This meme was created by Reading Marie. It’s a great meme because it’s nice and easy to do.
Here are the rules:
Take your current read and compare it to what you reading this exact time last year. Which one do you like better? What is different about the books? Any special facts/things you want to make note of or bring attention to
This Year I Am Reading…
From the moment the tattooed, silver-haired man walked into the house there had been nothing but tension, side-eyeing, and sparks between them. Trent has always held back a side of himself that he’s terrified to explore, and without warning Wood’s voice, his maturity, that maddening scent, and even his damaged past all trigger feelings that Trent thought he’d buried deep long ago.
Wood is a standalone novel that’s part of the interconnected True Lover’s Stories series. I first knew Trent as Bishop‘s sidekick and resident hothead who loves to push everyone’s buttons. His smart mouth has gotten him in a lot of trouble in the past. I was very much looking forward to his story.
So far I’m not as charmed with this one yet as I was with Bishop and Edison‘s story. I’m not a fan of age-gaps and silver foxes so I’m not so keen on Wood yet. But I’m still on the first few chapters so I’m giving him time to win me over.
Last Year I Was Reading…
A book that made me squee and spew ecstatic emojis.
Apparently, I was in an X. Aratare mood later part of 2019. I was on a mission to devour this vampire-tastic series until the very last drop. This was a more intense installment than the previous books with MAJOR reveals that shook Lucas’s world. The romance move forward several steps with our boy finally moving in to Club Dyavol after his evil stepfather showed his dastardly ways.
Gushing 5-star review here.
These are two very different books. One is a contemporary romance about working class men, the other is a paranormal story set in a world where vampires and witches are at war with each other. A similarity between them would be the age gap aspect. Trent is 29, Wood is 46. Lucas is in his early 20s while Konstantin is several 100 years old. The relationship between Trent and Wood is antagonistic right from the very beginning. The two are still playing their ridiculous game. Lucas and Konstantin already felt the pull to be together even before one set eyes on the other. Theirs was a very insta-attraction that blossomed into a beautiful romance in a matter of days. There’s really no contest between the two books because all my YES to enigmatic Russian vampires and their magical witch boys.
I’m ending with post with a book I’m looking forward to reading.
And so I’m in the mood for another vampire book.
I am excited for Their Dark Reflections not only because of the vampire aspect but also because the premise sounds so intriguing. This is about a conman with hero complex who was out to bamboozle a millionaire, who turned out to be a vampire. And a sweet one at that.
Based on the reviews, this is a twisty urban fantasy story with mystery, suspense and darkness mixed in.
What were you reading this time last year?
(I hope it’s as riveting as Morticia’s book)