January wrap up

Hey there and welcome to a new post! As you can see, this blog has now a new logo, a new face, and might be just my opinion, but damn this one looks amazing. But enough with me bragging about this baby, let’s get to the fun stuff: a January wrap-up.

  1. L.S. Hilton – Maestra -> This is the first book in a trilogy. It is an erotic read which is supposed to be a thriller also. My boyfriend and I bet on what page the first crime will appear. I think my expectations were a bit high because he won. The whole book is about a woman who is working at an auction house and she is trying to discover the secrets behind a paint sale. But she also has a secret side, one where she is working as an escort. As you can imagine those two sides didn’t go well together and she ends up being on the run, killing people now and then, and acting like a spoiled girl who has a lot of money. This book is nothing I’ve imagined. Is nothing I will recommend. Awful! Only 2 out of 5 stars.giphy
  2. Grégoire Delacourt – The list of my desires/My wish list -> This book was amazing! It’s all about a woman, happily married, who has a small business. Her life is simple, nothing exaggerated, until one day she won the jackpot. I can’t say much without spoilers, but you will read about the adventures she takes, about her wishlist, and the situations she will go through. It was a coffee break read, but damn that was so good. It has a bit of romance (nothing cheesy), a bit of suspense, and humor. I totally recommend you to read this one. 4.3 out of 5 stars.
  3. Care Santos – Desire for chocolate -> When I bought this book I did it because of its title. Chocolate drives me nuts. This fiction novel is written around a porcelain chocolate pot. We have three stories connected to this special pot and all three of them are spectacular. We have the first story which will present us a love triangle from nowadays, the second one will show us the evolution of a girl born to be a maid, and the last story which will take us way back in time where we’ll meet the first owner of the porcelain chocolate pot. In every story you’ll find hidden thoughts, lessons learned, a bit of love, and most of all, you will find the chocolate pot. I can’t say much about it because I do not want to spoil the read, but trust me, this book deserves your attention. A beautiful 4.75 out of 5 stars.giphy1
  4. Emma Healey – Elizabeth is missing -> Oh, I laughed, I cried, I was angry, thrilled, emotional, and so on. This book, this tiny book, made me live every single page. We have Maud, an old lady with dementia, who is searching for her dear friend, Elizabeth. I will not tell you much here because I do want to make a full review of it so you can understand it better. Also, I think it is an underestimated book. This one deserves so much more. I gave it 4.75 out of 5 stars. And I think that until the end of the year I will raise that rating.

So, looks like January for me was pretty good. I wasn’t expected to be so impressed. But I am curious, how was your month?

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I am Elena (Helen). Blogger, book addict, reviewer, redhead, and maybe a bit out of my mind. But there is always room for more. Who knew?!

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