Book Update: January (2019)

Hey Happy Bookworms!

Today we’re just doing a lil’ book update to mainly tell you what I thought of my Christmas books, ok, great intro – let’s just start! πŸ˜‚


  • Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

Ok, so starting the year with a rubbish book, like, yay(!)
It kinda started with the selection vibes then went into heavy red queen vibes, oh and just throw some LORD OF THE FLIES in there too. Um… all of the books I’ve just listed are way better than this book so read them instead!
And as to why I didn’t like it: Rubbish characters, there was just nothing to them, like if you blew on them, they would just gently float away (ok, metaphors…) then the pacing was so weird like there was basically no time frame represented, and I’ve read reviews that agree with me on that.
I even checked because I thought it might be the authors first book…she’s been writing for like 6 years or something.

  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

But next I read the cruel prince which was a great book! Holly does world-building SO WELL! And I love all the characters, well, not all of them *cough* Locke *cough* but the story was just managed really well.

  • The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

A thriller! So, this has been on my tbr list for awhile and after reading 13 minutes I just really wanted to read some more ‘thrilling’ content πŸ˜‰
The characters got a little confusing because Monica and her sister have/had like the same life but it was a really good mystery with how they went to talk to everybody. I also like that it was realistic talking too, like people were suspicious of all the questions like normal people should be.

  • On a scale of one to ten by Ceylan Scott

This was such an interesting book, like it’s about life in a mental hospital. And it was just really cool how the book explored how people deal with mental health problems, from the families to the nurses to the patients to the friends. It just had some great characters and was just really well planned.

  • Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence

So, my friend Sunshine got me this for Christmas. While I was reading it, it just made me feel like it was kinda the boy version to the hate you give, they have a lot of differences but they’re both about what young, black people experience in bad areas. It was cool how it was kinda a mystery with the whole ‘orange’ thing but it was also like an action book.

  • The Wicked King by Holly Black

OK,  THIS IS SUCH A GOOD BOOK! It’s even better than the first one and I just ship Judan so hard but the ending broke my heart but (Big spoiler) I do believe that Cardan actual loves Jude because otherwise he wouldn’t have agreed to Taryn and I think that the command/deal thing he made with her was to send Jude to the mortal world so that Madoc can do his thing or whatever…
Anyway…it was great how she fit everything in and it wasn’t rushed, it just took the right amount of time for everything to be finished up.
And now we curl up into a little ball and wait until The queen of nothing comes out next year 😭

*exhales out*
Thanks for reading this!

Tell me if you’ve read any of these books, especially the wicked king because then we can fangirl together – unless you hated it, then DO NOT SAY ANYTHING! kidding! I’d love to hear your opinion!


El xox


6 thoughts on “Book Update: January (2019)

  1. Maggie says:

    β€œRubbish characters, there was just nothing to them, like if you blew on them, they would just gently float away” – my new favorite quote πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Sorry to hear you started off the year with that! However, the other books look great πŸ˜‰

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    • El says:

      Haha. I know right? πŸ˜‚
      Sometimes you just gotta read a bad book, like it scared me off books a bit but then when the others were good, it made them more enjoyable! β™₯️β™₯️

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