May 2017 Reading Wrap Up

I had an amazing reading month quality wise, but I won’t lie, my California trip for sure took away many days I could have been reading. I am still happy with the eight books I read in the month of May, because they were all phenomenal! I discovered some new favorites, and wrapped up a few of my all time favorite series this month. I’m going to lightly touch upon each thing I read in May with the star rating I gave it, but for in-depth reviews please click on the title link of each of these mini reviews.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas – ★★★★
Well, I for sure started off May with a bang, that’s for sure! I really enjoyed this, but couldn’t quite put it on the pedestal that I did for A Court of Mist and Fury. I am still overall very happy with this conclusion, and I cannot wait to see who Sarah picks for the first spin-off book to be about!

Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown – ★★★★
I’m so happy that I listened to my friends and continued on and finished this trilogy! I still wasn’t as in love as many of my friends, and members of the book community, are with this series! I still enjoyed this sci-fi series, which is totally adult and not YA like it is marketed, and the characters were truly amazing. I will definitely pick up Iron Gold upon release early next year!

Spellslinger (Spellslinger #1) by Sebastien de Castell – ★★★★★
When I found out Sebastien de Castell was going to be writing a YA series, I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist picking it up. I also knew after page one, and seeing that Kellen is a mini Falcio, that I would completely fall in love with it. I loved this so very much, and I need book two in my hands this very second. Please, Hot Key Books, hook a girl up. I’m not above begging.

Secret History (Mistborn #3.5) by Brandon Sanderson – ★★★★★
This was the last thing I had to read for the BooktubeSFF Awards! This totally blindsided me, but in the best way possible! I loved this, I loved the surprises, and I just love this world and universe that Brandon Sanderson has created. Seriously, he is so talented that I’m at a loss for words.

The Bird and the Sword (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #1) by Amy Harmon – ★★★★
Paloma let me know about this book, and bless her damn heart, because she always gives me the very best book recommendations. This book healed all the aches that ACOWAR didn’t. Seriously, I can’t recommend this enough for people who like the ACOTAR series. So many parallels, mixed with that fairy-tale retelling feelings, which will completely leave you enthralled. I can’t wait to pick up book two!

Tyrant’s Throne (Greatcoats #4) by Sebastien de Castell – ★★★★★
This book was, hands down, no contestation, the 2017 release I was most anticipating. I’m still not ready to let all my babies go! The Greatcoats is my favorite series of all time, minus Harry Potter obviously, and this conclusion was everything I could have ever dreamed of. I implore all my readers to pick up Traitor’s Blade and start one of the best fantasy series I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.

Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1 – ★★★★★
I loved this and it ended up being one of the best mangas I’ve read to date. The art is beautiful, the story is lovely, and the messages are so very important. This book also has some major friendship goals inside of its pages. I was so impressed with this, and I cannot wait to pick up Vol. 2.

Skullsworn by Brian Staveley – ★★★★★
I just posted my review on this, but I completely loved reading about Pyrre and her journey! I loved the entirety of the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, and this was absolutely no exception! I love this world so much, and I can’t wait to see what Brian Staveley does next!

I had a decent reading month in May! I wasn’t able to read for the better part of a week, because I was in California on vacation, and I wish I would have tried a little harder to pick up a few books while I was there. Yet, I still feel like I was able to read very many high quality books, even if I wasn’t necessarily as happy as I could be about the quantity. I hope you all enjoyed seeing everything I read in May and I wish you all the best in June. Happy reading, everyone!

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