May ’16 Wrap-Up

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Hey Guys!

Wrap-up time is HERE!

Where did the time go? May went by SO FAST! I am not ready for summer and the heat. KILL ME NOW! One good thing that happened this month was that I finally got a copy of my diploma. I am officially a college grad. I SURVIVED! I also managed to read some great books and some not so great books…

Let’s get started!









THE ROSE & THE DAGGER by RENÉE AHDIEH: I absolutely LOVED TRATD! It was full of adventure and swoony moments and I’m sad that this duology has come to an end. I really feel like the secondary characters need their own story. PLEASE, GIVE ME MORE BOOKS! Full review HERE.

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OLEAH CHRONICLES: JUSTICE by MICHELLE JOHNSON: I second installment in the Oleah Chronicles fell victim to ‘Second Book Syndrome’ and it fell flat. Everything was too fast-paced and I was annoyed by secondary characters. Here’s to hoping the next book in this series reads better. Full review HERE.









A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by SARAH J. MAAS: The book that caused the MOST DRAMA I’ve ever experienced in my life. I CAN’T EVEN and I’m really happy that people have finally moved on. Anyways, this book was amazing and intense and sexy as hell. I can’t wait to see how the events play out in the final installment. Full review HERE.









BEHIND THE HANDS THAT KILL by J.A. REDMERSKI: MY MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF THE YEAR DID NOT DISAPPOINT! What a rollercoaster of emotion and insane revelations. I have no idea where this series will go from here, but it’s going to be crazy! I hope my faves don’t die. Full review HERE.









WICKED HEART by LEISA RAYVEN: I think this may be my favorite of the three books in the Starcrossed series. This book was hilarious and full of shenanigans. I love the secondary characters and also the ANGST! Full review HERE









DARE ME by REBECCA SHEA: Dare Me was an okay read. It was predictable and filled with HEAs, but it kept me entertained for a few hours so it wasn’t all that bad. Full review HERE.


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DEAR HEART, I HATE YOU by J. STERLING: That gif was my reaction while reading this book. I don’t usually like adult contemporaries, but this book was super sweet and a quick read that I enjoyed. Full review HERE.









ANYTHING YOU WANT by GEOFF HERBACH: I really don’t have much to say, but I didn’t really like this book. Too much positive energy for this pessimist. Full review HERE.









STAY UNTIL WE BREAK by MERCY BROWN: This is one of my NEW FAVORITE BOOKS! Any book that follows a band on a road trip are my weakness. I totally want to live the roadie life for a summer. I liked Sonia and Cole’s story more than our first couple in this series, but I CAN’T WAIT for Joey’s book. Full review to come.









SMUT by KARINA HALLE: OH-HOTT-DAMN! This romcom was sexy and entertaining and not at all what I was expecting. I really recommend everyone read this book. It’s so much more than just another smutty read. Full review HERE.









CHARGED by JAY CROWNOVER: My FAVORITE author has done it again. HurricaneAvett and LeagleEagle stole my heart. This book was actually the first book that Crownover wrote that focuses more on a female lead and while I love my bad boys of Denver, it was great to finally have a badass female take the lead. Full review to come.

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A THOUSAND BOY KISSES by TILLIE COLE: I feel like such a bitch for not loving this cute yet bittersweet story, but I have many issues with this book. I’ve finally met a book that was TOO FLUFFY for me and I am pissed! Full review to come.









PAPER PRINCESS by ERIN WATT: So I literally just finished this a few hours ago and I AM FUCKING LIVID! I just…I really can’t with this book. Full review to come.

I feel like Paper Princess may have just put me in a book hangover. Ugh, I was doing so well, I can’t fall into a slump now -__-.

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I'm Ari, a local NYC bibliophile and a forever daydreamer. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book and my head up in the clouds. I am also a coffee addict and a chocolate connoisseur. I fell in love with the romance genre about three years ago and I haven't been able to stop reading about happily-ever-afters, which is ironic because I'm a bit of a cynical romantic in real life, haha. I hope you all enjoy my blog and fangirling with me about all the smutty reads!

12 thoughts on “May ’16 Wrap-Up

  1. Just love the way you write your wrap ups! short and sweet, concise and so funny! love the gifs that fit the feelings you had towards each book 🙂 ❤

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  2. Loved your post! I loved paper princess and the rose and the dagger! I haven’t read the court of mist and fury yet but I’m going to pretty soon. Smut is in my tbr so I really can’t wait to read it. 😀

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  3. You had an awesome month for reading! Mine started off so strong with ACOMAF, but then I started Untold and I was done. I haven’t read anything since (although I’ve tried to start a couple books). Also, with risk of sounding too gushy, you are like, queen of gifs. They’re always spot on when you use them, hahaha. I love it!

    Here’s my wrap-up/haul for the month if you’re so inclined. 😉


    1. ACOMAF was a beast of a book so the book hangover is totally understandable. I think Paper Princess may have left me with a hangover but I’m trying really hard to push forward and read. I NEED July to come so I can find out what happens next.

      Lol, did you see my Twitter bio? I have declared myself Queen of the Gifs hahaha. I think I may be addicted to them…just a little.

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      1. Hahaha I didn’t it see it (yet), but that title is 1000% yours because it’s true.

        I thought good books were supposed to help pull out of a slump, not put you back in one. 😛 The slump is real, Ari.


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