Thursday, 2 June 2016

Angharad's May Reads

May was probably the slowest reading month for me. After completing A Court of Mist and Fury, I entered a huge reading slump and I'm still not completely out of it. I'm just focusing on reading books I know I will enjoy. In the month of May, I got a tattoo dedicated to the Night Court and Becky and I got sent some amazing arcs from some very kind publishers. I completed ten books in total.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
(by J.K. Rowling)
I continued with my reread of the Harry Potter series. Despite now being the grand old age of nineteen, my love for these books hasn't faded. I loved them as much as I did when I first read them. I cry at the same parts every time, it's so annoying. Also, who has seen the new cast members for the Cursed Child play?? Aren't they wonderful? Anyway, I gave each of these 5/5 stars.


A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
What can I say? This book was everything to me. I found my home in the Night Court with Rhys and his inner circle, I was so happy when Feyre escaped from an abusive relationship and all the new characters were a breath of fresh air. I love the world Sarah has created and I really can't wait for the third book to be released. Feyre and Rhysand are proof that two people can love each other desperately and yet still maintain a healthy and equal relationship. Despite only giving ACOTAR two stars, I gave this one 5/5!

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
I decided to come out my comfort zone and read a summery, contemporary. Everyone immediately consults Morgan Matson for this genre so I decided to check out this one. It follows the story of Emily who after discovers her best friend, Sloane has left town but she has left Emily a list of things to do throughout the summer. It's a story of friendship, self-confidence and love. I did enjoy it but I only gave it a 3/5 stars purely because I'm just not a summery, contemporary person. (I suck, I know!) (Full review here)


Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
This one has been sat on my shelf for a long time and as I was doing my daily staring-at-shelf-thing, I decided to pick it up. I completed it in one sitting, no lie! It tells the story of a bunch of teenagers who go away on holiday only to discover one of their number, Elise has been brutally murdered. Our protagonist, Anna, is the main suspect but could she really have been involved in killing her best friend? This book will blow your mind and then set it on fire. So many twists and turns, I would definitely recommend it and I rated it 5/5 stars!

Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman
When I saw both the cover and the description to this book, I immediately bought it on Amazon, received it the next day and read it in one sitting. That sounds good, right? Nope. Not today, Satan. I really didn't like this book. I rated it one star out of five and I definitely wouldn't recommend it. It follows the story of Hannah who after meeting 'bad girl' Lacey, basically becomes her puppet. Lacey changes Hannah's name and makes her a completely different person. This book has no plot, no meaning and was a definite waste of my money. Full review here!


This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
We were kindly sent this book by Titan Books in exchange for an honest review which we have posted here. This story follows what the world would look like if monsters were born from violence. Our two protagonists, Kate and August, find themselves coming together against a threat yet being very different people. It's brilliant, it's thrilling and it's out now so go and get a copy!

Cruel Reality by C.J. Whitley
We were sent this novel by its author in exchange for an honest review. It follows the story of Mike and Kay, two of three hundred British people who have been kidnapped only to be made to star on a deadly, reality television show where they must fight other camps to the death. It has a lot of elements from The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies. Unfortunately, this book wasn't for me. Mike was a very sexist character and when he wasn't being sexist, he was being very pompous. Kay had little character, she just spent her time running around behind Mike. This book wasn't for me however I think it could have been better if it was cut in half, there were far too many filler pages.


Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
We were kindly sent this novel by the publisher in exchange for an honest review which I will be posting fully on the blog soon. We follow Charlie as we meet her in a rehabilitation centre after she tried to commit suicide. With the help of some other girls there, she is eventually released into the outside world. She finds a job, learns how to cope and faces her past. She meets some people along the way that remind her good people do exist. It was a heartbreaking book but it was necessary. My heart ached for Charlie and I was so proud of her. 5/5 stars - make sure you check it out when it is released on September 6th.

The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
I went into this book not expecting to like it. I'm not a huge fan of erotica but this was also marketed as a thriller which I am a fan of. I was so pleasantly surprised. We meet Deanna who is a sex-cam worker with a troubled past. Not only that but she is unable to leave her apartment because if she does, she'll kill someone. Yeah, we all occasionally have to urge to kill somebody but Deanna has more than an urge. Upon meeting a client, she learns of his sick fantasies as he asks her to act as a young girl called Annie. Deanna must bury all her tendencies and help when she finds out that Annie is a real person and must be helped. It was fast-paced, it was informative about a career I knew nothing about and I loved Deanna. I would definitely recommend it and I flew through it. 4.5/5 stars!


  1. I keep seeing The Girl in 6E pop up on GR and even though I'm not really into erotica, I thought the thriller aspect of it sounded really interesting! Glad to hear you thought so highly of it.

    1. Yeah, those were exactly my thoughts but erotica mixed with thriller is very good and I would recommend it. Let me know if you check it out!

  2. AHH I LOVED THIS SAVAGE SONG TOO!! *flails* It's so beautiful and August was the most precious little darling of the ever. <333 And I'm also so glad you liked Dangerous Girls! THAT BOOK. OMG.I was totally gobsmacked by the ending. XD Dangerous Boys is amazing too and I totally recommend it. ;D

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