Welcome to my last monthly wrap-up of 2020! I did a bit better than November but not my best month of reading. It’s been a busy month but I can’t believe we’re finally in 2021! I read 6 books in December and I’m hoping to read a decent amount this January too, although I do have a lot of deadlines this month! A lot of the books I read this month made it into my top ten of 2020.
My Book of the Month is Kingdom of the Wicked.
Sorcery of Thorns:
I read this book at the beginning of December and loved it. It was such an easy read and I felt like a lot happened, it was quite fast paced for the most part. I loved the world building and the characters, particularly Nathaniel. The setting of a library and the inclusion of magical books that could be dangerous was the selling point for me.
Read my full review here.
The Lost Book of the White:
I won’t lie, it took me a while to read this as I was in a massive reading slump and I actually read two books when I should have forced myself to finish this. Despite everything, I did still enjoy The Lost Book of the White, I think I was reading it at the wrong time! I loved being able to visit some of my favourite characters and it was nice to see the whole Shadowhunter group working together, whilst the focus was on Magnus and Alec for once!
Check out my full review here.
Kingdom of the Wicked:
This was a highly anticipated book of mine and I am obsessed with it! I loved it so much! The world building was great and I loved the characters. I thought it was such a unique story and I can’t wait to see where Maniscalco takes the characters in the sequel. This book was fast paced and I could not get enough of it.
If you’d like to read my full fangirling thoughts on this book, check out my review here.
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories:
I had been waiting for this book for so long and it did not disappoint. I read this book within two hours and was left wanting so much more! I loved seeing aspects of the Folk of the Air trilogy from Cardan’s point of view and I wish this was a full length novel instead of a novella. This book just solidified my love for Cardan and Jude. The illustrations and my Fairlyloot exclusive edition are absolutely stunning, I cannot get over it!
Read out my full review here.
Secrets of the Starcrossed:
I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was set in an alternate reality Britain where the Roman Empire had never fallen. It was such a unique concept and there was a fascinating mix of Roman traditions with modern technology. The romance and the love triangle were different to what is commonly seen in YA novels. The action in this book was quite fast paced, whilst the romance was a slow burn.
Check out my review here.
These Violent Delights:
What a book to end 2020 with! I loved this book and thought the retelling of Romeo and Juliet was fantastic. I was on the edge of my seat for a lot of this, knowing the ending to Shakespeare’s tragedy. Gong also adds in the issue of colonisation in 1926 Shanghai and it added such an interesting twist to the story. Despite being a retelling, this book felt very unique and I am so glad I read it!
Read my full review here.
That wraps up December 2020! I actually thought I had read more than six books this month but I am quite happy with all the books I read as I really enjoyed them.
Have you read any of these books and what did you think? How was your December reading?