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Hey guys, how you doin’?
So I’m back from my time off with my December Wrap Up. Better late than never, right? December is a crazy month, I have finals, at least 3 birthdays (including mine), Christmas, New Year’s Eve and so on. It’s definitely not a big reading month, hence I only read 3 books. I’m lucky I even managed to read anything at all so this was a win overall.
My January wrap up will be coming up next. 😉
Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) by Maureen Johnson
It’s a miracle, a mystery book that legit kept me guessing all the way through. I’m always guessing things too quickly on mysteries, so this was a breath of fresh air. I’m so happy I was this engaged with the story that I’m not even mad that Truly Devious leaves many important answers for its sequel. Maybe I was cool with that because I read it so close to the release of The Vanishing Stair in January, 22. I really enjoyed the characters and I’d like to hang out with Stevie and her friends, and personally I really appreciated the anxiety representation in this book. Also I’m not sure why, but I felt kind of tense reading this book. It’s not a creepy book per say, but maybe that school setting with the combination of isolation, woods, secret passages and the feeling of imminent threat managed to freak me out a bit (which I loved).
rating: 4.5 stars
review: to come
Carry On (Simon Snow #1) by Rainbow Rowell
All hail my favorite book of 2018! This has become one of my all time favorites for sure. Carry On made me so happy, I wouldn’t stop smiling throughout the whole thing. I was kind of shook to find such an unquestionable favorite so late in the month of December, but well, it happened. It was like reading Harry Potter for the first time again, but gay and without it really being Harry Potter. I mean, this is certainly inspired by HP (and other franchises), but it’s very much its own thing. Simon and Baz easily joined my top OTPs list. I’m so happy I read this so recently because now I don’t have to wait so long for the sequel Wayward Son (which btw I must say, as a Supernatural fan these titles are very emotionally triggering).
rating: 5 stars
review: to come
Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab
I buddy read this with Mina. We were supposed to be done with it on the first half of December, but everything got in the way. I ended up finishing Vicious on the last day of the year and I really enjoyed this book, but I feel like I would’ve enjoyed it more if I’d had the time to focus on it. I don’t like taking too long to read a book because it’s hard to connect with the story that way. This is why I want to reread Vicious this year, before moving on to Vengeful. But I think this was a well-written book. I like morally gray characters and both Victor and Eli are definitely no saints. I always thought Victor would be more chill because he’s the main narrator, but nope, he’s quite… vicious himself (sorry, I just had to 😂).
rating: 4 stars
review: to come
So, that was it for my December. Have you read any of these books? Let me know down in the comments. 😊