Saturday, 13 June 2015

Weekly Wrap-Up June 6th-12th

This week I managed to finish fsix books. Three physical books, one audio and two e-books. One was also a re-read.

Dire(The Dire Wolves Chronicles #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy ***
Samantha got me this one for my birthday because we were looking for NA paranormal/fantasy books. Which are really hard to find. Dire has quite a bit of cheese and eye-rolly moments. It is a romance centered around werewolves, so really it was to expected. You tend to see a lot of alpha male behaviour, which is tiring but again I was expected it and thought the book was fun enough to keep me reading. The writing was more on the juvenile side but again, it didn't stop me from reading. I'll definitely be continuing on with the sequel sometime soon.

Beautiful Player(Beautiful Bastard #3) by Christina Lauren *****(re-read)
I finally got myself Will Sumner in the print. So of course I had to give him a re-read. I just adore this book. It's funny and swoony. Which can actually be said for the whole series. Just a really solid romance series.

The Witch Hunter(The Witch Hunter #1) by Virginia Boecker ****
Since this is a review book I should write a more in depth review, but I don't have a lot to say. Although The Witch Hunter is far from original, it's still a really good story. I found the plot was pretty predictable. But that didn't stop me from enjoying the story. I flew through it. I liked the magical world Boecker has created. It's kind of fun and not particularly dark. The writing flowed really well. Made it easy to read and become engrossed. What really kept me reading was the characters. Great bunch of them. Elizabeth is kick ass and strong, but also relatable and likable. I empathized with all her decisions and emotions. Especially when it came to the romance. Totally ship it! So hard. I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel, which unfortunately is at least a year away.

Her Dark Curiosity(The Madman's Daughter #2) by Megan Shepherd ****
First off, I highly recommend the audio books for this trilogy. The narrator is fantastic. She gets the Gothic tone of these books. I did switch off and read the last 100 pages, and still thoroughly enjoyed the book. But the audio really gets me in the mood. With Juliet being back in London I thought the creepiness factor would decrease. But nope. Still extremely creepy. Juliet was a bit indecisive which frustrated me at points. And I'm kinda of scared of where her mind is going(in both the romantic and mental well being way). I also really enjoyed the thrilling mystery story line. Although knowing who the killer was didn't take away from the story for me. Because I also knew there was more to it, and I was fully invested in Juliet and the gang getting to the bottom of it. It still surprises me how much I'm enjoying such a dark, Gothic horror type book. It's pretty raw and gross at times. But that's what makes it so fantastic. I'm really intrigued to see how the last book plays out.

Velvet(The Velvet Trilogy #1) by Temple West ****
Review to come. 

It's Not Summer Without You(The Summer I Turned Pretty #2) by Jenny Han **
I don't like Belly. I really don't like Conrad. I feel sorry for Jeremiah. I see all the emotions floating around the book. But I'm just not feeling them. I was pretty bored. Did a lot of skimming. Unfortunately for me the last few chapters were enough to make me download the last book.

What did you guys read this week?

Happy reading!



  1. The Madman's Daughter has been on my TBR so I'll have to look for it in audio form. I think I'll avoid the Jenny Han series. It drives me crazy when a book I didn't love hooks me at the end!

  2. You've read a lot of books this week! I loved The Summer I Turned Pretty series and have Her Dark Curiosity on my to read list. I've never listened to a book, it takes longer than reading and I can never find the time, but maybe I should give it a try.