WRAP UP || October

Hey loves,

I can’t believe it’s November already, how did it go by so fast?
I spent the first two weeks of October on holiday with two of my best friends, we travelled around Wales and saw the most magnificent and magical things. I can’t wait to go back one day and see even more new things. But being on holiday also meant that I in the end didn’t read as much as I thought I would. I ended up reading 15 books in October, one of which was an audiobook that I listened to when commuting to work. Let’s see what I ended up reading shall we?

Have My Baby by Taryn Quinn1. The first book that I read in October was the first book in a duet that I bought through kindle. Have My Baby tells the story of Seth and Ally. They have been best friends forever and then he asks her the impossible, to have a baby with him. Seth has a daughter already who keeps asking for a sibling and he thinks she might be the perfect person to be the babies mother. I liked this book, it wasn’t the best book I have ever read but it was cute and I enjoyed it. I ended up giving the book Star_rating_3_of_5 stars.

2. I went straight into the second book of this series. Claim My Baby tells the story of Claim My Baby by Taryn QuinnSeth’s twin brother, Oliver, and Ally’s best friend, Sage. I might have liked this book more than the first one. Oliver and Sage have a one night stand in Vegas and there are consequences to that one night. Sage discovers that she’s pregnant and tells Oliver. Of course there’s a whole lot of drama involved but I really liked that. I am however not sure if I want to read four more books in this series, because to be honest, they weren’t that good. I ended up giving this Star_rating_3_of_5 stars as well.

Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen3. Next on my list was the ARC for Moonlighter that I received. Sarina Bowen is easily one of my favourite authors out there and whenever I get the chance to read one of her books before they’re relieved I definitely will. Moonlighter is a spin-off of the Brooklyn Bruisers series by her and is also about one of the Bruisers, Bayer. He would probably be one of my favourite Bruisers and I loved his story. I can’t wait to find out more from this series. This was the easiest Star_rating_5_of_5 stars I have given.

4. October was a month of amazing new books that were being released. The Play by ElleThe Play by Elle Kennedy Kennedy was one of my most anticipated reads for 2019. I love this series so much and basically anything that Elle releases (Not even talking about the combination of Sarina and Elle!). The Play was amazing and I absolutely flew through it, sadly enough I finished it way too quickly. I really do hope that there will be more books in the series than just the three that have been released now. I really loved reading about Hunter and can’t wait to read more about his friends. It was an easy Star_rating_5_of_5 stars.

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman5.  I have heard so much about the next book that I had to read it myself. Call Me By Your Name is one of those books I think nearly everyone has read these days, but I hadn’t read or watched either book nor movie. To be honest, I don’t think I missed that much. I felt kinda weirded out by this book, sure it was cute and I loved Elio and Oliver together, but there were some moments that grossed me out (hello, peach scene). I could’ve done without some of the scenes in this book and then it would’ve been a better book for me. I am happy I finally read it and I did watch the movie after that but I don’t think I will ever want to read the second book to this. Star_rating_3_of_5

6. After the last book, I decided to go back to an author I knew I would like. Sadly enough I Was Born Ruined by C.M. StunichI didn’t know it was a first book in a new series, and the next one isn’t out yet. C.M. Stunich is famous for writing amazing cliffhangers at the end of her books, but the one in I Was Born Ruined wasn’t one I was ready for. I really really want to read the next one which I hope will be releasing very soon! I can’t wait to find out what is going to happen next, it was just so good!Star_rating_4_of_5

Allison's Adventures in Underland by C.M. Stunich7. And I went straight to another book by C.M. Stunich. Allison’s Adventures in Underland is book one in a trilogy that I keep seeing on her facebook page, but seeing as I am not the biggest Alice in Wonderland fan I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. I was both right and wrong. I did like it but I felt so confused by all the fantastic things in this book. Of course knowing as I started this, I knew I was going to finish the trilogy too. Star_rating_3_of_5

8. The second book in the trilogy, Allison and the Torrid Tea Party, might have beenAllison and the Torrid Tea Party by C.M. Stunich even weirder than the first one. Of course we continue on from where the first book left off and more guys are being added to Allison’s harem, all wanting to spend more time with her. To be fair, how one woman can entertain nine guys is beyond me and it wouldn’t be anything for me but she makes it work I guess? In the second book Allison goes back up to Topland and sees her sister again. Star_rating_3_of_5

Allison Shatters the Looking-Glass by C.M. Stunich9. By this point I just wasn’t sure about if I wanted to read this book. I didn’t really like the second book and I wasn’t really into it anymore. But as I only had one book left in the trilogy I kinda felt I had to read it. Allison Shatters the Looking-Glass again starts off from the end of the second book. From the start it wasn’t really my thing and by halfway through the book I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to finish it. I finished it but honestly don’t think I will read this again. Star_rating_3_of_5

10. After the last book I was in the mood for a book that I knew I would like. J. DanielsDown Too Deep by J.  Daniels writes books that just suck you in. Down Too Deep was amazing and I was so excited to read it. To be honest I love a book with a single parent, this one had two single parents and they were just incredible together. The kids were so funny together and I loved the banter and love between the hero and heroin. I loved revisiting the characters from the previous books and adding them to these ones was just love upon love Star_rating_5_of_5

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin11. Whilst on holiday in Wales I had told myself I was allowed to by one book, Serpent & Dove as I really wanted to read it. Sadly I couldn’t find it anywhere, especially not in paperback. I ended up ordering it as soon as I got home and LOVED it. Louise and Reid were everything and this book was a ride from start to finish. I can’t wait to get the second book in my hands next year, which is definitely going to be highly anticipating! Star_rating_5_of_5

12. Last November I read Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe after my sister and aTapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe friend told me to just read it. I read it but never continued on with the rest of the series. As I wasn’t sure what to read next I decided to give the series another try and actually continue it. Tapping the Billionaire is about Kline and Georgia. I loved it the last time but I might have loved it even more the second time around. I forgot how funny these books were and how much I had wanted to read about these Billionaire Bad Boys. Star_rating_4_of_5

Addicted After All by Krista Ritchie13. It’s no secret that I love the Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie. I will forever love going back into these books and find out new things again. Addicted After All is the latest in rereads for me. I did listen to this on audio and I absolutely loved it as much as I did reading and listening to it the other times. I love the journey that Lily and Loren go through to get to peace with their pasts and to get settled for their futures. To get settled enough for them having kids and having more than just the one child they have when having Maximoff. Kinda wants to make me want to reread the books for Raisy again now.Star_rating_5_of_5

14. Whilst on holiday, we visited the booktown called Hay-On-Wye. The town is filled Di Sione's Innocent Conquest by Carol Marinelli with little bookshops and it is amazing to be in when you’re a bookworm like me. Luckily my friends love reading as well and this was a stop all three of us wanted to make. I bought 3 books in this town and I decided to read one of them next. It was actually a three in one, but I read them separately. I liked Di Sione’s Innocent Conquest, it was cute but as it started on a little lie I had to get through it a little. It was a hot story and I can’t wait to read the one next in this book. Star_rating_3_of_5

Banking the Billionaire by Max Monroe15.  The last book for October is the next book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series, Banking the Billionaire. Thatch and Cassie were two of my favourite characters in the first book in this series. They were fire from the get go and I loved everything about this book. Thatch is one of the funniest guys I read about and Cassie was the perfect person to keep him on his toes. Can I just say that I really really want to get a Phil into my life?  Star_rating_5_of_5

And that wraps up my October. I loved some books, I liked some others and disliked some more. I can’t wait to see what November will bring for me from now on. I’ll see you in my next wrap up!

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WRAP UP || September

Hi lovelies,

It’s time for the my monthly wrap up post. This is being written a day early as I will be going on a two week holiday to Wales on the day of posting, but thank god for scheduled posts huh? I read a total of 20 books this month. Last week I didn’t think I would read 20 but as I got sick last week I managed to get 9 books in in the last week and omg how? I did some rereading this month for new releases coming out. I made use of my Kindle Unlimited as I read so many through there! I bought a second hand kindle Paperwhite last month which means I won’t have to read through the kindle app and it’s so nice! Anyway, here we go!

Lovers Like Us by Krista Ritchie1. I started September off with a reread of the Like Us books. As I had already read Damaged Like Us earlier this year, I decided to continue to listen and read Lovers Like Us. Normally I commute to work by train, but my sister was on holiday the first three weeks of September so I was able to borrow her car. I listened to the audio books for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th book in the Like Us series. I love them so much!Star_rating_5_of_5

2. Of course I continued on with Alphas Like Us as soon as I finished LLU. Alphas Like Us by Krista RitchieThe fifth book in the series would be coming out with month and I wanted to be caught up again in all that happens in this series! Alphas might be my second favourite of the Marrow books, as it is okay but not as good as Lovers.Star_rating_5_of_5

Tangled Like Us by Krista Ritchie3. Then it was time to reread Tangled Like Us. I love Jane and Thatcher so much it’s unreal and I loved rereading their story again. Or the start of their story I should say as the fifth book is about them as well. Jane is a girl to my heart, she loves her cats, is confident in herself and doesn’t know what her passion is. I feel like that sometimes too. I love what I do but sometimes I doubt if it’s something what I’d do for the rest of my life. I can’t wait to read Sinful Like Us now that I’m all caught up again! I want to know what happens next so so bad.Star_rating_5_of_5

4. Of course, me being me, I finished the previous series before the new book would The Secret Girl by C.M. Stunichrelease and I had to bide some time before I could go into that one. I decided to pick up a new series by C.M. Stunich. I read a series by her last month which I really enjoyed and I thought I’d pick up another one. The series starts with The Secret Girl about Charlotte who goes to an all boys school as her dad is headmaster there. The book was fun and I really enjoyed it but I wish it would’ve gone a bit faster than it did now. I do love her group of guys though. Star_rating_4_of_5

The Ruthless Boys by C.M. Stunich5. Onto book two, The Ruthless Boys, this series is a fun read, sadly enough the series isn’t finished yet and I will have to wait for the conclusion! This book was a good read though, I loved reading what Charlotte and the boys would get up to this time around. Their relationships developed and I just loved the twins. The book did give me a bit of a Ouran High School Host Club vibe, but then again it is mentioned several times in the book two xDStar_rating_4_of_5

6. Then it was FINALLY time to read Sinful Like Us the book that comes next in the LikeSinful Like Us by Krista Ritchie Us series. I loved this book. I am not going to spoil anything as I know there’s a lot of people still wanting to read this. I will just say that I know that KB got a lot of hate for some parts in this book and that just makes me really upset. You can’t pass judgement on a book that has not been released yet, there’s nothing to judge. I will be keeping my eye out for the book and I can’t wait to read it. For now Krista and Becca have yet to disappoint me. Star_rating_4_of_5

If It's Only Love by Lexi Ryan7. September was a month with so many new releases that I really really wanted to read as soon as possible! If It’s Only Love was no different. Lexi Ryan has been writing the series over the past year (?) and I am absolutely loving them. I think this is the final book in the series for now but it was another incredible read. I am going to miss these girls and guys so much! Star_rating_5_of_5

8. Next up is The Billionaire Book Club and we finally get to read Cap’s story. Cap who The Billionaire Book Club by Max Monroewas ‘narrating’ the other books in this series telling us he would be the ultimate bachelor while his friends fell in love around him. I loved this book. I love that the billionaires get a book club made up because Cap wants to impress his girl and he doesn’t know how. I love Thatch so so much! He was so funny. I can’t wait to find out what is next by Max Monroe! Star_rating_5_of_5

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow9. And then it was time for what feels like the biggest book on my bookshelf. It’s not, actually, but with it’s 731 pages it is still a beast. I started reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow a few years ago, but I didn’t get really far. This time I was set on finishing it and boy did I do it. I loved this so much. I loved seeing moments where Lin Manuel-Miranda got his inspiration from, some lines that are actually in the musical and Ron Chernow has such a way with words in this. I think I’ve never highlighted a book more than I’ve done with this one.Star_rating_4_of_5

10. My tenth book in September was the newest release by Tia Louise, Boss of Me. I loveBoss of Me by Tia Louise a good enemies to lovers story line and this was one for the books (literally). I loved this so much and I flew through it. As I said I made good use of my KU and this was one of the books that I read through that. I am so happy that I found Tia as an author, she has written some incredible books and Boss of Me is definitely one of them! I can’t wait to find out what will be next for her. Star_rating_4_of_5

Love on Lexington Avenue by Lauren Layne11. Lauren Layne has been one of my favourite authors for a long time and I will always read her new releases. But especially this one I was looking forward to. Passion on Park Avenue was already incredible, Love on Lexington might even been better than that one. I loved the premise of the story and especially the story line in this one was incredible. I can’t wait to find out what will happen in the last book in this series! Mind you they can be read separately! Star_rating_4_of_5

12. Time to continue my reread of the Throne of Glass series. Mind you I started last yearQueen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas October! But I continued where I left off and that was Queen of Shadows. It’s only the second time I’m reading this but I forgot how much I loved this series and how each book just keeps getting better and better. I just love Aelin and all the others. I love how she hides her plans until the last minute and ends up giving especially Rowan and Aedion a heart attack when they’re revealed. I can’t wait to continue on! Star_rating_5_of_5

All the Way by Kendall Ryan13. Time for another new release in September. Namely the newest release by Kendall Ryan. All the Way tells the story of Becca and Owen. Becca has has been sexually assaulted whilst in college and has never done anything remotely sexual since then. When drunk she tells her best friend Owen that she wants him to help her get there again. Because she feels like she wants to. Of course they end up falling in love with each other and this might’ve been the cutest one I’ve read by Kendall so far! Star_rating_4_of_5

14. Time for another book by C.M. Stunich. I became a member of her Facebook group Groupie by C.M. Stunichand they kept talking about one of her series and I just knew I had to read it. Groupie is the first in the series and let’s us meet Lilith who after a break up with her ex, and then her father passing away ends up at a concert for the band Beauty in Lies. She wants to sell the tickets her ex got her as she needs gas money. It seems that there’s a contest going on and without realizing she wins it, she finds one of the band members and it allowed backstage to the concert. And from there on it all starts happening. Star_rating_4_of_5

Roadie by C.M. Stunich15. Roadie continues on right after Groupie ends. Lilith and her boys continue on with the tour and they become more and more inseparable. I loved this trilogy a lot. I have not read a lot of Reverse Harem books but this might be my favourite out of the ones I’ve read so far. It was also the more mature one, dealing with more mature themes than the previous two I read by C.M. After finishing this I went straight into Moxie, as I simply had to know how this was going to end. Star_rating_4_of_5

16. Moxie was the perfect conclusion to this trilogy. Whilst I will not tell you how it ends, Moxie by C.M. Stunichof course, cause I am not that cruel. I do like how it ended. I feel like it was a proper ending to a trilogy that had as much angst as it had love and I was so intrigued by these books that I read them in less than two days and simply couldn’t stop reading them. Cause let’s face it, wouldn’t we all dream of a group of guys completely idolizing us? Star_rating_4_of_5

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas17. After finishing Queen of Shadows I knew that I had to read Empire of Storms soon. The book that ripped out my heart when I first read it when I realized just what had happened at the very end and then I had to wait two year to read how it would unfold as Sarah decided to tell Chaol’s story first. I loved Tower of Dawn but omg after and ending like EoS, I couldn’t just go on and wait for two year to find out what was going to happen to Aelin and her group of people! Empire of Storms was a ride from start to finish and I LOVED it. Star_rating_5_of_5

18. I decided to read When We Kiss next, one that has been on my kindle for a while andWhen We Kiss by Tia Louise actually the reason why I got my KU. I ended up realizing it’s actually the second book in this but that’s okay, you can read them in whatever order you want to read them in. But Tabby and Chad, swoon, they were perfect together, I absolutely loved this book so much. Star_rating_4_of_5

When We Touch by Tia Louise19. Next up was the other book. When We Touch tells the story of Emberly and Jackson. Emberly is Tabby’s best friend and we meet her in When We Kiss. I loved this book so much. Ember and Jackson were together ten years before until Jackson left for college. He promised he would be back but never came back and Ember was left behind devastated. When Jackson needs a change of scenery he returns to Oceanside and thinks Ember must be long gone, can you imagine the shock when he realizes she’s still there?!  Star_rating_4_of_5

20. And then guys, my perfect four and five star September months, was interrupted byMommy's Boyfriend by Victoria Snow the following book. Mommy’s Boyfriend by Veronica Snow was a book that I picked up purely because of the premise. It sounded promising but it was anything but. It was such a shame because I wanted to really really love this but I just didn’t… I ended up giving the book Star_rating_2_of_5 stars for a whole lot of reasons. The full review is up on my Goodreads if you want to find out more.

And that was it guys, All the books that I read in September and I absolutely loved it. I can’t wait to find out what October brings me!

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Wrap Up || August

Hi lovelies,

It’s that time of the month again. Time for another wrap up as the month is already over. What? I know! I can’t believe that August is already over and we’re heading into September. There’s only one month left until I fly off for a two week holiday in Wales, but for now we have another month of reading to do. Let’s get this wrap up out of the way. I read 21 books in August, I’ve not read that much since the beginning of the year. I read 17 ebooks, 1 audiobook and 3 physical books! Shall we look into it?

Baby For The Mountain Man by K.C. Crowne1. The first book that I read in August was a book by an author who was new to me. I read Baby for the Mountainman by K.C. Crowne. The plot is pretty simple. The hero in the story ‘inherits’ a baby as his best friend and his wife pass away. He moves to a small town and meets the heroine there. I loved this book. So much that I read another book by K.C. Crowne in August later on. Star_rating_4_of_5

2. The second book I read was Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It was a reread for me, but Outlander by Diana GabaldonI was in such a mood to get back into the Outlander world that I couldn’t stop myself. I just love reading about Jamie and Claire, especially how they got started. I know I won’t read the entire series again before the new book will be released, but it was nice to read some again. I am so excited to see how they’re going to film season 5, as I found the fifth book one of the most boring ones in the series! Star_rating_5_of_5

Bad Stepbrother by Mara Leigh3. I read Bad Stepbrother by Mara Leigh next. I liked this book but it sure wasn’t one of my favourite ones. Harley and Zach were hit and miss at times and the book lost me at times. I like books like these but I have definitely read better ones. The fact that the dad kept putting Zach down was really something that I hated. He was so sure that his stepson was the worst guy ever and he wasn’t, he just made some bad decisions and made up for them eventually. Harley was a bit whiny at times.Star_rating_3_of_5 

4. I have had two books by Paige Toon on my bookshelves that I hadn’t Five Years From Now by Paige Toonread yet. Which just couldn’t be that way as Paige is one of my favourite authors out there. I started with the one that was released first, Five Years From Now. Nell and Vian/Van met as their parents fall in love, and as Van’s mother passes away after an accident he moves to be with his father in Australia. Nell and Van then start meeting up every five years and you get to see them fall in love. The hardship of only seeing each other every few years and being half a world apart on other times, it’s interesting and I absolutely loved and hated this. I hated this because I wanted them to be together so badly and it just took AGES. Read this book, I loved it! Star_rating_5_of_5

If You Could Go Anywhere by Paige Toon5. Next up was If You Could Go Anywhere , this book was so cute. The heroine finds out that her long lost father isn’t so lost after finding a letter when cleaning out her late grandmother’s house. Her father lives in Italy and as she has never left the outback in Australia, her community collects opals so she can pay for her travel there. When she’s there she doesn’t only meet her father but a whole lot more. Star_rating_5_of_5

6. When one of your favourite authors releases her newest book on a surprise date, what The Best Thing by Mariana Zapatado you do? Exactly, you stop everything and start reading it right away! That was the thing with Mariana Zapata’s new book, The Best Thing, the book had me laughing so hard I was getting tears, I cried with the characters and I loved every single second of it. I couldn’t wait to read it and was so sad that it was over.Star_rating_5_of_5

Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker7. August was the month of new releases by my favourite authors. The next one, Say You Still Love Me, by K.A. Tucker was the next one I read. K.A. Tucker was an instant favourite of mine as soon as I read Ten Tiny Breaths back in 2014 and since then I’ve just about read every single book by her. Her newest release was an amazing read, one that I couldn’t stop reading when I’d started it.  Star_rating_4_of_5

8. And then came another new release. Krista and Becca Ritchie quickly became two of The Last Hope by Krista Ritchiemy favourite authors and their Facebook Group is a group I am most active in. Last year they released their first book through a publisher and this August the seclusion to the duology was released. The Last Hope was one I was anticipating the entire year as I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen to Court, Mykal and Franny next and boy was I surprised! Star_rating_5_of_5

Thrive by Krista Ritchie9. Speaking of Krista and Becca, their series about the Calloways and their other halves is one of my absolute favourite series out there, by any author. I was listening to the audiobook to Thrive which is part of the addicted series and comes between part 2 and 3. I love listening to Lily and Loren’s perspectives. I forgot how much I loved them. This is an instant Star_rating_5_of_5 for me, and never will be anything else!

10. I read Always With You by Layla Hagen next. I am lucky enough to be on Layla’s VIP Always With You by Layla Hagenlist and get the chance to read her books before it gets released. At one hand that’s incredible, at the other hand it is a shame because this way I finished it half a month before it even releases. I did love it so so much though. The Connor family is such a cute family and I loved reading about them falling in love one after the other. Just like I did with the Bennett family. Star_rating_4_of_5

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella11. After seeing the trailer for the Can You Keep A Secret movie with Tyler Hoechlin and Alexandra Daddario I was instantly in the mood to reread this book. This book by Sophie Kinsella is such a funny read. I can actually imagine spilling all my secrets to a stranger when you think you’re dying but then finding out they’re your new boss would be my absolute nightmare! Star_rating_5_of_5

12. I was lucky enough to receive an arc to Ilsa Madden-Mills newest release, I Hate You, I Hate You by Ilsa Madden-MillsIlsa is a go to author for me and I loved this book like I loved every single other book I’ve ever read by her. I love a good hate to love trope and this one was a great one. Add that to the fact that the hero was an athlete and yup, you’ve got me hook, line and sinker. Go read this book you guys, I’ve absolutely loved it. Star_rating_4_of_5

Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan13. Kendall Ryan releases just about a book a month and while I have no idea how she does it, I love nearly every single one of them. Playing For Keeps was no different. Part one of her newest series, this was one I was looking forward to. And of course when the jock falls in love with his teammate’s younger sister, jup, you’ve got me. Elise and Justin have known each other for years, as Justin and Elise’s older brother were best friends since they were little kids. They have always had a thing for one another but they never did anything with it due to the brother being there. I loved this and I can’t wait for the next book in this series. Star_rating_4_of_5

14. I normally post the covers with the book I’ve read but this one doesn’t have one. The Bedroom Experiment is a short novella by Kendall Ryan that was linked in the Playing For Keeps book after finishing it. I loved it but it was way way way too short. But luckily enough Kendall already told us there will be more. I loved a good stepsibling romance and this had the writing of a good one! Star_rating_3_of_5

15. Dating Mr. Right is a collection of three love stories. One that I liked but I don’t reallyDating Mr. Right by Lauren Blakely like reading insta-love stories and this… was definitely that. Lauren Blakely was a new to me author and I know she has full length books as well, which I haven’t read yet. Maybe I should start on at least one of them before I tell myself that I don’t like her books. Because telling myself that on only one book which wasn’t a full length novel on just the one couple, isn’t really fair. However it was cute, I definitely liked the first one in the book. Star_rating_3_of_5

Taboo Daddy by K.C. Crowne16. My sixteenth book in August was by the same author as the first one. K.C. Crowne writes some good books, I really liked them. Taboo Daddy was definitely one of them. The hero and heroine meet through her talking to his daughter. His daughter is deaf and she seems to feel at ease with her. His daughter wants to decorate her room and she is an interior designer that needs a job. A whole lot of things happen but of course they fall in love. I liked this, it was cute, angsty and it was a good read. Star_rating_4_of_5

17. I don’t know what made me pick this book, but Filthy Rich Boys by C.M. Stunich is a Filthy Rich Boys by C.M. Stunichhigh school bully/ reverse harem romance. Marnye transfers to a preppy boarding school after receiving a scholarship. The school is ruled by the Idols, 3 boys and 3 girls and their posse that make the rules and tell you who is in and who is out. Marnye is quickly seen as the basket case as she is there on a scholarship and they won’t let her forget it. Marnye gets bullied and all comes to a head. I enjoyed this book but it wasn’t the best way to start a series. Of course I was too involved to stop after this and dove straight into the second book. Star_rating_3_of_5

Bad, Bad Bluebloods by C.M. Stunich18. After the end of the schoolyear and all that happened, Marnye is out for blood. She is going after the Bad, Bad Blue Bloods and make sure they’re going down after all they have done to her in their first year at Burberry Prep. This book was better than the first book, I liked that Marnye finally stands up to her bullies and won’t let them get away with it. Her friends help her out where possible. I did like that the 3 Idol boys turn themselves around and stand with Marnye. Star_rating_4_of_5

19. The third book in the series, The Envy of Idols, starts at the beginning of Marnye’s The Envy of Idols by C.M. Stunichthird year at Burberry Prep. She has the three boys and her friends by her side (and maybe there’s so much more happening than just that… But she still has the 3 girls against her. However Marnye’s list of revenge is not finished yet and the third year at Burberry is set out for another great adventure. Marnye finds herself not in love with just one guy, but five and how is she ever going to choose? Star_rating_4_of_5

In the Arms of the Elite by C.M. Stunich20. And then it was time for Marnye’s final year at Burberry Prep and things are coming to an end. In the Arms of the Elite was one of the best books in this series. I loved that Marnye is happy with all five guys. I didn’t think that I would like it as much as I did. I like the ending to this book and oh my god I do hope that there will be more books with them in college as I will read them as quickly as I read this series! Star_rating_4_of_5

21. And then we are on the final book of August. It’s the newest release by Abbi Glines. Making a Play by Abbi GlinesHer “The Field Party” series is a great series if you want to get started on her books. The fifth one, Making a Play, was a great one. Aurora is deaf and starts at her twin brother’s “normal” high school. She has an instant connection with Ryker, her brother is too overprotective and her dad is a racist. However this book was incredible and I am curious to find out if there will be more books to this. Star_rating_4_of_5

And then we were through! I can’t wait to find out what I’ll end up reading in September. So many incredible books coming out this month, I am well excited for it! See you at the end of this month!

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Wrap Up || July

Hi loves,

And then it was August.. Which means I get to wrap up my reading month of July. I ended up reading 19 books. 10 physical ones and 9 digital ones. I’ve had an amazing month reading wise and I can’t wait to find out what I’ll read in August (spoiler; already on book five for this month). Anyway, let’s kick this wrap up off shall we?

Passion on Park Avenue by Lauren Layne1. The first book that I read in July was the then newest release by Lauren Layne. Lauren is one of my absolute go-to authors when I need a funny romance book that I’ll finish quickly. Passion on Park Avenue was nothing less than that. I absolutely loved it. It was fun, quirky and I flew through it! Star_rating_4_of_5

2. The second book that I read in July was a reread of a book that I read aAt Any Price by Brenna Aubrey few years ago. At Any Price is a great book if you’re in the mood for something funny yet mysterious. I like the prompt where the heroine sells her virginity, because she takes matters in her own hand and makes sure it’s hers to give and not someone else’s to take.  Star_rating_4_of_5

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston3. Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston might be my favourite book in July, and really high up there on my list for 2019 books. It was so cute! Alex and Henry made me swoon and I know I will be rereading this book many of times now I know how much I love it. Even the audiobook was incredible, I listened and read at the same time. Star_rating_5_of_5

4. The fourth book was another reread. Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy is part ofHim by Sarina Bowen a duet and I never read the second book in said duet. Because I wasn’t really sure what the first book was about, I decided to reread it before going straight into the second one this time. I loved it a lot more this time around than I did the first time. Wes and Jamie are so cute together! Star_rating_4_of_5

Us by Sarina Bowen5. And straight into the second one. Us was even better than Him was, and I have no idea why I had to wait this long to read it.  I loved reading about what happened after Him ended. I mean I already knew some of it as I read the spin off series where they’re mentioned every once in a while but it was nice to finally know for sure what has happened.Star_rating_5_of_5

6. At the beginning of the year I decided that I was going to read or at least try to read as The Book Thief by Markus Zusakmany of my owned books that I still had to read. Currently there are at least 192 books on my shelves that I still have to read. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a book that I read a long long time ago but never again after watching the movie. The movie kind of ruined the book for me. I decided to pick the book up again but I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I did the first time I read, which is why I only gave it Star_rating_3_of_5 this time around.

The Prenup by Lauren Layne7. Lauren Layne released The Prenup in July and I dove straight in. I was so excited for this book and I couldn’t wait to read this. It was the cutest book and as always Lauren Layne did it again. I love these kind of fake marriage kind of books, because of course they turn into real ones. This one was no different. I just love them. Star_rating_5_of_5

8. After finishing the third season of Stranger Things that ended with that Het oneindige verhaal by Michael Endescene between Dustin and Suzy, I just had to read Het Oneindige Verhaal (The Neverending Story) by Michael Ende. I also watched the movie, which I loved as much as I’ve always loved it. I didn’t enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed the movie which is why it got Star_rating_4_of_5 stars instead of the full five, but it was still incredible.

London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton9. I’ve been really good at crossing off books that I own off of my to be read list. The next book I read was London Belongs To Me by Jacquelyn Middleton. It was a cute story but I could’ve enjoyed it more if the heroine in the story wasn’t as whiny as she was. All that happened, could’ve gone so much faster. None the less I liked the book but I’m not sure if I’ll read the second book. Star_rating_4_of_5

10. J. Daniels has been an author that when I read my first book by her, I instantly loved. Hit the Spot by J.  DanielsYet I’ve had two more books by her on my shelves and it took me over a year to continue reading them. And again, like I had with the Sarina and Elle book, I can’t believe I didn’t pick it up faster. Hit the Spot was so cute and I loved it. I flew through it and I dove straight into the third book in this series. They’re all standalones but you’ll see the characters from other books appear in the one you’re reading. Star_rating_4_of_5

Bad for You by J.  Daniels11. Bad For You was the third book in the series by J. Daniels. I might have loved this one even more than I did Hit the Spot but that had all to do with the fact that the couple was hyped up in the second book. I absolutely loved this and I can’t wait to read the fourth one, alas that won’t come out until October but I’ll be patiently waiting for it anyway!  Star_rating_4_of_5

12. As a subscriber of the newsletter that Elle Kennedy sends out, I was able to read Say Say Yes by Elle KennedyYes. It was only a novella and that’s the only reason why this gets Star_rating_4_of_5 stars. Because it was too darn short. I absolutely loved this. I read through it in less than half an hour and I would’ve loved to read 300 more pages if it was a full length novel.

Viper by Bex Hogan13. Book number thirteen of July is one that took me by surprise. I have been a subscriber to the Fairyloot bookboxes for the past year and a half. I decided to cancel my subscription at the end of June but I had received Viper by Bex Hogan I believe in February? I hadn’t picked it up yet but I decided to and absolutely loved this. I don’t often read YA books anymore but I did like this. I hope that Venom will be as good as this one was. Star_rating_4_of_5

14. Next I ticked off another unread book from my shelves. This was a Beauty and the Beastly by Alex FlinnBeast retelling that had been made into a movie with Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens that I loved when I first seen it. That being said I did like the movie more than I liked the book and that is something that hardly ever happens with me. Beastly was slow and I reaaaaally didn’t like the character of the witch. I know the book is part of a series with her, but I could’ve done without her. Star_rating_3_of_5

The Billionaire Boss Next Door by Max Monroe15. My sister has been trying to get me to read a Max Monroe book for ages as she loves them a lot. I did read one earlier this year but never more than that. I read The Billionaire Boss Next Door because it was part of a starting up series which I ended up loving so much. I love a good hate to love story and this one was incredible. Star_rating_4_of_5

16. The next one in the series by Max Monroe was My Brother’s My Brother's Billionaire Best Friend by Max MonroeBillionaire Best Friend which I might love even more than I loved the first book in the series. It was so cute and I do love the Brother’s BFF trope. This wasn’t any different. I absolutely flew through it. I could’ve loved it a little more if the hero wouldn’t doubt himself so much and just go for the heroine, because it was obvious that they belonged together. Star_rating_5_of_5

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata17. Ever since I started reading Mariana Zapata’s books in October last year, The Wall of Winnipeg and Me has been one of my favourites. I just love broody Aiden and spitfire Vanessa. The two of them are amazing together and they make each other better. There’s no one, in my opinion, that can write a slowburn romance like Mariana can. If I could reread these books every single day and read it like it was the first time reading it I would love it! Star_rating_5_of_5

18. And then I finally started and finished the final book by Mariana Zapata that I still Wait for It by Mariana Zapatahad left to be read. Wait for It tells the story of Diana and Dallas. Diana is mentioned in The Wall of Winnipeg as she’s Vanessa’s best friend and I was so happy to read about her HEA. After all that happened in Winnipeg it was nice to read that she too got an ending that she deserved. Wait for It Was cute and I loved it a lot! Star_rating_4_of_5

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary19. And the final book that I read in July was The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary. It’s a cute trope, Tiffy and Leon live in the same house, but they’ve never met. They share the same bed, Tiffy has the bed/apartment from 6 at night until 9 in the morning and Leon has it during the day. Of course they were going to meet one day and it was the cutest thing ever. I loved this so much, Beth had an amazing debut novel and I can’t wait to read more by her. Star_rating_5_of_5

And that’s it. That’s the wrap up for July. I can’t believe I’ve been reading this much but I’ve loved nearly every single one of them. One more than another but over all I’m a happy reader! I’ll be seeing you next month!

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Wrap Up || June

Hi loves,

And then we were at the end of June already.. What?! How did this year fly by so quickly? I topped off my June by reading my 108th book, what? I know I’ve been flying through books but I’m on a role and I will be taking advantage of it before I get in that reading slump and won’t get anything done! In June I read a total of 16 books, some on audio, some in physical form and others as ebooks. I am loving these wrap ups, because I get to reflect on my reading! So here we go;

Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey1. The first book I read in June was an arc I received of Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey. Now Rachel’s books always get me in the best mood while reading them and Coldhearted Boss wasn’t any different. I’ve said it before but I will say it again, I am a sucker for a good enemies to lovers story and combine that with Rachel’s witty storytelling and you got an incredible book. I gave this book a whopping Star_rating_5_of_5 stars so I started June pretty well!

2. After having listened to the Twist Me trilogy by Anna Zaires last month, I couldn’t waitCapture Me by Anna Zaires to start her next trilogy. The trilogy intertwines with the first one and I loved the storyline as well as revisiting familiar characters. Lucas and Yulia were incredible together. Capture Me is the first part and actually has some part of the last book in the previous trilogy in it but told from other perspectives which I loved. I ended up giving this one Star_rating_4_of_5 stars, the narrators of this trilogy are as perfect as the Twist Me narrators were!

Bind Me by Anna Zaires3. The next book in said trilogy is Bind Me , it continues on with the story of Lucas and Yulia right where we left off in the first book. The book takes us deeper into the relationship that the two are developing sometimes a bit against their will too. According to my Goodreads account I’ve already read this trilogy before but I can’t remember much of it if I have indeed. The second book got a Star_rating_4_of_5 star rating off of me as well!

4. Last in the trilogy is Claim Me. While Lucas and Yulia have long told themselves that Claim Me by Anna Zairesthey’re not in love with each other and they’re simply captor and captive, of course there’s so much more to this than that. After the events at the end of the last book, we enter new territory and I am here for it. I absolutely loved it! The conclusion to the trilogy gets Star_rating_5_of_5 stars from me!

Amour Amour by Krista Ritchie5. The fifth book I read in June was Amour Amour by the incredible Krista and Becca Ritchie. The book is part of the Aerial Etherial series and I LOVE them. Amour Amour was a reread for me as I read it last year as well but I loved this all over again. Nikolai is the perfect broody guy and Thora the perfect heroine. Together they were fireworks. I am still not sure if I will reread Infini in July but I will reread it soon as well. I hope there will be a lot more books in this series in the future as I love being part of the circus world! Amour Amour kept its Star_rating_5_of_5 star rating that I gave it last year.

6. One of Kendall Ryan’s June releases was up next. The Two-week Arrangement was The Two Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryanone that I didn’t expect to be in two parts. My sister read it first and was so frustrated as the second one wouldn’t come out until the end of the month which is why I decided to take a bit more time with it. I still read it pretty early on in June and ended up loving it a lot but yes I do agree it is a bit frustrating to not be able to continue in what feels like to be the middle of the story! I still loved it a lot though! Hence why it received Star_rating_4_of_5 stars from me!

Did I Mention it's 10 Years Later? by Estelle Maskame7. Estelle Maskame is a young author whose books I’ve been devouring. I love reading a bit of a forbidden romance and hers definitely is that. Tyler and Eden returned in a short story as part of a anniversary of her first book being written. Did I Mention It’s 10 Years Later was cute but way too short in my opinion, I would’ve loved to read so much more of this! DIM got Star_rating_3_of_5 stars from me this time around.

8. Next up was another arc. Also a book that I’ve been waiting for with a lot of Superfan by Sarina Bowenimpatience. Sarina Bowen is one of my favourite authors out there and her Brooklyn Bruisers story is one of my favourites. Superfan is the newest release and tells the story of Silas and his crush on famous superstar Delilah might just be one of my favourite books of the year. I devoured this and I am already looking forward to Sarina’s next release! Superfan of course got Star_rating_5_of_5 stars out of me.

Pestilence by Laura Thalassa9. What am I going to tell you guys about the next book on my June list… Pestilence wasn’t.. good? I went into it expecting to at least like it a little bit, but it was just too much for me.. The idea is as followed; the four horsemen come to earth to kind of reset the earth and get rid of humanity as it keeps destroying the planet. One girl tries to kill the first Horsemen, Pestilence but fails to do so and he captures her. He takes her along his journey and while he keeps on wiping out all humankind, she starts falling in love with him. My only question was; why? He literally kills while she’s there, sometimes to take the house of people so she can sleep and just watches her take care of the people until they die in front of her… I don’t ever give ratings below three stars unless they’re really bad. Pestilence got Star_rating_2_of_5 only because the writing style that Laura used was something I liked. The story, just wasn’t for me.

10. After the previous one I was in the mood to read something that I knew I was going toPunk 57 by Penelope Douglas love reading and decided I’d pick up Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas. Rhian and Misha have been penpals since they were little, Rhian’s teacher thinking Misha was a girl and Misha’s teacher thinking Rhian was a boy. But when Misha finds out Rhian isn’t who he thinks she is he decides to mess with her and they go from penpals to enemies. Rhian none the wiser about who Misha really is to her. I loved this book, I was a bit bummed the story was set in high school but it made up for it and I couldn’t put it down once I’d started. It had been a while since I read a book by Penelope and this was a great one to pick up, I ended up giving it Star_rating_5_of_5 stars.

Under Locke by Mariana Zapata11. As I told you all in my last wrap up, I love a book by Mariana Zapata. I am slowly making my way through them and as I only had two left to go, I decided to go with the one that I had on my actual bookshelves. It being Under Locke, after reading about Dex and Iris in Kulti knowing now where they’d end up I couldn’t wait to find out how they got started. I love a good slowburn romance and Mariana is the queen of them, but oh my god this one nearly killed me. The tension was there and the moments were there but nothing ever happens until so late into the book! I loved it and couldn’t give it anything but Star_rating_5_of_5 stars.

12. Next up is another arc by one of my favourite authors, T.M. Frazier. Tracey writes the N9ne by T.M. Fraziermost amazing erotica romances. Her King series will forever by one of my top series and her newest release in the series, N9ne is a good next installment. What I might have loved most about this book was the return of so many favourite characters out of the previous books but most of all Preppy. Of course the book is the story of Preppy’s little brother Kevin so how could he not make an appearance. I can’t wait to find out what is going to be next! N9ne received a good Star_rating_4_of_5 stars from me!

Stay by Tia Louise13. The thirteenth book I read in June is one I should’ve read way earlier but for some reason hadn’t yet. The newest release by Tia Louise, Stay tells the story of single mum Emmy who takes care of her little boy after her divorce. When Stephen Hastings is suddenly in front of her again she’s not sure what to do. Emmy lost her virginity to her brother’s friend years before and after he left her like nothing had happened, Emmy decided she would never look at him again. Of course that’s not how it goes. When Stephen proposes a marriage out of convenience for benefits her son needs, Emmy starts looking at him different eventually. Stay was incredible and received Star_rating_4_of_5 stars from me.

14. And then there was part two in the Penthouse Affair duet by Kendall Ryan, Seven Seven Nights of Sin by Kendall RyanNights of Sin continues where The Two Week Arrangement left off. I was so happy to be able to continue the story as I was eager to find out what was going to happen next. Kendall did not disappoint. I really liked this duet, it was cute and rough and thankfully had a happy ending. I love the single dad romances. In my eyes there’s nothing cuter than a hot single dad hehe. Seven Nights of Sin got Star_rating_4_of_5 stars from me.

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young15. Nearly at the end of my list! My fifteenth book I read this month was another reread. I decided to reread On Dublin Street by Samantha Young as I was in the mood for one of her books and it had been a good while since I read anything from this series. I first read this book in 2015 so I though I’d be up for a reread. Joss and Braden are amazing, I love their banter and how they eventually get together because you could see that happening from a mile apart! On Dublin Street also kept the rating I gave it back when I first read it, Star_rating_5_of_5 stars.

16. The final book of June was also a reread. Stolen by Lucy Christopher was one of the Stolen by Lucy Christopherbooks that I bought when I visited San Francisco in June 2014 and I read it on my plane ride home from there. Maybe that’s why I loved it as much back then and gave it five stars. While I still liked the book, it was no longer a five star read for me, I ended up giving it Star_rating_3_of_5 stars which is a bit lower. Stolen will forever hold the best memories for me, because the trip to San Francisco was one that I absolutely loved taking!

And that was the end of this wrap up! I can’t wait to see what I get to read in July, but you will have to wait a month to find out! I hope you read as many incredible books as I did and will in the coming month.

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WRAP UP || MAY

Hey lovelies,

I’m a bit late with this post seeing I will be posting my June wrap up in a little over a week, but to be honest this was the first moment I had the time to actually sit down and write this post. It’s been a hectic couple of weeks with work and adopting a new kitten. Introducing my two ladies to the little one has been a challenge but now after nearly a week we are slowly getting here.
Anyway, let’s get on to my May wrap up, I ended up reading 18 books, 4 of those were audiobooks, 4 were a reread and the other 11 were either ebooks or physical ones. I enjoyed all of them so much!

The Big Book of Serial Killers by Jack Rosewood1. The first book that I ended up reading in May was The Big Book of Serial Killers which is basically an encyclopedia on every notorious serial killer that has been out there, although there are a lot of them from the US, this book being by an American author and all! I ended up giving this book Star_rating_3_of_5 . I love reading about things like this, to find out why a person does what he has done or what goes on in a person’s mind. Although this book didn’t really go into the depth of these cases. Just on some of the bigger ones, like Ted Bundy.

2. The second book that I read in May was the newest release by Abbi Glines, Best I’ve Best I've Ever Had by Abbi GlinesEver Had, which is part of her crossover series between the Rosemary Beach and the Sea Breeze series. I am loving these books. To get to know the children of the characters that I’ve loved so much. This book was no different. Eli was my favourite, I devoured this book and ended up giving it Star_rating_4_of_5.

Lucky Daddy by R.S. Lively3. What I love most about books is when I receive an email with book deals and mostly on books that you can get for free. The next three books I bought in a set of 5, but I read them separately so I could rate them separately as well! The first one is Lucky Daddy, written by R.S. Lively. This set was the first I’ve ever read by her but I wasn’t disappointed. I ended up giving Lucky Daddy a Star_rating_3_of_5 rating.

4. Not Over You was the second book in the box set, a second chance romance but also Not Over You by R.S. Livelywith children involved. Somehow I have a guilty pleasure for the “oh no, my one night stand got me pregnant” trope. This was another Star_rating_3_of_5 rating for me. It was cute, but I’ve read better ones.

The Protector by R.S. Lively5. The third book in the set I read is; The Protector. The heroine in this story was left for dead on the side of a mountain when the hero finds her. He takes her in and makes sure she’s okay and together they try to find out what has really happened her, with all the consequences it brings. Another Star_rating_3_of_5 for this one.

6. Once a year I try to reread the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasThe previous years it was either when a new book released or when I just wanted to. As this year was the first year since 2015 that there was no new release in the series, I was just in the mood to. I just love this series and I think it might be one of my favourite fantasy series out there. I ended up giving the first book Star_rating_4_of_5 as I really dislike Tamlin and how ignorant he is to Feyre.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas7. Of course next up came A Court of Mist and Fury, also known as my absolute FAVOURITE in the series. I love how this book is written. How Feyre goes from being held captive in any sense of the way to breaking out of her shell and becoming the fierce High Lady that she was always meant to be. I can’t give this book enough stars, but Star_rating_5_of_5 will have to suffice for now!

8. A Court of Wings and Ruin is also on top of that list, but nothing will ever beat A A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. MaasCourt of Mist and Fury for me. I love the banter between characters, the love shared between Feyre and Rhysand, how badass Feyre is in her revenge against her former Court. Just about everything. The only thing I still don’t like happens at the end, which of course I will not spoil for anyone who hasn’t read this book. Then again, why haven’t you? Star_rating_5_of_5 all around!

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas9. The last “book” in the series for now is the novella A Court of Frost and Starlight which I adore. I loved coming back to my favourite characters, to finding out what happened next. The banter between Nessa and Cassian and I can’t WAIT to find out what is next in store for them! Star_rating_5_of_5 once again.

10. Boyfriend Bargain by Ilsa Madden-Mills was my first ARC of the Boyfriend Bargain by Ilsa Madden-Millsmonth of May, one that I loved reading. For some reason I’m kinda digging books with tropes like these more and more. I finished the book way too quickly for my liking but I did love it so much! Boyfriend Bargain received Star_rating_4_of_5 from me!

Twist Me by Anna Zaires11. May seemed to be a month of rereading books that I loved in the past. I used my April Audible credit on the Twist Me trilogy by Anna Zaires. A series that I first read when I was in Spain back in 2016, then read as an ebook, now listened to. I loved the narrators of this series, they were spot on and I digged the whole scene that I was creating in my head. Twist Me kept it’s Star_rating_4_of_5 that it had gotten the last time.

12. The twelfth book that I read in May was the newest release by Samantha Young. That Things We Never Said by Samantha Youngbeing Things We Never Said. The book is part of the Hart’s Boardwalk series. The book can be read as a standalone but it does feature characters from the previous two books. I absolutely love the series and this one was no exception. It was cute, it was mysterious and I can’t wait to find out if there will be more to this series after this. A solid Star_rating_5_of_5 from me.

Ronja de roversdochter by Astrid Lindgren13. Next I picked up one of my childhood favourites, Ronia the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren. She also wrote the Pippi Longstocking book and Ronia was right up there with Pippi when I was smaller. As I said in an instagram post back when I was reading this, I might love the illustrations even more than I loved the story although both are incredible. I read the book in Dutch, as that’s how I remember it. While I do love reading the original book, I still can’t read Swedish!Star_rating_3_of_5

14. Christina Lauren have been two of my absolute favourite romance authors for years The Unhoneymooners by Christina Laurennow, their books are always instareads for me. The Unhoneymooners was no exception to that. The story between two enemies growing to a romance is still one of my favourite tropes. This book was so cute, the cover was so tropical and that made me feel like wanting to go to an island in the ocean somewhere. “Sadly” enough I was only heading to Edinburgh after I finished this book haha. Just kidding I loved being in Scotland, this book just helped me dream some tropical dreams. I gave it Star_rating_4_of_5.

Keep Me by Anna Zaires15. Whilst travelling to Scotland I decided to listen to an audiobook, as I hate reading on the train and I didn’t want to get myself sick whilst on my first visit to the city. I ended up listening to the second book in the Twist Me trilogy by Anna Zaires, that being Keep Me. I loved continuing on with Nora and Julian’s story. It was hot (literally), sexy and I LOVED it even more the second time around. A solid Star_rating_4_of_5 from me.

16. In October of 2018 I first picked up a book by Mariana Zapata, one that I kept seeing Kulti by Mariana Zapataon one of my favourite bookstagram accounts. That being From Lukov with Love. Since then I have slowly been making my way through her books until I only had three left to go; Kulti, Under Locke and Wait for It. Because I kept seeing all kinds of mentions to Kulti on her facebook group, I decided to go for that one first. Kulti was INCREDIBLE. I love slowburn romances, the tension, the aggravation and the ultimate release of feelings are so much better in my opinion that books with instalove. Kulti was no exception, it had the slowburn, it had the agegap that I love reading about and ultimately it so much more. Mariana will never receive less than Star_rating_5_of_5 from me.

Hold Me by Anna Zaires17. Whilst going around Edinburgh, what better thing to do then listen to an audiobook. I have seriously listened to more audiobooks in the week I was there than in the three months before that and I love it. The last book in the Twist Me trilogy was next, Hold Me. Hold me is the conclusion to the trilogy and ultimately tells what happens to Nora and Julian and their slightly forbidden romance that has happened in the course of the three books. I loved this, I do see myself reading it again one day. For now it got Star_rating_4_of_5.

18. If you know me, then you know I hate being late to things. I would rather be half an The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkienhour early than 1 minute too late. When I had to get to the airport to fly back home, the weather was horrendous, and whilst I had the morning to spend in the city still, I decided to go to the airport and just wait there until my flight. I decided to start listening to The Hobbit a book that I have had on my shelves for literally years but yet had never read. The narrator had such a nice voice to listen to and I ended up finishing the book as well before I even got home. Star_rating_4_of_5 brilliant stars from me.

Fighting For You by Layla Hagen19. The last book that I read in May was another ARC. I am lucky enough to be on the VIP list for Layla Hagen’s books and I was SO happy to receive Fighting For You in my email. Fighting for You was the book that I was looking forward to the most in the Connor Family series. Jace and Brooke were incredible. Now that’s all I’m going to say about it, seeing the review went up yesterday on this book! Go read it, for now it got Star_rating_5_of_5 from me!

And that’s it. That’s all 19 books that I’ve read in May. Now you will be able to look forward to my June wrap up coming in the first week of July and hopefully at least one more post in the mean time, but knowing me there will be no guarantee haha. For now, I bit you farewell!

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WRAP UP || April

Hi everyone,

And then it was the end of April and with that comes another one of my wrap ups. I’ve been really enjoying doing these every single month. It sort of lets me rethink about the books that I read. I am a fast reader and sometimes by the end of the month I forget some of the details that I have read in the books. These wrap ups make me rethink on them and kinda relive the books in my head. But that being said, here we go. I read a total of 14 books this month, 6 physical books, 6 ebooks and 2 audiobooks. I am really loving this so much. Let me take you through all that I ended up reading.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling1. The first book that I read this month, was a reread. I really want to reread the Harry Potter series this year and I was already up to book four so that’s the one I started out with. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has always been one of my favourite books in the series. I just love the element of the tournament and the magic that goes through these books. I can’t wait to get started on book five and see if I still love that one as much as I’ve done previous times I’ve read it! Star_rating_5_of_5

2. The second book was one that I bought on a lim, because I saw it while The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarrosscrolling through my feed on instagram. One of the people that I follow was raving about this book and I trust her opinions a lot which lead to me buying the book. I bought, received and FLEW through this book. I finished The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros at 2.30am whilst completely in tears for the last 50 pages or so. This book was SO incredible that I instantly took it with me the next time I saw my sister because like I do, she loves military romances as well. And frankly, I wanted her to read this book and be broken like I was! Star_rating_5_of_5

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan3. Another series that I really want to reread, is the Percy Jackson series. I read this series back whilst I was an au pair in 2014. I flew through the series but I just really love the vibe the series gives up. I’m a sucker for Greek mythology and this book just gives it all. I bought the series through my kindle app, as I love that I can make the annotations and high lights in the books. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first in the series and thereby the first in my reread. Star_rating_4_of_5

4. The fourth book I read is a picture book. The bookshops here in the Kikker is Kikker by Max VelthuijsNetherlands have started this thing where every few months or so they will release a book, most of the time a really popular children’s book and you buy it for only €2. I have bought all the books up until now because I love books and I have read all of those books when I was little. Anyway, this time if was a book about Frog and Frog is one of my favourite picture book series out there. Star_rating_4_of_5

Crazy for Your Love by Lexi Ryan5. Next up is the newest release by Lexi Ryan. Crazy for Your Love was one of my most anticipated for April and I dove straight in as soon as I received it on my kindle app. I have been loving this series so much and the fifth book was no exception. I can’t wait for the next one that is coming in September. Lexi has gained a new fan in me! Star_rating_4_of_5

6. Whilst Defy Me came out this month, I still have to read it. I did Shadow Me by Tahereh Mafihowever read the novella that Tahereh released. It’s in Kenji’s POV and I loved it so much! Shadow Me was way too short and I can’t wait to read the other novella that will be releasing in his pov. I love reading about him. He was always one of my favourite characters and I love that he has his own novellas. Star_rating_4_of_5

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare7. And then The Red Scrolls of Magic arrived on my doorstep. Cassandra Clare is releasing these books in such a quick pace that I haven’t even all caught up in the Shadowhunter world yet. However I will gladly take a pause and read about Magnus and Alec at any time. I loved going back to the period between the books in the Mortal Instruments series where Magnus and Alec go on a trip around Europe and of course get into trouble. I really liked this book, I hope the second book will be here before we know it! Star_rating_4_of_5

8. Next up is the first audiobook that I listened to/read this month. Damaged Like Us by Damaged Like Us by Krista RitchieKrista and Becca Ritchie is the first book in the Like Us series and starts off a few years after the end of the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series. It can be read separately from those, but I recommend just reading it all because they’re amazing! Maximoff and Farrow are just two of the most incredible characters and while Moffy is eerily like me with his overthinking, I just can’t help but love him so much. The audiobook was incredible and I can’t wait to dive into the second one soon! Star_rating_5_of_5

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black9. Next up is another novella that I read. I knew it was out there but I never read it until I saw one of my bookish friends read it. The Lost Sisters is part of the Folk of the Air series, which also include The Cruel Prince and the Wicked King which I read last year and in January. The Lost Sisters is told from Taryn’s perspective and ugh I just can’t stand her. She makes such stupid decisions and I just want to yell at her! Star_rating_4_of_5

10. I received the next book in my March fairyloot box and I hadn’t read itTo Best the Boys by Mary  Weber yet. Again the same bookish friend as the last book was reading this and she said it was so good. I was inbetween books at the time and decided to dive into it. Boy, am I glad I decided to do so. To Best the Boys is such an amazing book. I’ve loved every single second of it and I sincerely hope that there will be a book two for it! I hadn’t read anything by Mary Weber before so I was so excited when I finished and loved this so much as I did. Star_rating_5_of_5

Top Secret by Sarina Bowen11. And then suddenly there was Top Secret by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. Two of my favourite romance/new adult authors and they made this magical book appear on my kindle. Top Secret tells the story of Keaton and Luke. Keaton has been happy with his girlfriend for years and is kind of shocked when she asks him for a threesome. He goes on this app to find a suitable guy and finds Luke (who is also one of his frat brothers and they reaaaaally dislike each other). They start chatting and eventually hit it off. Of course it isn’t as simple as that but I’ll let you find out the rest for yourself. I LOVED this book so much! I am a sucker for hate-to-love tropes, for text messages in books and for M/M romances like these. Star_rating_4_of_5

12. Back in 2015 I did my first read through of A Game of Thrones which I liked but A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martinwasn’t really into all that much. When I noticed one of my fellow bookstagrammers FLYING through the series, I started talking to her and eventually decided to give the series a second go. I picked up the first book in the series again and flew through it myself. I don’t know if I was just in the mood for it, or if it’s the tv series almost ending. I am loved this so much. I really want to continue on with the series this time around, because I am set on finishing it at least once! Star_rating_4_of_5

Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan13. Kendall Ryan’s newest release dropped just in the last week of April and was so excited to read it. Junk Mail starts out with a text message sent to the wrong person and turns into so much more. I really liked this book but it wasn’t my favourite by Kendall. Then again, it was still an incredible book that really had so much funny moments in it. My favourite character had to absolutely by Gram. She was such a spitfire and I kinda wished I had a grandmother like her. Star_rating_3_of_5

14. The last book I finished in April was another audiobook. I have always To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Hanwanted to get started on the series but for some reason I never did. When Netflix released the movie on the first book last year, I must’ve watched it at least 6 times already. To All the Boy I’ve Loved Before is such a funny book. I really really liked this one. Sadly I only owned the first book and I had to rectify that as soon as possible. I ended up ordering the second and third book as soon as I finished the first one. Lara Jean and Peter are so cute. I really want a sister like Kitty and I can’t wait to find out what happens next! Star_rating_4_of_5

And that’s it. That’s all the books that I ended up reading in April. How was your reading month? Did you read any good one? Any recommendations on what I should read next? I can’t wait to find out what I end up reading in May! I’m off to a good start, having already finished 2 books on just the first day! But which ones those are, you’ll have to wait for them and see in my next wrap up! See you all next time.

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