“Science is magic that works”
I can’t believe I’m actually writing this on time ! And I, can’t also believe that May is over, we’re halfway through 2016 how crazy is that ?
Anyhow May was an absolute great reading month for me, I’ve also read 10 books/novellas (12 if you count my reread + wattpad story) but it was great because I read The Lunar Chronicles ! Like how amazing is this series ? I actually wasn’t planing on reading it because I thought Sci-Fi wasn’t my cup of tea and I knew it was about mechanics and people on the moon and stuff like that but my god it was AMAZING it might be my favorite series next to Harry Potter, because yes it was that great.
I also read The Raven King the finale to The Raven Cycle and I loved the ending ♥ I’m going to talk about it but first here are the books that I’ve read in the month of May :
2. The Raven King. by Maggie Stiefvater | 5 out of five
3. Harry Potter The Prequel. (Novella) by J.K Rowling | 2.5 out of five
4. The Demigod Files. by Rick Riordan | 5 out of five
5. A Monster Calls. by Siobhan Dowd & Patrick Ness | 5 out of five
6. Cinder. by Marissa Meyer | 5 out of five
7. Scarlet. by Marissa Meyer | 5 out of five
8. Cress. by Marissa Meyer | 5 out of five
9. Fairest. by Marissa Meyer | 5 out of five
10. Winter. by Marissa Meyer | 5 out of five
(11. Blue Lily Lily Blue (reread) by Maggie Stiefvater | 5 out of five )
(12. Death Is My BFF (Wattpad story) by Katarina Tonks “Katrocks247″| 4 out of five)
( I feel a little guilty counting Harry Potter The Prequel even though it’s only 5 pages long)
-I said in my April wrap up that I did enjoy Tales From Shadowhunter Academy but thought it was a bit boring, my opinion hasn’t changed but I really liked The Whitechapel Fiend, I love Wessa and I love black Jack, put them together and voila ! The Whitechapel Fiend is my current favorite of the tales.
-A Monster Calls was.. Quite different than what I would normally pick, The Fault In Our Stars was the only book I read that talked about Cancer and I didn’t really like it, I hated Hazel and thought the plot was predictable and the writing style was childish. Or maybe it’s just because I had very high expectations for the book I don’t know but I can’t deny that the book was an eye opener and I liked reading from a cancer patient point of view just so I could understand them better. But A Monster Calls was a much better experience in my opinion, first because the original author Siobhan has died because of cancer herself and second because it was from a kid’s point of view.
Now I always wonder about how children feel about, you know fatal diseases and I can’t say that the book made me understand now but it did show me a fraction of the feelings they get.
The mother was the one who had cancer but you see the struggle her son feels and how he was torn between his family members, I also really liked the stories that were said to help the kid understand the world better.
A Monster Calls was full of creativity and I highly recommend it if you haven’t read it yet.
-Now I don’t want to write about my opinion about The Raven King because I’m currently writing a full review about The Raven Cycle but I can say that, there couldn’t have been a better ending, I love Blue and her raven boys so much and I thought I’d cry my eyes out after I read The Raven King but all I felt was happiness ! Maybe because I was expecting the worse to happen ? But no I don’t want to spoil anyone so all I can say is that I love the plot twists and the new characters and that it was such an epic finale. I wanted to give the book 4.75 stars out of five because I felt like I wanted something bigger to happen, not because of a flaw in the book but then since it was just a feeling I ended up giving this book 5 out if five.
-So to The Lunar Chronicles, ahh I have so much to say that I don’t know where to start, maybe I should write a separate review for The Lunar Chronicles too..
So, to say I was not expecting to love this series at all is an understatement, I don’t read Sci-Fi, I have never tried to because usually the language of the Sci-Fi (and high fantasy) books is harder for me, because I’m not native in English therefore I don’t enjoy them and get bored immediately (even though I consider myself a science nerd ♥︎). But Cinder was so easy to read (new vocabulary here and there) and was super interesting and full of action and the plot twists, god the plot twists. I love retellings and this is one of the best retellings –if not the best- I’ve ever read.
The thing that I loved most about this series is the characters themselves, they were written vividly and each had his/her own personality and the friendship between them was so beautiful, kinda reminded me of the friendship between the golden trio or the raven boys. The best kind.
After reading Cinder I started Scarlet immediately and even though I didn’t love Scarlet’s personality as much as Cinder’s, I fell in love with the book and immediately started Cress and then Winter, which if possible were even better.
I think my ultimate favorite is Winter, or maybe Cress. I find it really hard to choose one but if I had to I’d choose.. Winter, because of princess Winter 😉
I also really liked Fairest, I’ve always wanted to see/read from a villain mind, or a criminal point of view, I think it’s very interesting and Fairest did help me understand queen Levana, a little.
If you haven’t read this series please go read it it’s amazing.
And I think I’m going to write a big, separate review for The Lunar Chronicles but it’ll take a long time. And I still have to read Stars Above so after I finish it maybe.
-As for Harry Potter The Prequel it was only five pages and it’s not worth talking about because nothing really happened but look at what was written in the last page
-Lastly I want to talk about Death Is My BFF, the title is a little cliché but the story itself is fantastic, in Wattpad there is the “original series” and the “rewritten series” I read both of them and I totally recommend the rewritten one. It talks about a girl named Faith Williams who is supposed to die from a gun shot when she was 5 years old but Death (the angel of death) took interest in her and kept her alive till her 18th birthday where he would claim her his and make her sign a special contract.
Okay I don’t know how to write a good summary but you should really read it, it’s full of supernatural creatures and unique, sexy characters, also the main character Faith, is one of the coolest female leads.
And Death is really hot.
Also the author is currently writing another version that is going to be published ! I can’t wait till I have a real, physical copy.
So here you go this is my May wrap up, I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading till this point, here’s a rose for you 🌹