Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Shon's May Reading Wrap Up & Book Haul



Hello Bookworms! Another month has come to an end and that means it's time for my wrap up! I read three book this month.


May Wrap-Up


Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke



Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.


I gave this book 2 out of 5 stars. See full review here.


The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski



Winning what you want may cost you everything you love.

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction.

Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.


I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars. See full review here.

The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski



Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement... if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.


I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars. See full review here.


May Book Haul


So proud of myself, I only bought 6 books this month. (If you don't count the 29 books I got at BEA). See my BEA/BookCon 2016 Book Haul here.

1. The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

2. Firewalker by Josephine Angelini


3. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine


4. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

5. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

6. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas


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