Spring 2022 Wrap Up

I cannot believe that there is only one month left of 2022. This year has gone by so quickly, and it scares me how fast time passes.

These past few months have been really difficult. I finished all my assignments for the year, wrote exams and completed the second year of my degree. My family and I celebrated my little sister’s birthday as well as my dog’s sixth birthday. I visited the city twice and hauled & received so many books, and recently, I got the sickest I have been in years after my 21st birthday. I also received some bad news about my dog a few days before my birthday, and overall, my mental health has just been all over the place.

Despite all this, I managed to finish 7 books. It is not a lot, and I hoped to get to more, but time just has not been on my side. I have been in a mystery/thriller mood recently, and so all the books are from that genre. I am hoping to up my Goodreads goal (currently at 36 books) to at least 40 books, but it would be a dream to get to 50 in total. So, here’s to hoping I can get to as many books as possible.

As always, I am keeping this wrap up short as I plan to post full reviews for some of the books I have read in the upcoming month.

This is the last seasonal wrap up for 2022, and even though I feel sad about it, I am excited to see what books I will get to in the new year.


The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious #2)
by Maureen Johnson

RATING:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Oh my, this one was mind-blowing! I enjoyed the first book but this one was so much better. I loved the cosy feeling of autumn and winter throughout the book and it truly felt like the perfect detective story.

The Vanishing Stair was more complicated than Truly Devious and I loved all the new information and clues we, as readers, got to see. The author has a way of making the reader feel part of the investigation and it’s as if you’re there with Stevie, solving all the mysteries. The ending blew my mind and even though my suspicions were right about the guilty party involved in the Ellingham kidnappings/murders, the ending still managed to surprise me.

Really excited to continue the rest of the series and to reach the end of the tunnel, where all will be revealed!

The review can also be found on my Goodreads here.


The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious #3)
by Maureen Johnson

RATING:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I have been unable to put down these books and as soon as I finish one, I immediately start the next. The Ellingham case was really interesting to me and I just had to find out how it ended. I tried solving the mystery on my own and even though I was way off about certain things, I knew really soon into the story who the guilty party was. I really enjoyed the way Stevie solved not only the Ellingham mystery but also the most recent murders and deep down, I also guessed right on who the murder was. There were a few things I would have wanted differently but it was a great story and I cannot wait for Stevie’s next murder-mystery adventure!

The review can also be found on my Goodreads here.


The Box in the Woods (Truly Devious #4)
by Maureen Johnson

RATING:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Stevie does it yet again. I just cannot get enough of the Truly Devious books. Even though I loved the setting and history behind the Ellingham case more, The Box in the Woods was a lot more creepy to me than the first three novels. As with all these books, I could not put them down once I started and I am counting down the days until Nine Liars releases in December!

The review can also be found on my Goodreads here.


The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games #1)
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

[Reread]

RATING:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads review to come.

Full review can be found on my blog here.


The Hawthrone Legacy (The Inheritance Games #2)
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

RATING:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads review to come.


The Final Gambit (The Inheritance Games #3)
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

RATING:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads & blog review to come.


Nothing More to Tell
by Karen M. McManus

RATING:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads review to come.



As always, if you want to see my thoughts on the books, I will be reading as I read them during the month, be sure to follow me on TwitterInstagram and Goodreads.

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