December 2020 Reading Wrap Up

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Yep, the last of my reading wrap up posts for 2020, and actually…probably the last ever! These have been a lot to keep up with, alongside reviews and other writing. But here’s my wrap up for what I read in December, with links to the reviews where possible.

The Umbrella Academy, Volume 1: The Apocalypse Suite

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: Paperback

A fun, entertaining read, but don’t expect the TV show. The graphic novel is vastly different, but carries the same sort of aesthetics. Definitely well worth a read.

Lava Red Feather Blue – Molly Ringle

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Format: MOBI

A NetGalley read, that was unfortunately pretty poorly formatted. However the publisher has since offered correctly formatted digital copies, so that’s a good sign, and hopefully they’ll try to make their ARCs a little more readable going forward. But this really was a good book, Fantasy Romance with hints of fairy tales, not just in the fae characters.

Unbirthday – Liz Braswell

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Format: Paperback

I love this series, and this newest addition is no exception. Taking place after the events of the film, Unbirthday follows Alice as she tries to deal with trouble in her small town, and discovers Wonderland just might need some saving. It’s great to get a different interpretation of these characters, especially with a slightly older Alice, and it continues to ensure the series as a whole remains really strong.

Bingo Love

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: Paperback

I cannot say this enough – Bingo Love is beautiful, and an absolute delight. It’s a bittersweet love story with amazing characters, and it was so wonderful to spend time with Hazel and Mari.

Cirque Berserk – Jessica Guess

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: Paperback

Review coming soon on Divination Hollow Reviews.

This novella is further evidence I really need to read more of Unnerving’s Rewind or Die series. Cirque Berserk is a fun, tense novella, taking 80s slashers and twisting them. And like the best sort of slashers, there’s some imaginative deaths in here. Well worth a read.

The Sword of Surtur – C.L. Werner

Rating: 3/5 Stars
Format: MOBI

This one was okay, a little disappointing for a Marvel prose novel, a touch too formulaic by my tastes. But plenty of others have enjoyed this much, much more.

Deadpool Kills Deadpool

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: Trade Paperback

My final book of 2020, and this one is pure over the top, gory, funny Deadpool, as Deadpool goes up against and allies with various versions of himself from across the multiverse. Reading this means I’ve now read the whole triolgy, and it’s one I found to be really fun.

So there we have it. Reading Wrap Up completed for every month of 2020. I had a really good year when it came to reading, not just in terms of numbers read but also the quality of books. 2020 was a year where I had very few 3 Star or lower ratings on books, and where I managed to consume more than I ever had before. For 2021, I won’t be doing monthly wrap ups, but I’ll see if there’s other stuff I can bring you between reviews.

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