Happy new year, everyone! I hope you had a fun Christmas Eve full of shenanigans and what not, and I hope that the new year has started off well for you. I can’t even begin to understand where 2015 went, but it was a good year and I’m excited for everything this year has to offer.
December was a fantastic month for me, but not in terms of reading. I read very little in this month because I had finals, and then personal stuff went down towards the end of the month. But I’m not beating myself up too much because everything I read was good, and I managed to finish off two series, which always feels good. I’m also currently reading three books, which is more than I’ve ever tackled at once before, but hey – what can ya do?
Let’s get into what I read this month!
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Short Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
I’ve only read one short story from this. I was hoping to read this by Christmas, but that clearly didn’t work out too well. Hopefully, I’ll get around to reading it without getting too iffy.
The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson
I’ve been reading this for a few months now. And that sucks because I’m actually quite enjoying it. I just haven’t had the time to sit down and be immersed in the world or give this book the attention it needs. Even so, I’m over 50% in, and I hope to finish this in January.
Bookishly Ever After (eARC) by Isabel Bandera
Thankful to Netgalley for approving my request for an eCopy. This book sounded super promising, but I’m about 25% in and I’m not too stoked about it. Hopefully, it’ll pick up a little because right now, I’m considering DNF’ing it.
The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms #4) by Cinda Williams Chima | 3.5 stars | Full review here
Although this book, as a standalone, was brilliant, I thought it lacked a bit as a finale. This series had the potential to go out with a bang- instead, it just faded to black and I’m not huge with that. That was my main issue; other than that, this book was exciting and gripping. I appreciate the character development that has obviously taken place throughout the series, and Chima is now an auto-buy author for me!
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer | 4.5 stars | Full review here
Now, this is what we call a finale. This book was insane, but in the best way possible. There was stuff happening here and there, and despite being so over-the-top in action, Meyer balanced it perfectly with just the right amount of chaos and calm. The characters are brilliant, the relationships are beautiful and the story is captivating. Why did I knock off .5 stars? Because the ending was too neat, imo.