I guess this was to be expected with one particular book that came out this month but January 2017 turned out to be a Very Faery Month for me.
It all started with A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, my review of which is here. Although calling all that flailing a review is a bit… Yeah. But the point is, that book was the most perfect start of the year. So many feelings, such incredible characters, such swoon-worthy romance, and such vivid gorgeous world. It was everything I wanted AND it has Rhysand. A lot of Rhysand.
To give myself space to recover from all that, I ventured into finishing Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs. Which was fun and entertaining, with Bran and Sam and Charles, but not nearly as captivating as Mercy Thompson series. Which is exactly why I picked it in the first place.
I Swear by Lane Davis happened immediately after. It was… Good, and sad, if not as touching and heart-breaking as I expected. But still pretty good.
Needing something light, I picked up That Scandalous Summer by Meredith Duran. It has been collecting dust on my e-reader for far too long. And what a witty, charming and sexy treat it was! I am so looking forward to exploring more historical romance by the author.
And that’s when I got an email about Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs and had an exciting meltdown in the car, coming from a family holiday. Needless to say, I started reading it right then and there, giving myself a headache but not caring in the least. Full review is now up. Much love.
And that’s when the faeries sneaked in. Still high from ACOMAF I had a moment of what the hell, let’s give Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas a try. Accidentally followed by Crown of Midnight. And Heir of Fire. And Queen of Shadows. And Empire of Storms. Oops. Reviews for all of these coming in February! For now, let’s just say I have a new favourite series and I am utterly wrecked by it.
And, lastly, but definitely not least… Feversong by Karen Marie Moning. After much waiting, and screaming, and crying, and dying from cliffhangers… It was there. In my arms. And I still haven’t finished it. For reasons which I will discuss in full review, whenever that will be…
And that’s it for January 2017! Quite satisfying, I must say. But then, faeries almost always are. First 2017 release read. A whole bunch of SJM books and goodness, I am sold. That woman can have my soul and my money and all I ask of her is to give her characters the happiness they deserve. Please.
How did you start your bookish year?