Another month has come to a close, and I’m in awe at how fast time is flying. It’s just crazy to know that we’re starting the 6th month of the year and almost half way through 2018!

This month was not the best reading month for me. But, I finished teacher’s college, graduated, went on a vacation to the west coast of Canada and am now on a two week vacation in Florida. So while it hasn’t been the best reading month, it has been full of a lot of things that have made me quite busy.

Now that summer is here, my reading will be back at it’s normal speed – especially when I’m up at my cottage and distracted by the sheer number of amazing books all while enjoying them in the great outdoors!

Let’s take a look at the books I read this month, and my subsequent thoughts!

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury | Pages: 272

While some people have found this novella to be kind of pointless, I found myself on the other side, having quite enjoyed it. I actually found it refreshing to be with my favourite characters in a time where they got to enjoy and relax versus gearing up for war. And while I will agree that not a lot happened, I just really enjoyed having something new with these characters, so I definitely enjoyed it.

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5) | Review

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire | Pages: 512

This book was a great fantasy read and one of the best I’ve read in 2018 so far. It was imaginative, powerful and filled with feminism. I loved the two queens and how their stories seemingly overlapped even over the passing of 1000 years. I highly recommend reading this one; I for one, can’t wait for its sequel!

Rating: ★★★★☆ | Review

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Publisher: Flatiron Books | Pages: 451

I honestly cannot rave about this series more. I know this series is a bit controversial, as I notice people either love it or hate it. But for me, I am definitely on the side of loving it. I am so happy with Legendary. It was a sequel that did not disappoint for me and I’m really pleased with the perspective of Tella this time around. I can’t wait for the final book in this trilogy!

Rating: ★★★★★ | Review

Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers | Pages: 432

I loved this book. Morgan Matson will always be one of my favourite young adult contemporary authors! I don’t have my review up of this book right now as I’m part of a blog tour (starting next week!) All I’ll say is this book was great, and I can’t wait for you all to pick it up next week when it releases!!

Royals by Rachel Hawkins

This book was totally a mixture of watching the Princess Diaries 2 and What a Girl Wants! It was really a cute, fluffy contemporary that did not disappoint! My full review of it will be posted this week!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Well, that’s it for my reading month of May! Not too bad, but definitely not my greatest month! I can’t wait to see how many I can get to in June – hopefully more than five!

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!


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