I didn’t have a very good reading month in May as I seem to have fallen into a little bit of a slump! I am hoping that it will only be a small one, especially as I am extremely excited for some of the books that I have put on my June TBR. of the books that I did read in May I had a bit of a mixed bunch which summed up the way that I was feeling. Fingers crossed for a better reading month in June.
Books Read: 7
Pages Read: 2874
Average Pages per Day: 92
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
Windwitch was the first book that I read in May, even though I should have probably finished it in April. I enjoyed Windwitch much more than I enjoyed Truthwitch, and I think that is because we got to see a bit more of each of the characters without constant action. The thing that surprised me about reading Windwitch was that the character I loved most in Truthwitch was the character that I hated the most in Windwitch; I’m not sure if this will carry on as we move throughout the series. I can’t wait to carry on with this series with the novella Sightwitch.
Heartstopper Volume 4 by Alice Oseman
I have loved Heartstopper since I discovered Volume 1, and Volume 4 was no exception to that. I love Alice Oseman’s art style and think that it perfectly fits with the story being told. Volume 4 covers some heavier topics such as eating disorders and mental health, and it is brilliant to see it represented in Heartstopper. I can’t wait to see what the final volume is going to be like, and probably by the end of it, I will be sobbing that it is over.
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
I was hoping to really love Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall; sadly it just didn’t hit the mark for me. The problem with romances is that I have to like both characters to enjoy the romance, and with Boyfriend Material, I didn’t. For the majority of the book it felt as if we were going around in circles without making any progress with the characters. At some point I may try another Alexis Hall book but probably not for a while.
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
I wasn’t sure what to expect heading into King of Scars as I have read some very mixed reviews. While I liked being back in the world of the Grishaverse, I just felt as if there was a disconnection between the two halves of the story. I love all of the characters in King of Scars, but I especially loved seeing Zoya come into her own. I am looking forward to seeing how the two elements are going to interact with each other in the end. Especially as Leigh Bardugo has said, Rule of Wolves will be the last book in the Grishaverse world for a while.
Spellslinger by Sebastian De Castell
I really enjoyed my time reading Spellslinger and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series. I ended up giving Spellslinger 4 stars which was only down to me not completely connecting to the characters. I read them to be a bit older compared to the ages that they are in the book, which made it slightly strange when I did realise what age they were meant to be. I am interested as to how the magic system is going to develop throughout the series, especially with some of the questions that I currently have.
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Much like the first time I read Serpent and Dove, I fell in love with it once again. I love both Lou and Reid and the dynamic that they have with each other. I think it makes for such an interesting story and dynamic. I haven’t heard great things about the sequel, but I am willing to give it a go.
There you have it, my very short and sweet May Wrap Up. Here’s hoping to a better June!