Last day of the month so it’s time for the monthly wrap-up. I actually did it. I read a book a day for the whole month. I confess, some days it was a struggle and it meant long nights to actually finish the book, but I did it. And I’m hoping to keep it up in February instead of going a little easier.
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard. 4.5/5 stars. Review. Have I raved and squealed enough about this book so everyone knows I loved it? I hope so.
Twisted Fated – Norah Olson. 2.5/5 stars. Review. I thought it tried too hard to shock and foreshadowed too much to be shocking.
The DUFF – Kody Keplinger. 3/5 stars. Review. I liked that it was more than just high school drama but the message was a little too ‘in your face’ to be effective for me.
Playlist for the Dead – Michelle Falkoff. 3.5/5 stars. Review. I liked the friendship and how music played such a big role in the book.
My Heart and Other Black Holes – Jasmine Warga. 4/5 stars. Review. Thank you for crushing my soul Jasmine Warga. This book will stay with me for a while. I need a physical copy.
A Wicked Thing – Rhiannon Thomas. 3/5 stars. Review. A little slow at first but really picks up near the end.
On the Edge – Allison Van Diepen. 3/5 stars. Review. Good premise but again, a few things that were impossible to overlook(magically appearing cell phone?)
The Boy Next Door – Katie Van Ark. 4/5 stars. Review. Really cute and loved all the figure skating talk.
The Distance Between Lost and Found – Kathryn Holmes. 4/5 stars. Review. A very nice surprise. I really enjoyed the characters and the survival and faith aspects.
Better Than Perfect – Melissa Kantor. 3/5 stars. Review. I really, really wanted to sympathize with the main character because she was going through a rough time but that doesn’t excuse the cheating. Nothing excused the cheating.
The Beginning of Everything – Robyn Schneider. 3/5 stars. Review. With all the hype, I was expecting more. I wanted more depth to the characters and their relationships.
The Conspiracy of Us – Maggie Hall. 4/5 stars. Review. Reminded me of a YA Da Vinci’s Code. A lot of fun and I really liked that characters.
No Parking at the End Times – Bryan Bliss. 3.5/5 stars. Review. A thought-provoking read that surprised me.
That was my January. So many books! Even though I plan on reading 28 for February, I’m only choosing a few definite reads for now. I have no idea what I’ll feel like reading so I’m keeping my options open.