🌾 Hi guys!! I hope you’re having the best day & you’re enjoying your reading 💞 Today I bring you my beloved Wrap Up of the month of December, where I’ll talk about all the books I’ve read during the month. This is officially the last Wrap Up of 2019, guys! Isn’t that crazy? This year really flew for me, but it has been in summary a great blessing in terms of my blogging life and a great learning and growth journey in my personal life. So I’m super happy to have gone through all these experiences to get where I am today, but also super ready to start a 2020 with renewed energy and many projects. 🥰
Before I start, I can’t say goodbye to this year without thanking you for being there for me, honestly and from the bottom of my heart, you don’t know how much your comments and “likes” mean, all your interactions with me on Twitter, I’ve met wonderful people of generous souls and also bloggers who inspire me every day, so I just grateful and I’m very excited to share another year with you, so I hope you decide to stay because nothing would make me happier and there’s much more I want to share with you. ❤️ 🌟
In terms of reading this month has been a bit crazy, of course and as expected, I ended up reading much less than I planned, but still, I feel satisfied with what I’ve read because I fulfilled my goal that was to end with two trilogies that I’ve really loved, I’m kind of nostalgic about it but it’s also a great experience, so I’ll talk more about it below. I’ve also dedicated myself to start reading my first ARC of 2020 and an author has been kind enough to send me his work also to review and it has been a great experience, so I feel happy about it. 😄 👏🏻
I think that in general, I’ve been much more focused on planning for next year in terms of my life and the blog and things related to my reading and writing, of which I tell you everything in the post of my goals if you want to check it out, and also I’m planning to do a new reading journal again for next year but try new things and I’m quite entertained with it, watching videos and things, I’m obsessed, I cannot lie. I feel like a little girl buying pens and things for my notebook 😂
So I’ve read a very large book, so I’m pleased with myself, and although I had time to read something else before the end of the month, I didn’t want to force myself, I’ve already achieved my Goodreads Challenge, I’ve read 63 books in total this year, which is great, so I don’t feel pressure and I thought it was best to take it easy and use the time to plan things for the next year instead. 😊
So super excited to share with you what I’ve read during the month and also as always, I’ll be sharing my favorite posts and some more detailed statistics. I LOVE YOU and THANK YOU again for always being there, I see you 🌾
Top 5 Favorite Posts on the Blog
💫 Books Read: I’ve read 4 books this month 😊
💫 Total Pages: 1295 😅
💫 Authors Gender: 3 of the books I’ve read are by female authors and 1 is by a male author 💞
💫 Book Genres: 1 Adult & 3 YA books || Within this, I’ve read Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance & Magic
💫 Releases: I’ve read 1 2020 release, 2 2019 & the other one 2017
🌪 My ARCs of the Month ☀️
🌾 It’s My Life by Stacie Ramey || I was very excited to get an ARC from this book because the main character suffers from cerebral palsy and since I’d never read anything like this, I thought it was the ideal time, I also appreciate diversity in YA a lot. I’m very confident in the author’s criteria now to describe the girl’s suffering because, according to her notes, she has worked with children with cerebral palsy before and has knowledge in the subject. I personally cannot speak much about it because I’m quite ignorant about it. Now talking about the plot, was well thought out but poorly executed, although I enjoyed family aspects and friendships a lot, it doesn’t go deeper into the issue of medical emancipation, which was a central point at the beginning of the story. The plot focuses a lot on the romantic relationship between the main character and her childhood love which has recently returned to town and it all starts with anonymous text messages, and I think all those interactions were adorable and I really enjoyed it.
I think it’s an entertaining and easy-to-read book, but in short, it needs work, especially with regard to the development of the characters and the transitions between chapters that seem abrupt and are quite confusing. || BOOK REVIEW ||
🌾 The Summer of Madness by Alexander Raphael || First I want to repeat that it has been a pleasure to read a work by a fellow blogger, I’ve enjoyed it a lot. This is a short story, so I don’t want to talk too much about, I think it’s a very nice experience to read it and I highly recommend it if you want something easy and fast for some read-a-thon or if you just feel like reading something like that.
It talks and focuses a lot on relationships and love in general, touches a particular story about a re-conquest that goes viral, but it’s also about what love means for each person and how fate can surprise us in unexpected ways. || BOOK REVIEW ||
🌒 Finishing Amazing Stories 🐍
🌾 A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab || I’m SO happy to have decided to read this trilogy, a very loved one by the way, and it ends up getting into my heart as well as its characters. I think you know what it is about, but just in case, this story begins with Kell, he’s an Antari, he works for the royal family, and can travel between worlds. In this fantasy world, there are several versions of London and all are classified by colors, they are from the London that dominates magic and the one that was corrupted by it, to the one who has never met or believe in it. And what can I say? It’s just AMAZING. This book on particular didn’t catch me 100% like the previous books, I’m not a big fan of long trips, so that could make it difficult to read, but I think that it goes around a lot to reach the end and the important part where the battle unfolds and then we know the destinies of the characters. Even so, I had a lot of fun reading it, I also suffered because there are heartbreaking scenes in it, (MY HEART!!) and I also loved and appreciated each of the characters, even more, especially Lila and Alucard, who I adore from the moment one. The last 100 pages are absolutely PERFECT, they’re deep, meaningful and full of action. I want to keep with me the parts I love and especially with the uniqueness of the story and with a world like no other I’ve read. And, am I satisfied with the ending? OF COURSE, YES! || BOOK REVIEW ||
🌾 The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black || OMG, what can I say about this amazing story?! I just wrote my full review, anyway as always, I’ll leave it here below so you know my thoughts more thoroughly. Was very difficult for me to express my ideas about this book, I really loved it and wasn’t aware of how much I missed this world until I started reading this book. For me, it’s one of the best trilogies I’ve read this year, no doubt. The story is SO original, it’s wonderfully written and it’s designed to surprise you with the turn of each page, it’s cruel, it’s full of action, deception, and secrets, so you just can’t stop reading.
The characters are invaluable to me, especially Jude who’s one of my favorite female characters, she’s strong and proves that regardless of anything she has achieved what she wanted each time, she’s powerful and morally gray, which I LOVE. Speaking of morally gray characters, I can’t stop mentioning Madoc, whom I simply adore, I know he’s quite treacherous and dark, but he’s so smart and I fell in love a little with how his mind works.
I’m aware, on the other hand, that it will be a conclusion that not everyone going to like, I admit that if you’re looking for romance you may not have much of what you expected, but for my part I loved it, it was so quick to read that I was reading slower for not to finish it, it’s a story that I could never get tired of reading, I LOVE Elfhame and the dynamics of tension and battles, it seems just brilliant to me. I’m very happy with the ending, I think everyone has had a fair outcome and I hope you enjoy it if you haven’t read it yet, it’s brilliant || BOOK REVIEW ||