I deeply apologize for not being active enough on this blog. I’ve read many books yet did not post any reviews or any tags or pretty much anything on here and I really truly deeply apologize for that but I will try to be more active! I hope every had a good new year and having even a better start to the year.
I’ve read a total of nine books this month which is pretty impressive of me since I hardly read books during the school year but since my classes aren’t as hard and demanding like last semester, I get the chance to relax and read more!
In all the nine books I read this month, not all of them really struck me as one of my favorites. Actually, I read more stories that were more okay than good. So I hope you guys enjoy my quick reviews of the nine books I read and maybe you’ll enjoy them too better than I had. My average rating for this month was 2.6 which is really low than usual. I’ve been more interested in kindle unlimited books, so expect some in the future!
Kind of Cursed by Stephanie Fournet
Kind of Cursed is about this tradition in Millie’s family where the women will get pregnant no matter what, even if contraception are used. Millie goes out her way to avoid men as long as she can while she raise her little siblings until a certain guy comes into her life.
This book was cute but I feel like it dragged a bit and got boring in certain places. I did enjoy the story and I feel like most people would enjoy this book because of the sweet romance and the elements of family. I rated this book 3.5 stars!
The Fine Art of Losing Control by Ashley Shepherd
After a series of unfortunate events, she takes a trip to New Zealand to find the father she never met and also gave her scholarship money for college. There she befriends unlikely friends and a roadtrip.
I really enjoyed this story and this is probably my favorite book of this month. I love the humor and banter between the group and the drama and angst. The romance was so sweet as well and if you’re looking for a quick road trip read with humor then you’ll enjoy this book. I rate this four stars!
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
The story is about a woman named Calla who visits her father who she hasn’t heard from years after learning he’s sick in Alaska.
This story was the cutest. What I enjoyed the most was Calla redeveloping her relationship with her father and the time they spent together. I wish the author would gave us more moments together and the romance was just great! I loved the ending so much. If you’re looking for a slow quiet book with hate-to-love trope and city girl/country boy romance, then you’ll absolutely love this book. I rate this book four stars!
Two Princes of Summer by Nissa Leder
This book is about a competition of two brothers to win the throne in the summer court in this fae series, but between them is a human girl standing in the way.
From the low rating, I expected this book to be horrendous and it was. The writing was juvenile and not really thorough. All the characters were flat and lacked personality and both of the princes were awful and the main character was weak majority of the book but I was curious to see how it ends and usually books like this makes me curious of how the author will improve in the second book which I am for sure going to pick up. I rated this book two stars!
A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison
This hate-to-love story is about a young boy named Tyson after suffering a troubled past, moves to Pacific Hills to live with his childhood friend Nandy.
This was my most anticipated book of January. Unfortunately, it became my most disappointed book from this year so far. It had the bad boy/ good girl trope with black people with the hate-to-love trope and living together trope. The romance was forced and sort of insta-lovey, the female love interest was ridiculous and wishy-washy. All the side characters were flat and there were so many of them that it’s easy to forget who’s who. I rated this one star.
Of Beast and Beauty by Chanda Hahn
This beauty and beast retelling is about a witch who’s forced to marry a prince who’s kingdom despises her kind. There’s also a murder mystery and magic.
This book was okay for me. I really liked the plot and setting and the summery but the characters, writing, and romance weren’t really that good in my opinion. The writing wasn’t really thorough for me and the romance was on the insta-love side. It is a hate-to-love romance between the witch and prince but the prince was such a butthole that I couldn’t enjoy the romance between the two. I rated this book three stars!
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
This book is about these triplets who were separated young to be raised as queens in three separate kingdoms. Their destiny is to be queen of all three kingdoms except they have to kill each other to gain the throne.
This book was SLOW and BORING for a great majority of this book but the setting really drew me in and kept me reading and I’m glad I finished because the last quarter of the book really interested me but the climax was so lukewarm and that ending was obvious. I rated this three stars and I’m for sure continuing the series and see where it goes.
The Forever Crew by C.M. Stunich
The last book in the Adamson All-Boys Academy book and my last disappointment of this month. I won’t spoil anyone but it’s basically a very rated R version of Ouran High School Host Club mix with a murder mystery and this includes polyamory relationships and reverse harem.
I had so many theories for this book and I learned that the author writes books with polyamory relationships and that the main character doesn’t stick to one character and I was disappointed to find out this stuck with this series too because my ship didn’t happen and I had a whole theory a post dedicated to this series. I enjoyed the humor and I’m glad it’s over but I rated this three stars. I feel like since it’s been a while since I read the last book, I already forgotten some aspects and got bored in certain parts and it did have some flaws in both writing and plot.
I hope you guys enjoyed my quick reviews of the books I read this month. I’m still reading some books I started this month such as The Starless Sea and a couple books I DNF’d that I’ll share in a seperate post.
Thank you for reading!