Monthly Wrap Up: December 2014

It’s time for another monthly wrap up. I can’t believe 2015 is over. Where has the year gone? I know, everyone says that but honestly it’s true. I feel like I only just started university last year but I’m already in my third year. Time just goes way too fast. Okay, ramble over. Let’s just see what I read in December.

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  1. The Spirit Thief (Legend of Eli Monpress #1) by Rachel Aaron
    Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/5 stars – Review on my blog here.
    Looking back at it, I can’t believe I only started this series in December! I though it was November at the latest. I’ve been binge-reading these which just shows you how much I loved them.
  2. The Spirit Rebellion (Legend of Eli Monpress #2) by Rachel Aaron
    Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars Review on my blog here.
  3. The Spirit Eater (Legend of Eli Monpress #3) by Rachel Aaron
    Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/5 stars – Review on my blog here.
  4. Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman
    Rating: ★★★ – 3/5 stars – Review on my blog here.
    I was disappointed by this one. I was expecting an anthology filled with short stories from all of these incredible authors but actually it includes excerpts from their existing novels.
  5. Seti’s Charm (a Max Carter Adventure) by Chris Everheart
    Rating: ★★★★ – 4/5 stars – Review on my blog here.

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  1. Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires #1) by Rachel Caine
    Rating: ★★★★ – 4/5 stars – Review on my blog here.
  2. More Than This (More Than #1) by Jay McLean
    Rating: ★★★★ – 4/5 stars – Review on my blog here.
  3. The Book of Ivy (the Book of Ivy #1) by Amy Engel
    Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/5 stars – Review on my blog here.
  4. Maybe Someday (Maybe #1) by Colleen Hoover
    Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/5 stars – Review on my blog here.
  5. Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief #1) by Livia Blackburne
    Rating: ★★★★ – 4/5 stars – Review on my blog here.

the spirit war spirit's end none of the abboveugly love

  1. The Spirit War (Legend of Eli Monpress #4) by Rachel Aaron
    Rating: ★★★★ ½ – 4.5/5 stars – Review on my blog here.
  2. Spirit’s End (Legend of Eli Monpress #5) by Rachel Aaron
    Rating: ★★★★ – 5/5 stars
    This is the final book in this series and it was so EPIC. I’m so sad it’s over… A review of this one will be coming soon! 🙂
  3. None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
    Rating ★★★★ – 5/5 stars
    This was such an incredible book, it completely blew my mind. It’ll be released in April of 2015 and you all need to go and buy it then so you can read it. A review will follow on my blog but just know that this was incredible.
  4. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
    Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/5 stars
    This book was so much more than I expected it to be. I even cried! A review will be following soon!

Those are all the books I read in the December! I’m really happy with this amount because it’s been a crazy month. Soon, I’ll do a little recap of my 2014 reading year. How was your reading month? I’d love to hear about it! 🙂

#FridayReads December 12th, 2014

Hi everyone! I’m back with another #FridayReads post to show you what I’ll -hopefully- be reading this weekend. Let’s get into it!

seti's charm

The first book I’m currently reading is Seti’s Charm by Chris Everheart. I received this book for review from the publisher -via Netgalley- and so far I’m really liking it! I love everything that has to do with mythology but also archeology. This book is about Max Carter who is 14 years old and helps his grandfather in the museum. One day the museum is robbed and his grandfather is attacked. The thieves stole an ancient artifact called Seti’s charm which came from the burial site of Pharaoh Seti I. His grandfather begs Max to take the artifact back to Egypt and break the curse that it holds over them. Doesn’t that sound really awesome? I’m about 20% in, so not that far but I’m really enjoying it!

glass houses

The second book I’m currently reading is Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires #1) by Rachel Caine. I recently saw the YouTube series based on this book and it was so much fun that I had to pick up the actual book! I just started this about an hour ago and I’m tearing through it. I think this is definitely a quick read because it just sucks you in -no pun intended.

That’s what I will be reading this weekend! Are you reading anything at the moment? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

This Month’s New Releases (I’m Excited For)

I’m back with a new releases-post! I made an update on my blog a while ago where I said that I would make these posts monthly instead of weekly. While there are some months where a ton of new books that I’ve been anticipating get released -hello May and October-, there are often just a few. So here are my picks for December!

Side note: these are definitely not all of the books being released in December. Just the ones I look forward to.

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  1. Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas
    Release date: December 9th, 2014
    This sounds like a great book to me! I’ve already seen a review over at A Reader of Fictions that made me anticipate it even more. I’ll link the review for you, you can find it here.
  2. Die Again (Rizzoli & Isles #11) by Tess Gerritsen
    Release date: December 30th, 2014
    I adore the Rizzoli & Isles series, although I haven’t read every book. It’s not really all that necessary to read them all in order I think. It’s better, but you don’t have to.
  3. Saga Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
    Release date: December 19th, 2014
    SO MUCH EXCITEMENT FOR THIS ONE.
  4. Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits #1.5) by Katie McGarry
    Release date: December 8th, 2014
    More Echo & Noah? Anytime.
  5. Suspicion by Alexandra Monir
    Release date: December 9th, 2014
    It’s about a manor and a maze, and I guess something suspicious? Don’t know, yet I am still excited about it.

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  1. Winter Falls (Twin Willows Trilogy #1) by Nicole Maggi
    Release date: December 9th/22nd, 2014
    A cult of warriors who can separate their souls from their bodies and two fighting families. Interesting, no?
  2. Inspire by Cora Carmack
    Release date: December 15th, 2014
    A story about Kalliope, an immortal muse, who’s sick of being lied to and betrayed by artists. I’m guessing it’s going to be a new adult book with a paranormal/fantasy twist.
  3. Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich
    Release date: December 4th, 2014
    I’ve already read this one and really enjoyed it! You can find my review here.

I can’t really say that I’m highly anticipating the next two books, since I haven’t read the first books in the series/trilogies. However, these are big releases, there are a lot of people anticipating them -which makes me excited to go ahead and start the series too. Although I’m not too sure about These Broken Stars- is it something I’d like? I don’t know.

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  1.  This Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner
    Release date: December 23rd, 2014
    The sequel to These Broken Stars.
  2. Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms #3) by Morgan Rhodes & Michelle Rowen
    Release date: December 9th, 2014
    Third book in the series. The first book is called Falling Kingdoms.

These are the books I’m anticipating for the month of December! Are you waiting to get your hands on a book this month? Let me know!