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December 2018 Book Chat

*Books I’ve been reading lately. Inspired by @Modern Mrs. Darcy

December 2018 Book Chat

A Court of Wings and Ruin, Sarah J. Maas

december 2018 current reads

I loved this book so very much. I gave it 5/5 stars. There are not enough good things I can say about this book and series. It was full of drama (the good kind), love, friendships. It was just perfect. I’m seeing a reread of this series happening at least once a year. 

A Court of Frost and Starlight, Sarah J. Maas

This book wasn’t originally on my TBR for December but I was just dying for more of Rhysand and Feyre that I couldn’t help myself. Turns out it was a great pick! It’s a short story about celebrating the winter solstice, which is a pretty important holiday in the series. This is a Christmas book without being a Christmas book. I don’t read those mushy types of novels and this one was nothing like those generic Christmas books that are everywhere this time of year. I gave this one 5/5 stars.

Girls of Paper and Fire, Natasha Ngan

december 2018 current reads

I have to say that I was excited to read this book. Not because of the love story (which barely existed up to page 203) but because the world sounded so interesting and the story about a girl overcoming all odds. But, this one just failed to deliver. There are way too many problems with this story.

The main character in this story is gay and she ends up being stolen from her home to basically become a concubine to the demon king. There are 7 other girls who are stolen as well. The thing I couldn’t handle with this story was that the straight girls from the group were either wanting the attention of the demon king or were just putting up with it because they felt they had no choice. I’m sorry, what??? In no way is it ever ok for anyone to sexually abuse a woman. I don’t care what she identifies as.

The portrayal of straight women in this book is just so wrong that it made me angry.  You DO NOT have to be a lesbian to hate any man’s touch. I will not recommend this book to anyone. It had such great potential but fell very short of the mark. This one got 2/5 stars from me. 

The Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling

december 2018 current reads

I am currently reading this one and it has really captured my interest. This is only my second time reading it and, while I’ve watched the movies countless times, the depth of the book is way more satisfying than I remember it being the first time I read it. I hope to finish it up this week so that I can be all ready to do the #magicalreadathon with @book_roast next week! I’m really excited to finish off the year with a great reading challenge!


That’s it for my current reads for December 2018!

What books have you gotten to this month? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading,

Alicen

P. S. Here are some links for your reading life!

Decebmer 2018 TBR+Magical Readathon
How to Use a Book Journal
Book Labels are Bad News Bears

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