Hi everyone! It’s officially time for my May wrap up – I can’t believe we’re already nearly halfway through the year! This last month has been super hectic, I feel like I’ve said that a lot recently but that doesn’t make it any less true. I actually started my A Levels at the end of May, and I still have seven exams to go this month, so it’s been a challenge juggling revision, blogging, reading and general free time. I also turned 18 on the 31st May which is crazy!
Despite all that’s been going on, last month I managed to read three books, which isn’t too bad! If you’re a regular reader you might remember I read a lot of contemporaries last month, but this month I went on a bit of a mystery spree! Now let’s get onto them.
How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao
Thoughts: This was such a fun, quick read! I loved the hunt for uncovering the Proctor’s identity as well as the exploration of a high pressure environment, both inside and outside of school. I also really liked the twist, which I really didn’t see coming and genuinely shocked me. That being said, I did feel the characters could’ve been much better developed, and I also felt like there should’ve been more clues as to who the Proctor was, as the reveal did feel a little random. Overall, though, I’d still recommend this to any fan of mysteries!
I Know You Did It by Sue Wallman
Thoughts: This… Just didn’t do anything for me. I really wanted to enjoy it but it just fell completely flat. I had absolutely no connection with Ruby’s character which meant I didn’t care at all about what was happening to her, and I also guessed all of the twists, which were too predictable. I also found the writing style a little simple and bland, although it could be suitable for those on the younger spectrum of YA. With all of that being said, if you just want a quick and easy read, this could be it!
Five Little Liars by Amanda K. Morgan
Thoughts: I actually really enjoyed this… It ended up being a really fun, quick read that I ended up finishing in day (and neglecting revision for)! It actually reminded me a lot of One Of Us Is Lying, it’s very similar in that the characters are all stereotypical characters with deeper secrets beneath the surface – along with the murder, of course. I found the pace in this great and I loved the twists along the way! The only things I would say about this are that the ending is a little ambiguous (I’m hoping for a sequel) and some of their reactions were a tad unrealistic, but I’d still recommend this to any fan of mysteries -you’ll be flying through the pages!
Have you read any of these? What books did you read during May? Let me know in the comments!
I hope you enjoyed this post!