January Wrap up

The first month of 2019 is over and, I don’t know about you, but it has been one of my least successful blogging and reading months to date. I’m not sure if it was the abnormally cold weather or the gloom I usually get at the start of a new year but I just didn’t have the mojo. Let’s take a look back at what little happened here at Literary Weaponry over the past month.


The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black – I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this book. To say the least, I was unimpressed by The Cruel Prince and went into The Wicked King with similar expectations. 3.75/5

Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco – I had initially purchased this book in October but ended up not reading it until the beginning of this year. Escaping from Houdini will most likely be my last venture into the Stalking Jack the Ripper world as, with the previous two books, it just fell flat for me. It was okay, but not good. 3/5

Evermore (Everless #2) by Sara Holland – Here is a book that I had reasonably high expectations for. Everless made my list of top ten favorite reads of 2018 so when Evermore hit the stands I was expecting similar enjoyment. Sadly, the layout of near constant flashbacks and a highly unbelievable romance left me feeling let down. 3.5/5

~Blog Posts~

Besides the book reviews above, I also put together some other blog posts throughout the month.

Top Ten Tuesday

New-to-me Authors I Read in 2018

Most Anticipated Releases for First Half of 2019

WWW Wednesday

January 9

January 16

First Line Fridays

January 4

January 11

January 18

Wrap Ups

2018 Wrap Up


Book Blogger Confessions

~New Books~

In January I also acquired several new books! Normally I don’t purchase many but it was an odd month with preorders and late Christmas gifts rolling in.

I was also lucky enough to be gifted an Owl Crate subscription. The book for January was The Gilded Wolves and you can see the special edition cover below.


In February I hope to get more posts done. January was a slow month overall and life itself got a little…complicated. When is life not complicated, though? Still, I’m hoping it will give me a little break for a while.

I’m hoping to write 15k works of my current writing project, at minimum, during the month as well as read another 3 books. I’d prefer 4 but it is a short month and, well, as I mentioned, the world can throw you some curve balls.

February will also bring me another Owl Crate and I’m excited to see what book and goodies will come this month.

I hope everyone has a fantastic month, and happy reading!

3 thoughts on “January Wrap up

  1. I really need to read Gilded Wolves.
    Have you read Reign of the Fallen? I did last year and I’m wondering if I should read the sequel or not. I loved the book but thought that with the ending there’s no need for a sequel.

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