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December Wrap-Up|2020

Hey everyone!

Here’s my last wrap-up post for 2020! I didn’t actually finish a book until 24th December but that being said I did manage to read 4 books by the end!!

Here are the books I read:

The Wrath & the Dawn and the Rose & the Dagger

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)

The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2)

Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new wife, only to have her killed by sunrise.

Shahrzad is the first volunteer to become Khalid’s bride. She vows to stop his reign of terror—for the friend she lost, and all those who perished before her.

Incredibly, Shahrzad manages to survive her first morning…then the next.

Night after night, she mesmerizes the Caliph with her storytelling—at once buying time and digging deeper into the elusive boy-king’s past.

If Khalid is truly the murderous madman everyone says he is, how does Shahrzad find it so easy to fall for him?

I really loved these books! The Wrath & the Dawn I finished on the 24th and then I read another book but I had to read the sequel before the end of the year. It was a great series and I highly recommend it.

4.5/5

The Betrayals by Brigit Collins

The Betrayals

If everything in your life was based on a lie
Would you risk it all to tell the truth?

At Montverre, an exclusive academy tucked away in the mountains, the best and brightest are trained for excellence in the grand jeu: an arcane and mysterious contest. Léo Martin was once a student there, but lost his passion for the grand jeu following a violent tragedy. Now he returns in disgrace, exiled to his old place of learning with his political career in tatters.

Montverre has changed since he studied there, even allowing a woman, Claire Dryden, to serve in the grand jeu’s highest office of Magister Ludi. When Léo first sees Claire he senses an odd connection with her, though he’s sure they have never met before.

Both Léo and Claire have built their lives on lies. And as the legendary Midsummer Game, the climax of the year, draws closer, secrets are whispering in the walls…

I was sent this book for a readalong by tandem collective and it was a very interesting read. There was this element that was very vague and I would have liked to know more specifics about it. I guessed something at the start and then second guessed myself but turns out I was kind of right. I’m unsure if I’ll write a full review of this but overall it was enjoyable but confusing at times.

3/5

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Choski

The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves, #2)

They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope.

Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost — one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumored to grant its possessor the power of God.

Their hunt lures them far from Paris, and into the icy heart of Russia where crystalline ice animals stalk forgotten mansions, broken goddesses carry deadly secrets, and a string of unsolved murders makes the crew question whether an ancient myth is a myth after all.

As hidden secrets come to the light and the ghosts of the past catch up to them, the crew will discover new dimensions of themselves. But what they find out may lead them down paths they never imagined.

A tale of love and betrayal as the crew risks their lives for one last job.

I got an eARC from netgalley and I started this in September but then didn’t continue with it. I then restarted it towards the end of the month and it was a great read. The stakes were higher and there was a lot of action.I’m glad I read it and I will have a full review posted soon.

4/5

I completed my challenge of reading 52 books by reading 66 books which I’m really happy about.

Which books did you read? Did you complete your goodreads challenge?

One thought on “December Wrap-Up|2020

  1. I really enjoyed The Wrath and the Dawn duology. They are probably my favorite retellings. I still haven’t read The Gilded Wolved duoiogy books though, but I definitely want to! I did complete my GR goal which was 50 books–I topped it at 52 so I’m happy.

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