Monthly Wrap Up | May 2022

Hello readers! I am back after a couple of days away that turned into more or less a two week hiatus that I really didn’t intend to take. Impromptu travel plans really threw things off schedule this month, but I spent a week in Paris and it was lovely to travel again after two long years, not to mention visiting some of the top places on my bucket list!

On the blogging front, this was probably my worst reading month in quite some time though. As you can see below, I am so behind on both my reading and reviews and I think I have three or four books that have been sitting on my currently reading shelf at various stages for the past fortnight. However, it’s a new month, summer is finally really here and I’m hoping to get back into my regular blogging routine!

7 Books

2,397 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 58/100

Book of the Month

Rating: 4 out of 5.

In the inescapable prison of Zalindov, Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years working as the healer. The sporadic messages from her family on the outside give her hope that she will one day be free.

When the Rebel Queen is captured and sent to the prison, Kiva is charged with keeping the critically ill woman alive to face her punishment, Trial by Ordeal, which consists of four impossible elemental challenges. In the midst of all this, she receives a coded message from her family, informing her that they are coming, and to keep the Rebel Queen alive.

Knowing that the queen cannot survive the trials, Kiva puts herself forth as her champion to undergo the trials on her behalf. As a deadly and unexplainable illness sweeps through the prison population, conditions inside Zalindov become more dangerous than ever, and between the plague and the Trials, with no sign of the promised rescue, Kiva will have to find a way to survive and save herself.

Books I Read in January 2022

New Releases

  1. The Knave of Secrets – Alex Livingston (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟)
  2. A Far Wilder Magic – Allison Saft (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
  3. The Diamond Eye – Kate Quinn (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
  4. Rivals (American Royals #3) – Katharine McGee (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)


  1. The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer #1) – Lynette Noni (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
  2. The Oresteia – Aeschylus (🌟🌟🌟🌟)


  1. Hunting For Hidden Gold (Hardy Boys #5) – Franklin W. Dixon (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Have you read any of these books or do you plan to? What was your reading month like? Let’s chat in the comments below!

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