense situations which is something that made for an entertaining experience. She’s an extremely relatable character and her relationship with Miles had me gushing for daaays. Even though I wish that other characters’ storylines were wrapped up better, I think that overall it was a lovely, fast-paced novel that literally had me craving more princess-y stories. (Plus, it took place in Scotland and how much better can you get than that??!)
The Darkest Star, by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)
Holy alien babies with a freaking cherry on top, GUYS, this book was everything!!! I’ve been anticipating this one since it was announced and the fact that it met all of my expectations and more had me literally screaaaming at the end. Luc is literally so swoony and the MC Evie didn’t take shit from him which I loved! There were so many twists and turns that literally had me quaking all the way through and I literally can’t put together comprehensible words to describe my thoughts it’s insane. If you are into the Lux series I 110% recommend that you read this once it releases! We even got to catch up with characters from the original books which made it all the more satisfying and I cannot wait for the next installment — I may just go wild until I get my hands on it, ahhh!
Full Review TK
Geekerella, by Ashley Poston
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Going into this one, I sort of had high-ish expectations because the premise is literally right up my alley and I read Heart of Iron a few months ago and adored it! I’m not saying I disliked this (far from disliking actually) but it was just missing a sort of oomph that I thought it would have. I still loved Elle as a MC since she was hilarious and also so relatable as a fellow fangirl. I felt so bad for her because her step-mother and step-sister were crazy brutal to her and, not gonna lie, I shed many tears while reading scenes with them in it. I thought that Darien was also a really fun character to read from since we got to see the real fame side to things and even though I liked reading from Elle’s POV more, his was still pretty interesting. Speaking of POV, i’m so happy that it was from both of their perspectives because not only did it make me see things in different lights, but it made the story go by a lot faster. I thought that the middle-end scenes were a little meh, but the novel overall was a sort of ode fangirl/boy’s. I even hear that there is going to be a companion novel coming out soon which i’m veeery excited for!
Full Review TK
What are some books that you read in May? Have you heard of/read any of the books I mentioned above? What is on your TBR for June? Until next time.
Happy Reading! ♡