May was a very strange month for me, reading and otherwise. The world is in a pandemic, we have murder hornets, and the 17-year cicadas are set to breakout anytime. Not only is the world on fire, my reading has been very strange.
Something deep down inside of me reverted back to my YA roots. I could not focus on ANY adult fantasy this month, and I only wanted all of the YA. I had a blast this month with my reading and finished 6 books in total.
What I Read!
Here is a list of all of the books that I read in the month of May and their ratings. If I have a review up on my site I will make the Title a clickable link.
A Touch of Stone and Snow by: Milla Vane
I received A Touch of Stone and Snow as an eARC from Berkley in April and could not wait to jump into it. The first book in the series, A Heart of Blood and Ashes was a book that I read and loved back in February. This is on track to become on of my absolute favorite fantasy romance series of all time.
The Shadows Between Us by: Tricia Levenseller
Rating: 5/5 stars
This month REALLY kicked off with a bang. This was SUCH a fun YA fantasy that was everything that my slytherin heart wanted.
Meet Me at Midnight by: Jessica Pennington
The beautiful people over at Tor Teen asked if I was interested in reviewing a finished copy of Meet Me at Midnight. YA contemporary is definitely not my thing, but a good enemies-to-lovers trope is! This was definitely a fun read perfect for summer.
House of Dragons by: Jessica Cluess
Rating: 5/5 stars
House of Dragons was the first book that I have run out on release day to buy in quite sometime. The premise and the cover sucked me in MONTHS ago and I was so excited for this release. I am so happy to call it my new favorite young adult book of all time. Seriously, it is so good. Go read it!
Dark Shores by: Danielle L. Jensen
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
I do not have a ton to say about this book, however I will have a review going up soon. I did buddy read this over on Instagram with my friends Kym, C, and Ossiris. It was my first buddy read and I had a blast. It was so nice to have people to rant to as I went along and that helped me organize my thoughts on the book.
Illuminae by: Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
I feel weird even rating this book, my issues were NOT with the book. It was strictly a ME issue. I learned a lot about myself reading this book and I will definitely be writing a whole blog post on that next month,so make sure you are following me 😉
The Cruel Prince by: Holly Black
Rating: 3/5 stars
I FINALLY got around to reading this book. I read it in under 24 hours….. I didn’t love it. My review will be up sometime in Hyne.
Netgalley ARCs I Received This Month
With all of the craziness going on with the pandemic a lot of publishers are not sending out as many physical review copies, with that being said I have received some INCREDIBLE advanced reader copies on Netgalley. I am so excited to get to these and review them for you! Here are the ones I received, if you click on the title it will take you to the Goodreads page to learn more!
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
The Boyfriend Project
Over The Woodward Wall
Tools of Engagement
Overall this was a really great reading month for me and I hope that it continues into June. I have structured this months Wrap-Up a little different and I would love to know what you think! I would also love to add additional things into my wrap ups, so if you have suggestions on other things that you would like to see; bookish or not!
I hope you all had a great month, I would love to hear what your favorite book was that you read this month. Let me know about any reading plans you have for June. Happy reading!