What I Read December 2019

by - January 03, 2020

I was a busy reader in December. I was mostly working on getting my current and TBR lists a little more manageable, but as you'll see I added in a previously unmentioned series, but I don't regret it at all. In fact, that series is probably my favorite thing that I read in December and in a totally unexpected way.

The Bullets trilogy (Sunshine & Bullets, Summer & Smoke, and Love & Lead)
Author: Coralee June

I only had Sunshine & Bullets on my list to read and had no idea it was part of a trilogy. In a nutshell, this series is about a young woman, Sunshine, and the men who love her. After discovering a terrifying and deadly secret about her father, Sunshine goes into hiding, but her men eventually find her. The group then joins forces to bring Sunshine's father to justice only to find there's an even bigger bad pulling his strings.

All the Pretty Monsters series (Gypsy Blood, Gypsy Freak, Gypsy Origins, Gypsy Moon, Gypsy Rising, and Gypsy Truths)
Author: Kristy Cunning

Amazon repeatedly recommended this series to me, but I kept passing it over (mostly due to the book covers, which is something I know not to do!). So I finally took the plunge with the first book, Gypsy Blood, and was quickly sucked into this world. A young gypsy, Violet, moves to the town where her mother was killed, determined to find her ghost. Instead, she stumbles into a supernatural world she had no idea existed. Centuries ago, a group of gypsies performed a spell to become immortal and in the process all became monsters. Violet is also a monster but it's not until the final book that you find out the whole truth. These books were laugh-out-loud funny, full of adventure, and had such interesting characters. I could not put these books down...and am seriously considering re-reading them soon.

Wicked Webs: Black Widow's Revenge
Author: Coralee June & Raven Kennedy

This book is a prequel to a book I read earlier in the year but didn't review, Void. Motley is a vampire who was awarded a scholarship to attend the most prestigious supernatural academy in the world. Upon graduation, she's recruited by an agency that is secretly creating a new breed of supernatural creatures by invited demons to possess their 'recruits.' Motley is fused with a higher-level demon, Black Widow, and together with her mates seek revenge.

The Snow Gypsy
Author: Lindsay Jayne Ashford

I was so excited to start this book, then when I started reading it I found myself moving through it at a snail's pace. It's not that the book wasn't good. It definitely was. It was just sad, and I have to be in the right head space to read these type of stories. Rose is searching for her brother, who disappeared during WWII somewhere in Spain. Along the way, Rose befriends a gypsy woman, Lola, who adopted a child after her mother was killed by soldiers in the massacre that also killed Lola's family. The three form their own little family and face so many hardships, none of which were unheard of during that time period. I learned after I finished the book that the story is based on the journey of a real woman.

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