Dun dun dun! Book day. Lets all improve our minds.
Winter - Marissa Meyer - A THOUSAND STARS
This was the most anticipated book of the year for me. I read the first 3 last year and absolutely LOVED them so much I have recommended them a bunch of times. I even re-read them last month so they were super fresh in my mind before this book came out.
Anyway. All I can really say about this book is that I LOVED IT AND I LOVE THIS SERIES AND IT WAS A GREAT END TO THE SERIES BUT NOW I'M SAD BECAUSE IT'S OVER BUT IT WAS AMAZING.
Dumplin - Julie Murphy - 4 Stars
Jana recommended this one so highly that I just had to read it. I really, really enjoyed it. I don't think there was anything I disliked. I very rarely read books about teenagers in school and the like (I prefer my teenagers to be saving the world or something, makes them seem less like teenagers and doesn't remind me that I am.. well, not a teenager) but I really enjoyed this book. I liked all the characters, the story.. it wasn't perfect, and I dig that. Definitely recommend.
Cinder & Ella - Kelly Oram - 3 Stars
I bought this book because I wanted something to listen to and it was like $3 and the reviews weren't too bad on goodreads.
The good: it was fun, different, light, fluffy, cheesy but in a good way, some things were unexpected but also in a good way, the ending was cute, I enjoyed it overall.
The bad: the narrator was not good. One of the main characters could be a downright ass sometimes, regardless of motives, an ass is an ass. Some parts of the book needed more research rather than just writing whatever worked to make the story work.
Overall - it's light, fluffy, easy. Not bad. I'm not mad I read it.
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow - Jessica Day George - 4 Stars
I mentioned this before, but as soon as I saw polar bear prince I snatched this book up. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. 5 stars for enjoyment. But this is not a 5 star book, which is why ratings are silly sometimes. To me it was. I wouldn't recommend it unless you love fairytales as much as me, or are super ridiculously into the polar bear king movie. Honestly, I loved this book for those reasons. However, I wish it was a bit more detailed or went a little further, but overall I loved it. There wasn't anything I disliked about the book, but it wasn't ohmygod how do I read faster and get out of doing anything else until I finish this book. Recommend only if you're into polar bear princes or fairytales.
Practice Makes Perfect - Julie James - 4 Stars
This is supposed to be a Pride & Prejudice variation. It isn't really. I mean, it has the alliteration going, the Darcy-esque guy, it mentions a couple of Austen's books, but that's about it. That being said, it totally held its own. It was light, fun, easy and a little bit sexy. It's not amazing literature and it won't blow your mind, but it was a fun read.
In a bit of a reading rut this month, I don't know if it's because one of my favourite series ever ended and then I followed up by re-reading one of my other favourite series (Harry Potter) so I got double series ended hangovers or I'm just in one of those moods.
Linking up with Steph and Jana for the show us your books link up.
TL;DR - Winter was obviously the best book I read this month, but I don't recommend that unless you've read the entire series, obviously. Dumplin' was really good, Practice Makes Perfect was a cute, light, beach-even-though-it's-December read.
Read anything good lately?