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Stories I Ate This Month: May and June 2018

Hello, my lovelies! As you've probably noticed, today's post is going to consist of the stories that I have consumed in the last two months as opposed to just last month. This is mostly because May was a world-wind for me, and I didn't really consume a lot of content. I was mostly running around, trying to get my life in order (not that it's in a particular order at the moment), and other miscellaneous duties that took up most of my time. So today, I'm going to play catch-up and tell you my thoughts on the stories that I've consumed in May and June. Let's get to the reviews!

I've read two books in the past couple of months, Death on the Nile and The A.B.C. Murders. Both are by Agatha Christie and feature Detective Hercule Poirot. Agatha Christie has a way of making a puzzling novel that keeps your attention without making things overly graphic or by adding unnecessary action scenes for the sake of drama. She's one of my favorite mystery authors, so …

Stories I Ate This Month: April 2018

Hello, everyone! It’s me again, and I’m here to review the stories that I ate this month. Now, in case you haven’t read one of these particular blog posts before, when I say “stories” I mean any type of story. This includes novels, television shows, and movies. I will forewarn you and say that my murder-mystery obsession is still underway, so please don’t be too disappointed that most of these stories are of that genre. Now, without further ado, let’s get on to all the reviews! Let’s start with the books!
The first two books that I read this month are Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. This series features a high-society girl who is born and raised in the Victorian Era, but has a fascination with the dead. She is determined to study forensic medicine despite society’s and her father’s disapproval. She tries to use her skills to find Jack the Ripper and a killer imitating Dracula. Overall, I really enjoyed these stories. There were times where I fel…

Stories I Ate This Month: March 2018

So this month has been a bit of a bust. I haven’t read many book or watched that many movies, but the show must go on. Also, as a side note, I haven’t finished any season of any particular television shows this month, but I’ve started a few promising ones that will hopefully be completed in April. But anyway, here’s all the books and movies I’ve conquered this month.

The first two books I read this month are The Hanging Tree and Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch. These books are the 5th and 6th book in his Peter Grant series which feature Detective, you guessed it, Peter Grant as he investigates criminal matters in London with a tendency for the supernatural. If you haven’t read my review about the other books of this series, I’ll reiterate. Ben Aaronovitch combines everything that I love within his novels, and does it in such a fashion that you can feel the commitment to his craft with every paragraph. His expertise with the London area and the unordinary is clearly visible and addi…

Stories I Ate This Month: February 2018

Hello, everyone! I'm back and I'm here to review all of the stories that I consumed this month. Yes, this post is over a month late, but I have plenty of excuses. One: I am exhausted. Two: being an intern is tough. Three: trying to live a normal life is much more difficult than I imagined. So, here I am. I'm late to the game. But I'm very excited to show you what I've read for the month. I hope you enjoy this post!

The first two books that I finished this month are The Madness Underneath and The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson. These two books are the "final" books in the Shades of London series. I say "final" but there has been some speculation that the series has not yet been completed, which I tend to agree with. There are a lot of plot lines that haven't been concluded, and there's a new antagonist introduced in The Shadow Cabinet, and the book basically leaves off with a cliffhanger. With the recent publication of Truly Devious, I&…

Stories I Ate This Month: January 2018

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to continue my series of The Stories I Ate This Month. In case you haven't read my last post, this is basically a list of all of the stories I consumed within the month. This can include books, movies, and television shows. I may add more depending of what happens in each month, but we'll see if that happens. For now, let's get onto the list!

The first story that I finished this month was Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, and let me tell you, it is a trip-in the best possible way. Crooked Kingdom is the final book of the Six of Crows duology, and I cannot recommend this series enough. It's a con/heist mixed with magic and topped with humor and sarcastic wit. Don't let that fool you though. This novel will also sucker punch you straight in the gut with heartbreak. So there's something here for everyone. "Crooked Kingdom" and its counterpart Six of Crows are apart of the Grisha Universe that Bardugo has cre…