May was an absolutely fantastic reading month for me! Since I read 10 books this month, I kept my thoughts short and sweet, going from my least favorite read to my favorite read of the month.
Nemesis by Brendan Reichs // 2/5 Stars
Even though this is a YA novel and the main characters are teenagers, Nemesis felt more like a middle grade to me. While the premise was exciting and had some Lord of the Flies vibes, the plot and characters just didn’t deliver for me.
The Cabin by Natasha Preston // 2/5 Stars
My sister loves Natasha Preston’s books, so I typically read them alongside her. I was unfortunately very disappointed, as The Cabin’s premise was exciting, but the story itself didn’t have any sort of spark and was WAY too long– it took us forever to get to some sort of “solution”
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab // 3.75/5 Stars
Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy ADSOM as much as I thought I would, being head-over-heels for Schwab’s This Savage Song and Vicious. I thought that the plot was a bit predictable and unexciting at times, however, I plan on picking up the next book soon!
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith // 4/5 Stars
While Windfall was over 400 pages long, it was a pretty quick read for me. I found it to be a little tropey and I didn’t completely enjoy the romance. I loved Leo and seeing Alice’s journey outside her relationship with Teddy. I teared up when she reflects on her parents’ lives with her uncle.
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli // 4/5 Stars
I finally read Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and really enjoyed it! There’s a dog and Oreos!! I have a full review here.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston // 4.5 Stars
Geekerella was the fandom+fairytale novel that I didn’t know I needed until I started reading. My full review can be found on Fangirl Fury here.
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr // 4.75/5 Stars
The One Memory of Flora Banks took me by surprise, as it was one of my favorite reads of May. My review can be found here.
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas // 4.5/5 Stars
One of my most anticipated reads of 2017 finally delivered this month. I have a full review of ACOWAR here, including a mini conflicted rant about there being more books in the ACOTAR world.
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman // 5/5 Stars
My only 5/5 Star read of the month, Radio Silence was the type of book that I just fell into. There’s Tumblr and Youtube and fanart and friendship and family and school all rolled into one perfect contemporary read.
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord // 5/5 Stars
From the moment I started The Names They Gave Us, I was hooked. Emery Lord’s latest release about family, friendship, religion, and grief was an emotion-filled story rolled into a summer contemporary. I have a full review here.
What did you read in May? Share in the comments below!