Hey everyone! I know this is a little late, but hey, better late than never, right?
May was a great month for me! I read the grand total of 5 books, most good!
Managed by Kristen Callihan. This is the second book in the VIP series, which follows the members of the band Kill John. This one in particular was about their manager Gabriel and his love interest Sophie. It was entertaining book to read, however, it was too much smut for my liking. Rating 4 stars.
Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams. First, kudos to the cover designer/illustrator for the great cover. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for the book. It was a fun book and it was cool to see the guys from the book club again; however, I found Liv incredibly annoying. She got mad at Mack all the time for the dumbest stuff or whenever he was being super sweet. Rating: 3.5 starts
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell. I want to start by saying that when I started this book I was not aware of the scandal surrounding it. It wasn’t until I finished the book and I wanted to do more research on the subject that I found out about it. Having said that, this was very hard and uncomfortable book to read. As a reader, you can see the red flags of the abusive relationship; however, at the same time, Russell makes you see and understand Vanessa’s unwillingness to let go of it. I didn’t give it 5 stars, because I truly felt uncomfortable reading it; nevertheless, I do think Russell accomplished her goal of making people understand those who have gone through this, as well as, open a conversation about it. Rating 4.5 stars.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. Before reading this book, I heard many great reviews about it, and I have to admit I was a little bit skeptical. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how fascinating this book is; everything from the societies to the magic, I was completely hooked. I think I specially enjoyed Alex’s and Dawes’s reluctant friendship. This book deserves all the praise. Rating 5 stars.
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. What a fantastic fantasy book. I really enjoyed how women are a central part to the development of the story and of their political system. I really couldn’t put the book down. Rating 5 stars
Thank you for reading!