Before I get into the wrap up, I just want to say that I won’t be including my life updates, at least not in this post. I’ve been feeling kind of unmotivated lately and I don’t feel like making a long post. I hope you don’t mind, and hopefully this feeling will only last for a short period of time.
With that being said, let’s get to the books I read in May, which considering I haven’t been in the best of moods, I read more than the previous month.
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
I put this book in my TBR for May and I actually read it! And let me tell you, I loved it. If you like vikings and enemies to lovers, then you are going to love this one. I devour it and I can’t wait to reread it in the future!
Oath Taker by Audrey Grey
I had this book on my radar because I saw a fanart from it and I was like “I need to know these characters.” Sadly, I didn’t enjoy it as I had hoped. It was not a bad book, what I think happened was that I read this book at the wrong time. I couldn’t connect with the characters enough to care about them although the world was interesting.
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
I had this book on my list for years and I actually put it in my May TBR. Another book I read from that list, yay! It was not that bad, but it wasn’t that great either. The angst was good but the romance was not my favorite. I am still going to be reading the next book in this series because I like the characters and world.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
I had so high expectations for this one since the last book I read by Marie Lu, I loved it. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Again, I think I can blame it on bad timing because I can see the potential of the story but I went into this expecting something completely different and so I was disappointed it was not the book I wanted. I will reread this in the future with the right expectations tho.
The Sweetest Oblivion by Danielle Lori
I wanted a mafia romance, but this didn’t deliver. Yes, it is mentioned that the characters are the mafia and all that, but we actually didn’t see a bit of that world. It was solely focus on the romance, which I didn’t mind, but I expected a more darker romance I guess. So if you like mafia romances that are not dark and that have an alpha male in it, then this might be the book for you.
The Mafia and his Angel part 1-3 by Lylah James
While the previous book was not dark at all, these ones were. Oh boy, there are a lot of trigger warnings like torture, rape, abuse, blood, killing, guns. I enjoyed the three books. They could have been shorter tho. We don’t see much of the mafia aspect for a long time but when it gets to the killing and that stuff, I wish I was more prepared for it. If you don’t like dark romances, I don’t recommend this book to you at all.
The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen
I read The Bridge Kingdom in December 2019 and I loved it! It was one of my favorite books of that year. This is the sequel and it took me a while to read it for no particular reason, but I am so happy I read it now and to be back in this world with these characters. I love this series and I highly recommend it to you if you like enemies to lovers, arranged marriage and fantasy.
I read 9 books in May which is surprising because at the beginning of the month I wasn’t feeling in a reading mood and the books I was reading weren’t what I was expecting. However I started and finished the month with great books and that makes it all better.
I am both excited and terrified for June because I want to keep reading great books, but things tend to not go the way I want them to when it comes to books. So I’m crossing my fingers.
Until the next post!
Happy reading 💙