What I've been reading lately (my last 3 reads)

Hellooooo! How are you? I've been away awhile, taking care of a little bundle these last two months or so since I haven't been on the blog. I hope you all are doing well and have been reading some good books. I know I have, here's the last few books that I've been reading lately, my rating and a few thoughts on my feelings towards them.

I just finished...

 The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)

Of course this one left me DYING for the next and final book in this trilogy. I MUST know what happens. I don't have any complaints about this one except I wish that I could have had more parts with Kestrel and Arin. This one, like the first, kept me on the edge of my seat and the characters are so in depth that I can't help but care for them. So much happened, and yet so much didn't happen. I'm so anxious for the next couple months to go by just so I can read the final book. This one got 5 stars from me.

Before that I read a book so hyped that it made me nervous...

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

I get really nervous around some hyped books. Nervous that I'll be the one person who doesn't like it or nervous that even if I do like it, I won't be crazy about it like I should. This was one of those books that everyone I know and trust had loved it. So I just jumped in and read it hoping that I was going to love it too. Turns out that I did. It was SO GOOD. I loved the writing, the romance, the story, the characters, everything. Another book that I was dying to read the next book. I rated this one 5 stars.

And then the one I think the hype got to me a little bit...

First & Then

With a pitch to be Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights, I couldn't resist picking this one up. Going into this I had heard such great things and I was looking forward to a great, light read. While this one was a light read, it fell a bit flat for me. I just couldn't really connect to the characters. Despite that I really did like the story. And the football aspect made it a great fit to read in the fall. This one ended up being a 3 star read for me. 

What are the last book or books that you've read recently? Your last 5 star read?


  1. Yay!! I have Wrath as an arc, First & Then is on my TBR list! Winners Crime is soooo good!! So excited for the last installment! Great reads!!

    1. Cannot wait to hear what you think of the Wrath and the Dawn! and also First & Then! OMG, I DIED reading TWC and I'm dying again just waiting to find out what happens in The Winner's Kiss!!!

  2. Aw, I really liked First & Then. Of course, my expectations were very low when I picked it up, so that helped. I honestly thought I was going to DNF it within the first few pages. It definitely wasn't the most original story ever, but I read it at the perfect time, when I was craving a light, cute contemporary. I can't remember if we already talked about this book, so I hope I'm not repeating myself, haha.

    The last 5-star book I read was Illuminae, and before that it was Career of Evil, Steelheart (I can't wait for the next one!), Finders Keepers, and Tower of Thorns. It's kind of sad that Tower of Thorns is the only fantasy in that list.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I also felt like I was going to DNF it in those first few pages, something just didn't click. I still liked and enjoyed the story, it was just mostly meh for me. I don't think I was quite in the mood for it and that might have been part of the reason I didn't like it more. I completely agree, it's definitely a light, cute contemporary!

      I remember us talking about Illuminae, Career of Evil and Finders Keepers. Steelheart is such a good one, I love Brandon Sanderson's writing and world-building and characters... haha I guess I love all aspects of his books from what I've read so far. I know I NEED to check out Marillier! :D


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