Hello there. I'm already here with my first wrap-up for 2016. Can you believe it?
What I Read
- Winter by Marissa Meyer, 4/5 ★
- Long Way Down by Krista and Becca Ritchie, 4/5 ★
- The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson, 2/5 ★
So this is the only book in the Lunar Chronicles series that I rated four instead of five stars. Why, you ask? It was just too long and I'm going to be honest, I kind of lost interest in the middle. I talked about this in my December Wrap-Up too. Winter just took me forever to finish and I'm sad I didn't like it as much as the other books in the series. Of course it was still very good, and a more or less satisfying ending to this brilliant series. I'm still really looking forward to reading the epilogue in Stars Above, though.
I enjoyed this immensely for the most part. My only minor complaint is about all the lovey-dovey talk. I was honestly a little annoyed by Ryke at parts (I know, how is this possible?) because he just kept talking about how Daisy and he were destined to be together and how much he loved her and things like that. It was cute, but you know, also a little annoying. Sorry, Ryke! I still love you.
So this was a pretty big disappointment for me. I had been hoping for a thrilling start to a new fantasy series and with all the hype surrounding it, I was so sure I was going to fall in love. Unfortunately, that didn't happen for me at all. The only thing I liked about this book was Kaden, and even he was a little boring at times. If you want to know more about why I didn't enjoy The Kiss of Deception, go here for my review.
So those are all the books I read this month. To be honest, all three of them I was a little disappointed with. Of course there's The Kiss of Deception, but Winter and A Long Way Down didn't really meet my expectations either.
What I Bought
On the Blog
I am very happy with the amount of blogging I managed to get done this month. Yay for a good start to the new year in that regard. Here are all the posts of the past month in case you missed one:
- My favorite books and series of 2015
- 2015 Authors A-Z Reading Challenge wrap-up
- My December 2015 wrap-up
- Celebrating my second Blogoversary
- Ten 2015 releases I meant to get to but didn't (TTT #8)
- Ten recent additions to my TBR (TTT #9)
- Discussing changing my blog name
- Seven reasons why I didn't enjoy The Kiss of Deception
January mainly consisted of working and studying for me. I'm still on semester break from uni and I'm using my 'free time' to earn some money and to try to catch up with all the university work I neglected to do during the past semester. I also cleaned out my room and did some redecorating which I'm really excited about. I feel so much more comfortable in my room now.
How about you? Any good books you read this month?
Tell me about all the fun things you have been up to in January!