Friday, June 2, 2017

May 2017 Wrap Up!

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be wrapping up my May! I managed to read some really good books, but certainly not many as I hoped. Considering today is my last day of high school (YAY!!!), I have high hopes for all the books I am going to read this June. 

Here are the books I read in May, from worst to best (in my opinion!)

 7) Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Image result for click date repeat again bookRuby Red wasn't necessarily bad, but I didn't really like it either.  The book is the first in a series, and even though I can't say I enjoyed myself listening to this one, I did continue on. I hope to finish the series this June!

6) Click Date Repeat Again by K.J. Farnham
Click Date Repeat Again, much like Ruby Red, wasn't bad or good. I had a really hard time getting into the story and connecting with the characters. However, the last fifth of the book was done so well and almost made up for the lackluster beginning and middle. 
Image result for sapphire blue audiobook  5) Saphhire Blue by Kersin Gier
Sapphire Blue is the sequel to Ruby Red, and I liked it so much more. If you didn't know, the series follows Gwenyth, a sixteen year old girl who learns she can time travel. I found her extremely grating and juvenile in the first book, but she really stepped up in this one. Emerald Green is the last book, and I can't wait to finish the series!
Image result for atlantis rising book4) Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw
I actually received Atlantis Rising from Netgalley in exhange for an honest review, so in the next week you'll be seeing my review. Here's a bit of a spoiler about my feelings: I really enjoyed this! It isn't the best thing out there, but I loved how originial the plot was. I thought this would be a run of the mill paranormal YA, but it wasn't. 
3) Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger
Follow Me Back is an upcoming YA psychological thriller that is coming out on June 6! This was the last book I read in May, and I really ended with a bang. I had no expectations going into Follow Me Back except for knowing that the ending is wonderful. Let's just say that the rumors were true; the ending was fantastic and the book as a whole was as well. 
2) Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
It was really hard to discern which book would get the top pick out of these two. Always and Forever, Lara Jean is the final book in one of my favorite YA contemporary series, and it didn't disappoint. Jenny Han has this way of writing that just speaks to me, and Always and Forever was no exception. You can read more of my thoughts here in my review. 
1) Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Last but obviously not least is Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. This book wrecked me. I already was spoiled for a good bit of it, and I still was sobbing by the end. This was such a perfect end to the trilogy, and I can't wait to learn more about the Shadowhunter world. Clare outdid herself with this one. 

So those were the 7 books I read this month! I am currently reading City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare and will then move on to who knows what!

Posts for the Month!
April Wrap Up!
Clean Sweep ARC Challenge!
Waiting on Wednesday #26
AUDIOBOOK REVIEW | Death Sworn by Leah Cypess
BOOK REVIEW | World After by Susan Ee
Waiting on Wednesday #27
Friday 56 and Book Beginnings No. 6
BOOK REVIEW | Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Waiting on Wednesday #28 
AUDIOBOOK REVIEW | Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
TTT: Books That Scream Summer
Waiting on Wednesday #29 
Mangas I've Read + Give Me Recommendations (PLS)
BOOK REVIEW | Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Waiting on Wednesday #30 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading and June!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. Follow me back sounds really interesting and now i'm extremely curious about the awesome ending!! :) Great wrap up Genni :) Here's to a wonderful June!!

    1. The ending literally blew my mind! I just sat there for a good 20 minutes taking it all in haha! Thanks Uma. Here's to! :D

  2. First of all, congrats on finishing High School! I hope you enjoy your summer now that you don't have to study anymore. I'm so glad you loved Follow Me Back, I told you the ending was good! I read Clockwork Princess right when it came out and I stayed up till like 4 am reading it. That epilogue killed me, but it was such a wonderful book. I'm happy to see that you liked Always and Forever, I wasn't too happy with the last book, but I'm waiting for a copy of this one at the library so hopefully I'll get to read it soon.
    I hope you have a wonderful June, enjoy your summer :)
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

    1. Thank you so much!!

      Ugh, that ending killed me! I was so taken aback! After I read Clockwork Princess I just went back and read the last 75 pages or so to take it all in, haha! The epilogue is so well done and so heartbreaking all at the same time. I hope you like it Aneta! There's a sense of finality with this one, which I really appreciated. I don't have to worry about whether or not Jenny Han will write another one!

      Thank you! You too. :)

  3. I love those covers for Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue. Atlantis Rising also looks interesting.

    I've seen Follow Me Back around and I'm glad you enjoyed it so much.

    And The Infernal Devices... I LOVED that series. LOVED IT. It was the very best of the lot so far! Awesome wrap up!

    1. Yes, those covers are absolutely beautiful! If only I LOVED the series, I would buy the books and the covers along with them. ;D Atlantis Rising was interesting! It wasn't the best read ever, but I had fun with it.

      Follow Me Back has been getting so much buzz recently. I'm biased, but it is well deserved. :)

      The series broke me! I had been flying through the Shadowhunter world trying to catch up, but I just had to take a break for three weeks for me to heal. :D

      Thanks Di! Have a great June!

  4. I am DYING to read Follow Me Back! So glad you enjoyed it, Genni!
    Brilliant post :) Hope you have a wonderful June <3

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Ahh I hope you do too Amy! Then we can TALK about that ending!!

      Thank you Amy. :D you too!

  5. Congrats on graduating hs!! Happy June!

  6. Looks like you had a great reading and blogging month! I really want to read so many books from this list! I hope June treats you even better. Happy reading!

    - Poulami @ Daydreaming Books

    1. I sure did! I've really been getting back into the groove of things. Thanks Poulami! Have a wonderful June. :)