Top 5 Reads of May
I had a great month by finishing 23 books! I mean a LOT of the books were not on my TBR, but this month was kind of whatever I feel like reading. I also bit more ARCs than I could read soooo my TBR was placed mostly on the back burner for that too.
Savage Queen by Alley Ciz
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review and I honestly was so in love with this read. Thank goodness for ARCs because I would have never discovered it on my own. THIS BOOK WAS SO STEAMY AND SO SASSY and I loved every minute of this read. The characters were sarcastic and hard and they loved in a very fierce way and I was so so SO here for it. It was just good dark romance writing and I cannot WAIT for the next book in the series. Hopefully I get it sooner rather than later because I’m desperate.
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
Oh this thriller was such good reading and a thriller at its best. This book really threw me for a loop and it was such good reading until the very last page. The characters were unpredictable and unreliable and it was just so so SO mentally stimulating. The switch of perspectives and the back and forth of the timeline created such a wonderful mystery that anyone who loves psychological thrillers will adore. The family dynamics were also so intriguing and just shocking. Just pick up this read, you won’t regret it.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
This book was a reread and a buddy read for me this month and I so enjoy this read from the very first page. Since it had been so long since I read this series, it was like reading it for the very first time. The writing was top notch in a way that explained everything I could possibly need to understand about the book world in a balanced way that never bored or irritated me. This read also took a very unique character of the chimera in a whirlwind tale of love, loss and fierce characters experiencing some addicting, steamy, and forbidden love. This fantasy is a pure delight to read and I can’t wait to continue the series.
The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
This very interesting and inspired nonfiction read was such an interesting read and taught me so many things about history I never knew I needed to know. The book took a very well known horror story of Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel, England, and showed a very different and devastating side of the story. It showed the side of the victims and how they ended up at the other end of the Ripper’s knife. These women were true victims of not only a serial killer, but also victims of society. It just made me so sad and really opened my eyes on how we value the story of the serial killer and not their victims.
The Dark Side Series by Kristy Cunning
This series was such a joy and fun read of the month. I love this author and her fun characters and this series was no exception. The main character was such a riot and the author took such a dark and dismal idea and place and completely turned it on its head. The setting became a whirlwind and these normally evil characters became such a joy and interest to me. Although I enjoyed the main character the most, her male counterparts were also very entertaining and the steam was off the charts!