Monday, January 1, 2018

December 2017 Wrap-Up!

Hello everyone! As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 begins, we have a lot of wrapping up to do. Most of my yearly wrap-up is going to be done in separate posts, but as usual, we have my monthly wrap-up here for you! December was an interesting month. I can really only describe it as having whiplash. I went from being at college with so many different social events and concerts to stressing over finals to coming home on break and being in a completely different environment. Now that I'm home, it's almost like I never left. I visited my dad and then went back to work so that I could get a few shifts in before I head back to school and become a broke college student once again. There has been so much shifting in my different parts of life that I'm kind of blown away. Looking back on December 1st, it seems like it was so long ago, but December and 2017 in general just flew by so fast.

This month I actually ended up reading 9 books, with 4 of those being on New Year's Eve alone. I read a lot more contemporary and romance than I expected, but I'm not mad. I'm already currently reading two more books heading into 2018. Overall, I'd consider this a successful reading month even though I wish I'd read more of my TBR/review books. You can find my book haul here, but for now, let's go ahead and jump right into the books, tv-shows, movies, blog posts, and more that happened during December!


Title: Seduction
Authors: Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington
Rating: 5/5 stars

Title: Three Trials
Author: Kristy Cunning
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
I loved this book. I'm so glad that I found this series and was able to read the first two almost back to back. I thought that the author did an amazing job at certain things that were happening in the book. There were a lot of plot twists and a lot of reveals that went on, and I absolutely loved them! Plus, the smut was top notch and the best smut I've ever read in a book. I can't wait for book 3, which is hopefully going to release soon! 

Title: The Mime Order
Author: Samantha Shannon
Rating: 5/5 stars

Title: Night is Darkest
Author: Jayne Rylon
Rating: 3/5 stars
This book was mostly slut with some background action suspense story. I read it for a quick, fun read and nothing more. It wasn't super deep, it wasn't super full of feels, but it was good enough for me. I did connect with the characters at times and I did feel my heart racing at twists and turns, but this book was mostly just for fun for me. The smut was especially amazing. I enjoyed this read but I don't think that I'll be continuing on with the series. I enjoyed it, but only at the $0 sale price instead of the $1-$5 her other books go for. 

Title: Traveler
Author: L.E. Delano
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
I was very excited going into this book but my expectations were drastically different than what it actually was. Part of it was my fault, as I assumed things from the description that weren't true, but there were also some misleading ways that this book was marketed. Overall, I enjoyed this book and will be reading the sequel as I am interested in the story and the world. However, I think that at times it was slow and it was way different than I expected, which kind of made my enjoyment plummet. 

Title: Disarm
Author: June Gray
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
This was a reread for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't love this book with all my heart, but it is a fun read for me. The smut is top notch and there's enough of an actual storyline to keep it from just being readable porn. Overall, it was a fun page turning reread that was perfect for my New Year's Eve waiting. 

Title: Executive Toy
Author: Cleo Peitsche
Rating: 3/5 stars
I read this simply because it was free, I needed something short to reach my goal of 60 books, and I was bored waiting for the 2018 countdown. I was pleasantly surprised, but also a bit disappointed because it was a lot shorter than I expected. The smut was great and there was just a bit of mystery underlaying that I wanted to continue reading. 

Title: Professional Sin
Author: Cleo Peitsche
Rating: 3/5 stars
I read this immediately after book 1, partly because I was still bored and wanted to know what was going to happen in the series and partly because I had a $5 ebook credit expiring at midnight. I wish this book had been a bit longer but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The smut was, once again, top notch. We got a bit more of the underlying plot line and I quite enjoyed it.

Title: Dangerously Big
Author: Cleo Peitsche
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
This is the third book in the "Executive Toy" series and the fourth book I read on New Year's Eve. We got even more of the underlying plot in this one, and a lot more of actual content rather than just smut. Don't get me wrong, I love the smut, but it's also nice to have an actual plot line. I enjoyed it and am excited to continue on with the series.



November 2017 Wrap-Up!
Let's Talk: "Seduction" Book Review
November 2017 Book Haul!
Most Anticipated 2018 Book Releases!
Let's Talk: "The Mime Order" Book Review
The Joy of Christmas Book Tag!



I watched one TV season this month, and that was a rewatch of Gossip Girl Season 1. 
I decided to slowly rewatch Gossip Girl and I really enjoyed it. Derena forever! I can't wait to continue on as I forgot how much I missed this show. 


I also finally saw Kingsman: The Golden Circle after buying it. 
This movie was a lot of screaming, a lot of mind-blown moments, and a lot of crying. It was phenomenal and I actually can't decide which one I like better: this one or it's predecessor. Overall, it was amazing and I've already watched it three times. 



Snacks: Parmesan Crisps
Candy: Caramel filled Dove Chocolates
Song: "Let You Down" by NF
Movie: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Book: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon


Thanks for reading! I hope your December and 2017 were amazing!


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