Hey, homies! In this wrap-up style post, I’ll be talking about all the books I read in May. Each book gets a star rating between 1 star (the books sucked), and 5 stars (masterpiece status). May was one of my better reading months, and I’m especially thankful. There will possibly be a spoiler or two, so be prepared. Let’s get started.
Dearest Ivie by J.R. Ward- A novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, this was an incredibly beautiful read. My world was hardcore rocked! I greedily consumed each word. Ivie and Silas’ love was everything. I adored the way Ivie fought for her man- spoiler alert, even after she learned of his illness. My only complaint was that the novella wasn’t like a thousand pages long. 🙂 5 Stars
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur- There’s a reason why this poetry collection is so celebrated. I didn’t just read Milk and Honey, I allowed the words to be absorbed by my soul. The collection featured themes of love, loss, and healing. There wasn’t a weak line in the bunch. 5 Stars
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter- A proper introduction to the fictional world of Ms. Slaughter, Pretty Girls was the kind of novel that leaves readers exhausted- in the most amazing way. Bombs were dropped from the start, and I was here for all the carnage they left behind. 5 Stars
Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes- Human Remains is a psychological thriller that deals with the question “How well do you know your neighbors?” The antagonist was a sociopath with charm, and wit oozing out of his pores and onto the pages. The best part of the story were the point of view chapters of the victims. I thought that was an original concept that added a lot of depth. Some parts of the novel were slow, but I still enjoyed it. 3.5 Stars
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover- This book had me bound, and I didn’t want to do anything else but continue reading. Domestic violence isn’t the easiest subject to write about, but Ms. Hoover did a stellar job. 4.5 Stars
D-City Underworld: Zontae’s Reign by Annitia L. Jackson- Ms. Jackson wrote the hell out of this book! I loved the world building and the characters who inhabited it. I was really into this from the first page. Who knew that Urban and Paranormal fiction went so well together?! 4 Stars
Love, In English by Karina Halle- This book was hotter than an average Summer day in Texas. Angst and desire colored the narrative gorgeously, and I was totally here for it! The love and connection between Vera, and Mateo was magnetic. 5 Stars
Anchors & Vacancies by Kat Savage- Once again I was blown away by another dope collection of poetry. I devoured and loved each and every line. 5 Stars
El Santo by M. Robinson- This romance was unconventional and totally inappropriate, but honey I still managed to love it! I have to admit that I was a bit bored in the beginning, but the story turned around, becoming really enjoyable. Damien is my new book boo! 4 Stars
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