The first month of 2018 is already over! It’s hard to believe, but that means it’s time for my January review wrap up! I really enjoyed all the books I read this month. I’ve posted reviews for BEST DAY EVER and CODE NAME VERITY, so here are my thoughts on the others.
This book’s description is incredibly vague. It simply warns the reader not to assume the book is about a jealous ex-wife determined to stop her husband from marrying another woman. Given that vague description, I didn’t know what to expect from this psychological domestic thriller, but that made it even more exciting. The story certainly wasn’t what it appeared to be, and I absolutely loved every twist and turn. I can’t say much without giving it away, but just trust me and read it! I always try to predict what happens in thrillers, and this one definitely kept me guessing. If you’re a thriller fan, don’t miss it!
I had the pleasure of meeting Jessica Shattuck, author of THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE, at an author event in my town. This WWII histfic (my favorite genre) tells the story of three German women, all widows whose husbands were killed due to their involvement in the failed assassination plot against Hitler. This book was inspired by Shattuck’s German heritage. I absolutely loved her writing style, and the vivid details and descriptions really made me feel like I was there. The author put seven years into writing and researching this story, and it shows. Before this book, I’d never read a story focusing on Germans during WWII, people who actively resisted Hitler or were blinded by his promises, and it was a fascinating perspective.
That’s it’s for my January review wrap up! It was a good start to 2018, so I hope to keep this momentum going and reach my Goodreads goal of reading 50 books this year. Stick with me and see how I do! Happy reading, bookworms!