Wrap Up: December 2019

Hey everyone!

There are only 2 days left of December, and there is no way I will be finishing my current read in that time, so I am doing my December wrap up a few days early, and doing a 2019 wrap up in a few days time!
I can’t believe this year is already over!

For my December TBR, I picked out 4 books to read, but this month has been so much busier than I could have imagined, so I didn’t get through them all. I DNF’ed a book for the first time ever this month, and I still don’t know how I feel about it, I read 1 book, and I made a start on book 3 of the month.

The book I read is:

Screamcatcher: Web World by Christy J. Breedlove

GoodReads Synopsis

When seventeen-year-old Jory Pike cannot shake the hellish nightmares of her parent’s deaths, she turns to an old family heirloom, a dream catcher.
Even though she’s half blood Chippewa, Jory thinks old Indian lore is so yesterday, but she’s willing to give it a try. However, the dream catcher has had its fill of nightmares from an ancient and violent past. 
After a sleepover party, and during one of Jory’s most horrific dream episodes, the dream catcher implodes, sucking Jory and her three friends into its own world of trapped nightmares. 
They’re in an alternate universe—locked inside of an insane web world. How can they find the centre of the web, where all good things are allowed to pass?

My Thoughts:

Although it was totally different to the type of books I usually read, I actually really Screamcatcher. The storyline was extremely unique, and well thought, and it was also very well written. I gave it a 4/5 rating.

The book I DNF’ed is:

Woman in the Water by Katerina Diamond

GoodReads Synopsis:

I’m alive. But I can’t be saved . . .

When a woman’s body is found submerged in icy water, police are shocked to find she is alive. But she won’t disclose her name, or what happened to her – even when a second body is discovered. And then she disappears from her hospital bed.
Detectives Adrian Miles and Imogen Grey follow their only lead to the home of Reece Corrigan, and when his wife Angela walks in, they immediately recognise her. She’s the woman from the river, with her injuries carefully masked.

The more they dig into the couple, the less they understand about them.
Why have people in their past been hurt, or vanished?
And why doesn’t Angela want to be saved?

My Thoughts:

I’m still unsure how I feel about DNF’ing a book, especially because I was actually really enjoying this one, but there was a very graphic scene that I just couldn’t get past. I couldn’t bring myself to carry on, and even now, almost a month later, I’m still thinking about it. Because of this, I haven’t reviewed Woman in the Water.

Domestic abuse, violence, and graphic rape scenes

The book that I have started reading, but not yet finished, is Gone by Leona Deakin, so I will be carrying this one over in to the new year. As a whole, I didn’t have a great reading month, but hopefully I’ll have more time and motivation in January!

Which books did you read in December?
Which was your favourite of the month? 
Have you read any of the books from my December wrap up?

Let me know in the comments!

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