May was a blur of end of the year testing at my school, closing up my classroom, and book world drama that is ongoing (#cockygate and #bookstuffing). Oh, and my daylong obsession with Harry and Meghan--that wedding was perfection, right?! For this romance loving girl, that wedding day was bliss. Anyway, you guys aren't interested in all that I'm sure, instead let's jump right into the FOUR books that really stood out among some really great May reads. As always, if you want to know more, click the book cover and it'll take you to Amazon (or you can click on our review links).
The Rough Edge by C.D. Reiss-- From our review: "C.D. Reiss fans will recognize the stylistic qualities her novels tend to have--spare prose, brutal sexuality, passion, and lots of breadcrumbs left behind to lead you down the trail. In addition to those things, this novel felt like something different. The flashbacks and timeline and subject matter felt fresh and interesting and of course I'm super eager to get all the books in this series."
The Controversial Princess by Jodi Ellen Malpas --From our review: "I just finished this novel minutes ago and I'm in Red Alert mode because I didn't know it was a duet (it's JEM, I went in blind) and now I'm DYING. The ending just gahhh....I need the next book and it's not out until August :/ "
Pieces of Eight by Whitney Barbetti:--From our review: "At the ending of Six Feet Under we all knew that the beginning of this novel would hurt/suck, and it did. It really did. I wanted that part over with quickly but Whitney Barbetti knows better than I do and she did not have mercy--she had the characters do what they needed to do--to feel all the suckage and to deal with those things. But even in all the hurt, I couldn't help feeling the undercurrent of hope that started seeping its way through."
Happy summer reading, y'all. See you in a month with more of our favorites!