Monday, June 1, 2015

Monday's Month in Retrospect: May 2015

Monday's Month in Retrospect is a monthly meme hosted by The Tale Temptress to look back at your favorites, your "MVPs", or "Best Ofs" from what you read the previous month.  To participate:

  • Pick your "Best Ofs" from the specified categories below
  • Post them in a MMiR (Monday's Month in Retrospect post on your blog (include why each was your favorite)
  • Add your link to the list at the end of this post.

Additional rules:  You can use pictures to illustrate your Best Of picks, your idea of what a character looks like, etc...  Also, you can use my simple banner above, or your own, just as long as you link back.  You can even combine this with a regular "month/week in review" post that you already do. Just make sure to link back so we can all see what everyone thought was the Best.  The Best Of categories are:

  • Best Book
  • Best Hero
  • Best Heroine
  • Best Villain
  • Best Quote, if you have one
  • Best Cover

So here is my Monday's Month In Retrospect for what I read in April 2015.  This was an extraordinarily difficult month to choose from because I read some amazing books. Here they are:

Title:  Revived by Sarah Noffke (The final book in the Lucidites series)
Why It Was My Favorite:  This book had all the aspects that make a wonderful book.  There was action galore, a great romance, a strong heroine, loveable and well-developed characters, and it tugged on my heartstrings.
Reviewed?   Yes.  See review here.

BEST HERO - It's a tie!!
Character: Archer from Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan, and Gray from The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan
Why He Was My Favorite:
Archer - Wow... this guy made you fall in love with him.  He was innocent, sweet, so hurt and neglected, but strong all at the same time.  That's all I can say... just read it.
Gray - Sexy, smoldering, caring, alpha male with a heart.  Sigh!

Character: Two months in a row it's going to the same character, but this time from a different book. Roya got it for Awoken last month.  This month, it's Roya again, this time from book three, Revived by Sarah Noffke.
Why She Was My Favorite: She was a perfectly developed character.  Strong, self-sufficient, as well as self-sacrificing. She fought hard to hide her emotions, but she felt so deeply.  She was so brave.  


Character/Entity: The villain from Through Fire and Sea by Nicole Luiken
Why This Villain Was My Favorite:  This bitch was heinous!!!!  But she was a great villain because there are times you feel sorry for her.

Quote from: Archer from Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan
Quote 1: “I'm afraid to love you. I'm afraid that you'll leave and that I'll go back to being alone again. Only it will be a hundred times worse because I'll know what I'm missing. I can't…” He sucked in a shaky breath. “I want to be able to love you more than I fear losing you, and I don't know how. Teach me, Bree. Please teach me. Don't let me destroy this.”
Why It's My Favorite: Archer's innocent, has been alone his whole life, even as a child.  This quote sums him up perfectly.  Beautiful.

Book Cover:  Veiled Innocence by Ella Frank
Why It's My Favorite:  The thin blue covering only covers certain things and this effect perfectly echoes the book title.  I love it when covers can tie in so well with the title.  Plus, it's just a gorgeous cover.

What are your Best Ofs for May?  Link up!

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