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January in Review

February 19, 2016

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – 5 stars
In Real Life by Jessica Love – 3 stars
Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame – 1 star
Air Awakens by Elise Kova – 4 stars

Truthwitch was action-packed throughout the entire novel and filled with many adventures. It is told in third POV with a focus on four individuals. Each of the four main characters—Safiya, Iseult, Merik, and Aeduan—brought their own insights and twists to the story, which kept it fresh, moving, and very interesting. I especially loved Safi and Iseult’s friendship. All in all, they balanced each other out perfectly, and make a pretty badass fighting duo, too. And, oh man, don’t even get me started with the romance. I was dying the entire time just waiting for it to happen. And when it did? It was glorious. I loved Truthwitch so very much and it’s most definitely a new favorite of mine. This is a must-read, and I can’t recommend it enough. Read my full review here.

In Real Life sounded just like the cute read I needed. However, it wasn’t executed as I hoped it would be. While this book was cute, it was a little too much for me due to unnecessary drama, clichés, and unrelatable characters. Read my full review here.

Did I Mention I Love You? frustrated me and not in a good kind of way. Some tough topics are discussed in this book, which is good. What I don’t like, though, and what really made me angry? The main character having an eating disorder. And it not being touched on. Not. Even. Once. I am unhappy and disappointed with this read. Read my full review here.

Air Awakens is the start to a very promising series. I enjoyed reading about the main character, Vhalla, a lot. She is very innocent and naive in the beginning, but I liked how by the end of the novel, she was already transforming into a strong warrior. I loved the love interest, Aldrik. I mean, who doesn’t love a mysterious, dark prince? I especially loved watching Vhalla and Aldrik’s relationship transform from apprentice to friendship to even something more. There were a few slower parts of the novel, but that is to be expected when being introduced to a new world. I recommend this to fans of elemental magic, fantasy stories. Read my full review here.

6 Comments

  • Reply Denise February 20, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    Looks like you had a great reading month! I really want to read Truthwitch – it’s had so much hype, so I think I’m waiting until it’s died down a little. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy DIMILY – I’ve been thinking of reading it for a while now, but now I don’t know if it’s worth it.

    I hope you have a good February! ☺
    Denise | The Bibliolater

    • Reply Jordan February 20, 2016 at 2:51 PM

      I hope you love Truthwitch as much as I did! You’ll have to let me know what you think once you get to it! I hope you have a great February, too! 🙂

  • Reply Alice @ Arctic Books February 20, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Yay for a great reading month! I’m currently reading Truthwitch and I’m enjoying it, and I read Air Awakens and I loved it! I was excited for DIMILY but seems like you didn’t really like it; I’ll definitely still check it out. Hope you’re having a great February!

    • Reply Jordan February 20, 2016 at 4:54 PM

      I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying Truthwitch & that you loved Air Awakens! Have you read Fire Falling yet? I haven’t had the chance to read it yet, but I’m still excited for it!

  • Reply Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess February 22, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    I really liked Truthwitch and Safi and Iseult’s friendship was one of my favorite parts of the book, too! Also, I can’t wait to read Air Awakens, I have heard great things about it.

    Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess

    • Reply Jordan February 22, 2016 at 9:23 AM

      Glad to hear that you liked Truthwitch, too, and I hope you’ll like Air Awakens when you get the chance to read it! 🙂

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