Monthly Wrap-Up: December

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Well I don’t think December was a very good month for my blogging career. I haven’t managed to get a ton of content out there this month which I apologize for guys!

What with the holidays I was extremely busy with family and friends and didn’t have a lot of time to dedicate to reading and posting. Now that the holidays are done I should be able to jump back into the fray!

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Books I Reviewed This Month: 4 and 1 Mini Review (I’m not proud of this number but hey it can’t be helped now)

I would also just like to add that I read 2 books but did not review them in December! Hopefully their reviews will be up soon though!

Out of the four books I read this month I liked 2 and I disliked 2, after a great reading month in November I suppose my expectations would go down.

Blood, Ink & Fire

“Blood, Ink, and Fire” by Ashley Mansour


I loathed this book, I received it via Netgalley as an e-ARC so I feel bad rating and reviewing it negatively but hey at least I’m honest.

Everything about this book was a complete mess the plot, the characters, the writing. Everything. The premise for the book was interesting enough but the execution was terrible.

Click here for full (rage) review.

The Steep and Thorny Way

“The Steep & Thorny Way” by Cat Winters


This was a fantastic piece of historical YA fiction, seriously it was awesome. Cat’s writing is beautiful and she completely immerses you in her setting of 1920’s Oregon. It’s emotional as well as engaging, I really can’t recommend reading this enough.

Not a fan of historical pieces? I think this book might change your mind.

Click here for full review.

Riders (Riders, #1)

“Riders” by Veronica Rossi


I read a preview excerpt of this book via Netgalley and color me disappointed. It’s about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse so what was not to love? A lot of stuff apparently. I didn’t like main character and I didn’t think (from the chapters I read) the mythology was explored enough.

Maybe that all changes further into the book, but if reading a good 20 chapters doesn’t hook me you can bet I probably won’t like the rest of the book….

Click here for Mini Review.

The Killing Jar

“The Killing Jar” by Jennifer Bosworth


This book was VERY unique, I doubt you’ll read anything quite like it. It’s a little weird…but I like weird so I liked this book. Plus I think the cover is gorgeous, which is really saying something since I’m terrified of butterflies and moths.

Click here for full review.


“Soundless” by Richelle Mead


It’s no surprise by now that I disliked Mead’s latest book. I can’t express how much I loved the Vampire Academy series and that my expectations for this book were a little high. I was let down for a number of reasons, was this book horrendous? No it had it’s moments but overall it was disappointing.

Click here for my full review.

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That wraps up my book review posts for December, there weren’t as many as I would’ve liked but sometimes that’s just how it goes.

I also did a number of unique posts, book tags, & book memes though to help fill the gaps.

Have you read and reviewed any of these books? Did you like or dislike them? Are any of them on your TBR?Β 

Let me know in the comments!

11 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: December

    • thesassygeek January 3, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      Yeah it definitely does, I can honestly say I’ve seen more negative than positive. But I think it might just be one of those books you have to read to see what you think

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  1. Ashleigh January 3, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    I’ve got Soundless and I’m eager to read it to see which point of view I’ll take. I’ve seen a lot of negative reviews, but also quite a few good ones from people who have similar reading taste to me so who knows.

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    • thesassygeek January 4, 2016 / 12:34 am

      Well I hope you enjoy it! It didn’t work for me but it might for you, I really hate buying a book and not enjoying it so I hope you like it! πŸ™‚

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      • Ashleigh January 4, 2016 / 12:42 am

        Thank you πŸ™‚


  2. Stacee @ Adventures of a Book Junkie January 3, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    Hi there — I just got a copy of Cat Winter’s new book and while I don’t normally do historical, I love Hamlet, so I’m pretty excited to read it. I was also a bit disappointed in Soundless. It wasn’t bad, but I was expecting so much more.

    Great post!

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    • thesassygeek January 4, 2016 / 12:34 am

      Thank you! And I agree Soundless had high expectations and didn’t deliver. And I hope you enjoy The Steep and Thorny Way, it really is a fantastic book I really enjoyed it πŸ™‚


  3. Kelly @ Stellar Scrutiny January 3, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    I haven’t read any of the books, but I was considering to read Soundless…I’m starting to have second thoughts now, haha.

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    • thesassygeek January 4, 2016 / 12:33 am

      I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews on Soundless. It seems to be one of those books that depends on the reader. πŸ™‚

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