Welcome to Part Two of my hiatus recap. Moving along to January, where I started the year off right with a respectable 9 books. Just like yesterday, my favorites are bolded in the list below and I included a couple comments at the end.
- Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (January 3)
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Jan 6)
- Heist Society by Ally Carter (Jan 11)
- Fire by Kristin Cashore (Jan 14
- Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (Jan 17)
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (Jan 21)
- Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger (Jan 27)
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (Jan 27)
- Cress by Marissa Meyer (Jan 31)
Standouts from the month of January: I read the first two books of the Graceling trilogy and adored them both. It was ages before I could bring myself to finish the series (I didn’t read Bitterblue until April), which has become a bit of a trend with me. I’m currently two-thirds of the way through a few series, but can’t bring myself to finish them.
The Lunar Chronicles is another where I’ve been almost done for a long time (Winter has been sitting on my table for at least two months now). Cress is so sweet, I loved her instantly. These books sometimes feel as though they were made for me.
I know the fan reaction to Queen of Shadows was super divided, but I actually really liked it. The first three books were enjoyable enough, but I think QoS may be the strongest installment of the series so far. If I still can’t get invested in the characters, but the plotting felt well-done. I liked it.