Eighteen books read this month, and a total of seven of them got five-star ratings! I like to think of myself as a fair-to-harsh reviewer, so giving out high ratings isn't something I do unless a book is utterly breathtaking - which seven of these were, but for good reason.
I read quite a range of books really, going from the fantastical Daughter of Smoke and Bone, to realistic fiction with Saving June. But whilst I think all of these reads were unique and appealing, the winner this month has got to be Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor.
I don't think I can really put across how amazing this book was. There's just something refreshing about going into a book thinking Eh, this will be alright, to coming out from it thinking Well, I wasn't expecting that. Taylor proved the point that some authors can just get it right on their very first try. I've read other good debuts, but most of them only just hit the mark, whereas Prep School Confidential rips that mark to shreds.
I've said it once, and I'll say it again: Taylor is an author to look out for, and I hope I'll be seeing more of Anne Dowling very soon.