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May Wrap Up

May wrap up

 

Not like I’m falling behind or anything … it’s only the 8th of June and I’m barely posting my wrap up for May.  It’s all good. 🙃

I didn’t read as many books this May as I did in April but that’s ok.  It feels think there’s been so much going on … and yet time is dragging.  It’s weird right now.  On to the books…

ballad of songbirds

 

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

I know some people were really turned off by the prospect of a book about President Snow.  I was excited about it to tell you the truth. I love a good villain story, and I always wanted to see how Panem was brought about.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get my Panem origin story but it was still interesting to see the development of Snow.  I mean we always knew he was a psychopath, but it’s fun to watch it all happen. What a sicko.

(Read for fun – no review coming)

 

Eye of the world

 

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

The epic-est of epic fantasy.  I think it’s pretty widely regarded as a foundational fantasy series, but I had never read it!  Like The Lord of the Rings, it is old style.  A little formal, kind of dated, but surprisingly modern in some ways.  I LOVE all of the girls in this story.  They are wise, flawed, brave, gifted, clever and inventive.  My goal is to read the entire series, but I’m not sure I will accomplish that.  I’ve heard it drags in the middle.  So we’ll see.

(Read for fun – no review coming)

 

space between worlds

 

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

I enjoyed this one.  A multi-verse where you can travel between worlds, as long as the other “you” in that world is dead.  Lots of POC and a lesbian romance are definite pluses.

Review to come.

 

westside saints

 

Westside Saints by W.M. Akers

I really loved this book.  I feel like the series is just getting better. A world where Manhattan is divided into a normal crowded side, and the Westside where magic exists and encroaches on the people who still live there.  The characters are really great, and the “tiny mysteries” are never really tiny.

My review here.

 

gathering of shadows

 

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

My V.E. Schwab re-read continues!  I’d read this book before a couple of years ago but never finished the series, so I did another pass through so I could complete it.  Very good storytelling in this one! These characters are so compelling.  And that coat!  I WANT one.

(Read for fun – no review coming)

 

conjuring of light

 

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Finally finished!  The whole concept behind this book is just superb.  Three London’s existing simultaneously.  Magical people who can traverse across them.  A badass girl pirate!?  It’s pretty damn good.  I’m glad I got to read all three.

(Read for fun – no review coming)

 

Well that’s all for now! Happy reading June everyone!

 

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