May Wrap Up – I strayed away from fantasy

No Top Ten Tuesday today, because I can’t for the life of me think of enough books for this week’s prompt. Luckily, I read enough books this month to post a little wrap up for y’all!

Weirdly enough, I didn’t read a whole lot of fantasy this month. You guys know I rarely stray away from this genre, so you should be extra surprised to learn I picked up a romance and a fiction (that, fair enough, still had fantasy elements). So this should be an interesting wrap up!

All the Stars and Teeth – Adalyn Grace

The first book in this wrap ups post is All the Stars and Teeth. I had been looking forward to this new release because it has a bunch of elements I love: magic, the sea, pirates, mermaids, all that. I did really enjoy it, but I had to drag myself through the first few chapters. In my opinion, they didn’t make sense at all and there was hardly any direction. After the plot picked up, though, I really started to enjoy the book. I still thought the ending was a little rushed.

3.75★

Aurora Burning – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Aurora burning cover image

Now here’s a book I was really looking forward to read. I read Aurora Rising last year in a day, and obviously had to wait a year to read Aurora Burning. Now it looks like I have to wait a year again. I loved this book a lot, but I had some small issues with it, which I have discussed in my spoiler free review. Nevertheless, it was an excellent sequel.

4.5★

Fool Moon – Jim Butcher

Sometimes you just gotta read a good ‘ol classic Dresden Files novel. I like these books a lot, because they’re so full of action, it’s never boring! In this one we’re dealing with a werewolf. Or two. Or three. Who knows? There are so many directions this story could go in, and I was kept on my toes the entire time.

4★

The Upside of Falling – Alex Light

So here is when I suddenly strayed from my fantasy/science-fiction path. This book just sounded so cute, I had to read it! It fit my Books About Books challenge, too, which was just perfect. I finished it in one sitting; it’s not a very large book. Although it was light and cute, I did expect a little bit more angst. This is a teenage love story after all, and some things should just be expected to go wrong. But they never did, like I explained in my spoiler free review. Still really liked it, and it made my heart happy.

3.75★

The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde

The Eyre Affair book cover

Finishing up this wrap up with The Eyre Affair. Weirdly enough, I only found out about this book’s existence in a list of must-read books on Reddit. After I saw it would fit my Books About Books challenge, I knew I had to read it. It’s basically Monty Python meets Detective meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I wrote a spoiler free review for it, which you can find here. The main gripe I had with it was that the plot was a little slow to pick up.

3.75★

And that’s it for my May wrap up! I’m quite proud of myself for reading five books, because I also had four papers to write. What were your favorite books of May?

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