I cannot believe December is almost over. Where did this month go? Where did this year go? Anyway, that's a whole other can of worms. It was a busy month for me with finishing the semester and getting ready for the holidays so I only managed to read 3 books, 2 of which were admittedly short. Still I managed to cross the 50 book line this year, which I've never been able to do before so that was very exciting for me!!
THE DARKEST MINDS by Alexandra Bracken
THE DARKEST MINDS has been on my radar for a long time now, but always slipped down my TBR pile. I decided one of my 2016 Reading Goals was going to be to read all of Alex's books. Then I found out that she and Susan Dennard were coming to my home town January 12th so I jumped on reading this book.
I loved the description of the world (our world) as it fell apart after the majority of the population's kids died and those who didn't had unexplicable powers. These kids were put into "rehabilitation" camps, including Ruby. She has the most dangerous power that allows her to see into and manipulate other people's minds. The middle of the book dragged a little for me, but man did it pick up within the last 80 pages or so. Not to mention a painful cliffhanger. I just got my hands on the sequel and can't wait to see what is next for Ruby.
KING by T.M. Frazier
I stepped out of YA a bit with this book. The 3rd book in this series recently came out and it popped up into my feed so many times that I had to check out the series. This series is definitely not written for anyone under the age of 18.
KING follows the story of King and Doe. Doe woke up on the street one day with no memory of who she was. King, a notorious killer, was just released from prison for killing his mom. When their paths cross, things get volatile. To say the least.
There were parts of this book that I didn't love, but the cliffhanger killed me. You can ask my roommate how I stomped around our dorm room in a fit of rage.
TYRANT by T.M. Frazier
As soon as I was done stomping around the room, I bought the sequel to King. It wasn't as good as the first one, but I still enjoyed it. TYRANT starts of right where KING ends. Doe learns about her past and begins regaining her memories, which only leads to more problems. King has his own issues to work out before the two can finally be together.
While I preferred the first book, I was sad when this one ended and am glad that the series continues. The next book features different main characters, but thankfully Doe and King will be making appearances.
While I didn't read a lot this month, I throughly enjoyed what I did read. Tomorrow I'll be back with my 2015 wrap-up (holy crap!).