Ahhhh hello my lovely bookish roses!!! How are we today?? How is everybody doing!!? How are the BOOKS??! Have the bookish fairies been good to you? Been sprinkled with any magical reads lately?? Please LET ME KNOW!! My TBR may be big enough to kill me at this point but I can never get enough recs so please flood my comments with your favorites!!
That being said this month ended up being sprinkled with sugar coated fairy dust because the books I read were absolute magical, sparkle coated cupcakes that I devoured at an unhealthy rate. (seriously they were SO. dang. flipping. good.)
I even was lucky enough to have flipped through the page of some new favorite books of all time….. thank you exploding TBR for putting off killing me for a few more days and instead popping out books good enough to melt my heart into some liquid gold.
But enough of my rambling on here and onto the books that blessed my eyes last month *claps*:
What I Read this Month:
Midnight Kisses by Jeanine Bennedict – 5 stars –
Hello all and welcome to my new obsession. The pages of which consume my every waking thought, my every color drenched dream, my every day dream or zone out moment. Enter this beautiful beauty of a book: Greta and Otis just might be one of my favorite books couples of all time (if not the favorite) and I am incapable of apologizing for it. One of the most realistic romances I have read (seriously these two characters personalities felt like real people to me and honestly it felt like I was reading about reality in the best way). Please if you chose to read any book I’ve ever recommended… read this one *prays you add to your exploding TBR*
Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber – 4 stars –
JACKS IS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE. Dang flabbit I was not expecting to fall as hard for this book as I thought. Seriously I still have scrape marks on my arms and face from falling so hard for this book. I love the world of Caraval and read the Caraval series a fat minute ago… that being said I think I might like this series even better??!?!? Who am I??!? But Jacks just had me falling impossibly hard and I adored every second of his apple filled manipulative snarky self…. not to mention I adored Evangeline’s rose gold colored glasses in which she saw the world. SO freaking good!
The Ballad of Never After by Stephanie Garber – 5 stars –
AHHHHH this book has my heart and my soul. Seriously my soul is off of a highway somewhere trampled and run over and bleeding to death from the emotional trauma this book put me through. If I thought book one punched me in the face with feelings…. it had nothing on book two. And THAT ENDING I have still not recovered and please do not talk to me until book 3 is published in October please and thank you.
Pucked Love by Helena Hunting – 4 stars –
I am so sad this series has come to an end *sobs*. The Pucked world has grown on me completely and Darren and Charlenes story was not exception. Honestly this book was a lot softer and sweeter than I anticipated and I deeply enjoyed the way the romance unfolded between the two. Such fun family dynamics, with a twist of dirty banter, and a sprinkle of hockey lingo… great series!!
Twisted Emotions by Cora Riley – 5 stars –
NINO. Thats it thats the review. Read this book for Nino – I love him and Kiara with my whole heart and Cora Riley knows how to write a mafia family like no other. The blood drenched moments, the heart shredding emotions, the breath stopping tension, everything about this had my mind darkening and my heart opening. Hands down one of my favorite couples she has ever written (its up there with Aria and Luca 😉 ) Highly recommend!
Twisted Pride by Cora Riley – 4 stars –
Wow. This one was even more intense than Twisted Emotions. Much darker, much more questionable but I still loved Remo all the same and I liked how him and Serafinas romance ended even if my morals had to hop a few fences to get there. A really great series!
While the Duke Was Sleeping by Sophie Jordan – 4 stars –
This book was so cute and steamy!! Just the type of light and fluffy book I needed. The kissing scenes in this are A+ plus toss in some amnesia and falling for the wrong brother and I am SOLD. Really cute and light and I can’t wait to read more from Sophie Jordan!
A Rogue to Remember by Emily Sullivan – 5 stars –
OMG this one completely blew me apart and drifted me away. My expectations were on the ground for this one (mostly because I didn’t know anything about it going in) and I must say the wind was blown right into my sails and had my heart drifting away by the end of chapter one. The mutual pinning from both Alec and Lotties POV’s had me wanting to tear my hair out and shout from the rooftops “You both love each other just kiss already!?!” The angst in this book was just *chefs kiss* and I loved how both Lottie and Alec had a past connection from their childhood together! Just so, SO good!
Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas – 5 stars –
I must say this is probably one of my favorite historical romances of all time. Sebastian is the snarky unapologetic bastard we all need in our lives. I loved everything about this book and the way Sebastian takes care of Evangeline had my mouth hanging open in awe and admiration. The plot is one of the most layered and atmospheric I have read in a historical and I loved how their love for each other opened up and grew over time. I do not re-read books often but I just may have to pick this one up again because I already can not stop thinking about it!
Royally Matched by Emma Chase – 5 stars –
An up and coming king who decides to ignore his duties and sign up for a royal reality tv show instead?? Yes please. This book was like the dirty crossover between The Bachelor and The Princess Diaries and I devoured every page of it. Henry is straight up hilarious and his internal monologue had me laughing out loud at several moments. I loved how hard he fell for Sarah and the way these two truly cared about one another above all else. Really great, fun, and addicting series!
What I Watched:
Queen Charlotte (season 1) –
I loved this series!!! Devoured it in two days total and already need more!!
Desperate Housewives (season 3) –
This series had consumed my life and I will not stop watching at all costs. Amazing.
The Little Mermaid (live action) –
This was really good! I loved who they cast as prince eric and the special effects were really good! Was pleasantly surprised by this one!
(Tentative) June TBR:
- Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez
- Twisted Hearts by Cora Riley (Savios book!!!)
- Stinger by Mia Sheridan
- First Semester by QB Tyler
- Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez
Very, very tentative TBR because we all know I cannot commit to save my life 😉 However I am hoping to get to some of these this month!
What about you all?? Read any good books?? Read any of the books above? How was your reading month last May?! LMK in the comment below!