December Wrap Up and Mini Review

December was a pretty good month for me reading wise. I finished four books and I actually enjoyed them all! I feel like each month I typically have an outlier with a low rating but this month I actually had all above 4 stars! I also finished my reading goal for this year which I really didn’t think I would do!

I will also be posting my mini review for Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban in this post.

December Reads

“Crave” by Tracy Wolff

When Grace’s parents unexpectedly pass away due to a car crash she must leave hot and sunny California and move to cold and snowy Alaska to attend her uncles Boarding school. But when she arrives she can tell something is off about this school. Every student belongs to a clique but she just can’t seem to fit in to any of them. She can’t even make it to her first class without her life being threatened. The worse part is that everyone seems to be keeping secrets from her. How could a boarding school be so mysterious and dangerous?

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I didn’t have high hopes for this book but it definitely made my list for best fantasy book I have read, so far at least. Check out my full review with the link below.

“The Collective” by Alison Gaylin

Five years after her daughters death Camille is still struggling through her grief. The one thing that keeps her going is knowing that her daughters killer is still living a happy and normal life and that her daughter needs justice.

After a drunken misstep at a college awards ceremony for her daughters alleged killer a video surfaces on the internet and brings light back to her daughters case but bad publicity isn’t ideal.

When a strange lady hands her a card with one word “Niobe” listed on it, she goes down a rabbit hole that leads her in the end to the dark web. She finds a community full of grieving mothers looking for justice for their children but when fueled hatred meets a sisterhood, words become action.

Walking a thin line of justice and criminality, Camille’s forced to face the truth of how far is too far?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was so worth all the hype! Everyone needs to pick this one up! Check out my full review with the link below.

“Verity” by Colleen Hoover

When famous author Verity Crawford gets in an unfortunate accident rendering her incapable of finishing her series book contract with her publishing company her husbands seeks out Lowen Ashleigh to finish the last three books in the series Verity started. Lowen had just lost her mother, money wasn’t coming in from her previous books and she was about to get evicted from her apartment, so even though she felt uneasy about finishing such a famous authors books she really had no other choice.

In order to get in the headspace of Varity, Lowen has to go through Varity’s home office and sort through piles upon piles of notes from her years of writing. But when she stumbles across a manuscript for an autobiography everything changes. In this manuscript lies everything from innocent sexual fun to the omission of murder. Does she show this to Verity’s husband or let him continue to love a possible psychopath?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

All I can say about this book is “WOW”! This was such a good book but it was insane! Definitely pick this one up. Check out my full review with the link below.

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling (Mini Review)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Like my other mini reviews for Harry Potter I am not going to write a synopsis because I feel like everyone who wants to read this book have probably already read it. I am just going to skip to my review.

I received this book as a gift from my brother for Christmas and I immediately had to dive into it! I knew it would be the best book to end my reading challenge for the year, and I was right!

I feel like I gave this four stars instead of five because I had already seen the movie and it just felt kind of long and drawn out. I did love the details of the book and thought it was well written, I just felt kind of bored in some places. I wish I hadn’t seen the movies before I read the books because it has ruined my thoughts of the books. I think I will continue to read the books but I am kind of sad that I have ruined it for myself.

QOTD: What was the best book you read this December?

Mini Review and Big News!

This month I have been in such a big reading slump! I feel as if I go through slumps every other month and I am starting to get really annoyed with it. I find that I am constantly comparing how much I read to everyone else in the booksih community and honestly that isn’t very healthy. I do feel that with my new job my reading has definitely suffered as I work a lot more hours than I previously have and also I am super stressed trying to find my new groove of things. I am hoping this next month will play out a little better.

Mini Review

“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” By J.K. Rowling

I am doing a mini review because I feel everyone who wants to read this book have already read it so I don’t feel the need to recap the book.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I honestly didn’t love this book. I felt as if it was very slow and I just could not get into it no matter how hard I tried! I did like that there were so many more scenes in the book that they didn’t add into the movie, so I did have fun reading some of those scenes. Mostly I was bored and I felt the need to skip some f the dialogue. Yikes!

Big News!

I am ready to make a big announcement!

My bookstaversary is coming up on October 8th and I have some pretty cool things going up for my giveaway!

I have three authors who are signing a copy of their book to give out to the winner(s), That’s right, I haven’t yet decided if we are going to have one grand prize winner who gets all the books or if we will have separate winners. I am leaning towards separate winners so everyone who enters has a better chance of winning something. What do you think I should do?

Also I have interviewed each of these three authors and I am currently working on releasing these interviews on my blog and Instagram! I am so excited to share these interviews and I hope you all will tune in this weekend to learn more about these three amazing people! Also Please go ahead and start following these beautiful ladies because that will be a requirement to join the giveaway!

Featured Authors

Lily Kathleen

Author of “The Intellect”

Bree Moore

Author of “Raven Born” The Lost Souls Series

Belinda Lei

Author of “Not That Rich”