December 2018 Wrap Up

Hey y’all! Today I’m wrapping up my December reading. In December I watched a lot of tv, took a lot of naps, and occasionally read a book. With that being said, I managed to complete 4 books and catch up on every iteration of 90 Day Fiance. I’ll talk about 90 Day Fiance later but in this post let’s talk about the 4 books I managed to complete in December.

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton – Amani is an orphan girl who lives in a small town in the middle of the desert with her aunt and uncle and their kids. She wants nothing more than to get out of this town and go to the big city her mother always told her about. There’s adventure, romance, and battles. There are also djinn and other magical beings. I wanted to like this book more but it read entirely too slowly for me. Also, the reveals were pretty predictable and the pacing was just off. The romance wasn’t exactly immediate but it seemed out of place in the story. I don’t know if I will continue the series.

Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1)

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody – This takes place in a Las Vegas type city where young N is traveling to find her foster mother. She must align herself with gang and goes on an adventure around the city that is deadly and dangerous. I listened to this on audio and I believe that this did the book a disservice. Although this city was similar to Las Vegas, it is a fantasy world and you needed to pay attention to the setting.

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor – This is the follow up to Strange the Dreamer and I LOVED it. This story picks up directly after the events of Strange the Dreamer and additionally introduces twins Nova and Kora. I ended up really enjoying this story overall, however in the beginning I found Nova and Kora’s story more compelling than the original characters. I highly recommend this duology and would not be mad if Laini Taylor decided to expand this world more.

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend – This was everything I hoped it would be and more. Morrigan and the town of Nevermoor is becoming one of my favorite places to visit. In this story it is after the trials and Morrigan is starting school. I enjoyed the school setting and the mystery aspect that was added in this novel. Seeing Morrigan make friends and sacrifices was so refreshing to see. I also liked how Townsend was able to discuss prejudices and other social issues without ever bieng heavy handed and making them age appropriate. I don’t know when the third book is coming out but I am anxiously awaiting news of it.

That was everything I managed to read in the month of December. Not my best reading month but I read something. What did you read in the month of December and what was your favorite? Let’s chat in the comments.

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