MAY WRAP UP 2016

2.6.16


I somehow managed to read a whopping 17 books this month and I actually am really proud of myself. I had a good week and a bit off where the majority of it was spent reading. I don't think I'll always read this amount but it was nice.

001. A Perfect Arrangement - Suzanne Berne
This wasn't the best book. It was good until the end. The end just kind of seemed to give up on itself which was sad as it could have been a great story. This book is about a family who hire a nanny but all is not what it seems.


I went into this book thinking I wouldn't really enjoy it but I was so wrong. This book was for me, so good. It had twists I didn't even suspect!. This book is about a defence lawyer who finds himself in danger when a 10 year old boy claims he is a serial killer in a former life and begins to investigate. I really enjoyed how the ending of this turned out as it tied the story up even if it was sad.


I purchased the whole series a long while ago and honestly at the moment they aren't what I want to read, however I am wanting to shrink my to be read pile down and thought that I should give it a try. I actually really enjoyed this book way more then I thought I would. I didn't think I would enjoy the fairy element but oh my gosh it's packed with action and I found myself constantly wanting to know what was going to happen. However some of the characters were annoying and it made me meh when they spoke.



Of course I decided that I needed to read the second book in the series because I had to know what was going to happen. Thankfully I actually have all the books in my possession so it was easy to start straight away. I love this book also and seems to be packed with more action then the first.



The third book in the Iron Fey series tied up the first two so nicely!. There was more action and I think I welled up at one point. It had a great ending which didn't leave me feel disappointed and more than satisfied.



This was slightly different to the first 3 Iron Fey books as it was told by the Winter Prince's point of view. However I think this book was my all time favourite from the series. It also explained and let the reader understand why the Winter Prince was the way he was. I found myself get really attached to him and rooting for him to have a happy ending.



I found this Sophie Hannah novel in a charity and had to pick it up. This book was amazing like all her others! I loved the ending a lot and thought it was such a good story line that I ended up reading this in about a day. 


I've not actually heard of Franz Kafka before I decided to pick this book up due to the blurb sounding interesting. I am so glad I did, I think he's a great writer and I am so glad he pushed for his work to be published. I think this is a great classic for people to read when they want to to start of reading classics. 




When I saw this Penguin Modern Classic I couldn't leave it behind. I had never seen this edition and thought it would be a great excuse for me to rediscover a cult classic childhood favourite. It brought so many memories back of me reading this in Primary school. It was so good and even better then I remembered. A good book for all ages. 


I'm not one to really read historical fiction or anything really and I've only put my toe in the water with one other book last year. However I have to say that this has become one of my favourite reads of 2016 to date. It's fast paced and had me wanting to never put it down. I thought all the characters were great and their own personalities really shined. 




I was really excited to read another Sophie Hannah as I love her books. This one is slightly different to others as it's not set in Spilling so there are no recurring police character as there is with all the others I have read. This book however still has that creepy, on the edge of your seat feel and even though some of the characters (nearly all) annoyed me, I still enjoyed this book until the end which was just meh.


Another penguin modern classic which was a collection of stories. I have to say that I have really mixed feelings about this book. Some stories were incredible and creeped me out. Others were alright but reading around 3 versions which slightly varied was tiresome. I can appreciate Lovecraft's writing but It will be a while before I delve back into his work.

Okay, so this may have taken me around 5/6 months to read as I put it down for a good long while however it was incredible and I can't believe that I am one book away from finishing this amazing series. I loved all the POVs especially Tyrion's and Reeks who became my favourite characters in this book.

I enjoyed this book a lot and will have a full review up on this book. I loved the ending so much and I did like the characters, my only fault was that it sometimes go confusing with the three different versions.



I think this book was okay, but it could have been a lot better. The whole reason why the situation happened had me rolling my eyes as it was so boring and made the characters seem dull and so childish. I didn't get the Flo character at all, she just seemed to irrelevant and strange which was never explained properly. 


I am in love with this book. It had everything I needed in a thriller and the ending was so well done that I can't see another way the book would or should have ended. I think the plot was really well done and I found myself not wanting to put the book down. A must read for any thriller/ psychological thriller fans.

When I read this book I actually didn't know it was number 8 in a series which indicates that you actually don't need to read these in any order. Or I didn't and I didn't feel that I was missing out on anything that happened in previous books. I have to say that this started of slightly slow for me at first but it pretty soon gained momentum and I found myself gripped. I loved the storyline and how everything came together and can't wait to read more of the series. 



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