December

11 books total, plus 1 novella.  10 of which were Audiobooks and 2 that were Netgalley eARC's.  Not one of my best months, but I managed to accomplish my # of books for the year goal, which was 155.  I also made my page count goal of 50,000. I slid in with a 50,268-total-page count.  Not bad...I'm not upping it for next year, though...gonna keep it at 50 thousand.

 

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STARSIGHT BY BRANDON SANDERSON

MY RATING 4.7 STARS | GRADE A

FINISH DATE 12/03

  

FEATURING

Skyward #2 of 4--Book 1 Rating 5+ STARS

Deep Space Fantasy

Science Fiction

YA-ISH

Alien Diversity

Inter-Planetary Travel/Piloting

Doomslug & M-Bot (AI)

New Characters

With Audio Performed A Tad High Pitchedly by Suzy Jackson

 

 

 

THE WICKED KING BY HOLLY BLACK

MY RATING 4.7 STARS | GRADE A

FINISH DATE 12/06

 

FEATURING

The Folk in the Air #2

Book #1 Rating: 4.3 STARS

Fairy High Court

Intrigue & Betrayals

Unforeseen Twists

A Darkly Fantastical Fae World

Sprinkled With Immoral Wantonness

YA-ish

With Audio Performed awesomely by Caitlin Kelly

 

 

 

THE END OF OUR STORY BY MEG HASTON

MY RATING 3.5 STARS | GRADE B-

FINISH DATE 12/09 

 

FEATURING

Young Adult

A Love Story

Coming Of Age

A Tragedy

Domestic Violence

Splash of Mystery

Open-Ended Ending

With Audio Smashingly Performed by Caitlin Kelly & James Fouhey

 

 

 

 

 

DARLING ROSE GOLD BY STEPHANIE WROBEL

MY RATING 4 STARS | GRADE B+

FINISH DATE 12/14

 

 

THE KEY POINTS OF THE STORY

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOTHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP

ACTUALLY WAY BEYOND DYSFUNCTIONAL

SLOW-BURN PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME BY PROXY

NETGALLEY eARC

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF SALT AND SORROWS BY ERIN A. CRAIG

MY RATING 4 STARS | GRADE B+

FINISH DATE 12/15

 

THE KEY POINTS OF THE STORY

RETELLING OF TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES

DARK & CREEPY STORYLINE

GHOST-LIKE APPARITIONS

FANTASY

YA-ISH

ROMANCE

WITH AUDIO PERFORMED SWIMMINGLY BY EMILY LAWRENCE

 

 

 

 

THE QUEEN OF NOTHING BY HOLLY BLACK

MY RATING 5 STARS | GRADE A+

FINISH DATE 12/17

 

THE KEY POINTS OF THE STORY

BOOK #1(THE CRUEL PRINCE) RATING: 4.3

BOOK #2 (THE WICKED KING) RATING:  4.7

CONCLUSION OF THE FOLK OF THE AIR

THE DECADENT, WICKED FAE

COURT INTRIGUE, CURSES & PROPHECIES

FANTASTIC FANTASTICAL CONCLUSION

WITH AUDIO PERFORMED AWESOMELY BY CAITLIN KELLY

 

 

 

 

THE FAMILIAR DARK BY AMY ENGEL

MY RATING 5 STARS | GRADE A+

FINISH DATE 12/18

 

THE KEY POINTS OF THE STORY

OZARK MOUNTAINS

MURDER OF TWO TWELVE-YEAR-OLD GIRLS

A MOTHER TRYING TO DO RIGHT BY HER DAUGHTERS MEMORY

LIFE IN THE HOLLAR

TWISTED & A LITTLE TWISTY

A NEW FAVORITE

NETGALLEY eARC

 

 

 

 

 

REGRETTING YOU BY COLLEEN HOOVER

MY RATING 5 STARS | GRADE A+

FINISH DATE 12/21

 

THE KEY POINTS OF THE STORY

REALISTIC MOTHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP

IT'S BEST TO GO INTO THIS KNOWING NOTHING ABOUT IT

WHEN LIFE GETS REAL AND A LITTLE MESSY

MADE ME CRY...

PART YA, PART ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

A NEW FAVORITE

WITH AUDIO PERFORMED MOSTLY GOOD BY TANYA EBY & LAUREN EZZO

 

 

 

 

THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK BY ADRIENNE YOUNG

MY RATING 3 STARS | GRADE C

FINISH DATE 12/23 

 

THE KEY POINTS OF THE STORY

VIKING INSPIRED

10 YEARS AFTER SKY IN THE DEEP

DUAL POINT OF VIEWS

INTENSE ACTION SCENES

ONLY A SMALL SPLASH OF ROMANCE

WITH AUDIO PERFORMED FANTASTICALLY BY CAITLIN KELLY & DAN BITTNER

 

 

 

 

 

RESISTANCE BY JENNIFER A. NIELSEN

MY RATING 4 STARS | GRADE B+

FINISH DATE 12/26

 

 

THE KEY POINTS OF THE STORY

WWII

YOUNG ADULT/MIDDLE-GRADE

RESISTANCE FIGHTERS

OCCUPIED POLAND

WITH AUDIO PERFORMED SUFFICIENTLY BY JESSE VILINSKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE VANISHING YEAR BY KATE MORETTI

MY RATING 2 STARS | GRADE D

FINISH DATE 12/29

 

 

THE KEY POINTS OF THE STORY

DOMESTIC THRILLER

A SCATTERED MYSTERY

THAT REALLY DIDN'T WORK FOR ME

ROBOTIC NARRATION PERFORMED BY MADELEINE MABY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVELLA

THE LOST SISTERS BY HOLLY BLACK

MY RATING 4 STARS | GRADE B+

FINISH DATE 12/10

 

A SHORT INTERESTING NOVELLA SET BEFORE AND DURING THE CRUEL PRINCE (BOOK #1).  TOLD FROM THE POV OF TARYN, JUDE'S SISTER.

 

 

 

 

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BEST COVER 

FOR DECEMBER GOES TO

 

 

 

WITH THE QUEEN OF NOTHING RUNNING A VERY CLOSE SECOND…