It’s June. ITS JUNE. GUYS HOW THE HELL IS IT JUNE ALREADY.
Okay sorry for that but seriously whats happened to the months, how is it halfway through 2016. ITS HALFWAY I mean it’s basically Christmas. Okay so enough of my obligatory “the year has flown by” nonsense TO THE BOOKS. May has been my absolute favourite reading month, why you ask? did I read a lot of books? Guys I always read a lot of books I have no social life, no no seriously why is May so special? Well I have 5 little letters for you ACOMAF!
re-read of A Court of Thorns and Roses
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
My rating 5/5 stars
A Court of Mist and Fury:
Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.
My Rating ALL THE STARS IN THE NIGHT COURT.
When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.
There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.
As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder. My Rating 4/5 stars
Re-read of The Fault in Our Stars
Like everyone doesn’t already know what this is about
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten
My Life Next Door
Synopsis:“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”
The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.
As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?
My Rating 4/5 Stars
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it’s not enough…not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work. My rating 4/5 stars
Since You’ve Been Gone
Synopsis:It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.
On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?
Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.
Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?
Kiss a stranger? Um…
Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what? My Rating 5/5 stars
The Raven King
For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a lie; and Blue, who loves Gansey… and is certain she is destined to kill him.
Now the endgame has begun. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path. My rating 4/5 stars
Six Of Crows Audio book Re-read
Synopsis: Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first. My rating ALL THE STARS NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I READ THIS BEAUTY.
The Unexpected Everything
Synopsis: Andie had it all planned out.
When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.
Important internship? Check.
Amazing friends? Check.
Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).
But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.
Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected.
And where’s the fun in that? My rating 4/5 Stars
Okay, confession time… I may have read ACOMAF twice. I KNOW I’m crazy but I just couldn’t leave this story! I wanted to read more of Feyre and the amazing court of dreams, so I did opps HAHA I didn’t even mark it on Goodreads as read twice yet because I’m still trying to deny I have a problem 😄 It was just so good and it was even better the second time round. I retract my complaints above about the year going to fast, bring on the speed so I can come closer to the third book in this amazing series. I love you Sarah J Maas in all your amazingness.
All these ones! A lot of these were on special or second hand which is why there are so many! I also bought the Hardcover editions of ACOTAR & ACOMAF but they have been pre-ordered for yonks.
Things have slowed down at home with the renovations, we’ve done nearly all the things we can do ourselves and are now waiting on Tradies to install our new Kitchen! I have been a bit more out there this month which was a goal for me. I visited heap of new book stores and made a bit more of an effort in my social life.
I’m also having a crisis. I want to dye my hair but don’t know what colour. Can you guys help? I have been growing my natural hair out for a while now and I feel its finally time for a change. I’m thinking about going Light again but may even go the daring route and try Rose Gold or light red. Any hair experts out there? I really suck at making hair decisions so any input is appreciated 😀
Hope you guys had a great reading month and I can’t wait to see your wrap ups!
How many books did you read in May? What’s on your June TBR?
Feel free to link your wrap up I’d love to check them out 🙂