Here we go again with yet another super late wrap-up post! May was pretty good because I started to get out of my reading slump. It’s also very exciting because I got selected to participate in three blog tours and all of them are featuring amazing books! The tours will take place in July and August, and I’ve prepared exciting material for my stop, so stay tuned for that! With that being said, here’s a quick wrap-up from last month!
what i read last month
⇾ Stranger Things: The Other Side by Jody Houser | I liked the consistent references to Dungeons & Dragons, the roleplaying of Will as Will the Wise, and the Upside Down’s version of Christmas’ lights incident (although it was not scientifically explained, but again, this is a work of fiction after all so it’s okay). Also, I’m a big fan of the art style, so props to the artists! It suited Stranger Things’ vibes perfectly. Final Rating — 3.5/5 • Trigger Warnings — Gore graphics, jump scares. • Mini Review
⇾ The Binding by Bridget Collins | I expected this book to be more fantasy/magical but turns out, it’s more drama/romance oriented, which I don’t mind, actually. It just feels like a wasted potential because I got attracted for the binding concept yet the concept of binding itself was not very much explored. And although I rate this book 3.5 stars, I wouldn’t mind a sequel especially because of the open-ending. Final Rating — 3.5/5 • Trigger Warnings — Abuse, animal cruelty, homophobia, murder, rape, sexual abuse. • Full Review
⇾ You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn | I wish I could enjoy this book just like the majority of reviews that I read from the past few weeks. Unfortunately, I couldn’t because neither the characters nor the plot worked for me. I did enjoy the country musical references, especially since I’m not that familiar with this genre. The lyrics that popped every now and then in some chapters were pretty good too. Final Rating — 2/5 • Trigger Warnings — Alcoholism, death of loved ones, drug addiction, suicides. • Mini Review
⇾ 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons | THIS 👏 IS 👏 SO 👏 FREAKING 👏 GOOD 👏 I can’t wait to share my full review (August 5!) and gush about this debut release to everyone! Final Rating — 4.5/5 • Full Review to Come
TOTAL BOOKS I READ IN 2019 SO FAR: 31 BOOKS
I want to include other things like movies, series, and posts that I published last month, but to be honest, I was not productive at all and barely finished anything. So, there’s the super-quick wrap-up from last month and hopefully, I can be a little bit better this June!