My January Wrap Up – 2019

January is officially over, 2019 so far has been a busy but great year so far. Despite how busy I’ve been, I somehow managed to read 7 books, so hopefully, I can continue this for the rest of the year.

(Rating System: books are rated out of five roses🌹, .5 is half a rose.)

1. Jackaby by William Ritter (book 1 in the Jackaby series)



Abigail Rook is looking for an adventure, she didn’t expect to find one involving murders, paranormal creatures, and a highly strange detective, but it’ll do.

Everything I thought about this book was in my review which you can read here.




2. Beastly Bones (book 2 in the Jackaby series)


This book was pretty similar to the first, so my thoughts were the same.






3. A Portrait of Pain (book 4 in the Seraph Black series)


Seraph Black’s life is anything but safe, she lives in a violent home, works at a sleazy club and spends her life protecting her brother. But Seraph’s life changes when two new people come into her life, and two old ones become something she never expected. With secrets being kept, powers forming, and someone hunting her down, is her life about to get better, or worse?

This is probably my second favourite in the series. It was just as fun, addicting, and trashy as the others, and I loved it. You can read my review of the first book here.


4. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (book 1 in the Cassidy Blake series)


Cassidy’s parents are famous ghost inspectors, except they don’t know that their own daughter can see ghosts.

This was a short and simple story that was enjoyable. However, I didn’t fully connect to the story or characters and I don’t think I’ll be continuing with the series.




5. Trickery by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington (book 1 in the Curse of the Gods series)


Willa knight is a dweller with a short life expectancy. But, one mistake sends her off to Blesswood to live a life serving magical beings. She soon finds herself intangled with the five Abcurse brothers that will change everything, for better and worse.

This was one of the most cliché, trashiest, and weirdest books I’ve ever read. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I would end up hating this book, but in the end, I couldn’t put it down. I’m trying to pace myself, but I know I’m going to LOVE this entire series.


6. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (book 1 in The Hungry City Chronicles)

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In a world where humans live on machine worlds, everything is falling apart. People are running out of supplies and a deadly war is brewing.

I had quite a few problems with this novel, you can read them here.




7. The Wrath and the Dawn (book 1 in The Wrath and the Dawn duology)



Every day the king takes a new bride, and every morning she is hung. No one wants to be taken as the next queen, but Shahrzad volunteers with the vow that she will not be killed.

My first five star read of the year was not a disappointment. I loved the characters, the romance, the story, and just everything. Shahrzad was an amazing main character and this book just kept me hooked the whole time.



What did you read this month? Let me know down below!

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