January Wrapup

2020, Warp up

Hey Guys…

Today I am going to tell you about the books I read in January, this month I read 7 books and DNF’ed one book.

Let’s start with the book I DNF.

The Priory of the Orange Tree


This book just was not for me. I really couldn’t get into the story at all. I did enjoy the chapters with Tané, but when the story carried on and moved away from her chapters I just wasn’t interested in anything that was happening. 

I really wanted to like this book, this is the second time I have tried to read this book, I did manage to get a bit further in the book this time, unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be.



The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason

51jsjxl02b8l._sx326_bo1204203200_This is the first book in the Gardella Vampire Hunter series. I really enjoyed this book, this one is a re-read for me and I still enjoyed it this time around as I did the first time I read it. I gave this book 4 stars, You can read my full review here.





The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

bj83-square-400This is the first book of short stories in The Witcher series. I started this immediately after finishing the Netflix series, which I highly recommend. I also highly recommend this book. I can’t wait to carry on reading more about The Witcher. I gave this book 5 stars, You can read my full review here.


Rises the Night by Colleen Gleason

rises-the-night-kindleThis is the 2nd book in the Gardella Vampire Hunter series. I enjoyed this book and it certainly through some surprises my way as I was reading it. I really want to carry on with the rest of the series throughout 2020. I gave this book 4 stars and you can read my full review here.





In The Dark by Loreth Anne White

44527037._sy475_This was a surprising book for me, I had heard nothing about it but I saw it on amazon and decided to get it for my kindle. I am going to have a look at other books this author may have written. I gave this book 5 stars, you can read my full review here.




The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

This is the 2nd book in The Mistborn Trilogy. I love this series and even though this book is a little more political I enjoyed reading it. Brandon Sanderson is one of my favourite authors. I am hopefully going to get to Hero of Ages sometime in the next couple of months. I gave this book 5 stars and you can read my full review here. 



Girl Most Likely by Max Allan Collins

41148772This was a really good book which had such a good relationship between father and daughter. I thought the mystery was a good element in the book. There are a few trigger warnings for the thought of suicide, but I really enjoyed this book due to the two main characters relationships. I gave this book 4 stars, you can read my full review here.



Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo


The final book I read was Shadow and Bone which I finished the day this post is going up. I am going to try and have the review up in the next week. I really enjoyed the friendships in this book between Alina and Mal. This is my first time reading this series and I can not wait to carry on. I gave this book 4 stars. 




Let me know if you have read any of these books and what you thought of them in the comments below. 

see you in the next post



The Chemist Review

2017, blog, January, REVIEW



Author: Stephenie Meyer 

Purchased: Amazon 

Finished: 27th  January 2017 



In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now, she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.


I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was a well-written book and I would definitely buy another book by Stephenie Meyer.  

I have to admit the only reason I wanted to read this book was because I did really enjoy the book, The Host, written by this author. I wanted to give another book by her a chance.  

I had a few problems with this book, but they weren’t too massive to ruin the whole experience for me. There were parts mainly at the beginning of the book where I could see what were going to be happening next, I liked to be kept guessing and this was just too obvious even though it wasn’t for the main character, as well as the beginning there were places throughout the book when plot was pretty obvious. 

The male main character, Daniel, just got on my nerves. He just wouldn’t listen and for someone on the run and a school teacher (guessing he had some brains about him) you would have thought about his consequences of the actions he was taking. This did happen at numerous points. I am not trying to say it is easy being on the run (I have never tried it) but you would think about the actions before you take them. 

The next thing that really bothers me, was falling in “LOVE” at first sight. I am not going to say any more on this. 

The ending was something that really bothered me, I didn’t understand it. I DO NOT understand why Stephenie would end it the way that she did!


let’s get to the parts I thought were really good. I really enjoyed the way that the story flowed throughout the book. It flowed really easily and it did feel forced in any way. 

The character development I felt was good within two of the main characters. I felt like there was some development there. although some things could have been elaborated more. 

I also liked the action throughout the story to be really gripping as well. I felt that the things that happened action-wise were something believable and didn’t feel too far fetched at all. 

I liked the way that the female main character thought throughout the book and how logical she was, fitting with her scientist background. 

I would recommend this book to people but I would warn them about the few flaws I found, especially the ending.