I obtained a lot of books this month – it’s really funny to me that I’ve purchased very few books this year, but the second I returned to book blogging from my hiatus, I ended up with 12 physical copies + 2 e-books. I ended up reading most of these books in May, and enjoyed the majority of them! A lot of the books I got (aka TRK, Queen of Shadows, The Unexpected Everything, and I’ll Give You the Sun) are ones that I’ve been really excited to read, so I’m really satisfied with this haul. A lot of these books were also sent to me in exchange for an honest review, and I’m extremely grateful to all the publishers that have provided me with them (just a quick reminder that this has no effect on the review I give a book whatsoever).
E-books sent to me for review
Summer Days and Summer Nights, edited by Stephanie Perkins – ★★★½☆☆
The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse
Books sent to me for review
I was lucky enough to have some really amazing books sent to me this month for review – I’ve read and reviewed most of these books, so I’ll have their reviews linked. Of these books, I was most excited to read The Raven King, aka the conclusion to one of my all time favorite series.
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #4) – ★★★★★
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson – ★★★★½☆
The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder – ★★★★☆ (review will be posted on 6/1/16)
Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood
Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers – ★★★½☆☆
Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black – ★★★☆☆
The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross (The Fourth Element #1)
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
Books I Bought
I bought some really anticipated books this month – for the most part, I enjoyed them, although I found myself disappointed by The Hidden Oracle. I’ve already read The Winner’s Curse, but didn’t own a physical copy of it, so I decided to pick it up on BookOutlet (especially since I’ve been wanting to re-read it, and then finally read the next 2 books in the trilogy).
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #4) – ★★★★★
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – ★★★★☆
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson – ★★★★½☆ (review to come)
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (The Trials of Apollo #1) – DNF
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – ★★★★☆
I know this haul was really disorganized – it’s just that I’m still trying to figure out how I want to format these 😅. If you have any advice or ideas for me when it comes to formatting my hauls, please let me know! I hope you all had successful hauls in May – here’s to hoping my wallet suffers less damage next month!