November Wrap Up – Better Than Expected

Happy first day of December everyone! I am in proper Christmas spirits, as I’ve bought some decor and have been listening to Christmas music already. Today is also my three year blogging anniversary, yay!

November was actually a way better reading month than I expected, and it’s purely because I finished two books yesterday. Or rather, sometime last night. Who even needs sleep, amiright? Anyway, let’s take a look at what I’ve read!november wrap up, november wrap up

The Orphan Queen book cover

The Orphan Queen

By Jodi Meadows



This was the first book I finished in November, and it had been on my shelves for a very long time. I got it and its sequel at Book Outlet one time. I enjoyed it, but wasn’t entirely blown away. It’s a fun fantasy, maybe a little typical, but still fun. I did see the plot twist coming from miles away, though. Still, the sequel is on my TBR for next year!

The Falconer book cover

The Falconer

By Elizabeth May



Sometimes you open a book and it’s entirely different from what you expected. I was pleasantly surprised that this book is very steampunky! I used to have an obsession with all things steampunk, and still kinda do. Not sure why I was surprised though, the blurb literally says it has steampunk elements. Oh well. I loved the lore and the setting, but I think it was just a little too slow for me. Will still be picking up the rest of the series, though, because cliffhanger!
Evermore book cover

Evermore

By Sara Holland



This one of those sequels I waited way too long to read. I don’t even remember when I read Everless, but it’s been ages, considering this book came out in 2018. Overall I enjoyed it, but again, the story was a little mediocre. The ending happened very suddenly, and I felt like it was also a little anticlimatic. But, with this book I did complete my reading goal for this year!

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From Blood and Ash

By Jennifer L. Armentrout



This book was honestly exactly what I needed. I had heard so many talk about it, that I just had to see for myself what the fuss was about! Well, as soon as I finished this one, I ordered A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, so that should say enough. I haven’t started it quite yet, but I think it’ll be my next read! Safe to say that I’m loving this series, and already can’t wait for The Crown of Gilded Bones.
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories book cover

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories

By Holly Black



So I bought this book yesterday and… finished it yesterday. It took my about two hours. This book honestly reads like a cute little fairytale. I loved the short stories about Cardan, and especially the parts that also occurred in the original trilogy. I would’ve happily read another 100 pages of these type of stories, honestly.

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Vow of Thieves

By Mary E. Pearson



I finished this one at 3 a.m. last night, so technically I read it in December. But, I don’t consider it a new day until I’ve slept, so I’m counting it for November. This was one of those books that made me seriously question why I didn’t read it sooner. I couldn’t remember most of the details from Dance of Thieves, but ultimately it didn’t matter, because I still really loved this book. It made me laugh and cry – multiple times.

And there’s my November wrap up! I read six books, which is way better than I expected. As you can tell, the month started out a little average, but then definitely finished with a bang!

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