This post is coming a little later than normal as we’re now more than halfway through January (which is very scary). December was another weird month for me in terms of reading and buying books. I was incredibly busy with Uni deadlines and work, and I felt like I had no time to read. Despite that, I did manage to read 5 books during the month which I’m still super happy with.
So here are the books I read in December, along with the two books that I bought!
Flight by Vanessa Harbour
I had to read this for University, and I’m still a little unsure how I feel about it. I enjoyed it for the most part though!
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
I loved the premise of this book as it sounded like one I would really quickly fall in love with. I really loved the first half of the book, and the back and forth with the present and the past. But I did find myself losing focus towards the end, and I’m not really sure why. I’m still really looking forward to the next book which is out very soon!
A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
I received an ARC of this from Netgalley to review, and I really liked it. My full review is here if you’re interested in reading more of my thoughts on it!
Papergirl by Melinda McCracken
This is another book that I received from Netgalley to review, and it was another one that I really enjoyed. I will have a full review going up soon, but this was such an interesting read!
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
I was so excited to read this book, but unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectations. I loved the first half of the book, and how the Woodlands was introduced to the reader. It reminded me a lot of Narnia in so many ways and that made me so happy. I do wish that the reader was given more time in the Woodlands though, to really understand what it is that Evie, the main character, loved about it so much.
However, it was towards the second half of the book that I really began to get disappointed, as there really wasn’t much happening. There was no action, or plot, it was just like the characters were there living their daily lives. Evie was a main character that I couldn’t really connect to, and I found myself growing incredibly frustrated with her towards the end. And the ending itself was the part that let me down the most which I won’t talk about because of spoilers!
This Splintered Silence by
Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first-generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, were killed by a deadly virus.
Lindley always assumed she’d captain the Lusca one day, but she never thought that day would come so soon. And she never thought it would be like this—struggling to survive every day, learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how to communicate with Earth, making sure they don’t run out of food.
When a member of the surviving second generation dies from symptoms that look just like the deadly virus, though, Lindley feels her world shrinking even smaller. The disease was supposed to be over; the second generation was supposed to be immune. But as more people die, Lindley must face the terrifying reality that either the virus has mutated or something worse is happening: one of their own is a killer.
Fire and Heist by Sarah B. Durst
In Sky Hawkins’s family, leading your first heist is a major milestone–even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It’s a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you’re a wyvern–a human capable of turning into a dragon.
Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets about her mother, who recently went missing, the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her, and a valuable jewel that could restore her family’s wealth and rank in their community.
With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society–a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.