February 3, 2016 Emily

January Wrap Up #2

It’s officially the second month in 2016… Woohoo! 2016 is my high school graduation year, so the sooner we get to graduation, the better (senioritis is kicking in already). In the second half of January I read a total of six books, which is one more than I read in the first part of January, for a total of eleven books read! Without further ado, let’s get into the books I read…

  1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (5/5)
    I’m going to keep this review short because I already wrote a full length review that I will link here. Basically, this book is about an alien invasion that comes in waves and a girl name Cassie who has survived all the waves and her adventures in this crazy situation. This book is by far my favorite book I’ve read this year, it was absolutely perfect. Go out and read it NOW!
  2. Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples (3.75/5)Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 8.51.17 PM
    The Saga series is a unique graphic novel series that is like Romeo and Juliet but in space (sounds awesome right?). The first volume was a 5/5 read for me, but this volume fell a little flat in my opinion. It seemed too short and I didn’t think much was added to the story. But, I read the first volume in September, so part of my disappointment with this volume could be because I forgot some of the characters and parts of the plotline. Don’t get me wrong, though, this graphic novel was still awesome and I had a lot of fun while reading it. Overall this was a solid continuation and I am excited to continue on with the rest of the series!
  3. The Battle of the Labryinth by Rick Riordan (4/5)
    Since this is the fourth book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, there’s not too much I can say about the plot without giving anything away. This book continues on with Percy’s crazy adventures and adds to the buildup for the last novel. I really enjoyed Percy’s quest in this book, it’s probably my favorite out of all the adventures he goes on! Plus, there was soooo many Annabeth and Percy moments *squeals.* After reading this book I absolutely needed to pick up the final book in the series!
  4. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (5/5)Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 8.52.27 PM
    Everything comes to a satisfying close in this series finale. Throughout the series, there is a huge buildup for the events in this book, and it definitely didn’t let me down. Because of how much fun I had reading this series, I just had to give The Last Olympian 5/5 stars. I’m so sad this series is over but I’m excited to continue on with this story in the spinoff series.
  5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (3/5)
    Being the crazy book fangirl that I am, I don’t bring books to school because I don’t want to ruin their precious pages by stuffing them in my backpack. Instead, for first semester I kept a cheap, mass market paperback copy of The Catcher in the Rye with me at all times to read during free time in class.After months of reading it, I finally finished The Catcher in the Rye! Unfortunately I’m not a huge fan of this book, and found it kind pointless (ouch!). I gave it 3 stars because I know it’s extremely influential and I did enjoy some aspects of it.
  6. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (4.5/5)Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 8.52.48 PM
    The Sky is Everywhere is exactly what I needed after reading a ton of fantasy in January. It’s about Lennie, whose sister had just died unexpectedly, and Lennie’s feelings for her dead sister’s boyfriend and the new boy in school. I absolutely adored this book. Jandy Nelson has the most beautiful writing and her storylines are so captivating and unique. I highly recommend this book for any fan of young adult contemporary.



I hope you enjoyed reading about all the books I devoured in the second part of January. What did you read in January?

Stay book smart,


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